Saturday, November 10, 2018

Guest Designing for Twofer #11


  After playing a previous Twofer challenge and being named a winner, I'm proud and delighted to be guest designing for the Twofer #11 challenge this month, and the keyword is "wreath." You are to make 2 different cards with 2 different designs while using the same stamps, dies, or stencils to create your interpretation of a wreath.


I've made a Christmas card and a get-well card.


My immediate reaction was to start by making a Christmas card. I started with some traditional colors of red and green and added a piece of SU! woodgrain dsp for the background. The wreath was created with a Poppy Shasta Twigs die and dotted with red liquid pearls for berries. I added a double twine bow, and found the Kaisercraft die-cut sentiment in my doo-dad box - already layered with neutral and red colors and ready to be used.


For this get-well card, I made another wreath from kraft card stock with the Shasta twig die. I used autumn colors of very vanilla, early espresso, and pumpkin pie. The card base is kraft, while the embossed vanilla background was done with a Darice "Fall Leaf Background" embossing folder. The horizontal panel is a snippet of dsp that's printed with colorful autumn leaves, and I added a stitched die-cut banner (Li'l Inker) with a Sweet'n Sassy stamps sentiment. Next I added a stamped and fussy-cut SNSS flower that was enhanced with Copics to add a little depth to the color. The flower center was dotted with gold Stickles, and I also dotted the branches of the wreath with stickles for some subtle sparkle. The espresso panel was cut with a MFT fishtail banner die and the 3 tiny leaves were done with an EK border punch I've had for years.

I hope you find time to come play along with this challenge and be sure to visit -The Twofer Challenge #11 challenge blog to see all the inspiration from the design team! Darnell and these ladies make the most awesome cards and surely one of them will inspire you to play along with us! You have 2 weeks to join in, so come have fun with us!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great "Twofer" kind of day :)



Carol

26 comments:

LeAnne said...

THese are both so pretty, Carol! I don't think I've ever played with this challenge, but I am trying to make two cards each time I sit down to craft, so maybe I'll have to give it a go!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Both your cards are wonderful. What a lot of work to make those wreaths with the little twigs. Congrats on your guest design position!

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Carol, congratulations on your GDT spot.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Look at you being all Twofer-riffic! These are both awesome. That twig die is great!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Two beautiful inspirations for Darnell's Twofer Challenge! And congrats on your winning and GD, so well deserved! :)
That twig die is so useful, I have two different of them, but very neglected. Thanks for sharing your ideas! The Christmas one is adorable with the twine and the berries on the faux wood paper and the autumnal have a fab look with that big flower and its sparkling centre! Well done!
Have a lovely weekend!

Wendy said...

Both of these cards are absolutely beautiful, Carol! I love how different they both are and both are made using the same twig die! Beautiful choice of papers and love that they are for different seasons of the year! Wonderful job, my friend! Love them! TFS and hang on to your hat today! Quite blustery out!

Darnell said...

How I would love to come and play in your craft room with all those wonderful ingredients and surprises in your doo-dads box! These cards are fabulous, Carol! What a treat it is for us to have you as our Guest Designer at Twofer! You have used all the bits and bobs with your twig wreaths in cohesive ways to create two different and beautiful wreath designs! Thank you so much! MWAH!! ❤Hugs, Darnell

jimlynn said...

Congrats on your win and the guest designer spot!!! Fantastic!
LOVE both of these cards Carol. The wreaths are just beautiful.
Lynn

*Vicki* said...

Yay! Congrats on your guest spot my friend! I haven't played with this challenge, but I'm going to go check it out! Your wreath creations look so amazing! Love the Christmas design with the tiny little red berries!! The bottom floral card is so pretty and love the colors on that one! Thanks for sharing my! HUGS

Nora Noll said...

Oh how lovely!!! The Christmas card is so pretty with the delicate pine needles and I love your layered sentiment. The fall card is so clever with the pine needles in kraft behind that orange flower. Beautiful cards!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Congratulations on the guest spot and I must say I love those wreath cards you made. They are both gorgeous.

Claire said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot at Twofer Carol and your wreath cards look super. I'm in full Christmas mood now so for me I just love the festive one. The colours are rich and warm on your get well card and with the flower its totally transformed the wreath. Fab job x

aussie aNNie said...

Carol, firstly my banner was put up especially by special requests and you were one of them who loved the guy...he is kinda cute. LOVE your photo and I think I need to use one too, this way we know who we are 'talking' too...
Lovely designer cards and big congrats on your GD spot... I do love the second card and it has made me feel better...lots of sun yesterday helped and will do so again today...big hugs.xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on your win and guest DT slot! Just love your pair of wreath cards - so fun to use those twig branches!!

Christine Alexander said...

I really wish I had the patients to die cut all those twigs because you created 2 beautiful cards :)

Sybrina K said...

Carol, How fun to see your lovely wreath cards today in the Twofer post! Congrats again on your GDT honor. It's really wonderful to be sharing guesting duties with an OWH-buddy... from whom I learned so much about card making. :)

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful cards, Carol! I love the classic Christmas wreath and think you reworked it perfectly for a get will card.

Anita in France said...

Your wreaths are so deliciously dimensional and texture-y, Carol ... and gorgeous! Love the Christmassy one in traditional colours, against the woodgrain 'front door' ... what skill adding those tiny red pearl berries to a non flat surface!! Your autumn wreath is warm and cosy with the kraft, vanilla and oranges ... the texture in the background really adds to the sense of depth you created ... and the touch of shimmer in the flower is fabulous! Thanks so much for inspiring our players as our Guest Designer at Twofer! Anita :)

Daffodil Cards said...

Congratulations on the GDT Carol a well deserved honour. Both cards are gorgeous cards, but so very different, well done you.
Faith
x

Leslie Miller said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved guest spot, Carol! You have two beautiful and useful cards with your twig die, and each so different!

Janice M said...

I know I say it every time but you are so good at this twofer challenge! You made that die look totally different. Great job and 2 pretty cards to show for it. Stay warm! The outside water dishes for the cat and birds were froze this morning.

Susanne Vargas said...

You created two fabulous designs, Carol! That festive green wreath with the red berries and bow on the gorgeous woodgrain paper is perfect for the holiday season! And the get well card in pretty fall colors looks stunning with the dry embossed background! Lots of great dimension on your Twofer!
It's wonderful to have you guest designing!

Kara Lynne said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous, Carol! I am amazed at how you arranged your twigs in such a way to make the wreath shapes so different, and yet both so full and perfect! Your Christmas wreath with the double bow and double colored sentiment is wonderful on that wood grain paper. Your fall wreath is so striking on the dark banner and so well balanced by each of the other elements on your card. Thank you so much for guest designing for the Twofer Card Challenge!

Brenda in IN said...

That is a lot of twigs! Both wreaths are just beautiful. The Christmas card is gorgeous and the feel better one is just a great way to bring a smile to someone's face and make them feel better since you are thinking of them.

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on your win and GDT spot-both beautiful cards and love the wreaths -love the twigs die and your new up to date pic
Carol x

Karen Dunbrook said...

love these...great job.
xx Karen