Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May Twofers

I finally got my twofers done for the May Twofer Challenge #5 that Darnell Knauss is hosting. The theme this time was butterfly so these are the cards I made using the same butterfly image.


I used a butterfly from the Gina K. Designs Boho Flowers set. That set also has dies so I used them as well.



Not only did I use the butterfly but I also used a sentiment from another Gina K. Designs set called Butterfly Kisses. The Loopy Oval die is from Gina Marie Designs. And, the lovely background paper is done with a new background stamp from Gina K. Designs called Diagonal Stripes. I placed that big stamp in my MISTI to make the background. I flipped the paper to the other direction and then  stamped it in a different color to make a plaid design.  I finished the card by adding some rhinestones.


My second card also used the butterfly stamped image along with a sentiment and die cuts from Gina K. Designs Boho Flowers set but this time I cut the butterfly apart and proceeded to make a flower with it. The Geometric Cutout circle is a die from Impression Obsession. The butterfly before surgery was stamped onto a piece of alcohol inks glossy card stock panel that I had made years ago and recently found. I thought it would be perfect for this card. I finished the flower by adding some blue rhinestones in the center.

I had a wonderful Mother's Day with family as we all went to Perkins to have lunch together and then later gathered at the home of one of my daughters. And, the highlight of the day for all the adults was taking turns holding Jack. He is doing great and was all dolled up for the day too! He seemed to know he was at a special occasion as he was awake and smiling and cooing all the while we were there. So yes indeed, he was a perfect gentleman. I hope your Sunday was a great day too!


Thanks for the visit, lovely comments and you have a great week too.

God bless,
Verna

25 comments:

Diane said...

Your grandson is the most adorable little guy ever...so CUTE!! Your cards are not only very creative but gorgeous as well...very clever idea once again!! I need to get my mojo going so maybe I will work on a twofer, my problem is thinking outside of the box...my brain just refuses lately lol...have a great day!!

Loll said...

Oh my gosh ... Jack is ADORABLE! What a happy little guy. And what a lovely way to spend Mother's Day.

Your cards are beautiful Verna! I LOVE the two purple butterflies in that lacy oval. So pretty. And what a great stamp to create the plaid background. Your thinking of you card is so clever and creative with your butterfly flower and pretty edged circle die-cut. Thanks for playing with us at Twofer Card Challenge!

Karen Hasheck said...

Your cards are awesome and so imaginative in the different uses of the same products! You should win again!! And your grandson is adorable!

Patti said...

Oh my goodness what a living doll!! He is so cute and so smartly dressed : ) what a blessing!!

Your cards are really stunning Verna! I love the colors you've used and each delicate die cut adds up to perfection!!

Darnell said...

Well, Jack steals the show here, Verna, no question about that! I have been wondering how the little chap is doing and so I thank you for sharing! He really is a cutie pie, I mean, young gentleman!!

You've done it again with your beautiful Twofer designs! I really love the vibrant blues and purples and am impressed with your plaid-making skills! It's a stunning background for that lacy scallop and beautiful sediment! And your unconventional "butterfly flower" would never raise a single eyebrow! The butterfly wing looks perfectly like a flower petal! Your blossom is gorgeous off to the side of your cutout circle with the big bold "you!" (Really love that circle die!) Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #5! Hugs, Darnell

Carol L said...

Your twofer cards are both amazing, but I'm dazzled with that purple plaid background you made, as well as using the butterfly wings to make a flower! You are so clever, and so blessed to have such a sweet little boy like Jack in your life. Sweet baby :)

Barbara said...

Your grandson Jack is just the most adorable little guy. Don't you love him? I have a grandson Jack too. He has my heart.
You are so amazingly clever on these cards. You would never know that they were using the same die butterfly. Nice job on both.

Brenda in IN said...

I can see why everyone wanted to hold Jack, he is so adorable. He looks like a proper gentleman in his outfit! Verna, that plaid is awesome. Your cards are so pretty and those butterfly wings made a lovely flower.

laurie said...

