Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Twofer Challenge #33

Hi everyone.  This is the last Twofer Challenge for the year (#33).  I have had fun playing along all year with Darnell's card challenge.  It really makes me think outside the box! :)


Please follow the rules ...

For today's cards it's all about the shine.  I made two cards using the same star stencil (Shooting Star - Funky Fossil).  It's also an extra challenge to photograph metallic embossing, so they look a little blurry, especially the first card (below).  

Close-up ...
I started by using four colours of distress inks direct-to-paper, adding colour randomly.  Spritzed with water and tilted to let the colours blend and move.  Dried and repeated to get deeper colours.  Once dry, I used silver glitter paste through the stars stencil.  I finished by stamping the sentiment (Thoughtful Greetings - Pretty Pink Posh) in silver ink and heat embossing with iridescent powder.

For the next card, I used a background from my stash of blended purple and blue inks.  I used the same stencil as above to create a canopy of stars over my deer and tries die-cut (die from AliExpress).  The stars are inked with silver ink and heat embossed in iridescent powder.  The sparkle of the iridescent glitter really show on this card.  Added a sentiment (Christmas Messages - Hero Arts) in silver ink to finish.

I hope you'll come join us for the last Twofer Challenge for 2020.  So much fun!  Hope to see you in the gallery!






Card #1 -  Thank my Lucky Stars
Stamps:Thoughtful Greetings (Pretty Pink Posh)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Black card stock (Stampin; Up!)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Cracked Pistacio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Black Soot (Tim Holtz); Silver Delicata (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools: Water mister, Shooting Star stencil (Funky Fossil), Silver embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool

Card#2 - Sparkling Christmas
Stamps:  Christmas Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Salt Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); Silver Delicata (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Sponges, Deer & Trees die (AliExpress), Shooting Star stencil (Funky Fossil), iridescent embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
Twofer Challenge #33 - Stars


27 comments:

Pat said...

Two stunning cards Loll and so well thought out to fit the stars theme. Such a pretty combination of greens for the watercolour background and the pretty silver glitter paste stars together with that wonderful sentiment, then the beautiful deer and trees dies to make this fabulous scene over the bright purples and blues in the sky background, and more fabulous silver stars but with a super iridescent embossed glitter, and another great sentiment. x

Gibmiss said...

Two fabulous cards Loll.... the backgrounds are fabulous xx
Hugs Sylvie x

Marcia Hill said...

Two beauties for sure Loll, and I'm loving the star stencil you used on both! The shimmer and shine of the stars against both of those gorgeous backgrounds is amazing and I really love the pop of white with your tree and deer die cut card! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Bonnie said...

Beautiful sparkling stars, Lolly! Love all the rich greens with the silver stars! Wonderful depth of color! The starry sky makes the deer scene look so peaceful and beautiful!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous shiny, sparkly shooting star stenciled, cards, Lolly. Love the perfect sentiment for your 1st card and the sweet forest deer family for your 2nd card. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Ina G said...

Wow Loll you certainly found the right 'box' with these two cards. Both beautiful and so very different.

Happy Dance said...

I always look forward to seeing your cards, Loll. The backgrounds you've created for this Twofer are amazing. That green...! Oh that green! You should frame this one. So rich and beautiful! It looks like those stars were just made to dance in your green swirls! And what a lovely and peaceful Christmas card. I love the contrast of the heavenly sky with its silvery stars and the white silhouettes of the deer and trees. It has a very serene quality to it. Beautiful cards. Stay well and safe, my friend. Bev

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful blending on your backgrounds and the stars on both cards sparkle, just like stars are suppose to.

Maura said...

Beautiful as always, Loll! Love the movement you created with the stars on the green card and I am ALWAYS a sucker for a winter scene!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautifully done, Loll! Your colorful backgrounds grab my color-loving heart. Stunning in both green and blue. The snow scene with deer really stands out. I'm continually inspired!

Vicky Hayes said...

Gorgeous backgrounds as ever Loll! I really like the crisp white die cut on the second and the fabulous swirl of shining stars on that wonderful green background on the first. I love the Twofer challenge for the same reason as you do - it really makes me think - but I'm rubbish at the blogging of them! Vicky x

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful starry backgrounds using this fabulous stencil Loll - love that green background, and the silver looks amazing against it
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Mac Mable said...

All glittery, shimmery and gorgeous x. Fabulous and striking backgrounds on both of your beautiful cards, great stencilling and what a lovely sentiment on your first card Loll....x

Daffodil Cards said...

STUNNING cards - BOTH. Love the sparkle too.
Faith x

Trina P. said...

You just reminded me I have this stencil! 😂 Terrific use of it for your twofers. No surprise I love your blue/purple sky Christmas card. The white die-cuts pop beautifully against it.

Maria said...

Two gorgeous cards! Love the pretty colors! And, you used the theme of stars so well on your wonderful cards...well done!

Darnell said...

You had me at schparkle, Lolly, with these two amazing bold and brightly colored designs with their silver schparkly stars and sediments! Fun that you had the perfect sediments. I especially love that friend one! Thank you for playing in TCC #33! Love, Dolly

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love all the sparkle and shine atop both gorgeous ink blended backgrounds, Loll! That friend card looks like a galaxy and I love the blue with the crisp white forest scene!!

TK said...

Gorgeous sparkle, and the cards are pretty terrific too!

Susan said...

Fabulous Twofer! Love the two gorgeous backgrounds - both are perfect for the shimmer of the stars. Needless to say, I especially love the blue/purple one!

Anita in France said...

The swoosh of shimmery shooting stars really pops against that fabulous DI background, Loll ... it's perfect with that sweet sentiment! Love the richness of the blues and purples with the sparkly starry sky ... this reindeer scene looks positively frosty against it! Hugs, Anita :)

HilaryJane said...

Wonderful Twofer Loll, and really gorgeous vibrant backgrounds xx

AlisonC said...

Beautiful. I love the sparkle and the intense inky colours. x

Jo said...

The vivacity of these two beauties are so fun. So much movement in these two backgrounds, perfect for the stars!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Gorgeous star cards, Loll! The shine and sparkle are so pretty, and I love the beautiful visual texture of the green universe! Black Soot is a wonderful addition to the greens.
The white deer family looks so happy under the lots of shining stars even though it's a silhouette! Wonderful uplifting twofers!
Hideko xx

Linda said...

Beautiful twofer. I love the inky backgrounds and the stars look fab xx

JD/ Jill said...

Both of these cards are really lovely!