Thursday, 11 January 2018

Feathers

Darnell has started a new challenge with a difference this month called Twofer Card Challenge.  The aim is to make two completely different cards for two different occasions, using the same stamp or die on both cards.  Each month there will be a different prompt word and the word for the first challenge is 'Feathers'.  You can find out more HERE and also get lots of inspiration from Darnell and her talented DT.

Here are my two cards.
The feather die I used on both cards is from a Spellbinders set of feather dies.

I am joining in the following challenges with this pair of cards.


My first card is a 'Thinking of you' card, which I decided to make in blue and white so that it would be appropriate to send to a man, as well as a lady.  It will be going into my box of readymade cards.  The sentiment is an old Hero Arts stamp, stamped with Versafine 'Majestic Blue'. The ovals are MB 'Stitched Oval' dies cuts and the white one is two sizes bigger the blue one to create a wider frame.  The embossing folder I used is Crafts-Too 'Feathers'.  The matted and layered oval is raised up on foam tape.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:
Make My Monday Challenge # 62 ~ Blue and White
Southern Girls Challenge ~ Stitching
Simon Says Monday Challenge ~ Winter Blues
That's Crafty Feeling Blue Challenge


 My second card, a birthday card, uses the same SB feather die.  The base card was die cut using a die from the SB 'Happy Days' set.  The patterned papers are by Anna Marie Designs.  The squares are embossed with a Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' e/f with a Fiskars punched feather on each square.  Three white pearls finished off my card.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Use Patterned Paper
HLS January Anything Goes with Dies Challenge
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #385 - No Winter Blues (No Blue Colour)
Country View Crafts January Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Dies R Us Challenge #88 ~ Anything Goes 

39 comments:

  1. Two fabulous cards Liz and they both work well using the SB feather die. I love the feather EF you have used for the background on the first card, and the steps shaped card is so pretty with the background sentiment paper together with the spots paper and the embossed Swiss Dots you have used on the front of each step, and love the complementary smaller feather on each step too. x

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  2. Two wonderful cards, Liz! I am so impressed that you have a feather EF! It works perfectly with your die cut feather and is so pretty in blue! Your birthday card is so fun in those patterned papers and little feathers! Thanks for joining in the fun with us a Twofer Card Challenge!

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  3. These are so very gorgeous. Two wonderful card designs with feathers.

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  4. Fantastic feather cards Liz. Love the blue and white oval center and dry embossed background. A great card to have in your stash that will suit a lot of occasions. The step card is so cool. What a great design. Love your mix of patterened papers with your feather embellishment. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge! xx

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  5. Fabulous two cards Liz, love the stepper one and the feathers look awesome.x[aNNie]

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  6. Lovely cards Liz showcasing the feather. The blue and white card reminds me of Wedgwood porcelain, very effective use of colours. The second card is so different but just as pretty x

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  7. You are quick! Two beaytiful cards! The backgrounds look great wiyh that little bit of texture! Enjoy the weekend!

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  8. Both totally fab but I confess to having a soft spot for the more "purpley" entry!

    Kathyk

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  9. Beautifully composed cards Liz - both different. I do love feathers and I've used one in my card that will go live a little later on my blog today! Shabneez x

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  10. Hi Liz, two beautiful cards, love the embossing folder you used... have a wonderful weekend... Megan

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  11. Nicely done on the first Twofer Challenge. Both of your cards are so pretty....I especially like the way you designed the birthday card.

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  12. Both just as fabulous Liz, Thank you for sharing the Blue with us over at That's Crafty. Best wishes in the Feeling Blue blog Challenge.
    Warmest of wishes Tracey DT

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  13. You did the twofer beautifully. Love the embossing folder. [Bunny]

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  14. Two fabulous cards Liz, super feather die and the EF is so lovely xx

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  15. Both are wonderful cards, love the feathers down the "steps", love the embossing folder which enhances the other card too. Clever designs.
    Faith
    x

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  16. Such clever and creative cards. Love the colour of the blue and white card and the second card is so clever x

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  17. Two lovely cards, ad so creative! These feathers are really outstanding! Great works with them!

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  18. Your cards are fantastic, Liz! Love the serene looking blue and white one (what a great embossing folder) and the step card is truly unique! The different shades of patterned paper look great together!
    Thank you so much for playing at our very first Twofer Card Challenge!

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  19. Both wonderful cards Liz, love the colours in both :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  20. Two beautiful cards Liz and both look so different also ;) Viv xx

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  21. All I can say is WOW. Super cards.

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  22. Thank you so much for the shoutout, Liz, and for embracing the concept of the Twofer challenge so fantastically! I love both of your beautiful cards! I'm loving that feather e/f!! It's the perfect background for that striking oval-framed feather! And, wow, your plum step-card is divine! Great use of pp and I love the pearl punctuation!! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Both cards are beautiful Liz, a clever way to show two uses for the feather dies.
    Janice x

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  24. Gorgeous cards Liz :-) both of them are absolutely fabulous! I love how you used the same feather die to make these cards, so beautiful :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  25. These are AWESOME ... I hope to be able to play along in this new challenge too! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us! Good Luck and Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  26. That is a beautiful die and your cards are so smart. So different too.

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  27. Two fabulous, but very different cards, love them both x

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  28. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  29. Me again Liz... I do love a stepper card and both are beautiful. Thanks so much for joining in with our anything goes challenge for January over at Country View. Hugs xxx

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  30. lovely work, thanks for sharing it with us at MMM challenge Janet DT

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  31. Lovely cards ! Thank you for entering our monthly challenge over at Country View Challenges.
    Corrie x

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  32. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 4CC, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  33. Gorgeous cards!! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge. Anne DT

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  34. Gorgeous work there, Liz, great creations indeed... I have Die like that but couldn’t use it in end.. not sure why. Didn’t seem to work but you’ve excelled.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  35. Great cards Liz! I do love how you made your die work so differently. And of course the feather EL is a brilliant touch.

    Hugs
    Di xx

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  36. Just put my twofer entry in and now looking through the gallery as I didin't want to nick any ideas . Both these cards are perfect. I especially like the second card which ?I will have to go back yo the drawing board on as ?I was going to use on the butterfly challenge. Der. Hugs Mrs A.

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  37. Lovely project - thank you for entering HLS January Anything Goes with Dies challenge - hope to see you again! Hugs Agnieszka chanya13

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