Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #7: Beverage

Since the beginning of the Twofer Card Challenge back in January, the 10th has quickly become one of my favorite days of the month!  It is so fun to announce a new Twofer theme and watch as the ideas start filling the gallery.  This month's theme for the Twofer Card Challenge is beverage and I chose one of my very favorite Simon Says Stamp sets, Lemonade.  It is now retired, *sigh*.
This first card is about as CAS as I can get.  The images were stamped with HA Lemon Yellow die ink.  I hope you can read the sentiment, it is very clear irl.  I used the same Lemon Yellow ink to blend the white heat embossed sentiment panel and the banner behind it.  Here's my tip of the day: start with light yellow card stock rather than white, it made life so much easier for me!  The lemon slices and glass got a heaping helping of WOS.
This card was a fun combination of white heat embossing and Zig Clean Color Brush Pens.  It gave a watercolor look but with enough control to ink in the definition at the bottom of the glass and the top of the liquid.  My favorite part is where two colors meet as the glasses overlap. 
Supplies:
Stamps:  SSS Lemonade, MFT Bitty Bears
Dies:  SSS You, Sizzix circle die (for the lemon slices)
Paper:  Bristol Smooth CS for Zig coloring
Ink:  HA Lemon Yellow, VersaMark, Zigs - Orange, Deep Violet, Yellow, Carmine Red, Lemon Yellow, Light Pink, Light Blue, Blue Gray, Cobalt Blue
Other: Wink of Stella, SSS fine detail white embossing powder
We would love to see how you choose to use one stamp or die to make two different designs for two different occasions!  I hope you will be inspired by our design team and our special guests, Bonnie and Marianne over at the Twofer Card Challenge blog.  See you in the gallery!

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

19 comments:

  1. Wonderful wonderful cards! I always love visiting here.I hope you are feeling better?

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  2. Those vibrant lemons and lemonade are just delicious, Kara ... full of zing and zest ... and so mouthwatering! What fabulous watercolouring on your rainbow of juices (or cocktails!) ... brilliant depth and dimension ... love how we can see through some of them to the ones behind! Hope your recovery has been continuing well! Hugs, Anita :)

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  3. Both of your cards are amazing Kara! I love the sentiment about free lemons. I've never heard that one and it's super cute! Your water colored glasses are divine!! I love how the colors blend where they overlap. You are a true creative genius my friend!

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE both of your cards, you are so clever and so creative...the cards are awesome inspiration, if only...ha ha...I will give it a go and see where it leads me. Now to find a beverage...Heart Hugs friend, hope the summer is going great for you!!

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  5. I cannot wait to see you watercolor in person, Kara! You really have a deft hand and an artist's eye for definition and shading and color families! I love the fun sediment on your brilliant lemon yellow card! It looks like you used real lemon slices! And your overlapping bright and summery drinks look stunning with your sensational 'YOU ... are the sweetest' design layout and black base!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Two awesome cards Kara and such beautiful watercoloring. Hope you are doing well. Miss you.

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  7. It's a shame this set is retired because it sure is a fun one, Kara! Love your lemonade that looks so tart and refreshing! And your row of colored sweet drinks is such fun! Love the coloring!

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  8. The sentiment on your fabulous lemon card makes me laugh! Awesome watercoloring on the second card! Now I'm thirsty and need to get a drink...

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  9. Two very bright and fun summery cards Kara. LOVE the lemonade with the slices of lemon and that awesome sentiment banner. Your rainbow of beverages is gorgeous and fun. Great watercolouring with zigs! xx

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  10. Popped over to admire your twofer DT makes - FABULOUS, love the zingy citrus of the the first and the beautiful colour collection of the second - great DT project

    Kathyk

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  11. Two fabulous cards, Kara! Just love all the lemons with the lemonade glass on card one! The connected colorful beverages on card two look amazing!!

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  12. Two awesome cards and I just love the way you designed them. Your coloring of the glasses is amazing too.

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  13. What gorgeous cards Kara! I love the summery and fresh look on both your creations.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  14. I can’t get over how fun and colorful these are!!!! Love your cards!

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  15. Another 2 FABULOUS cards this month Kara!! I LOVE the sentiment on your monochromatic yellow lemon card...too funny!! And your colorful 2nd card is perfection...who wouldn't like a rainbow of drinks during the Summer?!! Well done my friend, well done!! :0)

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  16. Gorgeous cards and so creative, both of them. Love the zing of the first card and what a fun sentiment. Such a creative second card with a great technique, so realistic and absolutely fabulous. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration x.

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  17. Love both of these cards, Kara! The overlapping colors on the second cards is fabulous!

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  18. Kara these are both just fantastic! Love the glasses and your ZIG watercolouring!

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  19. fabulous set of cards for the challenge, kara!!

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