Twofer Card Challenge #28 Reminder – Circles/Bubbles

Hello … bonjour!  I’m popping by with some more inspiration to tempt you to play along with us at Twofer this month … there’s a whole week left for you to join in with …       

Here, I made use of Papertrey‘s Dot Spot stamp set (one of my first card making acquisitions … and still a favourite) … and chose the largest circle as my common image.  On the hello card, it became a warm, golden sun, set into a central circle frame, with the sentiment flowing along the bottom edge.  On the happy birthday card, it was joined by the other circles in the set in a geometric pattern cascading from top left to bottom right, with the sentiment set into the delicious white space that was left.  Here’s a closer look at each one …   I used three CP inks to create the ombré sun on the base card … and added a little sparkle with a coordinating gem in the middle.  The frame was cut with Hero Arts Infinity Dies (rectangle and circle) … and the sentiment (PTI … a gift from the lovely Bev … thanks my friend!) was stamped across both the frame and the base card to emphasise the scripty flow of the font.  I popped the frame up on craft foam over the sunny stamping … et voilà … done!

There’s a slightly crisper, cooler feel to my second card …

… though the colour palette is still a soft, feminine one.  I tested the inks and the pattern out on typing paper before stamping directly onto this one layer card.  The top right space was the perfect spot for a high impact, large sentiment (Simon Says Stamp) … which was overlapped slightly onto the circle stamping.  I added shimmer to the centre of each circle … and topped it with Glossy Accents … to create a lovely subtle sparkle (that you can just about see if you enlarge the photo).

I wondered if this design could also be made rather masculine … so did a little experimenting and came up with this …

A couple of colour changes … and some metallic silver Nuvo Drops … looks more rugged to me … what d’you think?

So … have you played along with us at Twofer this month?  If you haven’t, why not give it a go … and if you have, do feel free to play again.  We’d love to see your two distinctly different takes on Circles/Bubbles.  All the details, rules and FAQs are over at the Twofer blog … along with inspiration galore, both from the wonderful DT and from our talented Guest Designers, Jenny from My Paper Epiphany and Linda from Lin’s Craft Corner.  Hope to see you in our gallery!

My sunshine-y hello is heading to …

Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes

Inkspirational – Yellow Paint Photo (below)

Just Us Girls – Frame It

NBUS – Anything Goes … the hello sentiment is new to me

Uniko – Anything Goes … with the Bright and Happy option

… the birthday greetings are going to …

Day of the Month Card Club – Repeat Day

Papercraft Challenges – Geometric

… and the thinking of you card is joining in at …

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Something Metallic

My twofer is also playing with …

Vesela Hiška (Happy House) – Dvojni Izziv (A Double Challenge) … where the Design Team is running a Twofer style challenge this month … ‘two different designs, two different occasions, using the same stamp, die or stencil’.  Do feel free to link up your twofer there too!

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


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41 thoughts on “Twofer Card Challenge #28 Reminder – Circles/Bubbles

  1. sandie

    super cards Anita-love the the sunshine card and how you used the frame with this and the colours and the design of the second-just perfect. Sending hugs x

  2. Gerrina

    I do like how you used this so different and with that and changing the colours make a 2nd card that not quickly reminds me of the image on the first; so clever! And both so beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

  3. papierelle Blog

    This is another beautiful twofer. Your first card look like the sun and your second card reminds of the sea. Gundi

  4. Jeanne

    Look great, Anita! You are so good at these Twofers. And this time it’s a three fer! Awesome. Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  5. Brenda Lawrence

    Wow, I’m in love with both of these twofer’s Anita! They are so fun and I love the colors you have chosen. Loving the stamp that makes all these fun circles that you got so clever with. You never cease to amaze me!! Hugs, Brenda

  6. Michele F

    Such a cool stamp set – I’m loving it in all of these gorgeous colors! Feminine, or masculine – they are perfectly mesmerizing, Anita.

  7. Bobby Hagen

    That stamp set is perfect for the challenge, Anita, but it’s your creative use of them that made three wonderful, bright and cheery cards.

  8. Marcia Hill

    Three FABULOUS cards Anita, and once again I am wondering how I ever missed getting this stamp set?! I love, LOVE all three of your crisp and clean circle cards…the colors, the design, everything about these cards SHINES!! Hugs. :0)

  9. Lisa Elton

    Love that you’ve given us warm sunny and cool watery colors! This is a terrific stamp set and your cards are fabulous!

