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4/23/2018

April's Twofer Challenge - Pets

Hiya! Hope you had a nice Monday to start your week off; we had rain most of the day. I've been in the process of trying to finish up a few cards, and trying to think of something that would fit April's 2fer Challenge with Pets. Here's what I finally came up with...nothing like linking in at the last minute!

Here's the solo pic of the 2 cards, and then below will be individual pictures.


Well, here we are. Now for the individual cards, and a little explanation of how I did #1.

 
Doggy image from an old set of clear stamps by DmD (pets). Used a stencil to create some clouds on a white c/s. Memory Box tree cut from white, colored with copics. A snippet of spotted green DP cut the stitched grass hill that covers the tree trunk. Impression Obsession dies cut the different layers of grass from 2 different snippets of green dp. Tucked the dogs in behind the grass but over the spotted dp hill. The branch in the dog's mouth was hanging down in the way of placing the dogs, so tucked in his mouth. I used this video to do the reverse imaging using my misti. Took about 4 tries before I got a result that I could use. The woof stamp was from the set, embossed with Ranger Seafoam white on a vellum snippet. Frantic Stamper Howdy image die cut from another green snippet and a white snippet. Gluing this down over the vellum circle helped hold it down, plus added some drops around behind the Woof. Added google eyes with the jewel picker, (got from Amazon...I'm liking it better than that pick stick that's been around for a while)
 


Had created this scene as the first card, then tried to think of a way to reuse the dog in another way.
Some flowers & insects from another small stamp set added to the scene after masking the dog. Colored the insects using a BG000 copic, then spread some Liquid Pearl opal over that for shimmer. Which of course, covered up the outlines a bit, so used a Copic multiliner to redraw. This panel was cut out with a small pierced rectangle die, mounted over a MB postage die cut from some floral green that was a small piece in the snippets box. Placed on a black card base. Tried to white emboss over the black card base using the Seafoam White...did not look all that great. Restamped the sentiment on a white snippet using the Misti and black ink; die cut with a Darice rectangle. Smudged some DI Shabby Shutters around the edges to tone down the white. Sprinkled a few sequins round.

I'll be linking this to the April Twofer Card Challenge.  Additionally linking in with Pixie's Snippet Playground, Challenge 324,  just cause there's quite a few snippets on these cards, and I'm missing my little friend Parsnip, whom I don't visit often enough these days. So why don't you just c'mon along and add your cards too? You still have time to participate in both challenges, and there's some great inspiration and lovely people who have already entered.

Thanks for joining me, and God Bless.

PS...I've been getting comments from someone who signs as Anonymous. I don't know if this is a real person who is asking these questions, but since I'm afraid it might be a spammer, I've not been publishing these comments. So if it should be you, and if it's a legitimate comment, try to leave a message with your name or some way I can contact you, ....please! And thank you.


41 comments:

  1. I love these twofer cards and you crea5ed w very cute, fun cards..love them!

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  2. Adorable cards! Great job with the challenge!

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  3. How great to see your woofers in the gallery, Mary! Both designs are fun and fabulous! Thank you for the link because you did an awesome job of making your about-face dog in the duo card and I want to try that! Love the googly eyes, of course, and how you did your Howdy and vellum sediment! Your thoughtful doggie hugs card is bound to make someone feel tons better with the sweet flowers, dragonfly, and butterfly! Great pp choice for the matted panel, too! Thank you so much, my friend, for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #4! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

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  4. Awesome twofer cards Mary!! LOVE that sweet dog. And great idea to create a mirror image. YAY to you for working that out ... I'm sure it's not easy. Love the blue sky with clouds and your lovely spring tree background. The grass looks amazing with all the layers. Such a fun card!

    Your second card is also adorable! Another great spring scene with lots of pretty flowers and your sweet doggie. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge! xx

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  5. Fabulous cards and such a cute dog image.
    Kath x

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  6. How fun and cute cards! Love so much both! In the first one with the couple of doggies the googling eyes add a lot of fun and such great dimension with the layered grass! Great idea mirroring the image! Beautiful cloudy background too! So pretty frame in the second one,love that dp and the postage diecut! The bugs are just perfect to compliment the spring scene! And the googling eye has been a brilliant choose on it too!!
    Hugs

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  7. Loove, love love the dogs Mary. Great cards. Hugs Veerle x

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  8. Hi Mary, Fab cards. Love the dog.

    I have also been getting comments from Anonymous and I am treating them as spam.

