I am so excited to be joining the Design Team at Twofer Card Challenges. Thank you to Darnell and the talented team for the opportunity.
This is one of my favorite challenges because I have to THINK before I start working on my two cards to make sure they are two different designs. That's the basic concept of Twofer.
Anyone who's visited my blog probably has seen that my go to card design is a flower or image in the lower right corner, CAS style more often than not and maybe a little inking around the image. I know this because I had a discussion with my pal Peggy about design. She told me she loved all the different cards I made...and I had to laugh...I told her to look again...just because I had different images or sentiments the great majority were THE SAME DESIGN. That is my comfort zone and I like that Twofer makes me step out of my comfort zone.
The Twofer Card Challenge asks us to make two DIFFERENT DESIGN cards for DIFFERENT occasions from the same stamps, die or stencil.
So on to this months prompt, it is GARDEN. You can click on the badge below and be taken to the challenge.
As I sat down to design my cards, I first selected my stamp set. Then I thought about how I could use the images and which image/s would work for both cards keeping with the garden theme. After narrowing that down, I drew a few sketches to make sure I was creating different designs.
Can you see how the designs differ from one another? The occasions (not just the actual sentiment) must differ as well. There is a handy list of occasions on the right sidebar of the Twofer Blog.
Satisfied they were different designs, I set about making the cards and came up with these two.
I used Lawn Fawn's Gleeful Garden stamp set. My common stamps are the little grass and the snail. I colored everything very simply. The veggie garden card is a hello to my Dad, since to me it has a masculine vibe. The second card is going to a friend fresh out of knee surgery.
If you have any questions about these designs or any of my past designs for the Twofer Challenge, please feel free to ask me.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you in the Twofer Gallery. While you're there stop and visit our two guest designers this month Robyn of Waterlily Cards and Kathy of My Aspirations.