Twofer Card Challenge #30 – Sun/Moon

Hello … bonjour!  We have a squeaky clean new challenge for you at Twofer that’s just started … this month we’re asking you to be creative with …

I chose to use a happy, fun, sun image on my cards … one from Simon Says Stamp

My first card features a central, big bold sentiment where the sun takes the place of the dot above the i … a simple way to say a happy hello.  On the birthday card, my design takes up diagonally opposite corners, with the sun shining down onto an oversized corner rainbow.  How about a look at each one individually …

I created the shimmery sunshine goodness in the background by ombré sponging Distress Inks directly onto the card base … and spraying it liberally with shimmer spritz.  The front white panel was cut with a Winnie & Walter (sadly NLIB) bold sentiment … and I stamped the sun (and his chatty looking face) over the dot on the i.  The panel was popped up on craft foam onto the base, the centre of the sun was popped up again over that … and the supplementary sunshine sentiment (from Avery Elle) was slotted snuggly into the word aperture.  I finished off with a coat of Glossy Accents on the centre of the sun.

I don’t have a rainbow die, so cut this one using a curved Simon Says Stamp die and lots of coloured card scraps … added them to a breezy embossed background panel (thanks, Judith!) … and adhered the panel flat to the card base.  The white embossed sentiment is from MFT.  I ombré stamped and trimmed out the sunshine … and popped him up in the swirly sky.  He found himself dazzled by all the colours in the rainbow, so needed his shiny (Glossy Accented) shades … they suit don’t they!

How about joining us with a favourite sun/moon image of your own?  Just use the same stamps, dies and/or stencils for your two distinctly different designs, for two different occasions … we’d love to see you (and them) in our gallery!  Details about how to play, including the rules and FAQs, are over at the Twofer blog … along with heaps of celestial inspiration from the DT!  We’re delighted to have two super talented Guest Designers joining us this month … Mac from The Sweetest of Peas … and Linda from Scrappin, Stampin & Singin … welcome ladies!  Do go over and have a visit with both these super talented crafters … you’ll be so inspired … and you can always say hello while you’re there!

My sunny hi is joining in at …

Inkspirational – Face

Just Us Girls – Die Cut A Window (mine’s shaped like a hi!)

Krafty Chicks – Stamp Act

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Use Your Favourite Tool (Misti/Cuttlebug)

Watercooler Wednesday – Anything Goes With A Feminine Twist

… and my sunny rainbow scene is heading to …

Bastel-traum – Anything Goes

Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes (No Tic Tac Toe Topping)

Simon Says Stamp Monday – Happy Birthday (Congratulations to the team on their 10th!)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Use Your Favourite Tool (Misti/Cuttlebug)

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


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40 thoughts on “Twofer Card Challenge #30 – Sun/Moon

  1. Marisela Delgado

    Hola, Anita! Great to hear from you and see your always beautiful cards! I really love both, but the rainbow 🌈🌈🌈 card is stunning! I am positive that you will win each entry. 😊 I hope you are well.

  2. Sandie

    Goodness-How many challenges in one! You are so good at Twofer-always so creative. Adore the vibrant colours and the huge Hi! And super design with the rainbow-like that embossed background. Sorry not been in touch, just trying to survive the heat here! Is it hot there? Hugs x

  3. Michele F

    Well, I’m up now! Even if the sun hasn’t completely risen here yet, I have your Two beautiful, fun suns to rise to on this side of the pond, Anita! I adore that great big Hi – still missing W&W! It has been far too long since I’ve used my own. But this dude with the sunglasses just makes me smile – what’s not to love about a rainbow? Clever way of making one without a rainbow die!

  4. catcraig

    Anita, we had the same sun image and you absolutely knocked it out of the park! I love the big yellow Hi with the the sun as the tittle! Your rainbow card is so festive with the bright sun and beautiful rainbow shades. Lovely inspiration for the challenge!

  5. Jeanne

    These are just delightful, Anita! One cannot help but smile! I adore the bright, “sunny” colors and your very creative rainbow. Wonderful cards! 🙂 Hugs!

  6. Linda S.

    Wow. I love them both, but maybe I love the Hi card just a tiny bit more. Such a creative way to use a sun image. Thanks for sharing such happy cards.

  7. Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

    Fabulous Twofer, Anita – just love both cards!! The “cool” sun looking down on the rainbow looks amazing and I love the jumbo HI with the sun dotting the I – thanks for the inspiration!! Thanks for having me as a guest designer too!!

  8. Bev Kastman Buenker

    And a happy “hi” to you too! So lovely to hear your voice the other day. You always have a way of making me smile. Like this card, for instance…it will make its recipient smile for sure!! Yellow is such a happy color, and with the simmer you’ve added, well, it’s extra smily! That birthday card is pretty darn fabulous! That background swirly panel is fabulous behind your pretty rainbow! Did I tell you I saw a white rainbow over the lake a while back. Seriously. I’ll have to post a pic…Anyway, I love all the time, effort and love that went into this card. It’s really very sweet. Great twofer, my friend. Missing you. xoxo

  9. Marcia Hill

    Did you know yellow is my favorite color??? Yep, so both your sunshiny yellow cards totally made me smile this morning Anita!! Absolutely LOVE your “hi” card using the sun for the dot in the “i”…cute, cute, CUTE!!! And your rainbow card just couldn’t be any sweeter my friend…and how clever to make your rainbow from a circle die! (Going to have to remember that one as I don’t have any rainbow dies either!) Haven’t seen much of you this Summer, so hope that means you’re busy, busy, busy having all kinds of FUN?!! Stay safe and well!! Hugs. :0)

  10. Gerrina

    Both cards are perfect for the real warm summer weather! And so happy cards with that happy sun; love how totally different you used it! Hugs, Gerrina

  11. Lisa Elton

    Dotting your ‘ I ‘ with the sun was a brilliant idea! I have this die and will have to remember that. And your brilliance continues with your self made rainbow! What a great way to stretch your dies!

