Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #4: Pets

Pets is the name of the game this time at Twofer Card Challenge!  We've always had dogs in my family, so I'm partial to dog stamps.  Our dog, Remmington, is a little mix breed that we got ten years ago when our girls were 6 and 4.  He was supposed to be a family dog, but he's really a mama's dog. 
I wanted to use many of these fun dogs on both cards, so the way I changed them up was patterned paper and ink blending verses white with water coloring.  More obvious is the difference in colors and positioning.

This pyramid of dogs was colored with Copics and fussy cut.  Clouds were stenciled in the sky, and the fence is a piece of dp that I zig-zag cut and shaded a bit with a Copic marker.  The sentiment was printed from the computer onto green cs, inked a bit, and die cut to create the ground.
On this next card, I moved away from traditional dog colors.  Each dog was colored with Copics, but the balloons and ground were painted with Zig CCRB pens.  I tied a string to each of the dogs, cutting slits if need be, and adhered the end under each balloon.  The strings that "tie" to the balloons were just glued to the balloon back and wrapped around the end part to look as though the entire string was tied there.
Here's our little Remmington:
We cropped around his photo to mimic a print we found to go in our daughter's room.


So what's your favorite pet?  I hope you will join in the fun with us.  You can find all of the information and much more inspiration from the rest of the design team over at the Twofer Card Challenge blog. 
Supplies:
Card 1 -
Stamps: Katzelkraft - Les Chiens
Dies:  MFT Grassy Hills
Paper:  MME Miss Caroline, PTI Green Parakeet
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, DI Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass
Copics: W00,1,3,5, N6,8, C00,1,3,5,7,100, RV000, R20,81,83,85, E000,00,07,11,13,15,18,19,21,23,25,27,29,30,31,33,35,37,42,43,44,47,49
Other: MFT Mini Cloud Edges, Sentiment typed in Word with font Dam* Noisy Kids

Card 2 -
Stamps: Katzelkraft - Les Chiens, PTI Swoosh (wishes sentiment), Studio Katia Kobi the Birthday Bear (balloons)
Dies:  PTI Wonderful Words: Birthday
Paper: Bristol Smooth CS, PTI True Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens - 25,27,32,34,40,41,50,52,70,80,84
Copics:  0,V01,04,06,09,17,91,93,95,99, BV00,04, B000,00,02,05,21,24,28, G02,05,07,09, YG00,03,21,Y000,00,02,04,17,32,35,38, YR000,00,02,04,14,27,65,68, R08,22,24,27,59, RV000,00,19,52,55
Other:  SSS Fine Detail white embossing powder, Nuvo ebony crystal drops, Uni-ball Signo white gel pen, White floss from Hobby Lobby, Sharpie silver marker

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day filled with puppies and rainbows (but not all together).
Kara

35 comments:

  1. Eeeps! These are as cute as can be Kara!!! Love those little dogs working together as a team to see if the grass is really greener on the other side. And those rainbow dogs..... Just pure fun! Your little Remmington is adorable too. I hope you're doing well. Sending you love and (hugs). Miss you my friend.

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  2. SERIOUSLY amazing Kara! I can't work out which one I love the best, although the uniqueness of a rainbow of dogs with 'matching' balloons makes me so happy!

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  3. A favorite of mine....stacked animals! Love your coloring! I have always been partial to labs. After my divorce though I felt compelled to adopt a rescue dog...so now I am a proud owner of a lovable pit/mastiff/lab mix.

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  4. Kara, these two cards are AMAZING! You are one clever and creative girl! I adore your stacked dogs and LOVE your rainbow dogs...such fun cards!! Hope you are rehabbing well and all is going as expected! Miss being around you and all your wisdom and talent! Heart Hugs, Col

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  5. Girl, you are ridiculously talented when it comes to design, composition, and color! These are the cards your visitors spend long minutes just staring at from top to bottom and then all over again! I love them both and am in awe of the creativity involved! The rainbow colors of those doggies and the way you have them pooling around the ground is everything!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Wow! What amazing cards! I had to look twice to believe that it is the same stamp set! I realize that is the idea of the challenge. Smile Both they do look so different from each other! Great coloring!

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  7. OMG Kara...both of these cards are over the top amazing!! I couldn't have said it any better than Darnell as far as your talent when it comes to design, composition, and color! You definitely have been gifted with an awesome talent! Your stacked dogs just crack me up...the expressions on their faces are priceless!! And colored beautifully too!! And speaking of color, oh my gosh Kara, I just LOVE all your colored pooches! This card should be framed or blown up to poster size...absolutely amazing my friend!! :0)

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  8. Oh, what fun cards featuring those loveable dogs...super cute! Awesome coloring!! And, little Remmington is a cutie!!

