I suddenly became aware of the 'Twofers' challenge - probably because our Jane W from the Snippets Playground is on the challenge DT and gave me a little nudge. The current theme (#11) is 'Birds' - and did I have some fun making my entry, even though I already spotted the same stamp set had been used by the DT as well as at least one entry.
I dug out my Tim Holtz 'Bird Crazy' stamps and dies as they'd been very neglected - plus the accessories set (Crazy Things) along with their matching dies. Cleared a big space on my desk and had a wonderful Sunday afternoon playing with the stamps, dies and Pro markers.
It seemed much easier to have a session like this with everything out at once - even though I didn't have individual cards in mind. I stamped, coloured and die cut one of each of the birdies and then stamped, coloured and die cut a variety of matching accessories. For my card I just used one of the 'sets' and now the other five are slipped into their own little card packaging cellophane bags and are sitting in a basket within reach, ready for use another time.
Here's my entry for the Twofers Challenge:
- 4" x 6" white card blank, tent style
- a snippet of SU's 'Wisteria Wonder' card stock - trimmed to just slightly smaller than the card front and glued in place
- a slightly smaller snippet of white card stock, with the corners punched using a Woodware Decorative Corner punch
- next I stamped the sentiment - using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a couple of stamps from the fabulous SU 'Just Kidding' clear set (sent to me by a lovely blogging buddy for my very own use - thank you again, mwah!)
- then I used one Tim Holtz 'Crazy Bird', tucked a bunch of flowers under one wing and cut a slit in the hat so it sat properly before adhering it to the card front - before that I'd used a Cool Grey Pro marker to form the 'grounding' area for the birdie
- a touch of the same Cool Grey for where I planned to add the parcel - and then just stuck the parcel in place
I had to explain the sentiment to my in-house critic - and even then I don't think he really 'got' it. Am convinced that men are wired differently to women!
Next job is to make a card for the new Double D challenge where the theme is Forget-Me-Nots. I have a plan, if something arrives here in time - otherwise there's gonna be a last minute scramble for an alternative!