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!

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!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Graduation Groupies

A wonderful friend graduated from college last month.  She is a dog lover and has two that resemble the two white dogs in the top row of my card. 
 I stamped in black and clear heat embossed the image so I could color with Zigs.  They all got pink cheeks to brighten up the various shades of brown.
Stamps:  Mama Elephant The Dog's Woof, Lawn Fawn Simply Sentiments,  Happy3, Hats Off to You
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Speech Bubbles, MFT Basic Stitch Lines
Paper: Tim Holtz watercolor paper, PTI Green Parakeet, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:  Light Blue, Light Gray, Mid Brown, Beige, Dark Oatmeal, Gray, Yellow Green, Fluorescent Green, Brown, Light Carmine, Carmine Red, Dark Brown
Other:  Ranger clear embossing powder, SSS white detail powder

These pups are going over to play at:
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge 172:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes
Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!