    Hope you have a nice day. Sue

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  9. What a cute pair of cards Mary - they are really gorgeous.
    I often have Mr Anonymous comments and I never publish them!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  10. Such a sweet dog image and so clever of you to make the mirror image which gives the stamp a whole new life, and love the vellum sentiment and the dp hill with the two greens for the grass work really well and give the look of flowers, the tree looks perfect in the background too and some pretty clouds using the stencil. The single dog on the second looks very happy in his flower garden and love the pretty green dp in the background and a great idea to mount on to black card which gives a lovely contrast. Super colouring throughout too Mary. Two brilliant cards! I am hoping to get my entry in today too. I have been away for nearly a week so time has definitely been limited to get it done. I have been getting an Anonymous comment a bit recently and I had to delete it several days running, a different comment but struck me that it came from the same source though of course I can't be sure. These comments don't seem to make a great deal of sense so I am pretty sure mine are not genuine, but perhaps yours are different. I have just kept deleting them and recently they seem to have stopped. x

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  11. Cute cards!!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤️

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  12. Two super fun cards, Mary! Your pups are adorable facing each other. They look like they are having a conversation. Love the single pup in the spring flowers too! Your coloring is perfect as always!

    Thanks for linking to the video. I'll have to give the mirror stamping a try.

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  13. They are both so cute! Regarding the issue with the anonymous commenter, you can change your comment settings in Blogger to bar anonymous comments xoxo

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  14. These are simply adorable Mary! Great job with the mirrored doggy image! Love the little stick in his mouth and you've created a gorgeous Springy scene. Love the little flowers and insects in your second card two. Great work on this fun pair of cards.

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  15. I love these doggie cards. The first one is clever by putting the branch in his mouth and by creating a mirror image. The second card is so happy and spring looking. Great job on both of them.

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  16. Cute and adorable, both of them. The mirroring of the dog looks fabulous and what a fun sentiment on the first card. Spring like second card which brought a smile to my face. Fabulous cards Mary x

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  17. Brilliant cards Mary, I love the doggy and your fab design, Kate x

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  18. Awwww, these are both so cute and such fun cards! What cute images!
    Hugs,
    Pam

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  19. These are brilliant Mary and thank you for the link to the mirror image tutorial...I am going to have a go at that!! xx

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  20. I am VERY impressed you got a reverse image, when I'm struggling with just one LOL. I LOVE your happy cards Mary, both are Spring like and wonderful, with SUPER details and techniques, shall I say it again? I'm impressed :).
    Faith
    x

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  21. Two wonderful cards and I love the grass on the first one. It looks like a few flowers among the grass as well. Your doggies are so adorable and I love how you placed some of the branch in the dog's mouth too. The second card is a wonderful little scene too! You did great on these Twofers.

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  22. Your doggy cards are so sweet. Cute with the branch in his mouth!

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  23. Oh, these are both so sweet, Mary!! I love the scenes you've created on both cards!! The dogs are absolutely adorable!! I love, love them both!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  24. Super cute cards with a fun image. I need to look up that technique for reverse stamping. It gives a lot of extra possibilities using the same stamp. I love ideas on how to stretch your existing stash.

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  25. Two really wonderful cards Mary, the dog has got the most friendly face ever and I love the tree on the first one, it looks amazing. I can't really help with the anonymous comments, I have been getting lots of spam ones recently, always on a very old post - I can't imagine why people would even bother doing it, it makes no sense and is such a waste of time!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  26. Super cards Mary, such a cute dog and two fabulous designs.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  27. That is a great dog image, and I'm terribly impressed that you reverse stamped him! You've created two very sweet cards, and I especially love all the details you've added; the bugs, the clouds, the bits of dp.... Thank you so much for joining us at the Twofer Challenge! Two great cards. Bev

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  28. Two gorgeous cards Mary, love the little dog image and the really lovely design of the first card, he looks really at home in the lovely flower patch too.

    Kath x

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  29. Mary, these guys are SO darned cute! As always you colored them beautifully and created such a fun scene. Love them both!

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  30. OH what fun cards with those pooches! I didn't make any for this Twofer, but so glad you slid in just under the wire! Great idea to use those fun doggies and both designs are just perfect! NJ!

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  31. Both cards are just too much fun! Love them! Great job on the challenge, my friend!

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  32. These cards are so sweet and make me smile! Love the two googly-eyed doggies sitting beneath that pretty tree and the one in the flowering meadow is also really adorable! Great idea and designs, Mary!
    Thanks for joining us at the Twofer!

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  33. Beautiful cards Mary, sorry not been around much, since my fur baby died I am in limbo.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

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  34. These are both so cute, Mary ... the detailing on each scene is fabulous ... and how brilliant is your mirror stamping on the first! Love those googly eyes ... so fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

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  35. Love your two ca4ds Mary, such a cute doggy!

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  36. Both great cards and love the cute doggy stamp
    Carol x

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  37. Wonderful cards Mary - and I love the reversed doggie one of course! I went crazy over this technique a while back - such fun.

    Delighted to see you in the Playground, little Parsnip was hopping up and down with excitement. We really missed you loads. He says you give the sweetest cuddles. Bless his little furry socks.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  38. Wow! You did great on this challenge Momma Mary! I love both scenes on both cards. So cute are the dog you used and you did a great job at stamping a reverse image too. I just think both of these cards are very clever. Hugs, Brenda

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  39. super cute cards....so fun! smiling.
    xx Karen

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  40. Lovely duo of cards Mary. Well done on getting the reverse image using a 'real' stamp.

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  41. Your woofer cards are beautiful, Mary! Hugs, de

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