Saturday, January 13, 2018

The New Twofer Challenge - Feathers

Today I'm joining in on the fun new challenge on the block or should I say blog?!?!  The ever talented, creative and 'oh so funny' Darnell has started a fun monthly challenge that runs for just two weeks.  It's called Twofer Card Challenge:
You make two cards using the same stamps and/or dies but for two different occasions.  And this month's prompt is feathers.

For my feathers I used arrows (I know they probably don't make the ends of arrows with feathers anymore - but they used to!)  I made an Anniversary Card and a Valentine's Day card - just changing the colors and sentiments.
I die cut the background using Hugs and Kisses Coverplate die from MFT.  I die cut the center panels using Noted: Scalloped A2 die from PTI and I used the Sentiment Strip die from MFT for the sentiments.  The arrow stamp is from Cupids Arrow by PTI (Retired).
The Valentine
My card base and panel are white - the background is red as well as the sentiment strip and I embossed the arrows using Cranberry Embossing Powder.  I used a clear heart rhinestone.
The Anniversary Card
I used Vintage Cream Linen cardstock for the card base and the sentiment strip.  I used Foiled Gold card for the background and white card for the panel.  I embossed the arrows and sentiment in gold and added a red rhinestone heart

The Twofer - Feathers
So come along and play with the Twofer!
You'll find all the challenge details as well as meet the design team AND be inspired by their feathers Twofer's at the challenge blog here.

Also linking my Anniversary card to:

Linking my Valentine to:

Stamps:  Cupids Arrow - PTI, Happy Valentines Day - unknown red bubber stamp, Happy Anniversary - Hero Arts.
Paper:  Vintage Cream Linen, White - PTI, Foiled Cardstock Stash - DCWV.
Ink:  Versamark, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Noted: Scalloped A2 dies - PTI, Hugs and Kisses Cover Plate , Sentiment Strips - MFT (retired), heart rhinestones, foam dots, Gold Embossing Powder - Ranger, Cranberry Embossing Powder - Adirondack.


Claire said...

Oh wow, what a great idea - now that's very clever to use arrows. I really like the designs of both your cards but being a huge red fan I'm immediately drawn to the red one. Great cards and thanks for stopping by, much appreciated x

Verna Angerhofer said...

I forgot that arrows used to have feathers on them. This is wonderful the way you used these on both of your beautiful cards.

Loll said...

Two beautiful feather cards Julia. Especially love the one with the gold shine!! Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge. xx

Macimbalo said...

Beautiful cards! Love the dies you used on them, so pretty! So happy you could share this with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes w/ Dies Challenge and good luck!

Bonnie said...

Love these arrows, Julia! They are perfect for a Valenitne or anniversary! The die cut background is a perfect match for both occasions too!

Anita in France said...

Clever use of feathers for the arrows, Julia ... both cards are so eyecatching ... I'm taken particularly with the gold one! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Well, of course, there used to be feathers on arrows! Very creative of you to pick them for the challenge! Your cards are fabulous!
Thank you for joining us in the very first Twofer Card Challenge!

Joyce said...

A wonderful pair of cards. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Christine Alexander said...

two beautiful cards, and love the xo die background. Pretty clever with the feather quills :)

Darnell said...

Aren't you clever thinking of arrows! All I could think of for the post, besides birds, was dreamcatchers! They are impeccably made cards, sis, in romantic colors of red and gold!! Thank you for so much the complimentary shoutout (she said, blushing) for me and the challenge and thank you for playing!! Hugs, Darnell

Susan said...

Great idea to use arrows for the "feathers" challenge! Two perfect cards that fit both occasions so well!

Jacquie Southas said...

Terrific set of cards, Julia! I love the way you use the background die on the Valentine card. Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!

K M Meena Herale said...

Beautiful card, Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps and More and waiting to see next time.

Meena DT

Mona Pendleton said...

Both of your cards are fantastic Julia! Love the feathers! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for sharing the new challenge site!

laurie said...

These are the arrows!Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!