Saturday, March 10, 2018

Guest Designing For March Twofer

I am very honored to be guest designing for the No. 3 March Twofer Card challenge. I was so lucky to be chosen the winner on the very first Twofer challenge and therefore, was asked to do a guest spot.


The challenge this month is to use a blossom or flower image on two cards in different and unique ways. My blossoms were taken from a Concord and 9th stamp set called Flourish. I also used a sentiment from Gina K. Designs for the Easter design.



The first one is simply the floral design and this Flourish stamp set was the first set from Concord & 9th  I purchased and I still love it. It is a very fun and more artsy looking floral design. The sentiment for this card was taken from another Concord & 9th set called Many Mandalas Stamp set. My inks of choice were Hero Arts Ombre ink pads and I used a Memory Box Cross Stitched Border die to cut out the white stamped panel and the black panel. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine black ink before I placed the layered panels on a white card base. The last items added were the black gem rhinestones.


Now using the same stamp set I made an Easter scene. The Flourish set flowers were used to make the grass and the decorations on the eggs. By the way I did not have any plain egg dies but I figured a small oval would serve just as well. So I die cut some using a Cheery Lynn Die and then decorated them with the flower images.


The rabbit die is one from Cheery Lynn Designs called Funny Bunny and I simply cut it in white and backed it onto some pink card stock. I then cut around the image to make it look more visible against the blue sponged background I did for the sky. I thought the sentiment would look cute if it was on a cloud so I did it that way and popped it up. The sentiment is from the Gina K. Designs Springtime Baskets set.

I always enjoy making cards and both of these designs were fun to make. A little thinking outside the box is sometimes required but I think that is a part of the fun of the challenge. I hope some of you will consider joining in on the challenge as well.

Thanks for the visit and comments. See you next time!

God bless,
Verna

40 comments:

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous bold bloom, Verna ... the variegated colour in the blossoms is brilliant, adds a fablulous sense of depth! Your bunny scene is just so cute ... such clever use of the flower head for the grassy meadow ... and for the fun patterns on the Easter eggs! Thanks so much for inspiring our players as our first Guest Designer at Twofer! Anita :)

Diane said...

Well, first I want to say congrats on you guest design spot at twofer, but easy to see why with your clever use of your images each and every time! Both of your blossom cards are fabulous and so creative to use the bloom for the Easter grass, you certainly come up with some wonderfully creative ideas!!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Verna, these are great! I love the flower card with the beautiful shading on those flowers. Your use of the flowers to make grass and decorate the eggs is genius. Congratulations on your win for the first Twofer and the design spot.

Shona Erlenborn said...

These are amazing Verna! So creative - the grass especially - a wonderful twofer for sure!

maria f. said...

Fabulousness! A perfect twofer. Congrats on your GD.

Donna Phelan said...

First of all congratulations! YAY, you! Secondly, WOW! So wonderfully creative! I thought you were going to say the eggs were made with the floral stamp (you might just be able to pull that off) Love how you made the grass.....sooooo clever! These are fabulous cards!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Verna, you are a very clever "thinking outside the box" stamper! If you weren't guest designing this time you'd probably be a winner with these two cards! Brilliant to use the blossoms as grass and to decorate the eggs. Fun!

Susanne Vargas said...

So thrilled to have you as our very first guest designer, Verna! And you did it again and nailed the challenge with your very creative take! Your flowery birthday card is very pretty with the different shades on the flowers. But then to take that flower and use it for grass and decoration on the eggs is genius! I really admire your ability to think outside the box!

laurie said...

Congrats on winning Verna! Your cards are amazing, and such a clever use of the flower for the second card WOW!

Vicki said...

These are fabulous, Verna! I love the use of the flower as grass in the second card. Very creative!

MaryH said...

You have been SO clever at thinking of the box with these stamps that you've used in each 2fer challenge. Love the flowers, and then the way you've made the grass for this bunny to hide his eggs. Both are just so pretty! TFS & Hugs

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Verna! Congrats on your guestie spot at Twofers! You have made two amazing cards and I would never have guessed that the same stamp was used as the cards are so different. I had to really look before I figured it out. Beautiful job!

Darnell said...

Oh, Verna, you are going to make everyone who visits the Twofer challenge this month smile when they see how cleverly you used your mod flower stamp on your Easter card! The birthday card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and how you've used black as an accent mat with all the white! It makes the blossom POP! And, of course, you are defining what it means to think outside the box with your fun Easter card! Thank you so much for being our March Guest Designer and rocking the prompt!! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Beautiful flower card Verna. The colours are beautiful and the shading adds so much dimension. The black framing and details really makes the colours pop.

