Twofer Card Challenge #16 – Things With Wheels

Hello … bonjour!  We’re rolling out our May challenge at Twofer today … with a prompt that should get those imaginative cogs turning!  This month we’re playing with …

… here’s the spin my imagination took …

A missing you card for a sweet friend and a colourful happy birthday card, both featuring an image from The Cat’s Pajamas.  Here’s a closer look at each one …

A simple, one layer card with Long Eared Bunny driving away into the distance, having been visiting with a friend.  The road is from Essentials By Ellen, and LEB and his well loaded car are coloured with alcohol markers.  I doodled some puffs of exhaust smoke and added the Simon sentiment … and couldn’t leave him without a little shimmer (Spectrum Noir) on the chrome and shine (Glossy Accents) on those new tyres.  If you look closely, you’ll see a little moistness in his eyes … after all, he’s missing his far away friend already!

My twofer makes unconventional use of this image … I turned the wheels into an abstract, vibrant pattern …

It took rather a while to come up with this design and by the time I had, time was of the essence in getting it finished (deadline looming!).  So I threw caution to the wind, called on my creative guardian angel, pulled out my Memento Dew Drop ink pads and an acrylic block … and started inking and stamping onto a white card panel.  The points on the pads meant I could ink up just the wheel and wing part of the image precisely, doing away with the need to do any masking.  After a quick practice on some copy paper, I just eyeballed it … ink, stamp once, ink, invert the image, match up the wheel, stamp again … repeat in the next colour.  The little blocks created where the wings overlapped one another were filled in with the matching ink.  Isn’t it wonderful when winging it actually works first time … phew!  The main hugs sentiment (Papertrey) was cut into the wheel pattern and into black craft foam, I popped the panel up on craft foam on the card base, glued the two hugs together and added them back into their space.  The additional sentiment is from Simon, white heat embossed on black, trimmed to a strip and popped up on foam tape.  I finished off with a scattering of silver stars and irridescent sequins to add a little birthday magic.

How about rolling along with us with some wheels of your own … we’d love to see your cards in our gallery!  You can find out everything you need to know in the rules and FAQs over at the Twofer blog.  There’s a whole heap of wonderful inspiration to enjoy there too … from our talented Guest Designers, Hilary from Fiddling About and Cornelia from Stempel Spass … and from our fabulous DT.  Do go over for a visit with both Hilary and Cornelia … as well as their Twofer cards, you’ll find a whole load of fabulous cards and inspiration … you won’t want to miss it!

Long Eared Bunny is going to be stopping off at …

Inkspirational – Adventure

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – For A Special Lady

The Paper Players – Life Is Better With Friends

… and hugs are going over to …

AAA Birthday – Anything Goes

Seize The Birthday – No Toppings

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Add Something Metallic (the stars)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – For A Special Lady

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions

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






38 thoughts on “Twofer Card Challenge #16 – Things With Wheels

  1. Jane

    How fabulous! Love all the movement your second card suggests and its total uniqueness. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

  2. aimeslee

    Brilliant! Way to go for just turning the wheels of your crafty instinct! Must have been a rush, I love it when that happens to me, even though, sadly, a rarity. heehee xoxo

  3. Karen Brown

    What a fun CAS card! Love the rainbow colors and the dimension of the die cut sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at Waterooler Wednesday.

  4. Michele F

    ARe you kidding me? I looked, and stared, and could NOT deduce how you managed this design from Mr. Bunny’s bug! Brilliant, Anita!!! Just brilliant – and both so very charming! hmmm do I have any wheels? My wheels are turning! xx

  5. Joanne James

    Fabulous cards Anita! The teary-eyed bunny is perfect for our challenge but the use of the wheel to create the abstract pattern on your second card – truly inspired!! Thanks for sharing your card with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  6. Sandie

    Wow you really did get creative here. I just couldn’t see how the second card was the same stamp set until I ready the post. Your creativity blooms here.,..what a great idea and it worked so well first time! Adore your card for Ink. Love the softness of the colour you used for the road. And the little card sure is full up ready for an adventure! The glossy accents on the chrome and tyres show how cool he really is and the moist tears, the perfect finishing touch. Fab to see you at Ink

  7. Bobby

    Look at you going all unconventional on us. 😉 Turning the wheels into a birthday card was an inspired design, Anita. So fun and colorful. I do see the tear drop on your bunny friend. I love that you ran him off the edge to make room for the perfect sentiment.

  8. catcraig

    Anita, love mr bunny in his lil car. so cute and your abstract colorful wheels are smashing. Fabulous twofer.

