Twofer Card Challenge #1

Hello … bonjour!  I’m delighted, excited and thrilled to be here today … extending to you a very warm welcome to the launch of the brand new, spick and span, unique Twofer Card Challenge, conceived by the lovely Darnell!  You may already have seen the announcement post a few weeks ago, though for those who haven’t … the idea of the challenge is to make two different cards … for two different occasions … using the same stamps and/or dies … based on a word prompt.  This month’s prompt is …

… and here’s where I went with my Twofer …

Both my cards are CAS in style … the main image on them is the feather (from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, sadly no longer operating) … and that’s where the similarity ends!   Here’s a closer look at each one, showing how they’re different …

For this first one, I used a wonky stitched panel (MFT), masked and stamped the images so they snuggle together, added a heart to the centre of each one and stamped the sentiment (from Avery Elle).  To finish off, I added some Spectrum Noir sparkle to the hearts, coated them with Glossy Accents … and popped the panel up on craft foam on the card base.  Not too girlie, not too manly … fine for an anniversary card!  Shimmer and shine anyone?

My Twofer …

Here, I made the feather images into ornaments for a Christmas card.  They and their strings were heat embossed in silver, with the centres and little hangers heat embossed in blue.  The sentiment (SSS) was die cut from silver foil paper and adhered flat to the card base … and I added a strip of silver sparkle washi and one of heat embossed blue to the edge.

Voilà … two distinctly different cards for two distinctly different occasions with the same stamp!

So … how would you like to play along with us in our inaugural challenge … we’d love it if you did!  Why not let your imagination go to work with ‘Feathers’ … stretch those creative muscles … and make two distinctly different cards … for two distinctly different occasions … with the same stamps/dies?   All the information you need, including timescales, guidelines, rules and FAQs … along with a whole heap of glorious inspiration from the fantastic DT … is over at the Twofer blog … it’s just a click away!  Can’t wait to see you in our gallery!

My anniversary card is heading to …

Addicted to Stamps & More – Clean & Simple

CAS-ual Fridays – All That Glitters … just check out those hearts!

Just Us Girls – Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions

and my Christmas ornaments are joining in at …

Addicted to Stamps & More – Clean & Simple

Happy Little Stampers Christmas – Anything Goes with the optional CAS Twist

Just Us Girls – Anything Goes

SSS Monday – Winter Blues

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂



65 thoughts on “Twofer Card Challenge #1

  1. lollthompson

    Your are so clever with your designs Anita!! What a great way to stretch your feather image by using it in two completely different ways. Love the sweet anniversary card with those adorable glossy hearts in the center. And your hanging Christmas ornaments are so pretty!! Excited and happy to be working with you on the Twofer team! xx

  2. Michele F

    Tickles my fancy, Anita!!! Both absolutely adorable! There are several Waltzing Mouse stamp sets I wish I could get my hands on… but I have a wonderful NBUS from Shirley’s Bee Knees that are dying to be used!! Couldn’t have been better timing for this Twofer Challenge! xx

  3. Kara Lynne

    Such a creative way to convey two very different meanings from this one sweet image! I love how the two feathers are nestled together and sparkle with love. Those ornaments are so elegant in blue and silver and perfectly balanced on your card!

  4. Bev

    Perfect feather cards for this inaugural challenge! You know I’m mad about CAS designs, and these are just delectable!!! The shimmer and shine adds that bit of extra interest, too. So happy to be on this fun team with you (and all those amazing card makers!!). Woohooooooo!!!!!

  5. gertrude61

    Wow! Your feather Christmas ornaments are fantastic. Your anniversary card is clever and sweet. Great creativity!

  6. djkardkreations

    I love how you embraced the challenge, Anita! Your sweet feathers have turned romantic and glossy as an anniversary card and they make brilliant shimmery ornaments on your Christmas card! I love these!! It’s easy to see you enjoyed yourself stretching these feathers! Thank you again for being a magnificent member of the DT!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. susannev2014

    How is it possible that by using the same feather stamp and a CAS style you can create two very different cards? One a lovely anniversary card and the other a very cool Christmas card! Turning the feathers into ornaments was simply brilliant!
    I am so very thrilled to be on the team with you, Anita!

