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


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

  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.

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

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

    {Challengeblog De Egel}
    {Hobbywinkel De Egel}


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

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

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

  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.

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

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


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