Your are so good at that Twofer challenge! Your cards are amazing, and that plaid is awesome.

And Jack is the cutest!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous and of course a fav colour.
so glad you had a wonderful day with the family and of course the special wee one.

Greta said...

Sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day & so happy to hear that Jack is doing well! Such a darling picture! Your cards are beautiful & creative!

Leslie Miller said...

I never would have thought that flower was made from a butterfly. You're too clever for your britches. Speaking of britches, your perfect gentleman is darling! What a cute, happy fellow! Your plaid background turned out amazing, and I really love the geometric circle die on your butterfly flower card. Well done, Verna!

Mac Mable said...

Such a clever use of the butterfly on your second card and what a vibrant and stunning card. Hope the butterfly is OK after surgery? Just goes to show you should never throw anything out as the alcohol inked glossy card is so perfect as the butterfly flower. Wow on the first card with that wonderful plaid background and the fabulous butterflies and a wonderful sentiment too. Fabulous cards, both of them. What a cutie Jack is and how adorable in his fabulous outfit x

Liz said...

Two stunning cards, Verna and what I clever way of changing the butterflies into a flower. TFS the photo of Jack - what a cutie! xx

MaryH said...

Some awesome GK stamps used on these gorgeous cards, and you've used them so magnificently too. Love the plaid background, with the vivid colors. Again, brilliant idea with the butterfly wings to create the flower for the wreath. So beautiful. And of course the loopy oval die was perfect for the purple butterflies on #1. Good job, Verna. And so enjoyed seeing the picture of Jack. What a little cutie, and he's thriving well. TFS & Hugs

Vicki Dutcher said...

You just rock this challenge two Fabulous cards

Susanne Vargas said...

You nailed this challenge with your fabulous cards! The purple butterflies on the white oval look so pretty and how genius to create such a beautiful flower out of the wings!
Thanks for sharing this adorable picture of Jack! He is such a cutie pie and I am glad you got to spend Mother's Day with him!
Thank you for joining us at the Twofer!

Rosy Newlun said...

Oh, look at Jack!!! I could just give him squishy hugs!!! Your cards are truly amazing. I love the double diagonal stripe background, the flowers, the oval die cut, but JACK!! He stole your show today ♥

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Your cards are both gorgeous! Fantastic twofer!

Your grandson is so sweet and obviously brings joy to many!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my goodness, these cards are amazing. Those colors are absolutely stunning, love what you have done with the butterflies, and the flowers layered together with that die cut are gorgeous!! Oh, and that little Jack is so stinkin' sweet. I bet you love him to pieces!!!!!

Kara Lynne said...

First, I must say, what a handsome little man! So glad you had a great Mother's Day, we did too. Your butterflies are beautiful! I love every detail on your first card from the sentiment to the oval and your stamped plaid background. I've always used those long individual stamps that make one stripe to make stripes and plaids when what I really needed was this diagonal stripe stamp! Your butterfly transformed into a beautiful flower - I love that it has layers! Two fabulous cards for Twofer! Thanks for joining in the fun with us!

Happy Dance said...

Jack is one sweet baby! They're such a blessing, aren't they?!! You must smile every time you think about that darling boy. *sigh* Love what you've done for this Twofer. Your butterflies look amazing as themselves, and as that pretty flower. And the colors...so rich and vibrant. Love those dies, too. Fantastic cards. Thanks for joining us at the Twofer Challenge. Bev

Lisa said...

oh my he is a sweetie!!! Glad you had a good mother's day. Mine was good.. both of my boys called... one twice! These cards are fantastic... love the blues and how cool that you made a flower from the butterflies!

Anita in France said...

Goodness, isn't Jack a little cutie, Verna ... such an adorable, sweet smile!! Your cards ... a delicious duo with gorgeous, rich colours and simply splendid detailing on both! The plaid background is stunning ... and what fantastic use of the butterfly wings to make that lovely bloom! I do love the die cut circle ... delicate and graphic at the same time ... it may have to go in my wish book!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Jeanne H said...

Truly beautiful cards! I especially love the colors!

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