  8. Susi

    Your choice of stamp image for both of your cards is brilliant, Anita. This feather image looks just as gorgeous as an “ornament”, or a pretty image, as both your cards prove! Love the CAS designs – so classy!

  9. Lisa Elton

    Ornaments…you turned those pretty little feathers into ornaments! So very clever and so very pretty…they both are!! Bravo to your debut with the new Twofer challenge Anita!!

  10. Nancy Littrell

    I love your fun and creative ways of using your feather stamp, Anita. Who would have thought to make ornaments out of the stamp…you, of course! Congratulations for being chosen as one of the DT members. Hugs…

  11. Sue VanDeVusse

    These are absolutely genius! So creative to use the feather as ornaments. Both of these cards are fantastic with the beautiful CAS designs. So glad you played along with us again here at JUGS!

  12. maria f.

    First off, congrats on being a part of this fun endeavor. Second, love that stamp. Loved WMS. Third, fabulously creative way to use the stamp two different ways. And last but not least… wonderfully CAS, my friend!

  13. Jeanne

    What a great start to this challenge. I say you knocked this one out of the park. Both cards are beautiful. I love how you used the leaf stamp as ornaments. SO clever. I also really like how you cut the sentiment in the silver paper. It has such a distinct, elegant look to it! Your cards show how fun this challenge is going to be. Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂 Hugs!

  14. Rosemary D

    Wow!! You sure started off the new challenge with a bang, Anita!! Both cards are fabulous and provide the perfect visual for what the challenge is all about!! You rock!!

  15. conil

    …and CAS perfection done by the incredibly lovely and talented Anita of France. Golly, you really kicked off this challenge off with a great big bang. All that creamy white space makes my eye focus on that sweet feather that you used so effectively. The anniversary card is sweet but the Christmas card is brilliant. Would never have thought of using a feather as an ornament. WOW!

  16. Leslie Miller

    Those are the prettiest little feathers! The open space leaves room for interpretation and brilliant uses such as those demonstrated in your cards. Very clever and beautiful, and I love the CAS-ness of both!

  17. Penny Hanuszak

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Watercooler Wednesday Occasions Challenge this week Anita and sharing your Two’fer cards. Both totally amazing and creative in that you’ve managed to totally change them up in each of your CASs. Your joy and zest for stamping and sharing truly comes alive in this post. I love the Anniversary card you prepared for our challenge. The addition of Glossy Accents and glimmer to the hearts totally stole mine. Awesome!

  18. Heidi Weaver

    Beautiful cards, Anita, and what a clever way to show off the images giving two completely different meanings to them. That Anniversary card is simply charming. With just those two images and the sentiment you’ve created a wonderfully clean and simple card. Love the wonky stitching. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  19. Verna Angerhofer

    What a wonderful feather image and it is perfect the way you used it on your cards. I really love the ornaments one. That is gorgeous!

  20. kathyk4

    Loving both of your makes and such a contemporary design too – Congrats on your DT slot with this fab new challenge


  21. Jenny M

    This challenge looks rather interesting,,,,, the idea of making two cards and stretching those supplies and brain cells!! 🙂 Love love love how you have creatively turned those feathers into baubles… both cards are fab xx

  22. Julia Aston

    I love those stubby feathers from WMS Anita – creative designs on both of your cards – such pretty silver feather ornaments and the shiny hearts are so fun on the Anniversary card! Julia xx

  23. BarbGhig

    Your feathers are gorgeous, Anita! I love how you chose a different color palette for each card and your clever CAS designs are perfect…especially how you created the ornaments!

  24. Sharron Gregory

    Your first Twofer designs are so awesome! Using one stamps to represent two entirely different things is so creative. The tiny hearts for the anniversary card are so sweet and I love your shiny ornaments!

  25. Heidi

    Very very cool to use the feathers at ornaments! Both cards are very pretty! You know, Claire Brennan (of Waltzing Mouse) now designs stamps for Gina K Designs. I love her sets! Have a great day!


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