Monday, 23 January 2017

It's a Twofer Darnell

Hello.  Welcome.  I made these two cuties cos De Egel want two 10 x 10 cards, the same but different.   I had already stamped and embossed a couple of the bird houses from Penny Black's Fly High NBUS.  I was lucky enough to win this stamp set at the Penny Black and More challenge last month.  I stamped the birdhouses on kraft and coloured them with watercolour pencils.  So that works brilliantly for Darnell's NBUS #8 challenge. 


I decided to make the card bases from recycled corrugated card.  I cut them to size and folded them.  They were a a bit stiff and wanted to spring open so I ran them through the bigshot.  Perfect!  Nicely flattened.  



I did a colour wash with the brown pencil at the bottom of the card and added the birdhouse and a bird from the same Penny Black set.  The sentiment is Stamploration stamps.

  
I stamped the post on the card and coloured with the brown pencil.  Then I added the birdhouse and another bird.  The thank you is a DRS stamp.  



I quite like the rustic look.......

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
NBUS #8 if I should be lucky [ANY] is fine but [GC] would be perfect
De-Egel Januari Challenge 26
Penny Black and More January Challenge - AG
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - AG
Repeat Impressions Inspiration Palette Challenge - J1817 inspired by the little wooden house

10 comments:

  1. Cute as can be! Glad you played along...Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built!

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  2. These are very cute! And a very unique and fun idea to used the cardboard; it adds a bit of texture (which is the fun part). Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  3. Ooooh, I love twofers! Adorable stamps, beautifully colored, and love the sweet hand cut birds!

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  4. Super that you join our January 26 10x10 cm Challenge !
    Thanks for your participation and good luck.

    {Challengeblog De Egel}
    {Hobbywinkel De Egel}

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  5. Great cards, so nice together ☺
    Thanks for joining our "10x10" Challenge at De Egel !
    Hugs Erica
    {Heidebloempjuh}
    {DT De Egel}

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  6. Two lovely bright cards and great upcycling too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More. Lynn x DT

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  7. Two lovely cards, they look great together and apart :)
    Thank you for joining the challenge at De Egel.
    Greetings Miranda (dt De Egel)

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  8. These are cool looking cards. Clever idea to run them through your BigShot to get them to stay shut. I'm going to have to remember that for bulky cards.

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  9. Lovely cards together!
    Thank you for joining at De Egel challenge.
    Greats Marja
    Dt De Egel

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  10. Fab cards - love the fun, bright colours!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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