Saturday, October 10, 2020

Twofer Card Challenge #32: Silhouettes

It's time for a new Twofer Card Challenge!  This month is all about silhouettes.  My silhouette of choice is Frederick the Fox and also Cocoa the Bunny, illustrated by Julian Charlton for Purple Onion Designs:

Cocoa is quite the character!  I'm not sure how he got up there, but I was told by my daughter that it's not that uncommon for bunnies to be up on the moon, and referred me to the legend of "Conejo en la Luna" which is like the man in the moon, only in some cultures, it's a rabbit instead.  Cocoa liked the idea. 

I masked off the moon and ink blended around it.  Once the lighter colors were blended, I put a LF hillside stencil on the bottom, and then blended with the darker colors.  I then stamped the images with Archival Jet Black ink.

Tux the Penguin is about to take a topple here.  Cocoa used Frederick as a distraction.  I'm not sure if Cocoa is prepared for the repercussions of his actions. 

All of the images were either stamped with clear ink and white heat embossed, or stamped with Archival Jet Black ink.

I hope you will join us this month over at the Twofer Card Challenge!  
Please stop by to see the amazing twofers by our guest designers Carol, and Shawna and the rest of the team!

Purple Onion Designs Stamps:  Julian Charlton's Cocoa, Frederick, Tux, Twin Trees, Igloo and Snowballs, Happy Skies, Happy Winter Forest Friends, 4x6 Clear Mounting Stamp
Ink:  Archival Ink Jet Black, Lawn Fawn Clear, Distress Ink Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot
Other: Lawn Fawn Hillside Stencil, Lawn Fawn white embossing powder, Gelly Roll white gel pen

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!


  1. What a fun post ... and such fun cards, Kara! Your little critters in their chilly scenes are a riot ... and the tales you wove around them are brilliant ... the glow around Cocoa in the moon is especially fabulous! Big hugs and bisous, Anita :)

  2. What fun stamps, Edna! Those critters look like a blast to work with. That rabbit with his slightly crossed eyes, and the tail on that fox...both look as if trouble follows in their wake! Sweet back stories, too. Your ink blending on that first card is amazing, and I love that you used that rich red for your second card. Well done you! Fabulous cards as always, my friend. Stay safe, and text me later. xo Bev

  3. I am in love with these images. So cute and so fun. I love your take on the Twofer, these are so different from each other and both tell a story.

  4. Well done adding the story to your fabulous storybook characters, Karalynne June! And thank you to your daughter for teaching us something new about bunnies and moons! I just want to know if Cocoa's ears hurt being bent like that so he can wear his propeller hat?! Dunce cap? Okay, okay, you know you got me into the story! Well done using these silhouette characters in your fun designs!! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Such cute scenes for your silhouettes Kara! And I am loving the stories to go along with them.

  6. Hilarious and perfect choice for the silhouette challenge, loving both versions Kara!

  7. I love these which are so cute, quirky and put a big smile on my face. I especially love the shading you did with the moonlit one.

  8. Such cute critters, Kara, and I love how each card tells a story even without a sentiment!!

  9. Thank you for my morning chuckle my friend!! I love your little backstories that go along with your critters...another reason you should be writing (and illustrating!!) children's books! Your shading and blending on the first card is AMAZING Kara and the silhouetted images go perfectly along with it!! And the bold red and black of the 2nd card totally gets your attention right along with the critters! AWESOME cards them both!! Take care my friend! Miss you! Lots of hugs!! :0)

  10. Look at all the fun Tux, Cocoa and Frederick are having in their various scenes! Such delightful images to use as your silhouette choices and all the more charming in that each card tells a story! Inspired and inspiring in every way!
    Such an honour to have 'played Twofer' with you and the team this month! Thank you!!

  11. OMGoodness, these are two great Twofers! I love the scene you created with the first one. What great silhouette stamps, they are quite the characters and make great scenes. I love the moon scene, so cute and fun. The colors you chose to ink with give the feeling of the night so well and makes it really look as though the moon is shinning off the snow. Love it! I also love the scene on the Christmas card, again so cute and so fun! Love those snowballs and the one flying through the air. Too cute! Hugs, Brenda