  9. conil

    Seriously, you really are a genius. Both of these cards are a pure delight. How does that bunny keep his head up with those huge ears. He does look as though he enjoyed his sojourn at his friends house…so beautifully colored. And that impressive second card…really looks as though your angels were looking out for you. Brilliant way you overlaid those colors. Perfect for the camouflaged sentiment. Awesome twofer.

  10. Mac Mable

    What a darling your first card is…Love the long eared little fella and the moisture in the eyes….You are a master of attention to detail Anita x
    Such a fun and creative second card, so unique and absolutely fabulous. I love the black behind the die cut sentiment and the design is amazing x

  11. Hilary Wright

    These cards are so clever, I love the little details with the winking and the glossy shine on the first card, your colouring is excellent too. Your second card is really very very clever, well done, it is so satisfying when something like that works xx

  12. BarbGhig

    You are so clever, Anita…I love how you played with your stamps to create 2 fabulous cards! Beautiful coloring on all the images and I love how you used the bunny on the first card! I really LOVE the creative way you played with the wheels on the 2nd one, too! So much movement, dimension and the bright, fun colors really make it pop! You’ve definitely inspired me to play along…Thanks! Barb xx

  13. lollthompson

    Sweet cards Anita! Love the card with the bunny (he barely fits!). Adorable! And your line of wheels in rainbow colours is so fun and very creative! Awesome cards, my friend! xx

  14. Bev Kastman Buenker

    Hey girl. Thought I’d stop by and tell you that your cards are sweet and amazing. My time is pretty short, so I won’t be able to write much, just wanted to know that as usual, your cards make me smile! Missing you tons my darling friend. xoxo

  15. Cathy R Roffey

    Such fun cards Anita, love the driving bunny and what a brilliant idea to use the wheels as a graphic design!! Awesome, (Thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday too) Cathy x

  16. djkardkreations

    I know all about those missing-you-feelings in LEB’s heart and the moistness in his eyes at having to leave a get-together with friends. You’ve captured it perfectly, Anita, and sad though it is, it still made me smile with delight at your coloring and strategic glossification!! And your unconventional design blows my mind! You definitely had a designing guardian angel guiding you with this one! It’s clever and executed brilliantly, using nothing but your eyeballs and your genius brain!! ILYAMYMAAWYLC!! Hugs, Darnell

  17. Barbara Roe

    Wow your creativeness amazes me. Both cards are so different from one another but each is delightful. Think of you often and will write a letter shortly. 🙂 Barb

  18. Brenda in IN

    The bunny with his ear flapping in the wind is the cutest thing in his little car. Your creative guardian angel really nailed this cool design. It is so unique and clever and along with everything else, colorful.

  19. barbara

    FAbulous card! love this clean style and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday CHallenge Blog! barbara

  20. Gerrina

    This challenge can make you look so different to your stamps…I like how you used the wheels so completely different to make a graphic-looking card! That is my favorite, although the bunny-card made me smile… Hugs, Gerrina

  21. Marcia R Hill

    WOW…you nailed this challenge Anita!! That LEB gets me every time and to think of him being sentimental rather than snarky just makes me smile!! And your unconventional card with the wheels is FABULOUS…blows me away that you were able to do that with just eye-balling! You rock my friend!! Hugs. :0)

  22. Leslie Miller

    Both cards are very creative, Anita, especially as I read about the process. Cute little puffs of exhaust smoke you drew for the misty-eyed bunny’s car. Sweet and fun image with the sentiment. Love the clean, but colorful design of your cards. Pure genius between you and your creative guardian angel to make a border with those tires! Who would’ve thought? Absolutely wonderful!

  23. Rosemary D

    So clever and creative the way you used the wheel on the second card, Anita! Another fabulous set of cards!

  24. Kara

    Your cards are wonderful, Anita! I was so tickled that we used the same sentiment on one of our cards! That bunny driving away is so precious, especially with his moist eyes! Your rainbow wheel pattern is amazing and shows your patience and attention to detail!

  25. Claire A

    For the life of me I couldn’t work out how you’d used the same stamp – then I read your post and realised what you’d done with the tyres! Obviously you work well under pressure. You really are a master at thinking outside of the box Anita!

  26. Lisa Elton

    Those bunnies get me every time! These are just fabulous. Your use of the wheels is brilliant!

  27. Sharron Gregory

    Your bunny card is so sweet! He’s perfect for a “miss you” card. And your use of the wheels for the second design is so creative. I never would have thought about using the wheels for such an amazing design, and in rainbow colors too!

  28. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Sheer brilliance!!!!! i can’t believe I am that far behind in my commenting… Shame on me….. But your two cards – I can’t get over your creativity! Big applause!


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