  10. djkardkreations

    I’m still smiling at the thought of the two of us, oceans apart, using the same stamp set for our Twofers ~ and, making one of them represent sunshine! Obviously great minds! All three of your cards are spectacular, Anita! I love the large sun inside the circle aperture and the colors on both your cascading circle designs are absolute favorites of mine! I love that you took it a step further and showed how a simple ink change and changing soft glossified centers with metallic ones can alter the feminine/masculine feel! Thank you for doing today’s reminder cards and for always inspiring me!! LYAMYBLABMA!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  11. Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

    Fabulous threefer, Anita!! That dotty circle turned into a sun really made me smile – such a bright spot! Just love both versions of the thinking of you card too – perfect color choices and circle placement!!

  12. BarbGhig

    I really love how you played with this stamp set, Anita! Wish I had purchased it myself 🙂 I love your sunny yellow ombre design and how you contrasted it with all those gorgeous cool colors on your 2nd and 3rd cards! You have really out-done yourself playing with your circles this month…Thanks so much for inspiring me to play along ~ Barb xx

  13. conil

    I can see why it’s one of your favorite acquisitions…is dramatic and looks stunning in any color. Of course you distinctive eye for design doesn’t hurt it any. Both cards are gorgeous.

  14. Sonja

    Thank you for second entering your amazing circles/bubbles twofer to the gallery in Vesela hiška. Perfect stamping! I like your attempt with changing colors on the birthday card from feminine to masculine card. Clever. 🙂 Sonja, DT

  15. noraln44

    These are fabulous!! I love the one in the yellow colors. It just shines right off the page. Your use of this stamp set on the birthday card is fabulous. Neutral enough to be used for a male or female. Wonderful design.

  16. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    I have that set, too – was one of my favorites for a long time – now it’s collecting dust. Thanks for the reminder – I should ink it up again. LOVE your big yellow sun! Such a cheerful card. I feel I need some cheering up – too much stress out there right now.

  17. lollthompson

    Beautiful cards using this amazing stamp set, Anita! I can see why you love it! The bright and warm card with the yellow dots is so happy! What a great way to cheerful up a friend. And I love your mix of sizes to make you next two cards. These would look awesome in any colour combination. I do like the muted tones of your last one with the added silver. xx

  18. Jane Taylor

    Two very stylish cards Anita. So pleased to se the bright and sunny one linked up at Uniko. Thanks for playing. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  19. Vicki Dutcher

    Love how you got 2 cards with this stamp – I have always loved this one! Thanks for joining in at JUGS

  20. TK

    Both are fabulous, Anita! Love the dots and colors you’ve used! The second is definitely the more masculine one, just awesome

  21. catcraig

    These are such great circle cards Anita. I love the yellow in all its boldness and the ocean feel of the blue and green tones. Ya knocked it out of the park!

  22. Julie B

    Love how you’ve framed the bright, sunny and cheerful dotty circle Anita. The second is equally pretty in the aqua shades.
    Thanks for linking up at Uniko. 🙂

  23. Rosi

    I think you dit a fantastic “threefer” with these fabulous stamps! I really love each of your clean and bright cards! Thank you so much for this second entry at DotMCC! Rosi x

  24. kimheggins

    Love both of your cards Anita…so inspired by them! I have this stamp set and sad to say it has never seen ink! But no longer, can’t wait to pull it out and use your cards as inspiration!

  25. majdinustvarjalninemir

    Two fantastic cards Anita, your circle stamp look wonderful stamped in different colours. VERY inventive and creative!
    Thank you for joining our Vesela hiška Challenge/Happy House Challenge again : )
    Hope you have a lovely day : )
    Hugs, Majda

  26. Veana R.

    Another stunning twofer with ana amazing stampa and master touch of crafter! Thanks for joinig our Challenge at Vesela Hiška ! Please come back again with your lovely cards in future. Hugs, Veana R. DT

  27. Claire A

    I love the graduated colour on the yellow one and the bling in the centre. It’s such a great design for masculine and feminine cards and the SSS sentiment is perfect. In fact, I seem to remember buying that set because of you….

  28. janja

    How beautiful and inspiering cards. I realy like the stamp and how it turned out for two diferent occassions. Thank you for visiting us at Vesela hiška. Hugs Janja DT

  29. Cathy R

    I’m always amazed at how different one stamp can look with a different colour or layout! Fabulous cards Anita, I love the look of these dotty circles. I hope you are well, take care, Cathy x

  30. littlecraftsbylia

    Hey there!
    Thanks so much for joining our Papercraft-Challenge, make sure to come back soon and play along with our new challenge aswell =)
    I’d be super excited if you come say hi on my blog aswell!
    Hugs, Lia


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