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  9. You have outdone yourself with those two cards - AMAZING!!!!! My favorite from the DT cards - just delightful!

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  10. ADORABLE!! Love how you've changed up the positioning of the dogs. So fun with them piled on top of each other ... dog pile I guess! :) Great design with the wood fence, sky and clouds. The rainbow of dogs and balloons is so fun and happy. What a great design with the balloons tied around their snouts, etc. You are so creative Kara! xx

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  11. Adorable little dog! Kara I am so in awe of your work ! You are so very talented ! Love both of these amazing cards and darling colored dogs! Awesome coloring is right!

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  12. OMGosh Kara what you have done here with these 2 cards is gob smackin' amazing. I keep looking at both cards to see how clever you were to put these 2 together in such a totally different way. Stunning colouring. Love the dogs looking over the fence and that sentiment - perfect. Clever way you have tide the balloons to the dogs on the Birthday card.Take a bow! Still gazing in wonderment.

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  13. Are you kidding? These are amazing! What a brilliant use of your stamps. The one where they are helping each other to get up the fence is genius. Inspired!

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  14. Your coloring is magnificent Kara, holy smokes girl! These are both beyond amazing!

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  15. Wow! I love stacking animals and I love rainbow colors, so I am swooning over these gorgeous twofers! Awesome inspirations! xx

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  16. Your coloring, Kara, is beyond superb. Could you move in with me for a year so I could learn to be a teeny bit better colorist? We'd craft all day, I promise!! The dp fence was a brilliant idea - the 'slats' are the perfect size and make a fun background to that pyramid of pups! Such a fun card!! And the rainbow row of dogs was such a great way to think outside the box. They look amazing, and I love that they're all 'holding' balloons. Two fabulous card! Love 'em!! Bev

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  17. WOW! Your dogs are hilarious and fabulous, be it as a pyramid or as a rainbow holding balloons! So much fun! And your coloring is superbe, as usual!

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  18. These are the most clever cards - ever! The stacking dogs with that sentiment is so cute. Your bright, cheerful birthday dogs are adorable. I don't know if you have had your shoulder surgery yet but I think of you often and hope it is over and you are doing fine.

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  19. Forgot to say that I hope your shoulder is healing well and that you can get back into crafting soon!

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  20. Did you hear that loud "CLUNK" sound? That was my jaw hitting the floor. These are BRILLIANT!!!! And so are you!

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  21. Fabulous cards, absolutely love them both! Cathy x

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  22. Echoing the others in being bedazzled by your colour and design talents, Kara! I need copic colouring lessons from you...really need! Your cards: stellar in every way! Going back to gaze and admire for a while longer!
    ~carol

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  23. Absolutely brilliant, Kara ... your colouring is just outstanding on both cards! The pyramid of pooches is so clever ... and what a great sentiment to go with their acrobatic antics! The detailing on your rainbow of pups is amazing ... love that they have matching, celebratory balloons ... and what a fun touch the 'puddles' of colour are that ground the scene! Hugs, Anita :)

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  24. Ohh!! Kara, this cards just went to my Katzelkraft Pinterest board, I LOVE IT!!!
    Your cards are out of this world amazing, fabulous coloring, fun and delightful scenes!!!!!
    I can't choose, it's impossible to choose, both of this cards are simply awesome.
    Thank you for the inspiration.
    Hugs,
    Maria.

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  25. You rocked this challenge! Those are so cute! I love all the various dogs in the cards. And, your coloring is so fantastic! I really enjoyed viewing these and I am so glad you shared these for your Twofers.

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  26. Such fun cards, lots of clever colouring and layouts. Brought a huge smile to my face...thank you. Remmington is so very cute x

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  27. Oh your little Remmington is so cute!! Your cards are drop dead gorgeous!! You always blow my mind with your colouring whether it's watercolour or Copics... LOVE the designs and LOVE both cards! Hope you are feeling better?

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  28. These are colored so beautifully, Kara. You are amazing. Hope you had a great time on your cruise and are starting to feel better from your surgery.

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  29. Your coloring is splendiferous! WOW and WOW! Can't wait to play along. Finding time to do all I want is agonizing! How are you??? Hope all is well. At least surgery hasn't affected your art! Seriously these need framing! Hugs!

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  30. WAW I love your two pets card. The vibrant colour and the funny pets are amazing :).
    Greetings from Slovenia
    Jerneja

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  31. Wow! Your cards are wonderful and I see the precious time and details you especially put into them!

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  32. I love your cards, they’re exceptional designs! Love how you stacked the dogs in front of the fence, so fun, and what a clever use of colors on your second card. Thanks for having me as a guest designer this month.

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  33. iwannabeaflyonthewallwatchingwhenyoucolorcuzyouareamazing
    that's all.

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  34. Both cards are fun Kara! I LOVE your stacked dogs!

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