Monday, July 19, 2021

myasperations 7-19-21

One of my favorite monthly challenges is called the "Twofer Card Challenge" which requires the use of the exact same stamp or die to make two cards with distinctly different designs for two different occasions. The July Challenge is named "Birds.” I dug through my stash and found a stamp set that included a bird image with lots of possibilities!  
·   Stamp- Gerda Steiner Designs Clear Stamp Set (Go Wild)
Entered into:  
Twofer Card Challenge- #40 Birds
Gerda Steiner Designs- Share Your Designs Challenge- July      

My first card features the bird, colored as a Toucan, and a giraffe friend. (I used a photo from the web as my guide when coloring the Toucan’s beak. The colors look a bit blah here, but they are brighter in real life.) I used a freebie “hello” plus a birthday greeting from the stamp set as my sentiments. It was fun to use the branch die which is special to me. (A few years ago I’d mentioned in an email with a stamping friend that I had purchased a used Big Shot, and was slowly growing a collection of dies. A package of happy mail soon arrives as this friend gifted me with over a dozen assorted dies! I think of her every time I pull out my die collection!)
·   Stamp- Gerda Steiner Designs Clear Stamp Set (Go Wild)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen
·   Front sentiment- Freebie from Desert Diva (Hello)
·   Inside Sentiment- Gerda Steiner Designs Clear Stamp Set (Go Wild)
·   Pioneer Black Photo corners- available from several sources
·   Die cuts- Sizzlits: Flowers, Branches and Leaves Set (Gifted to me!)
·   All other items from my stash.
Entered into:  
Cute Card Thursday- Challenge 690- Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Challenge- Week #28 Anything Goes                     
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- July 2021                                     
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- July                        
My second card celebrates the 4th of July, and the bird becomes a majestic Eagle! I dug into my scrapbooking supplies for the beachy base of the card, plus the picnic basket, heart, and star stickers (I easily turned the star into a balloon by adding a white scrap of paper “tail” and sketched in the string with a black marker.) Paper scrap banners decorate the computer-generated sentiments for a colorful and festive card!
I’m entering this card into several challenges including Outlawz Sunday “Songs and Rhymes” (the current rhyme named "The Open Road" mentions birds and skies. Where I live we have beautiful clouds and also occasionally see eagles. One flew over our home a few days ago, probably heading to a nearby lake to do a bit of dive fishing!)
·   Stamp- Gerda Steiner Designs Clear Stamp Set (Go Wild)
·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique marker, Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen and Sharpie Black Permanent Fine-Line Marker
·   Basket and star stickers and beach journal card- from my scrapbook stash.
·   Sentiments- Computer Generated
·   Cardstock, cloudy sky, and patterned paper scraps from my stash.
Entered into:  
Incy Wincy Designs- Red/White/Blue and/or Sparkly/Glitter  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #499-500 Anything Goes                   
Cute As A Button- July: CH #70 Anything Goes 
Outlawz Sunday Challenge- The Open Road
       Since I’m a DT for Sheepski (sponsor), I’m entering just for fun!
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge


  1. Hi Kathy all your cards are gorgeous as always. Have a good week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. This is adorable!! I LOVE the fun way you used those branches. So cool!

  3. We love that you love the challenge, Kathy, and we love seeing each month how you rock the concept with your super designs! You did an amazing job creating a toucan and an eagle and giving them perfect platforms to be the stars of their show! And, as always, I love the insides of your cards, too! Well done using those dies and being imaginative and creative! Thank you so much for playing in TCC #40! Hugs, Darnell

  4. These are just wonderful, Kathy! I would never have thought to turn a toucan into an eagle - it worked wonderfully! So clever. I had to chuckle at the thought of the giraffe stretching up for a snack and having the toucan perch on his head. Their expressions are priceless! Such a sweet Fourth of July card, too. Do you suppose he's got those fish he caught in the basket?! Great cards. Thanks for joining us at The Twofer Challenge. Take care. Bev

  5. Fabulous creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  6. Hi Kathy, a wonderful birthday card in red white blue. Nice to hear about where you live too. Thanks for sharing in our red-white-blue or sparkle/glitter challenge here at Incy Wincy, See you again soon. CarolG

  7. Lovely cards Kathy. Thank you for entering the Red, White, Blue and/or Sparkle/Glitter Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  8. Lovely card and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Nan

  9. Superb cards with amazing character and happy feels!
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog in July. Hope to see you again in August.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT


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