Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #4

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of Twofer Card Challenge #4.  I think you'll have a fun time with this month's challenge ...


Just a reminder that the challenge is to make two cards with different designs for different occasions using either the same stamp or die. 

I used the same cat stamp from the Paper Smooches stamp set - Chubby Chums.  I love the expression on his face. :)

First up is the Christmas card.  I stamped and fussy-cut my cat from mixed media paper and then added a bit of watercolouring with my gray zigs.  I stamped a Santa hat from another stamp, fussy-cut, coloured with Brushos wet with shimmer spray (I was experimenting). :)  Added some Martha Stewart "Sparkle Texture" paste to the brim and pompom.  I glued the hat onto the cat and added glossy accents to his eyes.  I used my computer to add the printed sentiment "Meowy Christmas" onto my patterned paper (font is "A Little Pot").  Cut the Christmas patterned paper to size and popped it up on my card front, popping up the cat on top of that.  This card makes me happy!!

Here's a close-up:

... and closer-up ...

For my second card (love card for my hubby), I again stamped the same cat onto mixed media paper and fussy-cut, then coloured with my gray zigs.  I die-cut my card front with a semi-circle, adding the same die-cut over top in red to create a frame.  I stamped paw prints in the background in soft gray ink.  I stamped a second cat, this time just fussy-cutting the front paws.  Those are glued onto the top of the frame so that it appears that he's hanging on.  I added glossy accents for his eyes, and then stamped the sentiment "You're Purrr-fect" in black, adding a paw print at the end. 

Here's a close-up ...

... and closer-up ...


That's it, two different designs for two different occasions using the same stamp.  I hope you'll come play along.

We have some fantastic inspiration from our talented Designers along with our wonderful Guest Designer this month, Pia.  Check out the challenge blog HERE.







Card#1:  Meowy Christmas
Stamps:  Chubby Chums (Paper Smooches); Sentiment - computer generated
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); festive & frosty designer paper (Penny Black)
Ink:  Black (Archival by Ranger); Gray Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  paint brush, scarlet brushos, shimmer spray, glossy accents, Sparkle Texture (Martha Stewart)

Card#2:  You're Purrr-fect
Stamps:  Chubby Chums (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Real Red (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Black (Archval by Ranger); Gray Zigs; Smoky Slate (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  Semi-Circle die (AliExpress), glossy accents


Challenges:
Twofer Card Challenge #4 - Pets

41 comments:

  1. What a cute stamp and so beautifully used Loll - love both cards
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Fab cards Loll - made me smile!

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  3. Oh wow! Love your take on this challenge, Loll. That kitty is so cute and I sure do like to see him shown in a couple of different cards. Great job on these fun cards!

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  4. Super fun and lovely cards.
    Faith

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  5. Not only is this chubby kitty adorable, but your cards are each unique! I love how you've colored the kitty differently for each card! The Santa hat with the shimmer and chunky brim and pom pom is brilliant and so is the sentiment! Love how the second is peeking from the framed aperture!

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  6. Oh how cute these cards are. I love the expression on his face and those eyes! Cute Santa hat with "fur" and such fun cards.

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  7. These are both so bright and adorable, Lolly! Hammy had me print a copy to hang in his cage! I don't blame him!! I really love that neon green with red on the Christmas card and his spectacular Santa hat! And I'll bet hubby loved his purrfect card!! Hugs, Dolly

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  8. Your cards made me happy too, Loll - both brought a smile to my face. I love the sweet cat with his Santa hat in the first one (great use of the MS paste on the hat) and equally love the way the second cat has his paws up on the frame as if he's peeking out of a window. Looking forward to creating a Twofer this month!

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  9. Such sweet cards Loll! happy cards and smiling faces! Awesomeness at its best! Heart Hugs! Col

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  10. Two brilliant cards, Loll. Your little cat is SO cute. xx

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  11. Your kitties are just too cute Loll! Love their facial expressions too...your Christmas kitty looks like he's wondering why in the world am I wearing this hat?!! Sweet, sweet cards my friend!! :0)

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  12. Such a sweet twofer Loll. I have that set and should be using it more...
    Marianne x

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  13. These are so darned cute, Loll! Outstanding job shading them with Zigs too! Just did a project and should have brought mine out to simplify life. Those stamps are just adorable and these look so fun to do too!

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  14. Fabulous! Love these cute cats - and your little finishing details and finishing touches really clinch it! X

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  15. soooo cute, love the little kitties with their bright shinny eyes and the one peeking out is totally adorable.

