Monday, January 15, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #1 - Feathers


Most of you are already aware that Darnell of DJKardcreations.com is holding her very first challenge to kick off 2018. It's called the "Twofer Card Challenge" and all you need to do is use the same elements to make two cards for two different occasions - using the prompt word which this time around is "feathers." I pondered this for a while and finally decided to use hummingbirds because they have feathers.


I made a birthday and a thank-you card with the same supplies, other than the sentiments. I sponged clouds on the birthday card and wish I'd done the same on the thank-you card, but I finished it before I could add them.


Here's the close-up version of the birthday card........



and here's the close-up version of the thank-you card. I triple-cut the sentiment and stacked them up for some dimension.

I'll list the products used below.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll play along with this brand new challenge and make it a big success for Darnell!

Carol

Stamps: Flower and dsp leaves by Hero Arts, fussy cut, birthday stamp by Penny Black
Dies: Thanks by Taylored Expressions, Hummingbird by Cheery Lynn, golden sprigs Shasta by Poppy
Supplies: H20's to color birds, stickles for flower centers and bird eyes, tumbled glass distress ink for clouds, SU! dimensionals to pop up flower pieces and hummingbirds, GinaK designs blue raspberry cardstock for "thanks" sentiment, several different orange Copics to color flowers

19 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

I love the mix of colors on the hummingbird! Both cards are absolutely wonderful! I like the cloud background a lot too.

Liz said...

Super cards, Carol. I love hummingbirds and the flowers are so pretty. xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are so gorgeous. Wonderful coloring of the flowers and hummingbird.

Claire said...

Nice idea using an actual bird rather than its plumage ;) and the colours are so pretty and the flower looks amazing layered up. Two great cards x

jimlynn said...

Two wonderful cards that are just beautiful! Love the coloring on the hummingbirds
Lynn

Stampsnob. said...

Very beautiful Love the color of the flowers
Lis

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are so beautifully done! (Your bird seems so real and makes me miss the hummingbirds that used to come to our feeders) I so hope to do this challenge but, so far, I'm am stumped as what to make for this challenge!

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Carol, gorgeous flowers - two lovely designs.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

scrAPpamondo said...

Both the cards are so lovely! The sweet background makes the flower and the hummingbird pop out! Great layering and dimension! Love the colors you used!
Hope to have time to play at Darnell's first challenge, but I'm so busy with school in this time of year :(
Hugs

MaryH said...

Beautiful entry! Love the hummingbird feathers with this lovely flower. Those are some great looking clouds too! Well done for playing along in this Twofer. Darnell will be so pleased. TFS & Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful colours and design. [aNNie]

Marlene said...

Such a lovely card. Unique!

Janice M said...

What pretty cards! Love your hummingbirds, they look good on the cloud background.

Daffodil Cards said...

Such Beautiful cards, love the flowers and the humming bird, clever take on the "feathers".
Faith
x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I just saw this Challenge.. what a clever idea! I also love your florals w/ hummers. Dang, they are pretty!

Happy Dance said...

That's an amazing hummingbird, and you know how much Darnell likes those little cuties! The clouds are beautifully sponged, and that flower on both cards is amazing! I like the vertical and horizontal aspects of each card, too. Two wonderful cards. Thank you for joining us at the Twofer Challenge! Bev

Wendy said...

OMGosh, these are so beautifully done! I love your pretty flowers and that sweet hummingbird and the sponged background! You made 2 fabulous cards, Carol! Love them! TFS and have yourself a great day!

Loll said...

Fantastic colouring of both your flowers and hummingbirds for both your cards Carol. And the dimension from the flower is amazing!! Beautiful added background withe sponged sky. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge.

Darnell said...

Aw, Carol, you are so kind, my friend! You know I am swooning over those adorable hummers! I just love that you colored him with soft pinks, blues, and greens. (I say "him," because you know the males in Bird World get the pretty feathers!) The flower is also beautifully colored and has wonderful depth! Because I am encouraging everyone to make two different designs to streeeeetch those design skills, it's nice that you didn't do clouds on both ~ although they are stunning! Thank you for playing and for the wonderful shoutout and support!! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell