Sunday, June 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #6: Trees

It's the start of another fun Twofer Card Challenge and this month is all about trees!  My first inclination was to turn a tree into a piece of broccoli, but I couldn't come up with any good occasion where broccoli would fit well, so I kept both of my cards traditional.

My twofer choice is a wonderful rubber stamp from Purple Onion Designs called 2 Forests (I used the larger of the two images).  First up is a birthday card where the trees line the background of a Copic colored scene: 
 I took a few photos of the process on this card:



The second card is a wintry Christmas card.  I stamped the tree image twice again, this time in black ink and used a Copic multi-liner to extend the line of the hill.  The trees were colored with Copics, but left mostly white.  They were fussy cut and the snowy base was popped up on foam over a sky of Black Brusho that was ink blended with DI Chipped Sapphire to brighten it up a bit, and spattered with white acrylic paint/water mixture.  The word die was inlaid into the sky.
Here they are as a Twofer!

Supplies:
Stamps:  Purple Onion Designs - Stacey Yacula 2 Forests, Bridge, Free Spirits, MFT Anything But Basic Birthdays
Dies:  PTI Christmas Cheer
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Pear Tart, London Fog, Desert Sand, Bamboo Leaves, DI Chipped Sapphire, Brusho Black
Paper:  Kaisercraft Lush Collection
Copics for birthday card:  B000,60, BG0000,G20,24,29,40,43,46, BV00,02,20,23,25, E07,11.13.15,17,19,23,27,29,31,41,42,43, R000,00,02,05,22 C00,0,1,2,3,4,6, W2,3,5,7
Copics for Christmas card: Multi-liner, YG93,94,95,97, BG0000,70,72, E43
Other:  Acrylic white paint

I hope you will join us this month with a Twofer of trees.  Let me know if you make one into broccoli!  Please head on over to the Twofer Card Challenge blog to see much more inspiration from my Twofer Teammates and our special guest, Maria Rodriquez!
Thanks for coming over to visit.  I hope you have a wonderful day!
Kara

27 comments:

  1. Drooling is not a good look on me but that's just what I am doing... These are so amazing... your colouring on the first card is amazing and the way those trees pop on the second card with that incredible BG is wonderful!

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  2. Oh Kara, how lovely these are. That bridge is awesome and the whole scene is just great. The background for your Christmas card is beautiful and looks so real. I used to have a license plate on my Ford that said "Friends don't let friends drive Fords"! I love the Friends sentiment on your card. It's a good one.

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  3. Wow, Kara, the coloring you did on the stone wall and the rest of the elements on your birthday card just blows me away! It looks like it's been doctored by a professional magazine editor, that's how good it is! And it's such a happy card, which I love! Your Christmas card is simply stunning! That dark background with the white splatters and inlaid sediment makes the perfect sky for your beautiful row of perfectly painted Christmas trees!! (I added the word die to my wish list!) Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Wow! These are both so well designed and amazingly beautiful! I just love how you used the trees in both cards. I just love looking at them as they are so awesome!

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  5. Wow, you sure can create a scene! The birthday card is adorable and so beautiful. Love the scene you created, I can heard the water rushing under that bridge. Your Christmas card is just stunning. I love the frosty serene feel this scene gives. I can see my breath just looking that that card. Beautiful winter night scene! Hugs, Brenda

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  6. Hello Kara: These are a gorgeous pair of cards, what a fabulous way to use this cute line of trees from Purple Onion.
    Love your Happy Birthday card, the little bike riding fox and friend are simply adorable, colored to perfection with your Copics, the Stone Bridge is now on my Purple Onion wish list, which keeps increasing, LOL!!
    On your Christmas card, the trees look beautiful against that lovely night sky, and I too want that fabulous word die.
    Thank you for having me as your Guest Designer this time around, I had tons of fun creating my cards to join you and the rest of this awesome Design Team.
    Big Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  7. Your colouring is incredible Kara, love love your designs!

