Friday, 19 January 2018

Twofer feather cards

Did you notice the new Twofer card challenge blog that was launched this month by none other than the lovely Darnell of djkardkreations? The idea is to create two different cards for two different occasions using the same stamp or die. A perfect incentive to stretch our supplies or to get more out of supplies, including our NBUS or underused supplies.

For my first set of cards (yes, I did create another set), I used the feather from Catherine Pooler's Birds of a feather set.

I'm linking up my Twofer set at:

Twofer Card Challenge - #1 Feathers

For my Thinking of you/Sympathy card, I repeatedly stamped the feather using Altenew ink. For my sentiment strip, I used the darkest of the warm grey inks to colour my cardstock and then heat-embossed the sentiment (Hero Arts) in white (SSS). I popped up the sentiment strip using foam tape and finished off with a sprinkling of espresso sequins (PPP).

I'm linking up this cards at:


HLS CAS - Friendship

SSS Wednesday - Add a sentiment

And since I used a snippet for my sentiment strip, 
I'm also allowed a trip to Pixie's Snippets Playground.

For my birthday card, I started by inking up my new acrylic block by Altenew using 3 colours of Catherin Pooler ink (Sweet sixteen, Pixie dust and the new Royal treatment), spritzing with water and stamping this onto my Neenah card base. When the ink was dry, I usded my MISTI to double stamp the feather in Royal treatment and to stamp the sentiment from an old but useful set (Birthday messages, SSS) in Archival black.

I'm linking up my birthday card at:

LIM - #362 Purples

Uniko - #45 Something old (stamps, some inks), 
something new (acrylic block, new ink)

CAS Watercolour - Birthday

AAA Cards - #106 Quote


  1. Hi Marianne
    Two very elegant CAS cards.
    Thanks for joining in at MAWTT.
    Best wishes.

  2. Your 'twofer' are stunning. Beautiful stamp and ink choices, I particularly like the diagonal stamped card with the thinking of you sentiment. I love the sereneness of it. The smooshing technique of your second is so fun and great results. Great take on the Uniko Challenge and thanks for joining in on the fun! Hugs Bev x

  3. Elegant and classy twofers. You did awesome with the acrylic block stamped background. Beautiful birthday card and well executed. Thank you for joining us at Less is More.

  4. Love your cards! Great job using the feathers for both! Thank you for sharing with us over at Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge this month!

  5. I love both your feather cards, Marianne! The soft purple feathers are stamped so prettily and I love the sentiment on the gray and sequins scattered expertly! And the watercolor background is amazing! You must have a block with the grids! It leaves a wonderful pattern! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  6. Two fabulous cards! The sympathy card is so perfectly CAS - elegant and understated which is what I think sympathy cards should be. And the birthday one is terrific - love the background you created with your acrylic block. A wonderful duo for the Twofer challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

  7. Wonderful card for our challenge at MAWTT, xxx

  8. Beautiful set of feather cards Marianne. Love the monochromic repeat stamping of your beautiful feather image for the sympathy card. Perfect finishing details with the white embossed sentiment banner and sequins.

    The second card is so artsy and beautiful. I love this technique and it looks even more amazing using a clear block that has the grid. Love the design the grid adds to the background. Your purple feather really pops ... love all the white space. Thanks for sharing the second card with us at CAS Watercolour. And thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge. xx

  9. These cards are both fabulous! That is an interesting challenge indeed, makes you think in different directions altogether. Have a great weekend!

  10. Love the tiled effect of your background on the second Card. Really gorgeous colours too. Thanks for joining in with the AAA Cards current challenge.

  11. Gorgeous cards, Marianne! Your repeat stamping of the feather is perfectly placed and the design is wonderful! What an amazing background from your inks and acrylic block! Thanks for joining in on the fun at Twofer Card Challenge!

  12. Wonderful cards Marianne! Obviously I love the snippets one - sentiments on strips like that always look so good. But your use of the feather stamp on both is terrific!


    Di xx

  13. What a lovely first set of cards, Marianne! Each clean and simple design is very impactful! I love the soft background of your TOY card and the beautifully colored block-inking background of your birthday card! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for the kind shoutout and for playing in my first Twofer Card Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. two gorgeous cards and I love your acrylic block background. Love the simplicity of the sympathy card and the pop of the birthday card. thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

  15. Marianne, what a great use of one set for two cards. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

  16. Just wanted to pop in and say that I love both of your cards and especially the second one with the acrylic block technique...very eye catching x

  17. Love the graceful look of your card! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

  18. Two CAS beauties, Marianne ... fabulous precision stamping on the first ... and the second is full of impact ... bold, vibrant, and such a cool background with the grid block! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

  19. Two beautiful makes and I LOVE the pinky background panel


  20. I have seen this challenge, but I haven’t quite got round to joining in yet. So much going on! I love how it showcases, like you have done, just how much you can get out of your stash for different occasions, xx

  21. They are both very beautiful. Love the softness of the first one.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

  22. Love these twofers! I do like the grid pattern in the inked background. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko. Deborah, DT.

  23. 2 great cards - lovely to see the same stamp set used to create 2 very different finished cards. I love the elegant subtle greys of the first and then the vibrant colourful purplesof your second card x

  24. A duo of gorgeous cards that embrace to a 't' the essence of the Twofer challenge as well as the others you've entered! Delighted to see your creativity in the Uniko and HLS galleries!