Monday 15 January 2018

It's a Twofer (Feathers)

Have you seen the 'Twofer Card Challenge'? It's the brainchild of Darnell of DjKardKreations.
This is what Darnell says about her challenge ...

"The goal is to stretch your creativity as well as your stamps and dies by making two distinctly different designs using the same prompt stamp or die! 

In order to stretch your design skills, try a different style with your second card! In order to stretch your schtuff, try using the prompt stamp or die in an unexpected way on your second card!"

So that is exactly what I've done! 

My 1st card uses feather die cuts from an Alcohol Ink background - they are yummy and organic looking.
First I used a few alcohol inks on Yupo to create the 'paper' for the feathers and when dry, I diecut the feathers.
Next I stamped the 'chicken-wire' background and gold embossed and the the sentiment and embossed that too.
I 'strategically' placed the feathers and sequins and matted the white panel on a black base card.
The feather die was a magazine freebie, the chicken wire stamp is from Kaisercraft and the sentiment is from Stamplorations.

My second card was more challenging, because shakers are not easy for me! I prefer mess to fiddling with finer detail!

I used the negative of the die cut and an embossing folder to create texture. I cut this about 5 times and layered them to get the dimension and then I put the shaker together, using sequins from SSS and random seed beads.
The paper is from Kaisercraft and the sentiment is from SSS.

                                    So I am entering my cards in the following challenges:-

Use Patterned Paper - it is a watercolour pattern, although hard to tell.


  1. Two beauties, Jenny! The rich, neutral AI colours on the delicate feathers are gorgeous ... such a lovely sympathy card! What a fabulous feather shaker ... gorgeous texture and delicious use of the negative space ... a delight! Thanks so much for playing along with us at our inaugural Twofer Card Challenge! Anita :)

  2. These cards are so different and spectacular! Those alcohol inked feathers look like they came right off a Canadian goose! It's a wonderful look for your sympathy card. You should feel right at home with those shaker cards because this one is fantastic! I love that you used the negative of the die, and that embossing and the bow are great details. Thank you for joining in on the fun over at Twofer Card Challenge!

  3. Two beautiful and creative designs using feathers, Jenny!! Love the organic look of the AI feathers. Perfect for a sympathy card. And great shaker card. I'm with you on those ... I find them very fiddly, but yours turned out so beautiful. Love the texture from the dry embossed script. Thanks for play along with us at Twofer Card Challenge. xx

  4. Totally awesome cards! Such an amazing use of that die to produce incredibly beautiful and different results. Such talent!

  5. Wow! 2 fabulous cards!! Amazing designs!! So very pretty!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  6. What gorgeous looks you have created with the yupo for such realistic feathers! Love your ideas here, and brilliant designing on each one! TFS

  7. Bravo, Jenny! I love both of your beautiful designs and really appreciate that you have embraced the concept of my Twofer challenge! First of all, just a plain ol' WOWZA for the organic coloring on those feathers! I never reach for neutral colors like these, so thank you for the inspiration! (I need to look and see if I even have any alcoholic inks in these colors and, if not, I need to rectify that!) They look so gorgeous with your thoughtful layout of embossed chicken wire, sentiment, and sequins! And then! Another WOWZA shoutout for turning the negative die into a beautiful seed bead shaker card with lots of dimension from the e/f!! Thank you so much for playing at Twofer!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. two fantastic designs, Jenny - looks like a winner to me! especially love the first card done with the alcohol inks!

  9. Amazingly creative cards. I like that you position the layers off kilter.