Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Twofer Challenge #10

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of the October Twofer Card Challenge #10 - Harvest!  I recently bought a stamp set from Inkadinkado that has this beautiful wheat image.  Thought it would be perfect for the theme this month. :)


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My first card uses a paper towel background that adds lots of visual texture from the soft colours and quilted design that transferred from my paper towel.   I stamped the wheat image (three stocks of wheat) twice in Antique Linen for the background.  The last stamping is done in a darker brown (Brushed Corduroy).  The sentiment is also stamped in Brushed Corduroy to finish.  The card front is popped up on foam for added dimension.

Here's a close-up ...
For the second card, I used a product for the background that isn't new, but new-to-me.  It's called Liquid Metallics.  I used purple and red, smooshing the purple first and then red on top.  I love how the colours did stay separate, but also blended beautifully into this dreamy looking background.  I stamped the same wheat image in Versamark and heat embossed in silver, along with the sentiment "Hello" which didn't want to photograph very clear.  I cut the panel down to about 2 1/4" by 3 1/2" so there's lots of white space in the background to balance the strong colours and popped it up on foam for more dimension.

Here's the close-up ...
Please check out the challenge blog to see the amazing Harvest cards from our talented Designers and wonderfully talented Guest Designers, Linby (Crafty Linby) and Liz (Crafty Sunflower).  Then come play along!  The challenge runs for two weeks - Oct. 10th-24th.  We'd love to see you in the gallery!


Card #1:  
Stamps:  Meadow (Inkadinkado); Fond Expressions2 (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy
Accessories & Tools:  Paper Towel Background print ... ink transferred from inky paper towels.

Card #2:  
Stamps:  Meadow (Inkadinkado); Hello sentiment - Bouquet of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Mixed media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Liquid Metallics:  Metallic Quartz, Metallic Ruby (Ken Oliver); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, silver embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
Twofer Card Challenge #10 - Harvest

27 comments:

Jeanne said...

Wow! The two cards you created for this twofer are equally beautiful, Loll! I adore the traditional take on the harvest theme with the colors and texture on the first card. That paper towel sure adds wonderful interest. And the colors and blending on the second are so striking. Excellent work! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Bobby said...

While I'm generally drawn to color, and your purple/red background is gorgeous, Loll, there's just something about the soft earthiness of the first card that I love.

Christine Alexander said...

love your background on the neutral colous, I don't seem to be able to keep my paper towel sheets separate so have lots of muddy messes. Your pink versions is so bright and cheery :)

Marcia HIll said...

Two BEAUTIFUL cards Loll!! I always love seeing your paper towel backgrounds and this one is just lovely!! Your 2nd card is FABULOUS!! I just LOVE the way the purple and red look together and how they blended, and the silver embossed wheat stalk looks so pretty against the bright red and purple! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

Jan said...

Really like your paper towel background and the wheat stamp.....both cards are Very Pretty!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous backgrounds for your stamped wheat images. I love the movement and wheat colors on our 1st card and your more brilliant background and heat embossed wheat on your 2nd card. What a cool challenge theme. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very beautiful!

Mac Mable said...

Both cards are so beautiful. The stamping of the wheat stamp and the colours you've used on your first card look fabulous, along with the paper towel background. Also love the sentiment stamped in the same colour as one of the wheat images. Such a vibrant and pretty second card. Those liquid Metallics look wonderful and are new to me too x Thank you for the fabulous inspiration x

Susanne Vargas said...

Love both of your backgrounds for the wheat stamp! The neutral one you made with your paper towel technique is really lovely and subtle. The one using Liquid Metallics is so vibrant and gorgeous! Great cards again, Loll!

Anita in France said...

These are both gorgeous, Loll ... the first is dreamy and has such a great sense of movement among all the texture ... and what a gorgeous rich panel of colour backing the elegant silver embossing! A beautiful twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Maxine D said...

What beautiful cards Loll - love that background where you transferred the pattern from the paper towel, and the subtle background stamping, the the boldly repeated image. The metallics have also made a wonderful background.
Blessings
Maxine

Karen D. said...

two really lovely card Loll, just perfect for this time of year.
xx Karen

Inkyfingers said...

What a beautiful pair of cards Loll! I love the way you achieved an elegant rustic feel on the first one and then came up with a stylish contemporary look for the second.
Hope you are well.
Hugs
Carol x

Bonnie said...

The paper towel print gives a nice textural look to your wheat, Loll! I love the generation stamping that gives such wonderful dimension! The liquid metal background for the embossed wheat is GORGEOUS! Something else to add to that ever growing list!

Liz said...

Two stunning cards for the Twofer challenge, Loll. You always amaze me with your incredible backgrounds. xx

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Loll! I love all the texture you achieved with the paper towel technique on the first card and your layered stamping works perfectly with the wheat! Your 2nd card is so elegant! I'm really impressed with the effects of mixing the metallic inks, and I will definitely try that with mine...I also love that you chose silver EP on this card...it's just perfect!

Trina P. said...

Two terrific twofers once again, Loll. The wispy effect of the wheat on your first card gives wonderful movement. The paper towel background complements it perfectly. I’m unfamiliar with liquid metallic, but it looks so cool. The vibrant colours are a standout. xx

Brenda in IN said...

The wheat is perfect for the "harvest" theme and both cards captured that look. I echo the paper towel effect as background being so cool. The liquid metals are beautiful and the silver is just gorgeous.

Jo Manna said...

So very different so equally beautiful. You always succeed to impress me with all the options in your twofers. So much imagination. These two cards are no exception. A Master! xx

Bunny said...

These are beautiful. Love the colors. [Bunny]

Papercraft Boutique said...

Fantastic twofers, Loll! The soft wheat images, the paper towel background and the generation stamping create an organic, harvest-season feeling. The second card looks stunning! I love the gorgeous colors and the blend of the liquid metallics. (My wish list is getting longer!) The silver heat-embossed wheat looks awesome against the dreamy background.
Hideko xx

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely cards using your wonderful wheat image Loll! What great techniques you use for the backgrounds on both! the paper towel gives such a great look of texture on the first - and your swirly mix of colors on the 2nd is beautiful! xx

Izzy Scrap said...

Two beauties again ! I love this stamp set, so beautiful ! And as usual two amazing backgrounds. Love the dimension that the paper towel ink transfer gives to the card. And this gorgeous purple/red background is just stunning ! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring. x

Kara Lynne said...

Loll, these cards are so gorgeous! I love the paper towel texture and the combination of light and dark ink colors that make a few stalks of wheat look so bountiful! Your Liquid Metallics background is stunning with the silver stalks of wheat - like a vibrant fall sunset!

Happy Dance said...

Oh Loll...these are so beautiful. Your first card is CASimply beautiful. Those colors, and those wheat stalks are perfect for this month's challenge. Love the texture that the paper towel has added to your background. The vibrant colors of those Liquid Metallics is amazing, and the silver embossing is a sweet compliment to them. Love both of them! : ) Bev

Linby said...

Two gorgeous CAS cards - love the purples.

OH Babs said...

Two elegant fall cards Loll.