Thursday, August 23, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #8: Geometrics

Happy Thursday everyone!!

This is my second post for the day. My first post is here with a sneak peek of a card I made for the todays post on CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog. I created the two cards below yesterday and wanted to post them in time for the Twofer Card Challenge #8: Geometric.

My first card was inspired by a card from this post from Anna Kossakovskaya blog. I of course used different colors and added my own touches because I never can copy a design totally.

I changed the background on my card using a stenciled mono print technique so I could join the CAS Mix it Up Challenge and AAA Challenge too. However, my card is not that clean and simple but oh well. I added the stenciled layer to a brown, A2 card base.


I shaded the *Altenew "Shattered Triangle" die cuts with three colors of Distress Ink-*Antique Linen, *Walnut Stain and *Vintage Photo, and adhered the layers to over my patterned layer.

I added sequins and a sentiment from the *Altnew "Label Love" set to finish off my card. I also went over the colors of the triangle with a *sparkle pen but it is difficult to see in my photo.

For my second card, I die cut the triangles and made them into a Christmas tree.

I added some rhinestones in gold and red over the tree, as well as a star from my scrap pile. The sentiment is Mama Elephant's "Merry Greetings" stamp set.

I added the little mouse that I had colored ages ago and was in my stash because the card "needed" something else.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have a FABULOUS night!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Edited to note that I won an honorable mention from the Twofer Card Challenge for these cards!! I am so excited!!!

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Stamps: *Altenew "Label Love," Mama Elephant "Merry Greetings," and Simon Says Stamp "Do Something Creative Every Day"
Dies: *Altenew "Shattered Triangles," Simon Says Stamp "Do Something Creative Every Day," and My Favorite Things
Ink: Distress Ink in *Vintage Photo, *Antique Linen, and *Walnut Stain, *Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: *Neenah Solar White, *Bazzill Brown and *Strathmore Watercolor Paper Pad
Other: *Big Shot, *Bo Bunny Red Rhinestones, *Bo Bunny Citrus Rhinestones, *Brown Sequins, *Ranger Multi Matte, *Tonic Sparkle Pen Clear, *Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools, *Foam Adhesive


Darnell said...

These are so terrific, Nora! You have created two distinctly different designs and both of them are stunning! Your manly birthday card has so much definition and interest with your monoprint and your sepia coloring! Wow! And your Christmas card is simply adorable! Your triangle makes a beautifully tree and I love both the background and the bright frame, but it's that little mouse reaching for the pretty ornament that stole my heart!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #8! Hugs, Darnell

Bonnie said...

Two fantastic card, Nora! I love your arrangement of triangle in the neutral colors! The monoprint background adds extra depth! And using the triangles for a Christmas tree is a fantastic idea! Love that little mouse too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Lisa Elton said...

Marvelous cards Nora! The birthday card is cool and has a great masculine look. And how sweet is the little mouse decorating the tree!

Loll said...

Two really beautiful cards using the triangles Nora!! LOVE the stencil monoprint background and then triangles on top. The colours are fantastic and the design is AMAZING! Perfect birthday card for everyone! And how clever to use the triangles to create you layered Christmas tree. So pretty with all the decorations. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge and CAS Mix Up!

Jane said...

Love all the brown shades on your geometric card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Mac Mable said...

I love the colours you've used on your first card. The layout is stunning and what a great technique for the background. Your second card is adorable. Thank you for joining in the fun challenge at the CAS Mix up challenge with card number one.

Donna said...

Both cards are super cute. Great use of your stencils. Have a lovely weekend!

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely and creative design on your birthday card - the triangles look wonderful layered over that stencil monoprint of the circles - love the colors you used too! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Craft-E-Place said...

Your colour choice for you first card is spot on ... it looks so stylish. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

nancy littrell said...

Two beautiful cards using the same triangle design. Very clever and creative, Nora. I love your brown tones and CAS Stencil Monoprint design. I think for CAS mixed media your card is just fine:-) TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs.

Susanne Vargas said...

Both of your cards are really fabulous, Nora! The triangles in different shades of brown on the stenciled background looks phenomenal and the framed Christmas tree with the adorable mouse and the cool background paper a fun use of those triangle dies!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Twofer!

Kara Lynne said...

Fantastic Twofer, Nora! Those rich browns and arrangement of triangles give such an artistic flare to your birthday card. What a great way to use triangles for the Christmas tree! I adore your little mouse and that wintery background that brings your eye right to the tree. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Anita in France said...

A super Twofer, Nora ... cool, stylish and deliciously graphic first card, with a great sense of depth in the stencil monoprint ... and a fun and cute Christmas card ... that little mouse has done a great job decorating that tree! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

Ivana Camdzic said...

These are both so beautiful, Nora! The first card is stealing my heart because I have such a tough time with more masculine, neutral colors, and I just LOVE all the stunning layers you've incorporated. The background is divine! And your holiday card is seriously making me smile! That little geometric tree? Sooo cute!!!

Tracie Pond said...

Wow! Lots of fun detail. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie