Sunday, January 14, 2018

Two Sides To Every Story

 There's always two sides to every story (actually, there are 3 - yours, mine and the truth - so they say)!  Stamps can be like that as well.  And that's the premise for Darnell's new Twofer challenge!  Given a theme, we're challenged to create two different occasion cards using the same stamp.  Such a great idea to stretch not only your imagination, but to stretch the uses for stamps!  For my cards, I used Reverse Confetti Boho Vibes (feathers).


 For my first card, I created a watercolor triangle and splattered the white side.  The group of Boho Vibes feathers are stamped in Wisteria, Dark Roast and Flamingo.  The other feather is silver heat embossed.  For the 'thank you' sentiment, I used the new Kindness Cards stamps/dies.

 I'm excited to share my card in these additional challenges:

(new stamps/dies; new type of challenge)

 Valentine's Day is a month away and I'm already behind!  Not that I send a ton of V-day cards, but I do have a few plus little 'gifts' for co-workers.  This card was super easy to create!

 I started with Reverse Confetti Topped Off Tag die using the Heart Tag Topper die.  The feathers and arrow from the Boho Vines set are grouped together with Cappuccino twine.   Both the heart tag topper and row of hearts are cut from Piggy Bank and Salsa cardstock.  The hearts border die is from the XOXO dies collection and sentiment from the new Heart Filled Sentiments set. 

 Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration:


  1. Two beautiful feather cards Kathy! Love the pretty watercoloured triangle over top of the splattered background. Sweet grouping of feathers. Love the addition of the blue feather and die-cut thank you.

    Adorable V-Day card with the heart topped tag and grouped feathers with arrow. This is such a happy card! Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge.

  2. I love the contrasting styles - artsy v clean and crisp - both beautifully done. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

  3. Two fabulous cards! Love how you inspired by TO and Darnell's awesome new challenge!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  4. Both cards are gorgeous Kathy! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the V-day card xoxoxo Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxo

  5. Two fabulous creations, loving the inky-ness you achieved, so pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge!

  6. Two lovely cards and great designs, lovely inky background on the first card and a really lovely stamp.
    Thank you for joining our 'No Patterned Papers' challenge this week at Allsorts.


  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. I love these two wonderfully feathery cards, Kathy! Your first one, with its watercolored triangle is fabulous!! Those colors are amazing and the feathers work perfectly against your backgrounds. That sentiment's font is awesome, too! And the Valentine card...precious!! Love that arrow, and those feathers in neutral colors against all that pink, white and red. Such a fun Valentine! Thanks for joining us at the Twofer Challenge! Bev

  9. Thank you for the enthusiastic welcome of my new Twofer challenge with your kind words and with your beautiful feather cards, Kathy! I so appreciate it! I love how you are able to create with lots of color and layers and texture and your feathery thank you card and Valentine's Day card are perfect examples of that! I'm always in awe of your talent to do this so effectively! Thank you for playing and I look forward to seeing you at Twofer again soon!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Two wonderful cards! Love that Twofer challenge idea. focusing on the thank you card, I love the colors you used, and the placement of the watercolored triangle on the spattered base. Love the way you pulled the purple from the feathers on top and used it for your sentiment. Thanks so much for joining our Thankful Challenge at Time Out.

  11. Awesome set of cards,beautiful designs and love the fantastic background ...thank you for joining us at ATSM challenge this week,hope to see you again
    Ċ½eljka DT xx

  12. Two fabulous cards which both love so different. Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
    Crafty hugs

  13. Fabulous cards. I love the background. Thanks for joining us at ‘If you give a crafter a cookie’. Jonnece DT

  14. such wonderful Valentine's Day projects - thanks for sharing them at Addicted to Stamps and More

  15. Both cards are so beautiful. Love the inking. We are grateful that you joined our Challenge here at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the inspiration that comes from God's Word in Romans 1:17 which says, "For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Have a blessed week.

    JO ANN

  16. What a beautiful cards!
    I love it :)
    Thanks for joining us at Cas on Friday!

  17. Lovely!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  18. Just love the watercolour panel you have made, the colours are gorgeous

    Thank you for sharing with us over at 'If You Give A Crafter A Cookie'.... hope we see you joining in with us again, real soon!
    Hugs Shell xx