Thursday, January 10, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #12

We are starting off the new year with a fantastic Twofer Card Challenge: Birds!  I chose a Poppystamp die called Cheery Cardinals as my twofer element. 
The Christmas card was spritzed with a shimmer spray and the outer panel was popped up with fun foam (the photo doesn't show the show the dimension very well).  The snow on the ground was a mixture of white acrylic paint thinned with shimmer spray.  The doe was created by simply cutting the antlers off the buck.
The birthday card is one of those that wouldn't photograph well.  In the photo, the background just looks dirty, but in real life it looks like worn white-washed wood.  The birds and squirrels are white die cuts colored with Copic markers.
 Here's a closer look at the birds colored with Copics:
Supplies:
Dies: Poppy Stamps Cheery Cardinals, Chirping Birds, Frisky Squirrels, Peaceful Deer, Evergreen Trees, Stitched Main Street Tags, Exquisite Branch Frame, Woodland Heart Frame, PTI Christmas Cheer, MFT Blueprints 13 (birthday sentiment panel)
Stamps:  MFT Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes
Paper:  SSS Wood Grain, PTI Pure Poppy, The Paper Studio Pearlized Cardstock
Ink: DI Weathered Wood, VersaMark
Copics: C1,2,3,5,8,100, R12,14,27,56,59, E31,35,37,57,81, Y15,17, B91,93,95,99
Other: Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Sparkle, Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder, floss

I hope you will dig through your stamps, dies, or stencils to join us this month.  Please visit the Twofer Card Challenge blog for great inspiration from our team and our guest designers Izzy and Sonja!
 

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!
Kara

22 comments:

  1. Oh, such gorgeous cards, Kara! Yes, we both posted cards with birds, how fun! The coloring on those tiny birds and squirrels is amazing, so pretty! Wonderful snowy scene and prefect touches of red on the first card, too!

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  2. On my monitor these both look stunning, Kara! I can see all the shimmer and dimension on the first dreamy winter scene and I'm amazed at how well you cleaned up all the blood from the surgery on the antlers! And on the second, the rustic woodgrain background shows clearly and looks perfect behind your heart wreath and playful critters! Two amazing and beautifully colored designs, my friend! Hugs, Darnell

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  3. I marvel over your two cards, Kara! The surgery on the first to turn the buck into a doe is brilliant! I wonder if I ever would have thought of that? It's a beautiful, shimmery scene you created. Then your coloring on those little die cut critters just floors me! They're so realistic and it couldn't have been easy with them being so small. Amazing! Really love the old whitewashed wood grain and the hanging sentiment. Lots of inspiration here and I love it!

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  4. Your trusty Copic pens, and your talent of course, have replicated those birds so perfectly, Kara. The goldfinch looks like it might fly right off the card. The dimension on the Christmas card is fantastic and it even has a chilly wintry feel to it.

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  5. Wonderful birds twofer. I like the design on both cards and your coloring of the small motives. The sentiment on the second card is amazing. :-)

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  6. Martha, those look amazing. I can't believe what you did to create those teeny-tiny birds and squirrel, let alone the backgrounds on both cards! Dang girl! Stunning designs. From the colors to the shimmer, everything is just right with these pretty cards! Awesome job. Love 'em! Bev

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  7. Martha?? Something you want to share my friend??!! Hahaha!! Both of your cards are FABULOUS Kara! When I first glanced at your Christmas card and saw all that shimmer, I thought you had used the Lindy's Magicals and I was going to ask how you photographed it so well to include all the shimmer and sparkle! Lovely, lovely card Kara!! Your 2nd card has me drooling over all the detail on those birds and the squirrel...just WOW!! Two lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

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  8. Oh my goodness are these ever beautiful! The frosty shimmer on the first one is amazing and I love the way you've colored all of those pretty little birds!

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  9. Outstanding take on this month's theme, Kara! Your frosty Christmas scene is beautiful! And seeing your colored birds is so inspiring. You've created such amazing birds from those tiny die cuts!

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  10. Two amazing cards Kara. I love the Christmas card with the shimmery treed background. Your mix of white acrylic paint and shimmer mix makes a lovely snow covering for the ground. Very cool! :) and the red sentiment and cardinal really pop. Great colour combination on your Christmas card. Your birthday card is gorgeous. Love the detail of your copic colouring on the birds. You are a master copic colourer ... and I always am in awe of your work! xx

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  11. Oh my goodness these are incredible!! You have highlighted these sweet products famously! I love the shimmer and my jaw is still on the desk top as I take in your flawless coloring!!

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  12. What stunning cards!! You have a delicate hand to have coloured those tiny birds so beautifully ... Both cards are gorgeous Kara!

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  13. WOW ! Two gorgeous cards ! Love the serene and peaceful feeling of your Christmas card. And the red of cardinal as well as the Christmas sentiment are the perfect final touch for this beautiful scene. Your birthday card is just stunning ! All those birds and squirrels are so well coloured, they look so real ! Very eye-catching ! Thanks so much for sharing and for having me guest designing with you all. x

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  14. Kara, two fantastic cards. So pretty. Love the glimmer background of the first and the pretty heart in the second. Hope all is going well. Hugs. Linda

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  15. Fabulous cards Kara, love the usage of the Cheery Cardinal die in both designs!

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  16. I don't like it when the camera doesn't play nice, but I do know that they cards would look incredible IRL! Love them both Kara

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  17. I'm not sure I have words for these cards. You have outdone yourself with these. The backgrounds are stunning. I love the pop of color on the cardinal and sentiment on the first card. Your critters are so sweet on the second card. I love the heart frame and how you suspended the sentiment. Two fantastic cards for the Twofer.

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  18. What a gorgeous, wintery scene, Kara ... love the balance of the tiny red cardinal with the red scripty sentiment ... they really pop against the sheen of the background sky in that fabulous, frosty looking forest! Oh my, you coloured each of those miniature birds and squirrels with Copics ... wow ... now I'm even more blown away than ever by your colouring skills! The woodland background is deliciously texture-y ... and that lovely branchy heart is a fabulous place for those little critters to frolic about on! Hugs, Anita :)

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  19. Darn lost my comment! Love both cards the white Christmas card looks beautiful one single red cardinal! So loving all the tiny colorful birds around the delicate heart! Hugs to you.

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  20. These are just stunning Kara! I love how you colored those tiny birds so perfectly with your copics. Truly amazing pieces of art!!

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  21. Goodness, both of your cards are just stunning! I love how serene and calming both of your cards are. The winter scene of the first card is amazing, so much to see but it isn't cluttered at all. Love it! The second card is such an adorable way to make a birthday card! I love those little bird and squirrels, you have colored them up perfectly as well!!! Love this one too! Hugs, Brenda

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  22. I love the gorgeous shimmer on your pretty cards Kara and the little birds are just beautiful!
    I hope 2019 is a good year for you.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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