Hello … bonjour! Welcome to our yummy new Twofer challenge for May, where we’re inviting you to dig out your scrumptious stamps, dies and/or stencils and join us to enjoy some …
That yummy looking cake stamp (the common image on both cards) is from Reverse Confetti … it appears just as intended (along with one of it’s accompanying alligators) on my birthday card … and on the hello card, it’s been dressed up with the help of a little masking and subsequent doodling! How about a closer look at each one …
The central design here ensures the cake is the star of the show. It was masked and stamped onto some mixed media card stock, I doodled those extra layers of chocolate ganache and the cherry on the top … and coloured it with alcohol markers. There are lavish coatings of shimmer and shine on the ganache and cherry too … tricky to capture … and more visible on the first photo. The two word sentiment is shared between Simon Says Stamp and Winnie & Walter (sadly NLIB). The panel was mounted onto a couple of layers of vellum, popped up on craft foam and adhered to a mixed media card base that had been embossed with a Spellbinders die. You’ll notice that the vellum went a smidgy bit wobbly round the edges after it was dry … must be all that luscious ganache that did it … couldn’t have been anything to do with the wet adhesive I used!
My second card is clean, fun and whimsical …
Another simple design, with the heat embossed images and sentiment laid out along the bottom half of a watercolour card base. Everything was coloured with Zigs and a water brush … and I gave the alligator a dry embossed pathway to walk on … firstly to ground him … and secondly so he could advance on that birthday cake easily!
How about choosing a cake/cupcake image from your stash … to make two distinctly different designs … for two different occasions … we’d love to see you (and your cards) in our gallery! All the details, rules and FAQs are over at the Twofer blog … together with heaps of delicious inspiration from the DT as well as from our super talented Guest Designer, Janet from Swanlady Impressions. Do go and have a gentle meander around Janet’s blog … there’s so much loveliness to enjoy and be inspired by … and you can always say hello while you’re there!
My piled high cupcake is going over to …
AAA Cards – Up To One Third … no Mystical Beasts option
Krafty Chicks – Stamp Act
MFT Color Challenge – Poppin’ Pink, Carribean Sea, Jalapeno Popper, Vintage Timber
NBUS – Anything Goes … a little win from Reverse Confetti!
Papercraft Challenges – Fruits, Food and Vegetables
… and that cake craving crocodile (or alligator if you prefer, though the alliteration isn’t as good!) will be celebrating at …
AAA Birthday – Happy Birthday … congratulations on your 2nd!
Addicted to Stamps and More – Any Occasion
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Anything Goes
Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash – Birthday … congratulations on your 8th!
Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes … no Furry Friends topping
Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
Looking good, Anita! Although I wouldn’t want to tangle with the alligator/crocodile for a bite of his cake. LOL Hope you are well! Thanks for sharing.
I’m adding cake decorating to your list of talents, Anita! Well done, you! I have always loved that Croc – but I’m going back to look at the set, because I’m wondering if you also doodled that wee cherry on top? Which would make you a chief craft and cherry doodler, too!
Adorable, and oh so fun! xx
Both cards are so much fun but I grew up in Florida so your alligator card has stolen my heart. Love the dry embossed path. Thanks for sharing.
both cards are so sweet and clever, anita! you are a master at showing how the two-fer challenge is done, my friend!
Mmmm, delishousness abounds, Anita! You might not be a baker, but you can doodle me a edible paper cake any time! Great job, perfect sediment, awesome glossification, and I love the vellum matting! Your croc is a delight! I would definitely not get in his way as he is single-mindedly heading for that gorgeous cake! Love the grounding/highway! LYAMYMA! HTCS! Hugs, Darnell
p.s. Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! xxoo
Mmmmm….cake….! But, pardon me, you doodled the ganache???! Dang girl! If I had tried that, my recycle bin would have been overflowing! I actually like the wavy vellum – it adds another textural dimension to your card. And that little ‘gator is adorable. I’m going to have to pull that set out and see what I can come up with – you’ve inspired me, my friend!! Pretty sure the grands would like it! Cool here for early May, but the hot weather is just around the corner. Hope all is well with you. Miss you. Sending hugs. xoxo
Ooooh…cherries, ganache and cake…delicious. Just like your twofer here. I love the details on your clever, hand doodle cake and frosting. And that alligator is beyond adorable. Hope you’re doing well and are staying safe. Mwah!
Well, now I want cake! Yours and that croc are perfectly adorable!
2 very different and very fun cards Anita, how fabulous is that crocodile!
Awesome, fun and adorable twofer cards, Anita! Love the cute alligator and the matching sentiment! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!
AWESOME card Anita! Once again I am amazed at the amount of detail you put into these seemingly very CAS cards! Your Hello card with the layers of doodled cake look fabulous and I’m loving the wavy vellum layers and embossed framing too! And your croc cake card is ADORABLE!! He looks very intent on getting to that cake and I’m glad I’m not in his way!! Cute, CUTE cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)
I am in love with that crocodile, of course! How fun is that?!!!! Now this is an awesome Twofer, although I don’t really care about the cake – much too small for me, LOL!
Great pair of cards! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards and AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!
Fun cards Anita, delicious looking cakes and a fun crocodile! Love his dry embossed pathway and your story that went with it lol! Thanky you too for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x
lovely cards!Thanks for joining us at papercraft-challenges.
Just awesome, love the crocodile! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!
Both cards are so colourful! And love the fun text and grog! Hugs, Gerrina
Both so different and both so creative and clever. What a fun card the alligator one is Anita x. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration x.
Spectacular cards! Now who doesn’t love cake? Even an alligator wants a piece. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.
Diane – DT
It is always a joy to see your cards, Anita. You’ve done an excellent job with masking the cake on your first card. Vellum frame looks super. I like that it is a little wobbly. It gives the dinamic to the card. Cute aligator walking to the birthday card is so sweet. Fantastic idea for a child birthday. I like the border you gave him twalk on.
Stay safe! Hugs, Sonja
Thank you for your warm welcome & support. Two wonderful CAS cards (always difficult to get these on point!).
Love both cards but especially the croc…and you thought you weren’t an artist. L&H x
Anita, such a clever way to use the layers.
Such fun cards with that little cake, Anita. So clever of you to add extra layers to make it even more yummy.
Really fun cards, Anita! Love your munchin’ little critter, and your centered cake definitely steals the spotlight!
Adorable cards!!! I especially like the funny crocodile!!
Wonderful cards, both of them! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa
I love that cute alligator and also the matching sentiment. Lovely CAS. Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!
Well you can come here and ice a cake anytime and that alli is a cutie!
Hhahaha, love your crocodile. So funny! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation at AAA Birthday, and good luck. Valérie DT
As always your cards are both brilliant! So clever! Love how you made your little cupcake ‘grow’ into a wonderful celbration cake and that fun little happy croc!!! such clever CAS creations!! Stay safe! 🙂
Such sweet images – I’ve never seen that set before. The dry embossing gives just the right amount of detail as does the layer of vellum. It always gives me the irrits when vellum goes all crinkly but it looks like it’s part of the design here!