Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Twofer Challenge Cards

Hello everyone!! Today is a snow day here and I thought I would post a couple cards.

Have you heard about the new Twofer Challenge Blog? My Bloggy friend Darnell started it and I decided to join the challenge this month.

The challenge this month was to use feathers as your inspiration.

This weekend I created some backgrounds using some of my Tonic products with a Hero Arts Peacock Stencil to make some backgrounds.

For my first card I also used CASE this Sketch #254 very LOOSELY for my inspiration.

I used Nuvo Pacific Teal Embellishment Mousse with the Hero Arts Stencil. I used a frame I die cut with an MFT die and then emphasized the feather with Stickles and a sequin.

I used WPlus9 Basic Greeting for the sentiment.

For my second card, I used Nuvo Blue Topaz Glimmer Paste with the stencil.

I know peacocks really don't "fly" but I used the PaperTrey Ink "Feather Finery" stamp set for the sentiment. I layered it over a piece of silver thread and some shiny card stock.

I topped it off with a silver bird die cut and some blue sequins.

I thank you for stopping by today. I hope you are all warm and cozy!!! Have a great night!!

Paper-Neenah Solar White, Bazzill “Black,” Stampin Up!, Die Cuts With a View Mirrored Cardstock
Dies-MFT Stitched Mini Scalloped Squares, WPlus9 Basic Greetings
Other- Nuvo Pacific Teal Embellishment Mousse, Tonic Studios - Nuvo Collection - Glimmer Paste -Blue Topaz, Hero Arts “Peacock Feather” Stencils, Stickles Golden Rod” and Peacock,Glossy Accents,Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, Scotch Dot Adhesive, Doodlebug Design Blue Jean sequins


Hannelie said...

Love the 2 different looks you achieved using the same stencil Nora! Gorgeous cards!

Anita in France said...

Lovely backgrounds, Nora ... the detailing in the feather on the first is so eyecatching ... and the shimmer on the second is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Leigh Penner said...

These are beautiful, Nora! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Kara Lynne said...

Nora, you made each of your cards "shine" in such beautiful ways! The stickles and sequin detail is so creative and striking, and the glimmer paste is beautiful! Thanks for joining in on the fun at Twofer Card Challenge!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is such a gorgeous stencil and you made it shine!!! Both cards are exquisite!!!!

~amy~ said...

simply gorgeous!

Patti said...

Nora!! you out did yourself with this amazing duo!! I am wild about the shimmer you created!


Darnell said...

Thank you for the kind shoutout, my friend! Your cards in blues are stunning and I'm sure the texture and schparkle are simply amazing in real life! I love all the details you have put together to make these yummy designs and I so appreciate that you have played in my first Twofer challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Susanne Vargas said...

Wow! That is an amazing stencil! And what you did with it is even more amazing! The framed stickle detail on the first one is an eye catcher! As is the glimmer paste on the second and the little silver bird!
Thank you for joining us at the very first Twofer Card Challenge!

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, these cards are stunning Nora! I love the beautiful stenciled backgrounds and the way both cards have such a different feel to them.

Jean said...

Fantastic job on the challenges! Very fun cards.

Diane said...

Lovely cards Nora, beautiful stenciling and designs.

Hugs Diane

Marilyn said...

These are so pretty, both of them. I love the 'wings' sentiment... so perfect with the feathers.

Monika Reeck said...

oh that stencil is ADORABLE wooooww
I love love the first card with the stickles and sequin in the middle so sweet added
and the THANKS so shiny
love that idea of frame too Nora
the second card oh I love your Nuvo Blue Topaz
its so glimmery and and adorable looked
Nora both are adorable cards
I will one please the one with dark blue..