Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #1: Feathers

Welcome to my inaugural post for the Twofer Card Challenge!  We are excited to share our interpretations of the cue word "feathers", and even more excited to see your interpretations!

For my twofer, I chose a tiny bird from MFT's Happy Hippos stamp set.  I thought it would be fun to see how I could use this little image for two very different occasions.  A masculine birthday card, and a new baby card seemed to be a good stretch for me!
There are three little birds in the set.  I used the masking technique to group the three birds together and did some no-line coloring, hoping to give them a fluffy texture.
The sentiment was heat embossed on white and then ink blended to create the grass.  The chicks are all popped up with foam adhesive.  I drew in their little feet onto the grass with a colored pencil.
Next, I needed a 70th birthday card for my uncle.  Geometric patterned paper helped give this card a masculine feel.  The little bird stole the TH from birthday to make 70 into 70th.  I attached the thread to the back of the letters and his beak, then cut out a second beak and glued it over the thread.
The "birthday" was cut from both the gray and aqua paper to create an inlaid look and to emphasize that the TH came from there.  Did you know you can spell "happy" from "birthday"?  At least when they are all capitals like this.  I just cut the leg off the R to make the letter P.  The bird, numbers, and banner are popped up with fun foam.
 
Supplies:
Stamps:  MFT Happy Hippos (birds), MFT Welcome Baby (sentiment)
Dies: MFT Grassy Hills, Stitched Cloud Edges, Pierced Circle Frame, Blueprints 26, Big Numbers, SSS Congratulations (retired)
Copics:  0, Y00,08,11,13,15,19, YR04,65,68, R00,02, E44, BG11,70,72, Multi-liner .03
Paper: MFT Plaid Patterns, American Crafts Haunted Hallow, Basic Grey Hey Boy
Ink:  Memento Cantaloupe, VersaMark, Distress Ink Twisted Citron, Pumice Stone, Ground Espresso
Other:  SSS ultra fine white embossing powder, Crayola Mango colored pencil, brown thread, fun foam

I hope you will join us for this exciting new challenge!  Please head on over to the Twofer Card Challenge Blog to get all the details and to see the rest of the design team's creative interpretations.
 
Thanks so much for coming over to visit.  I hope you have a wonderful day!
Kara Lynne

33 comments:

  1. Love your creativity with those sweet little birds, Kara! Two amazing, and amazingly different cards. Fantastic cards!!! Bev

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  2. This bird image is so adorable, Kara I love the groups of them on your happy baby card. Great colouring ... they are sweet. And I LOVE the idea of the bird making off with the 'th' on your 70th birthday card. Your uncle is going to love it!! Excited to be working with you on the Twofer team!!

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  3. Two super cards, I love how the little bird is holding onto the TH. xx

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  4. Soooo clever Kara, how cute is that bird carrying the letters!!

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  5. These are so cute! I really giggled when I saw that birdie holding the two letters! Fantastic take on this new fun challenge! thanks for the inspiration : )

    Patti

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  6. Your very different cards demonstrate perfectly what this challenge is all about! The little chickies are adorable and so beautifully colored! And the birthday card for your uncle is absolutely brilliant with the bird stealing the "th" from the birthday! Very creative!
    I am truly excited to be on this team with you!

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  7. Oh my, your colouring is spectacular, Kara ... how cute are those fluffy little chicks ... I'd just like to scoop one up and stroke it! Cool, graphic and clever masculine card ... love the inventiveness of that little bird flying off with the th from birthday ... brilliant! Thrilled to be designing alongside you! Hugs, Anita :)

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  8. Oh how cute are these!! I love that little fella struggling to fly those letters into place!!

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  9. Both your cards are so clever and creative, Kara. Love all your sweet little birdies. TFS and Congratulations for being chosen to be on the DT too. Hugs..

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  10. Oh, Kara, you are going to be so fun to have on the Team! I love the way your brain works! Both cards are fantastic! The baby card is appropriately adorable and the birthday card is appropriately masculine for your uncle! But the way you had the TH "lifted" off the birthday word by the wee bird just makes me smile hugely! And great job repurposing the letter R into a P! Love it!! Thank you so much for being a magnificent member of the DT!! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. Love the humor of the TH. Must admit I had to look hard to find that little birdie on both cards. And your coloring... again you've blown me away with those chickies.

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  12. Oh my these are fabulous! You're so clever to challenge yourself with using this tiny little fella for a masculine card. You've pulled it off perfectly! Both cards are just as cute as can be!

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  13. Two FABULOUS cards Kara and I just LOVE the little birdie that's taking the "TH" away...just too cute!! And of course of baby card is absolutely perfect!! I love the colors AND your coloring...just beautiful!! Once again, congrats on being part of this team and I so look forward to seeing what you create each month!! :0)

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  14. congrats on being on the design team, kara!! your cards are absolutely amazing and the coloring is perfection!!!

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  15. Two wonderful cards. How creative to use the bird for a masculine card and a new baby card x Thank you for the fabulous inspiration and congratulations on being on the design team for this fun and clever challenge x

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  16. Oh, my goodness, those little birds are so adorable! Brilliant usage of them in two clever cards. I love how the bird has lifted the letters from "birthday". I'm smitten! And all those darling no-line colored birdies on the congrats card -- love! I've been looking forward to this challenge!

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  17. Kara what fabulous choices for your twofer cards. They couldn't get any different, and yet the link back to those fabulous little birds is terrific. Love the lettering on the number in your second card and the lineless colouring in your first is top notch. Those feathers really do look fluffy. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  18. Terrific cards! Your beautiful birds are wonderful, and allow for two totally different cards

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  19. Wonderful cute and adorable cards. It never occurred to me to use a bird but why not? They certainly have feathers. Thanks for sharing these cuties.

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  20. From 70 to newborn - a very clever use of your sweet birds on both designs! Love how the little one is flying with the TH - and the whole cluster of them on the new baby card - great masking on the group!

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  21. Cute birdies and cards and both so different too Kara ;) Viv xx

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  22. What a cute little bird which looks soo different in another colour. I love all the papers too.

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  23. An innovative Twofer, Kara! The little bird stealing the TH is sheer genius; the new addition to the family, adorable to the nth degree! Love the two different representations! Marveling at your colouring, too! Copics and I...well, we're trying to forge a relationship...
    ~carol

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  24. Oh my goodness!! I LOVE how you used this tiny bird!! The first one with the little group-just amazing. I would NEVER thought of using these birds this way!! The second with the bird holding the T and H-GENIUS!! I adore your take on this challenge!!

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  25. How clever are both these darling cards! Love the tiny holding the 'th'. So adorable!

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  26. Terrific cards Kara and both so different! Love those cute chicks and your colouring as always is impeccable!

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  27. great take on the challenge, both cards are very different. Love them both :)

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  28. These little chicks are so adorable, Kara! I love both creations using them!

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  29. Kara these are too tweet! Great first challenge!

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  30. Those teeny little birds are the cutest ever! Love your cards and that plaid paper is just beautiful.

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  31. Those tiny birds would be cute just about any way you used them! Very cute to have one holding that ribbon though. Have a great night!

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  32. I love the detail in your cards and how you have managed to make 2 cards so different with the same stamp, brilliant x

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