Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Twofer Card Challenge, A Sketch Challenge and some Butterflies

Hello everyone!! I hope you are all staying cool today. It is very hot and humid today in CT, two of my not favorite things. I did make it out for a walk this morning and am proud of myself for it.

I am popping in with some cards for some challenges. The first challenge I am entering is the Twofer Challenge #29.

The challenge this time around was butterflies.

I used Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly Stamp set for my cards. I had so much fun doing a messy look for the purple slimline-the first slimline I have ever created!!!

I used four colors of Distress Ink after I stamped the butterflies with  Versafine Onyx Black. (Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves, Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord)

The "happy" sentiment was die cut using The Ton's "Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies" and the "birthday was stamped with Hero Arts "Happy" Stamp Set. I splattered the card with black and white acrylic paint that was watered down.

I used Nuvo Crystal Drops in "White Gloss" to finish off this card. 

For my second card, I used the Global Design Team Sketch #250 as the inspiration for my card design. 

I also used a color challenge from a private FB challenge board for my colors.

I stamped the butterfly with Hero Arts "Soft Granite," "Soft Pool," "Tide Pool," and "Ocean" ink. I then covered it with "Nuvo Clear Aqua Shimmer pen." 

The white panel and the gray polka dot panel was die cut with The Greetery's "Crimped Frame Dies."

The sentiment was stamped on a piece of scrap paper and I used foam adhesive to pop it onto the front of the card.

The last step was to adhere some clear sequins and some pale green gems.

My last card I created for Seize the Birthday #195. The topping was to use a non-neutral card base.

I chose to use red.

I used a digital stamp-Layer Cake- from Power Poppy for this card.

I colored colored it in using Copic Markers, using colors that are more masculine in tone.

I added glossy accents on the "blueberries" and some yellow Stickles for the candles.

Well, that is all from me today. I want to thank you all for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS day!!


Nancy said...

Nora, What a fabulous post! Each card is awesome. I love your slimline butterfly card with it's bold happy and mix of purples...and then the second card in one of my favorite colors of all time. Last but not least your scrumptious birthday cake on your red cardstock. Thanks for playing along at Seize the Birthday...you do fabulous work.

Lisa Elton said...

Your butterfly cards are gorgeous Nora! I like the lilac colors on your terrific slimline card and your second is wonderfully CAS! Now about that cake... yum, how fun!!

Barbara said...

Your birthday cake looks yummy and I love the clean style. I do have to mentions the tower cards as well. They are awesome. Thanks for participating in the challenge st Seize the Birthday.
Barbara DT

Marcia Hill said...

Your Twofer cards are AMAZING Nora!! I am head over heels in LOVE with your slimline card...it is absolutely GORGEOUS with all the butterflies and purples stamped in a collage like pattern! Your 2nd card is just as pretty with it's CAS design, and I'm loving all the sparkle too! Two lovely, lovely cards!! Your last card with the red base really POPS and is definitely going to make someone smile on their birthday!! Thanks so much for sharing all these beauties with us at The Twofer Challenge!! :0)

Happy Dance said...

Every time I see purples on a card, I think of my daughter, Cathy. She loves purple, and just so you know, I may have to CASE this for her upcoming birthday! It's gorgeous! The little flowers and all the different shades of purple look amazing, and the splatters...ingenious! And I'm loving your aqua butterfly. *sigh* So very pretty! The gray looks pretty darn amazing against that blue. Great cards! Love the birthday cake card, too! Yummy! Thanks for joining us at The Twofer Challenge! Stay safe and cool, Bev.

Darnell said...

Three beauties, Nora! Your Twofer designs are both artsy and gorgeous. I love the busy design of the butterfly and flowers and the purple/black/white coloring of your very first slimline card! I also love the way you did the sediment! You nailed the sketch with your second card in such pretty colors. I love the dreamy feel of this design and the way you layered all the elements and the sediment so perfectly! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #29! Keep well!

I also enjoyed catching up a bit with your recent cards! Happy Belated Anniversary and a wish for many, many more! And I'm sorry to hear about the medical challenges poor little Zack is having. It has to be so hard on you. Hugs, Darnell

Stef Perry said...

Nora, I saw your fab birthday cake card on STB and then I get to your blog and see three gorgeous cards! They're all different in style but equally beautiful! That birthday cake is sooo cute with wonderful Copic coloring, and I love the sentiment font too. Awesome cards!

Kara Lynne said...

Such a wonderful twofer! Your slimline card is so cool, Nora! It's a true work of art! I'm also totally mesmerized by your soft grey and teal shimmery butterfly! I could go for some of that cake too with those glossy blueberries! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Sue said...

Beautiful cards. I love your slimline card. I love purple, so your card caught my attention as soon as I saw it. I love your CAS Card, too. You birthday cake card is just darling.

Cat Craig said...

Nora, not only do you have two distinctly different designs...you have two different styles on your butterfly cards...and each one is quite fabulous. THanks so for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge #29. Your third card, the cake is quite a looker too.

Melodie said...

Love them all!

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous collection, Nora! Your Twofer butterflies are fabulous ... the loose, soft colours on the slimline card are deliciously dreamy ... and what gorgeous subtle shimmer on your single flutterer ... wonderfully clean and fresh! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Jean said...

These are all fantastic! Those butterfly cards are so different - nice way to showcase that set.

Kim S said...

Fabulous slimline!! I am so bad at random but I adore the look you got with the the butterflies and little flowers. And I adore the "blueberries"!