Saturday, March 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #3: Blossoms

Welcome back to another fun Twofer Card Challenge!  This time around the cue word is Blossoms.  There are many gorgeous flowers out there, so I hope you will join in on the fun by making two completely different cards for two completely different occasions, with the same stamp/die.

I used a versatile and fun stamp set from PTI called Doodlie-do:
In order to come up with two very different designs, I went with lots of flowers white heat embossed on colored cs for the first card, and changed it up with a bright water coloried focal point and clean lines/white space on my second card.

The card below is a Valentine card.  The flower was stamped on both white and watercolored paper twice and fussy cut to create a layered flower.  The die cut sentiment was cut from both black and the pink layer, with a tiny strip of black between the pink and doodled bottom border.  Do you see the tiny stamped sentiment within my doodled lines?  At first I tried to write the word in with the lines, but it looked much better stamped.
This second card was fun to create, thanks to my friend, Birgit of Crafting While I Wait, because she gave me the matching dies!  A while ago, I blogged about a card with these stamps and said I fussy cut them out.  Birgit emailed me saying that she had an extra set and would send it to me!  Thank you, once again, Birgit, so thoughtful, and what a life saver on this card!
I hope you will join us for this fun and creative challenge!  Please check out all the details and amazing inspiration over at the Twofer Card Challenge Blog
 
Supplies:
CARD 1
Stamps:  PTI Doodlie-do, SSS Sending and Wishing
Dies:  PTI Swoosh
Ink:  Archival Ink - Jet Black, DI Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar
Paper:  Tim Holtz water color paper, PTI Raspberry Fizz, True Black
Other:  Uni-ball Signo White gel pen, Copic Multi-liner 0.3
CARD 2
Stamps:  PTI Doodlie-do, Friendly Flower (sentiment)
Dies:  PTI Doodlie-do, Poppy Stamps Stitched Main Street Tags
Ink:  VersaMark, PTI Amethyst Allure
Paper:  PTI Enchanted Evening, Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet, Limeade Ice
Other:  Altenew Halftone stencil

Thanks for coming over to visit.  I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Kara

27 comments:

  1. One of my favourite PTI sets, Kara ... so beautifully showcased! A gorgeous cascade of white embossed blooms ... the bold colours contrast wonderfully with the softly stencilled background! Love the clean, crisp look of that deliciously watercoloured and layered single blossom ... so striking with the bold pink and white base ... the placement of that secondary sentiment along the striped border is brilliant! Have a happy weekend! Hugs, Anita :)

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  2. Oh wow, these are gorgeous! Absolutely love how you die cut and inlaid the sentiment on your Valentine's card, how the doodled border matches the stripes on the blossom, and how the flower looks tie dyed! I can imagine how having the matching dies made the the second card with so many flowers and leaves easier! The stenciled background and the white embossing on different colored card stock looks so pretty!

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  3. Two amazing Twofer designs. Both are so very gorgeous and I just love the designs and color choices for them.

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  4. First, those flowers are absolutely fun! I love that doodled look on both the blooms and the leaves. You did take two wonderful and sweet different directions with this set of Twofers! LOVE the colors you've chosen, and your designs are amazing. Stamping, embossing, diagonal, straight, yep, these are pretty darn awesome. GREAT cards!! xo Bev

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  5. How in heaven's name did I miss a set from PTI called Doodlie-do! That has my name written all over it, lol! PTI should pay you for making these two sensational designs with it, Kara! The coloring and detail of the first card with the thin black sediment line, bright white and fuchsia colors and that almost hidden word border: genius! Your second card just pops all over the place with fun and color and dimension! Egads, I love everything about it! What a generous gift from sweet Birgit which you dazzled!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. So very eye catching, vibrant and absolutely stunning ...both of them x

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  7. These are so wonderful, LOVE both versions!

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  8. Your CAS Valentine's card is so pretty with the split panels and inlaid design. Your flower is beautiful with matching colours. Glad you mentioned about the "VALENTINE" ... I didn't notice it at first. :)

    Your layered flower card is gorgeous. Those flowers are so beautiful and I love the way you've layered them to create flower sprays with lots of dimension. The colours are wonderful together and look amazing over the stenciled background. Aren't crafting friends the best?? So sweet of Birgit to send you the matching dies!

    Two fantastic cards Kara using the PTI stamp set. Great work!! xx

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  9. Love the way you've done the Valentine card with the shape of it, and that wonderfully colored flower. How cool that you were able to use just the single flower to make such a statement, and your doodle border is wonderful. That was a stunning detail I think. Also loved the massed flowers used as a bold corner design - and the subtle stenciling on the background. (I think I have this stamp set, but it's a NBUS...These cards make me want to hunt it out!) TFS

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  10. What a fabulous pair of cards Kara! The lavender and blue card is out of this world, love it!!

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  11. What stunning cards and what a lovely friend to send those dies to you... It's a lot of fussy cutting otherwise. Beautiful colours and beautiful designs!

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  12. Two FABULOUS cards using one of my favorite sets Kara! Your Valentine card is SO perfect...I love every detail including the little striped strip with the "Valentine" sentiment in it...I didn't notice it at first until you mentioned it, and now of course it "pops" out to me! Your 2nd card is just lovely and uses my favorite color combination of purples and greens...totally LOVE it!! Well done my friend!! :0)

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  13. both cards are absolutely fabulous, kara!! love the white embossing on the colored cardstock!!

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  14. Kara Lynne these cards are so gorgeous. I love that set, still on my wish list. So happy that you ended up with the dies, Birgit is amazing. Did she by chance give them to you last weekend at the Craft House? I was so excited to see you in the photo on Marcia's feed!! That place is magic! xo

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  15. Two amazing cards here Kara! I just adore the cluster of flowers on the first card. They look so good embossed in white on the colored card stock. The second card is equally amazing! I like how you stamped the sentiment down below in your doodled lines. What a great look! I am so thrilled that we had the opportunity to meet and craft together last week. I am still smiling whenever I think about it. Already thinking about the next gathering of friends. (HUGS) to you my friend!

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  16. Great post dear. ♥
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  17. Love that left card! Those flowers looks fabulos

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  18. These are both stunning. What an interesting challenge, and you certainly nailed it. I love them both, and it is amazing how you can get such different looks from the same stamps and dies.

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  19. Two beautiful and colorful designs using this wonderful floral set!

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  20. Two more stunners from you Kara my friend! Love those doodle blooms and all that fabulous dimension you have created with them! Have a great upcoming weekend! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  21. Oh, beautiful blossoms with wonderful design! Both are amazing cards, so pretty!!

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  22. Hmm, these look familiar. So beautiful, Kara. Thank you so much for the Copic lessons. You are an awesome teacher, so patient and kind. Miss you, Linda

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  23. Both of them are gorgeous ! This PTI Doodlie-do stamp is so beautiful ! Love how you use only one flower for your first card making it very CAS. But I also love your stunning second card with all these doodled flowers, your choice of colours, the dimension you gave, the soft stencilled background and the gorgeous sentiment ! WOW I love it ! Thanks so much for inspiring. x

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  24. Two fab cards, I love the layering and the way you did the love sentiment.

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  25. I love the embedded sentiment on your first card. What a nice thing for Birgit to do for you by sending the die. Those are lovely color combinations on the flowers on the second card. Kara, you comments on my blog touched me so much and were so uplifting. Thank you so much.

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  26. Two bright and beautiful cards -- love the graphic tones on the first, but the second is just as equally enticing!

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