Sunday 18 March 2018

Twofer Challenge #3

Today I have 2 cards that I am entering in the twofer card challenge #3 which has the prompt blossoms. My 2 cards are very different, in fact I have gone 3D for one of them, I hope that is allowed.

I have had a blossom stamp by Kaiser Craft for a while now and hadn't yet found an occasion to use it, until now of course. Here are my cards:
I will need to show you some more photos so you can see the stamp properly. The box card is for my granddaughter's 3rd birthday. She really liked the box card that I made for her older sister last year so I thought I would do one for her too. Her sister's card was a princess castle, this one needed to be different so it was the challenge that made me decide on a garden scene. I stamped the blossom in archival plum ink and then put little dots of colour in each blossom with my spectrum noir alcohol pens. I also used them to colour the little girl and the cheeky looking rabbits. You can see the blossom stamp better in these photos:

The second picture is the card folded up.

My second card is probably the most CAS card I have ever made. The blossom is stamped on a piece of yupo paper that I had coloured with alcohol ink. I then used the technique shown by Jennifer McGuire that she called alcohol ink ghost stamping. I used the same archival plum ink to stamp the image and then wiped it away and you are left with quite a detailed shadow left by the stamp, it is very neat. I decided to make this the focus of my card, so put it in a panel and scored the white card either side of the panel. I shall send this to a very special person in my life who has been unwell.
Here are the pictures:

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Thank you
Happy crafting


Susanne Vargas said...

Wow, these are really very different designs! Your granddaughter will cherish her sweet flower garden box card! That is a neat technique you used on the strip of yupo paper, it gives the blossoms a very different look! Great cards!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Twofer!

Darnell said...

Awesome designs, HilaryJane! Marlee will squeal with delight when she see's her fantastic garden box card and she will treasure it always! Just look at all those bunnies! And your get well card for your friend is CASlicious and a very striking design with the score line detail! You did a great job using JM's ghost stamping technique! Thank you so much for supporting and playing along in Twofer Card Challenge #3! Hugs, Darnell

Kara Lynne said...

Your granddaughter is going to love her special pop up box card! What a beautiful garden and darling little girl! Fantastic technique with the ghost stamping and great CAS design to show it off. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Loll said...

Beautiful cards Hilary! Love that pop-up box card. What a sweet garden. Your blossoms are so pretty and I love that adorable little girl and the three rabbits. Marlee is going to love this!

Beautiful CAS design for your second card. Very interesting technique, have not heard of this. I'll have to look up Jennifer's video. Very pretty results with leaving a ghosted image of your pretty blossoms. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card designs and especially love that wonderful box one you did. That will be so loved. I have never done one of those and they look to be very complicated but you certainly pulled it off well. The other card is a wonderful CAS design too. Now that is more like I would normally do. Anyway, so glad you joined in the Twofer Challenge #3.