Friday, August 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #8: Geometric

Our Twofer Card Challenge this month is: Geometric.  There are so many ways to use shapes on our cards and I can't wait to see your ideas!  I took the route of a geometric cover plate die by Papertrey Ink called Twist Die.
I thought this geometric pattern would look great for a masculine card so I die cut it out of chip board and then out of patterned paper.  I covered the chipboard piece with the pp piece, glued it on a card base, and then filled in the inside pieces like a puzzle.  If you look closely, you'll notice that not all my pieces landed in the right place - Shh, don't tell Dad!  The top layer was lightly ink blended with Brushed Corduroy DI.  The sentiment panel was kept simple to keep the background as the focus.
On this feminine encouragement card, I used the cover plate in a subtle way without cutting through the paper to give the idea of a trellis in the background.  The sentiment was white heat embossed and smooshed with Oxide inks.  The leaves and flowers were also colored with Oxides.  I pretty much just made puddles of ink and water on a craft sheet and dipped them in a couple of times.  Little dots of white gel pen completed the flowers.
Supplies:
Stamps:  PTI Tucked In: Father's Day, PTI New Every Morning
Dies:  PTI Cover Plate: Twist Die, Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die, Lawn Fawn Cole's Letters
Paper:  7 Gypsies Travel 8x8 paper pad, Georgia Pacific white cs, chip board from packaging, blue and brown scraps
Ink:  VersaMark, Distress Brushed Corduroy, Distress Oxides Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
Other:  Signo white gel pen, twine, fun foam, SSS fine detail white embossing powder, Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder
Thankfully, you don't need to crack open a geometry book for this one.  Just get those shapes out and choose one to use for two different designs for two different occasions!  There is so much inspiration over at the Twofer Card Challenge blog from the design team and our special guests, Cheryl (Paper Panacea), and Brenda (Inkspired to Stamp).  I hope enjoy!


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

14 comments:

  1. Wow~ What a completely different look using the same background die. The masculine card is perfect. Even after reading that not all the pieces went in the right place, I went back for a good look and still can't see it, so I think "dad" won't notice. ;0) The floral card is gorgeous and perfectly feminine. The ink smooshing on the flowers and background is stunning. Well done on this challenge Kara!

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  2. What a fabulous masculine card, Kara ... it's cool and so deliciously dimensional! Can't see where the pieces were misplaced ... though I did spy France over on the right there!! A beautiful verse on your twofer ... the soft smooshed colours on the panel really make the embossing pop ... and the die cut blooms and foliage set against the trellis background are gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  3. Mum's the word on Dad's card but it looks great to me. That was a terrific idea to cut from chip board and then cover it. Kara, that is a wonderful verse on the second card and a beautiful background using the cover plate. Two lovely cards.

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  4. WOW WOW WOW Kara both cards are fabulous. Love your Father's Day card - so masculine and then you go all cute and feminine with your second card which is sooooooooooo pretty. Love how you didn't cut all the way through your die. Gorgeous colourful flowers and great smooching of the oxide inks. Beautiful sentiment.

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  5. Two wonderful cards, Kara!! Awesome Father’s Day card with geometric background! And, love the second card with gorgeous color and perfect verse!

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  6. What a cool cover plate! Adore that you created a very masculine and a very feminine card with it! And both look fabulous!
    Hope your shoulder is getting better and better and that you can do more and more!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Your layered background is so cool for your DAD card. Fantastic design and great colours. Your Dad is going to love it! And beautiful, feminine card using the same die-cut background. Beautiful sentiment and lovely, bright, and cheerful flowers. xx

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  8. Two amazing creations Kara and I love that you did a feminine and masculine.. Clever!

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  9. What a beautiful coverplate and I love how you used it Kara! Perfect for both masculine and feminine cards - yours are divine!!

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  10. Sorry I've been missing in the comment section this Summer...so many other things to do, but I definitely haven't forgotten you my friend!! Your cards are both amazing Kara!! I love the cover plate you used for both cards and how you made one so masculine and the other so feminine! Your father's day card looks so cool with the in-laying and the colors...and I can't even tell where the wrong pieces are! And your encouragement card is SO BEAUTIFUL...I just love the coloring on the verse layer and the flowers are just lovely! Two FABULOUS cards my friend!! :0)

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  11. It takes real design capabilities to not only make two different designs for two different occasions, but to make one of them distinctly masculine and other distinctly feminine takes these cards to a whole nother design level, Kara! They are both sensational works of art that took a lot of time and deserve to be framed! I think the fact that you took artistic license with your piecing of your Dad's day card makes it even more custom and delightful! And your feminine colors against that white lattice are as pretty as any flower garden on a summer's day! Bonus: your paper flower garden and it's wonderful message will last forever!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Wow what fabulous inspiration and stunning cards. Great o see the same geometric die used in completely different ways and love the masculine card as much as the feminine one. Wonderful inspiration x.

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  13. Both cards are stunning! I love that cover plate you used and it does indeed work so well for a masculine card. I just love this Father's Day card and the papers you used. It looks like all your pieces landed in the right spots, I can't see anywhere where it didn't. Maybe I don't have an Eagle eye, or you maybe you are being to hard on yourself. I love the flowery card as well. The cover plate gives a great illusion of a trellis! I love all the beautiful, bright, summer colors you used on this one! Hugs, Brenda

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