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  16. OMG, Loll - these BOTH make me very happy. LOVE the chubby chums from PS. That Christmas cat is especially smile inducing. Love the bright holiday paper behind your Santa Claws.

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  17. SWEET cards Loll! those little paw prints made me giggle!

    Patti

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  18. Purrrfect twofers, Loll. I have this set and love these chubby critters. Both cards are absolutely adorable. xx

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  19. Two adorable happy cards, Loll! Beautiful coloring and I love how you added texture to the brim and pom-pom on the first one...so CUTE!

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  20. These cards are so adorable and fun! Plus creative "two-fering". Love the snow look on the hat and pom pom.

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  21. Two lovely, fun cards, Loll! I like how you used the texture on the santa hat and very creative two-fer x

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  22. Those are such adorable kitties, Loll! Your Christmas card had me examining it as some length. LOVE all the detail you've packed into it - the patterned paper, the sparkle paste, the GA... So much jam-packed into it, yet such a wonderfully CAS card! The card for your sweet hubby is adorable. LOVE the little paw prints behind Mr. Chubby Kitty! Fabulous card. Two fabulous cards! Have a great day! Bev

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  23. Your kitties are super cute, both on the Christmas card and on the love card for your hubby (isn't he lucky)! Looking at your cards makes me totally happy!

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  24. Such cute kitty cards for 2 very different occasions. Your glossy accents eyes are so fun and love the DSP on your 1st card. TFS both cards my friend. Hugs

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  25. Simply adorable and so cute - both of them Loll. Love the bg on your Christmas card and that Santa hat has so much gorgeous texture. Love the glossy accents on both cards. Super sweet card for your hubby. Love the die you used especially in red.

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  26. Purr-fect x two, Loll! Your kitties make me smile!
    Hugs~carol

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  27. Both versions of this sweet cat I really like. I love the Christmas version, this green background is fantastic. And I love the kitten who looks out of the window. What a variety of use of this stamp.
    BożenA xoxo

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  28. Both cards make me smile, Loll! So adorable! I love the chubby kitty’s facial expression, too. Adding a Santa hat is a great idea. The brim and pompom look so fantastic and realistic that I want to touch them! The Sparkle Texture paste and Glossy Accents worked really well. Love the sentiment you created.
    The die-cut front paws are great to show the kitty peeking from the window. The paw prints in the background and the one next to the sentiment are Purrr-fect for the card! Hideko xx

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  29. These are both adorable, Loll ... Christmas Kitty is so cute in that beautifully detailed, furry edged hat ... he really pops against that vibrant green! Love Kitty is so fun ... sweet pawprint background ... and what a brilliant idea to have him clinging onto the edge of the frame ... purrfect indeed! Hugs, Anita :)

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  30. Such a cute cat and your cards are both so awesome. I love them both.

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  31. What fun cards Loll. The images are fabulous and love your creative touches x

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  32. You fit that hat on the cat perfectly, Loll, and gave it fur too. What a great card. The other kitty is so cute peeking through the semicircle. The paw prints were a great touch.

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  33. What a cute kitty and he looks just great in both designs. Love that sparkle on his fur, and you've done clever designs using this image on the 2 different cards as you've done. The Purr-fect sentiment is just the thing for a sweet card for DH too. Love both of these! TFS & Hugs

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  34. Oooooh those cats are cuties. Loving the happy vibrancy of the cards too, purr-fect for each event. You Christmas cat has a beautifully textured hat, one that I could pleasure in stroking.
    Great beauties dear friend, xx

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  35. Adorably cute cards! Love the sparkle and shine on the first cat; then the precious peek-a-boo on the second!

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  36. What a fun cat image. If I hadn’t known better I wouldn’t have guessed it was the same image, what a clever way to use the same stamp and make it look like two different ones. Cute CAS designs! Thanks for having me as a guest designer this month.

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  37. Two wonderful cute CAS cards Loll, i absolutely love the glossy accents on their eyes, have to remember that tip. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs Gwendolyn

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  38. Darling pair of kitty cards, Loll - just love them both! Yes, I'm a crazy cat lady :) That Santa kitty made me smile and I love the one in the semi-circle window too!! Thanks for a fun challenge!

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  39. Your two cards are just brilliant Loll, that cat is so cute and with his eyes 'glossed up' and all your added details.. hat and paws - he's just purfect. Love how you get your card so clean and simple.

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  40. Two such fun cards Loll and love the pretty green background you have given that cute cat and then the other peering out through the frame and both with those lovely glossy eyes. Two wonderful cards. x

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  41. Your cards are just adorables and so beautiful to look at! Love the sparkle texture and the glossy accents you added!
    Rosi x

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