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  8. Oh my word Kara, your first card is nothing short of magnificent!! Your coloring is amazing. Love the pretty little snow covered trees on your second card too. A fabulous pair of cards!

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  9. WOW!!! I'm almost lost for words! Your colouring is SO amazing and the background in the 2nd card 'to die for'!!! Spectacular:)

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  10. Fantastic cards Kara. Your copic colouring is AMAZING! Thanks for the photos of your work in progress. Love your sweet birthday card with the critter riding the bike and the tree background. Great sentiment!

    And your Christmas card is awesome with the same trees at the bottom of the card and that gorgeous galaxy sky. Great technique with inlaying the large sentiment! This looks like it could be a masculine Christmas card so hope you'll join us at CAS Christmas this month! xx

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  11. oh woooowwww
    STUNNINGGGGGG
    you really a master lady at Copic coloring Kara woooowwww
    I a in love
    the first card is for me pleasee
    its soo cuuute
    so adorable scene too I love love love

    the second card Inlaid sentiment is a clever idea
    and your brusho in Black wohooo looks like a real night

    both are ooh and aaaah card
    AMAZING
    I will try to catch up sweety I am still in the office
    but miss your cards and posts
    hugs
    Monika

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  12. Kara Lynne! I quickly want to say how absolutely amazed I am by your coloring skills - then you'll pardon me while I go back and stare for a bit at all of the amazing detail you've created in these scenes!
    =]

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  13. OH I almost forgot … the ONLY way I could get my little ones to eat broccoli was to tell them they were tiny baby TREES! I may take your challenge... you have my brain working overtime!
    =]

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  14. I probably said this before but I have to say it again: Your coloring skills are out of this world! The first card reminds me of a children's book - so adorable! And the night sky on the second card looks fantastic! Two very, very different and awesome designs!

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  15. Both fabulous Kara, your no line colouring skills are crazy amazing--I just couldn't!

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  16. both cards are OUTSTANDING, kara!! your coloring just gets better and better! I love the way you colored the trees on the second card... fabulous!

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  17. Gorgeous cards with wonderful scenes!! Fab coloring skills!!

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  18. Absolutely amazing! You are so gifted friend! Your coloring is stunning! Heart Hugs, Col

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  19. This is a great creation with so many wonderful details!

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  20. Wow, Kara, your colouring on that first sweet scene is spectacular ... such wonderful detailing ... I'm thinking that little frog's got to be french! Love how you've created the snowy trees on your second card ... the night time hillside against the sky is so magical! Broccoli ... scrumptious ... what a fun idea! Hugs, Anita :)

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  21. Wonderful scene making on both of your cards and amazing masking and colouring on the first one. Your second card is so atmospheric and dramatic...love it x

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  22. Oh my goodness, I'm in awe of your two stunning cards! I adore the little scene you created with the fox riding overe the bridge. Is that one stamp? It is super cute! The night sky is fabulously done using your brusho's and DOX inks and paint. Seriously cool with the white die cut sentiment and snow covered trees. You are a master at Copic's my friend.

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  23. Kara, Kara Kara... just too wonderful for words. But I have a few (as you know) OMGood golly, Miss Molly! The coloring of each I mean EACH element is stupendous! The poor second card, while being amazing, can't touch the first. Sorry, stunned and awed. Please, let's get together again for more lessons. Planning our Spring gig for all my peeps. Going back to peruse some more. That stone wall! Yipes!!!

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  24. sighing... It's even better on the big screen! You seriously rock with your markers, girlie. And I'm so glad I came by cuz that winter night sky with those snowy trees is outta this world too.

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  25. Two great cards, Kara. I just love how you create your Copic backgrounds. So beautiful.

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  26. wow! two absolutely stunning cards - just brilliant designs.

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  27. I wish I had your coloring skills - you are amazing! Both cards are fabulous, but the foxy one wins, of course. How could it not???

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