So clever to use your flowers for the grass and egg decorations on your Easter card. That is really thinking outside the box!! Very clever and creative and fun!! :)

Thanks for being our Guest Designer this month at Twofer Card challenge.

Karen Dunbrook said...

Big congrats mf...such creative and lovely cards mf.
I had to look twice, thought I was in the wrong place at first. Beautiful new design mf.
xx Karen

Lisa said...

I'm finally here! lol... it's been a rough week at work, but I have a house to myself.. me, my dogs and my craft room. I'm using tonight to catch up on some visits. So glad I came here! What great inspiration! You are so good at this twofer challenge! The flowers for the grass and to decorate the eggs??? What a fantastic idea! You have mad skills my friend! Love these both! And congrats on the the Guest DT!

Jacquie Southas said...

This is an absolutely clever and fabulous use of the floral stamps, Verna! Luck had nothing to do with your winning the first Twofer challenge - it was a well earned honor!

Greta said...

Congrats on the win! Your creativity is just amazing! That was also my first C&9 product, but I find it very challenging to use. Now I see I should be using it to make grass--looks wonderful!

Barbara said...

I am sure that I will not be the last person to congratulate you on this guest spot. You certainly deserve it. What a creative design you did on this two very different cards. Way to go Verna!

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards Verna.xxx

Judy Woodland said...

Congrats on the guest designer gig, well deserved. They are lucky to have you!!! And you clever, clever girl! Who would EVER think to use those stamps in that way. I'm beyond impressed, this is just fabulous. Your flowers are beautiful, and that bunny brings a grin to my face. Well done, my dear! You have nailed it!!!!

Karen Hasheck said...

Woo Hoo Verna! These cards are awesome and congrats on the guest dt spot!

Vicki Dutcher said...

A well-deserved guest designer spot good for you love that layered flower very pretty

Kathy Krug said...

Wow, Verna. This is a great way to stretch those dies and soooo out of the box. I would never in a million years think of something so fabulous. Great Easter card.

Trina P. said...

Congratulations on GD! So well deserved with your beautiful floral card and your ingenious Easter card. Love your creativity. x

Susan K said...

That's just totally clever and super cute! TFS.

Quillish said...

Wow.. That's genius! I loved the way you stretched your stamp.. Fabulous and so inspiring!

Kara Lynne said...

Thank you so much for guest designing for Twofer, Verna! I love the way you were able to see not just one, but two non-traditional possibilities with your flower stamp! Your Easter card is as cute as can be and I love the thick grass and colorful eggs you created! I also love how you beautifully stamped those flowers to show how gorgeous they are as they were intended, for your birthday card. Thanks again, Verna!

Carol L said...

You are incredibly creative to even see a flower used for an Easter egg design! I'm floored by your imagination and creativity with these cards! Well done!

Dandi93 said...

Congrats on the guest spot Verna.... How creative to use the flower for the eggs and grass on your second card.... Awesome job

Julia Aston said...

Two creative uses of your bloom stamping Verna! two bright and colorful designs! congrats on your guest DT spot!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a creative way to use your bloom, Verna! Your blooms are so elegant and I love the color palette on your first card! I also love the clever way you used this set to create the grass and Easter egg designs on your second card...so fun and such a sweet bunny, too!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That Twofer challenge is made for you! Another brilliant translation of the theme!

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on guesting and on your win form last month ...your card was so much fun x What a creative set of cards you have made...so so clever, and again so much fun. How you have used the same stamp is fabulous x

scrappymo! said...

What a super use of that flower stamp to create your eggs. I am impressed with your brilliant idea. A great twofer!!!

Patti said...

Verna!! I am so excited for you to be a Guest Designer for Darnell's challenge! your cards are delightful and oh so clever my friend!!

Patti

Marianne said...

Congrats on your DT spot, Verna! Your cards are delightful as is, but the way you have repurposed your blossom supplies to create the grass and dress up the eggs is just brilliant!

Lucille K said...

Love the twofer inspiration you provided with your cards, so nicely done:) Thank you for your nice comment on my card.

desperatehousewifecraft said...

This is another winning design with such different cards using the same stamp set and so gorgeously coloured as well!

Marilyn said...

Love the creative use of your blossom stamp to decorate the eggs and make the grass. The variegated coloring in the flowers makes them come alive. Two fantastic cards.

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