Monday, August 10, 2020

Twofer Challenge #30

Hi everyone.  It's time for a new Twofer Card Challenge #30.  This time we are asked use a sun and/or moon on our cards.  As you can see from above, I went with the sun.  I was looking to make some cards that would not only brighten the day for the recipients, but it made me smile making these. :)

Remember to follow the rules below ...

First up, a summer day with a bright sun, rainbow and a little cloud ...
Each diecut has been watercolour.  I did add a second coat of colour to the rainbow so that it was bold and bright.  The Hello Sunshine seems like the perfect sentiment. :)

And using the same sun die as the above card, my second card is a happy card that will hopefully bring joy to someone under the weather.  
I die-cut the same stitched sun, watercolouring with distress inks.  The pot and leaves are stamped, fussy-cut and watercoloured as well.  I added some "seeds" to the center of the sunflower and popped it up over top of the stem and leaves.  The pot is popped up as well.

I hope you'll come and play along with this very fun challenge!  As always, the challenge is open for two weeks, ending on August 24th at end of day.  Hope to see you in the gallery!

This is the first time I've used my rainbow die ... so heading over to join the NBUS #17 Challenge (never-before-used-schtuff).

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Card #1 - Hello Sunshine
Stamps:  Spring Sentments (Stampendous)
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); Real Red ink (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  Large Stitched Sunshine die (Lil' Inkers - out of business); Magical Rainbow die (unknown); Puffy Clouds die (Memory Box), paint brushes

Card #2 - feel better
Stamps:  Our Friendship Grows (Lawn Fawn)
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. col press); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Black (Versafine); Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools: paint brushes

Challenges:
Twofer Challenge #30 - Sun / Moon
NBUS #17 Challenge


23 comments:

HilaryJane said...

What a perfect twofer. simple, colourful and above all cheerful. Thanks for the smile xx

Colleen said...

Oh, this is just fabulous, sure makes you want to look at dies and even stamps in different ways, doesn't it? Have a beautiful week, Loll!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Amazing sun Twofer, Loll - just love both happy cards!! The sun with the rainbow & cloud is so sweet and I love the sun turned into a potted flower for card two!! Yummy watercoloring on it!!

Mac Mable said...

Your cards sure did make me smile Loll x. Both cards are vibrant and what fabulous design layouts and I love the attention to detail of the seeds in the centre of your get well card x. Great use of the wonderful die cut sunshine too x.

Brenda said...

These twofers sure do bring a smile to the face Loll and I hope you had fun making them. They are a delight and I'm sure who ever receives them will smile too. I love the rainbow and sun, so sweet with the sentiment. Using the sun as a flower is genius, love it as a flower and what a more appropriate way to tell someone to feel better soon. Great twofers! I guess I'd better put my thinking cap on and see if I can come up with something. Hugs, Brenda

Pat said...

Two fun and pretty cards Loll and love the bright die cut rainbow with the sun above it, and then the second using it as a beautiful potted flower for a get well card. Both of these would be certainly brighten anyone's day.

Bonnie said...

Two happy, fun cards, Loll! Love the bright rainbow! Wonderful saturated colors! The pretty potted sunflower makes me smile and will be sure to make someone feel better!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh! Now I want to do exactly what you did... if only I had a sun die. LOVE that little sunflower! These cards are so pretty and happy they've got me doing handsprings, Loll. Love them!

Christine Alexander said...

Now those are definitely Sunny cards. Love the effect by colouring the die cuts :)

TK said...

Fun! Love the "sun"flower! Using the sun as the flower head is a terrific idea

Darnell said...

A beautifully watercolored sun, Lolly, and look at you turning your second sun into a sunflower in a pot! So very clever and tons of fun! Both cards are wonderfully CASlicious and bound to meet your goal of making the recipients smile out loud!! Thank you for making a set of great Twofers for the TCC and also for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Love, Dolly

Barb Ghig said...

Love these happy cards, Loll! Your rainbow is such a clever way to showcase your theme on the first one and I love the charming planter on the 2nd card...it's definitely a great way to cheer up the recipient! xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Such clever thinking with beautiful results with these happy cards.
Faith x

Brenda in IN said...

A beautiful rainbow that is so bright with the sun shining over it. That sun in a pot is so cute and sure to make someone feel better right away.

Anita in France said...

I can feel the warmth from here, Loll ... such sweet sunny scenes that are sure to bring a smile to the face of the recipients! Gorgeous glowing sunshine that lights up the rainbow ... and how fun to make the sun into a sunflower for your feel better card ... so cute! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

So bright and cheerful and cute to boot, Loll.

Marcia Hill said...

CAS and will definitely brighten up the recipients day Loll!! Loving all the bright colors on both cards and especially how you turned your sunshine die in the first card to a sunflower on your 2nd card! Cute, Cute, CUTE!! Hugs. :0)

Linda said...

Fabulous twofer.... love the CAS designs, and the bright colours. Two very happy looking cards xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning cards! They'll definitelt brighten someone's day:)

Ros Crawford said...

You're so clever!! I love the sunflower!! Beautiful cards and beautifully done!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a clever idea to make "The Sun" and "a sunflower", using the same die, Loll!
Both cards are so pretty and bring receivers a big smile!
Hideko xx

Happy Dance said...

I really like these cards, Loll. Besides the sweet sun, those bright colors and your designs are amazing!! That rainbow, with the sun peeking out from behind, is just so happy, and the little cloud is the perfect way to "end" a rainbow! And I know for sure that who ever receives this sunflower in their mailbox will definitely 'feel better!' Love that idea! Can I just say that I love all that delicious white space on each card, too?! These make me happy. Hope all is well with you and that you're staying cool with all this summer heat. Take care and stay safe, my friend. xo Bev

BożenA said...

I love your flower made of the sun. So fun two cards, very summer and relaxing.
hugs,
BożenA