  12. Kara

    Your two cards make me smile from ear to ear, just like that sun is smiling! I LOVE that you used the sun to dot the “i”. It’s just such a bold and wonderful card, especially the way you inked it and added the word “sunshine” in there! Your curved die rainbow is just genius! I love all of those colors and how you arranged them. Perfect stitched background sky for your sun and rainbow too!

  13. Bobby Hagen

    Two cards that will bring smiles to the faces of the recipients, Anita, just like the smiles on those darling suns. Great idea to use one over the ‘I’.

  14. Rosemary D

    as is always the case you have illustrated the new challenge to perfection, anita! both cards are fabulous!

  15. Judith Jarvis

    I love both the cards but my favourite is…you guessed it…the rainbow. So bright and happy and it made me smile. Just what I needed, thanks x

  16. Mac Mable

    Anita your cards are full of sunshine and are brilliant. I love the oversized Hi on your first card and the pretty rainbow in the second. What a fun sunshine that you’ve used in both of your happy cards. Thank you for having me as your guest designer this month x.

  17. Karen Brown

    Anita, what a bright and happy card! I love the sunshine and the beautiful background. We are so pleased that; you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen

  18. conil

    Oh boy, aren’t these a pair of beauties. The cleverness of your giant sentiment card made be wonder, “why have I never thought of that” since I own the die. I’ll bet is shines and shimmers just like the sun, too. And the rainbow card with the swirly background. That one is going into my Have-to-do-that-someday-soon pile. What a joy to behold.

  19. djkardkreations

    Too bad there aren’t any HAPPY or CHEERFUL or the like challenges because these two fun and festive cards would be perfect, Anita! It’s late in the day here and I was getting peckish and droopy, but not any more, lol! Thank you for that! I have forgotten that fun giant HI die and I love the way you have presented it and snuggled that wee sediment in there! And who doesn’t love a rainbow or a sun wearing glossified sunglasses? Here we get BOTH on one design!! And I love your creative way of making your rainbow! LYAMYESD! I hope your heat moves on soon! Take care! Hugs, Darnell

  20. BarbGhig

    I think you are the ‘Master’ of the Twofer, Anita…Both of your cards are absolutely adorable! I love how you used the sun for a tittle on the first one and how you added the fabulous rainbow on your 2nd card…WOW! Great idea to add Glossy Accents to each one, too…I’ll bet they look amazing in person! Good job combining all of these challenges, my friend 🙂 Barb xx

  21. Cathy R

    Two wonderful cards Anita, so cheery and happy! I love the rainbow one and how you’ve positioned it at the side. Thankyou for playing along at Seize the Birthday too, Cathy x

  22. scrapperatheart

    You have been very creative with your Twofer Anita. I love the you incorporated the sun in your hi card, but your rainbow card is just as fabulous too. I love the swirl background mixed with the beautiful rainbow. Always a delight to see you at both Seize the Birthday and Just Us Girls. Take care!

  23. Nancy Salkeld

    Who wouldn’t love getting one of these cheerful cards! I love that big yellow HI! Thanks for joining us this week at Krafty Chicks!

  24. lollthompson

    Two very fun and creative sun cards Anita! Your cards are so bright, happy, and uplifting. What a wonderful card to receive in the mail. It would bring sunshine to the recipient. Great work! xx

  25. momentsofcrafting

    Your cards are so wonderfully bright and cheerful, Anita! I love them both! Especially the way the sun’s shine on each! So cute as the dot on the ‘i’!!! You are so very creative at the Twofer challenges!! I hope all is going well for you!! Take care!! 🙂 🙂 Hugs Helen

  26. Kelly Griglione

    Hey Anita! Stopping by to say … HI! What a coincidence, right?! Wonderful, beautiful cards! I just love your “sunshine” in the base of the i. So sad that winnie and walter went out of business. I really loved all of their dies. This “hi” die is so nice an large. Thanks for the reminder! Hope you are doing well. The boys just started elearning and so far seem to be OK, although I wonder how much they can really be learning over a screen when they’re not as accountable as in person. We shall see! Anyway, take care. Thinking of you sweet friend!! : ) xo

  27. Claire A

    Hello Anita, long time no comment! What a great way to use the sun as the dot over the i. And the smaller sentiment on the larger one is absolutely inspired! Love the rainbow – after all that effort I would have been worried about stuffing it up with the white embossed greeting!

  28. Lindsey L

    These are fantastic! It must have been a whole lot of work to cut that rainbow, but what a terrific result! Your cards always inspire me. I’ve loved looking through them this evening and am thoroughly inspired!


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