Monday, July 9, 2018

Twofer Guest Designing

Hello friends.  I'm so glad you could stop by today!

Today I'm honored and excited to be Guest Designing for
Twofer Card Challenge

This month's prompt is

and my Twofer

Both of my cards use the What's in Your Cup die set from Penny Black.

My glass was die cut from acetate with the mug die.

The lemonade was die cut with the same die from a piece of watercolor
 and it's cut down a bit and coated with Wink of Stella
 so it shimmers with the cold.

I cut the handles off to make it look more like a glass.

The lemon slice is a little punched circle colored up with markers.

Ice cubes cut from glimmer paper finish off the frosty look.

I found a piece of dirty pour canvas paper that I thought looked very tropical
for the background.

The design is popped up on a piece of foam.

For my twofer, I have a hot beverage.

I'm going with a hot cappuccino with whipped cream on top as a Christmas card.

I've die cut the mug, stamped some snowflakes with Versamark and heat embossed them.
That acted as a resist when I sponged color over the mug.

The drink mat is an oval watercolored with the same ink as the sentiment.

I added a little color to the stitched die cut by splashing color on it
and put the design on a piece of plaid decorative paper.

Since I've colored my die cut  on my second card, I'll drop this off at
I've used colored die cuts, emboss resist, sponging and stamping.

Thanks so much Darnell for inviting me to be one of your 
Guest Designers this month at your Twofer Challenge.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Enjoy (PB)
Ink:   Whisper White, Daffodil Delight Marker (SU)
Paper:   Neenah, Canvas Paper (St.), Neenah, Bermuda Bay, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer (SU)
Other:  What's in Your Cup Die (PB), Acetate, 1/2" Circle Punch, White Gelly Roll Pen, Clear Wink of Stella, Acrylic Paint for the Dirty Pour

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Holiday Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Cherry Cobbler (SU), Mowed Lawn (DI)
Paper:   Neenah, Decorative paper pad, Mixed Media (St.), Dazzling Diamond Glimmer (SU)
Other:  What's in Your Cup die (PB), Small Oval Punch (SU), White EP (WOW)


Nstiz said...

I love this idea, Bonnie and love both cards. Not sure I'd come up with two very different cards using the same dies but you managed perfectly. These are suitable for so many occasions. Cool design and backgrounds too!

Christine Alexander said...

Congrats on being GD at Twofer. I love your glass of lemonade, the acetate makes for a perfect glass and great idea cutting the handle off for the tumbler. That background is very tropical love all the colours from the dirty pour :), Awesome Christmas card using the mug in a more traditional way.

Trina P. said...

Congrats on GD, Bonnie! Awesome beverage twofers! So clever to create a glass from the mug. Love them. xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What stunning beverages Bonnie - love the extremes of summer and winter you have portrayed so stunningly. Congratulations on your guest DT spot.

Anita in France said...

Yum ... delicious, Bonnie ... both of them! The zesty frostiness of the chilled lemonade is fabulous against the tropical background ... the 'condensation' on the outside of the glass and those shimmery ice cubes make it so refreshingly tempting! Your creamy capuccino is all cosy and warm ... a hug in a mug with those festive colours and that delicious plaid panel! Thanks so much for inspiring our players as our Guest Designer at Twofer this month! Hugs, Anita :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So clever with the hot and cold, both beautiful cards Bonnie.

nancy littrell said...

Both your cup designs are so clever and creative, Bonnie. From a cold cup of lemonade with a Stunning dirty pour background and cool glitter paper ice cubes to a hot Winter cup of hot chocolate...Stunning, my friend. TFS Hugs..

jimlynn said...

Congrats on the guest designer spot! Love your creativity on these Bonnie. Outstanding.

Darnell said...

It is we who thank YOU, Bon Bon, for all your support and participation! Your inspiration cards as Guest Designer are both sensational! I love all the elements of both your chilled glass of lemonade for summer and your toasty warm cup of cappuccino for winter!! Mwah! Hugs, Dolly

Loll said...

Love the contrast between the icy cold lemonade and the hot steamy cup of cappuccino! Great way to show how to use this die differently.

Your lemonade looks so pretty in the glass with those sparkly ice cubes. And the background is gorgeous and does look tropical!

Love the plaid background for your hot beverage ... it reminds me of a warm scarf ... perfect to wear for a cold winter's day as you enjoy your cappuccino! :) Wonderful to have you as Guest Designer at Twofer, my friend! xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great idea to make the cocoa cup into a glass of lemonade, Bonnie! Just love both cards!! Congrats on being a guest designer!!

Liz said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, Bonnie. Love both your cards, so clever to turn a mug into to lemonade glass. xx

JosieD said...

What a creative way to get warm weather and cold weather beverage cards from the same die -- a fun and clever twofer with clever extra touches on each.

Linda said...

Two fabulous beverage cards, Bonnie.

Brenda said...

Well now, how did it get to be the 10th already?!! Wasn't it just 4th of July?? Time flies that's for sure. Loving both of these beverage cards Bonnie! The first one sure looks inviting on a hot day, loving that tropical looking background too. Your Christmas beverage looks amazing too and just what a cold winter's day calls for! Loving those splashes too. Love them both! Congrats on your GD spot! Hugs, Brenda

Susan said...

Fabulous! Love the glass cut from acetate - and using glimmer paper for the ice cubes is a brilliant idea! The Christmas card is lovely - great decoration on the mug and lovely sparkly whipped cream and steam. Two great cards!

Susanne Vargas said...

That glass of lemonade with the sparkly ice cubes looks so refreshing and really pops on the gorgeous background! Wouldn't mind having that in my hands right now to cool me down...
The steaming mug of something comforting makes a great holiday card! Fabulous designs!
Wonderful to have you guest design at the Twofer Challenge!

MaryH said...

Darnell knows how to pick GD, that's for sure, and Big Congratulations on being asked! You've aced this particular challenge, and while I love both the looks, I'm really drawn to that icy glass of lemonade. Enjoyed reading the creative process, and that background is beyond awesome. The hot chocolate cuppa will be very enticing when it's cooler weather. Love the bold green plaid and the spatters too! Well done! TFS & Hugs

JD/ Jill said...

Congrats on being a guest designer. Two fabulous cards that you have created for the challenge!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love how you changed your cup into a glass by using the acetate. Both are awesome cards. And congratulations on the guest designer spot too.

Kara Lynne said...

Hot and cold - what a great combination for a twofer! Your lemonade and ice cubes just sparkle behind your realistic-looking glass. You are so right to say that your dirty pour has a tropical vibe! I love the glittery steamy cup of cappuccino too. The plaid and watercolor backgrounds really set the stage! Thanks so much for being our guest designer at the Twofer Card Challenge this month, Bonnie!

Nance said...

Congrats on your Guesting spot, Bonnie! Great Twofers - summer/winter, cold/hot. I thought I recognized a dirty pour background on the first one! ;) It works great for that cold glass of lemonade with those sparkly ice cubes! Love the cappucino too with it's sparkly foam!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulations on the GD spot at Twofer Card Challenge, Bonnie!
I love the glass of lemonade! It's so creative to use acetate for the glass and cut off the handle. Your dirty pour background looks amazing both color and texture-wise. It makes a great contrast to the lemonade!
The sponging over the mug gives it a porcelain-look. I love the pretty heat-embossed snowflakes, beautiful splash in the background, and the cool holiday plaid frame! Hideko x

Marcia Hill said...

Two FABULOUS cards Bonnie!! I especially love how you cut the handle off the mug for your glass of lemonade and also how you used acetate to make it look like glass...why have I never thought of that?! LOVE the sparkly ice cubes too! And of course your Christmas mug is just delightful with the embossed snowflakes and lovely reds and greens you used! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

Mac Mable said...

Many congratulations on your win Bonnie and guesting x. The dirty pour on your first card looks amazing. Such a fabulous card and so creative how you cut the handle off the die cut, made the ice cubes and the piece of lemon...such fun. Great use of the die for the second card and how you made it into a Christmas card. Love the sponging and the resist technique. Fabulous cards....both of them x.

Carol L said...

There is so much detail to take in with both of these great cards! I love the cold drink and the gorgeous background, but that steamy cup with snowflakes and glittered steam on the top looks fantastic - especially with that great plaid background! Great twofer, and congrats on being GDT member!

Julia Aston said...

Two wonderful designs using your mug die Bonnie! love the acetate iced drink and the steamy foam on the winter mug! Congrats on being guest DT for the Twofer! xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

two awesome cards mf...well done.
xx Karen

Pat said...

Two great designs for your Twofers Bonnie. I love the acetate glass withh the lemonade, lemon slice and glittery ice and it stands out so prettily against the bright background, then the snowflake mug in that super green, and the plaid paper in the background complements it perfectly. x

Jacquie Southas said...

Congratulations on guest designing! I love that you hit two seasons and went hot & cold with your cards. They're fabulous!

BożenA said...

So cleverly you used the matrix to create a glass with lemonade, Loll. The tropical background is perfect for her! And I love a cup of hot, refreshing cappucino served with winter wishes. What an amazing inspiration. I admire the idea of using one martian to create such different cards.

BożenA said...

Excuse me, Bonnie, of course it's your amazing cards. I just read Loll's comment and that's how I suggested that I made such a blunder :-( I am asking for forgiveness :-)
BożenA xoxo

Sandy said...

Oh yum! I like the green mug the very best!!!!
sandy xx

Brenda in IN said...

I love that dirty pour background and those ice cubes are so "cool". Cute card. The snowflakes on the cup are so fun and I like the whipped cream. That plaid paper is gorgeous.

Bobby said...

The lemonade in the acetate looks so cool (pun intended) and the pour background is gorgeous.