Saturday, August 18, 2018

Twofer Geometry

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

I'm playing with the Twofer Challenge today.

Here's the challenge....


Geometry wasn't my best subject!  But I do remember my shapes.

I chose to use a square.  Mainly because I had this piece embossed and die cut
and it needed some finishing touches.


To touch it up, I die cut butterflies from a scrap of embossed tissue paper.
(I'd used the paper on this card and this card.)

I also went around the squares with a Versamarker and heat embossed them 
and the stamped sentiment with gold.

There's lots of golden shine on the butterflies and sentiments!

Here's a look at the inside of the card.


My twofer is a Christmas card.


These fun little Penny Black birds were stamped and watercolored with Zigs,
then fussy cut and perched on the edge of the squares.

Their hats are sort of triangles and circles, but that doesn't count
because the shapes aren't repeated on the butterfly card.

Just thought I'd show off that I recognize some shapes.

There's lots of fun inspiration over there.
Do check it out.

Challenges:


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Sprinkles and Smiles (PB)
Ink:   WOW Embossing Pad
Paper:   Neenah, Gold Foil (SU)
Other:  Versamarker, Tissue Paper, Gold EP, Take Three Die (PTI), Flutters Die (PB), Sentiments (Peachy Cheap)


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Christmas Memories (PB), Yuletide (Kaisercraft)
Ink:   Onyx Black (Archival), Real Red (SU)
Paper:   Crumb Cake, Naturals White (SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series)
Other:  Zig CCRBM (#29 Geranium Red, #72 Beige, #28 Pale Pink), Take Three Die (PTI), Chunky Frantage EP (Stampendous), Polar White Flower Soft

28 comments:

jimlynn said...

Pretty and precious is the only way to explain this. The butterflies are SO pretty - in fact, beautiful AND the little birds are so precious it makes me want to hug them. Two absolutely wonderful cards Bonnie!
Lynn

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards Bonnie, I LOVE those butterflies, such a gorgeous design, and those little birds are adorable, Cathy x

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, those little square windows are a perfect background for almost any image. I love both the butterflies and the cute little Christmas birdies :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Great use of the squares as windows and mats, Bonnie! Pretty butterflies and darling birds!!

Anita in France said...

Those fluttery butterflies are gorgeous peeking through their gold edged squares, Bonnie ... and what a delight to find them in an embossed garden on the inside! Cute little robins (tee hee ... triangles and circles!) ... your colouring is fantastic ... love the sparkly detailing on the hats ... and the smattering of background snow! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Daffodil Cards said...

Super and delightful cards Bonnie.
Faith
x

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, such cute cards. The butterflies are gorgeous. I remember the tissue paper technique and love it. Those little Santa hat birds are the sweetest. That is some great fussy cutting on their little feet (claws) (toes)?

JosieD said...

Two adorable cards! And so creative using same basic shapes and yet such different cards...true creativity. Love the inside of the butterfly one.

Marcia HIll said...

Two FABULOUS cards Bonnie!! Your butterfly card is SO pretty and I love the gold embossing around the edges of the squares and the tissue paper that you used on the butterflies!! And your Christmas card is just too CUTE!! Those birdies are some of my favorites and I never tire of using them! They look wonderful perched on those squares too! Wish I could wrap my head around this Twofer challenge...geometry was never my favorite subject either! Oh well, maybe an idea will pop in my head sometime this week...nothing like waiting till the last minute, right?! :0)

LeAnne said...

These are both WONDERFUL! Such pretty butterflies and adorable little birds! You had me at "threes"...I love things in threes! TFS!

Susan said...

Two fabulous cards! Love the way you went around the edges of the openings with heat embossing on the first one - and then inside is the embossing folder and butterflies - a great design! And those little birds on Christmas one steal my heart every time - they are so adorable (and I must get mine out as I haven't used them for awhile). They look great sitting on the openings with the snow behind them.

Brenda said...

Oh Gosh Bonnie, these are adorable twofer's! I love this design idea! The butterfly card is so beautiful and love the attention to detail on the squares with the gold embossing. The inside embossing is fabulous too, a total surprise when you open the card! Your second twofer is just darling, can it get any cuter?! I don't think so! Love both of these, and a great take on the challenge. Hugs, Brenda

designbydonna said...

Your butterflies are gorgeous. I love how you did the windows for them. And those Santa birds are just the cuteset

Marilyn said...

Hi Bonnie, Love how you've designed the squares on your cards. The butterflies' colors are beautifully rich. The Xmas birds are so perfect perched on the edge of each square.

Darnell said...

Haha, good girl, Bon-Bon! You made me look around for more...butterfly wings are triangles, the little birdie bodies are circles, too ... reminds of those hidden picture puzzles I loved as a kid! But, seriously, you've created two beautiful designs with your square apertures! I love your detail of the gold embossing on the squares of your birthday card and the texture from the embossing on the inside. I'll bet this is just breathtaking in real life! As for your Christmas birdies, well, they are one of my fave sets ever so this design stole my heart! Your coloring is sensational and I love the texture of the puffy snow drops! The dotty paper adds even more interest and you chose the perfect sediment! I'm in awe of your skills as a designer!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #8! Hugs, Dolly

Nancy Stislow said...

Both of these are fabulous, Bonnie! Love the butterflies with the gold embossing as well as the fine embossed edge of your squares. And who couldn't help just love those adorable Penny Black birds. Both of these are so well done and clever use of a square die!

Kara Lynne said...

Who knew geometry could be so much fun! I love all of your gilded gold embossed edges on your squares and on the butterflies. Their colors are so cheerful and a great way to use your snippets! Those Penny Black birds are a favorite of mine and I love your gorgeous Zig coloring! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

How cool to have those butterflies actually inside the card - I may have to "steal " that idea in the future....as for the birds - they simply stole my heart! Such a cute Christmas card !!!

Loll said...

Two amazing cards using your three squares die Bonnie. The butterfly card is gorgeous! Love the dry embossing on the inside that shows through the squares when the card is closed. The butterflies are gorgeous with the embossed tissue paper ... such pretty colours. And how amazing that you see those sweet things when the card is close and open! Awesome design!

LOVE those sweet little birds. They are so adorable with their red chubby cheeks. Perfect on the kraft card with the red and white ... classic colours. The snow is the perfect finishing touch. Two amazing card for the Twofer card challenge. Thanks for playing with us!! xx

Jeanne H said...

Absolutely terrific cards, Bonnie! Just wonderful.

Bobby said...

Elegant and whimsical are words I'd use to describe your cards, Bonnie. I can't imagine fussy cutting those little birds but they are darling and your Zig coloring is amazing.

Trina P. said...

I can’t believe I almost missed these AWESOME twofers, Bonnie! The butterflies are so pretty and love them peering through from the inside. But I must say your Christmas card stole my heart. So CUUUTE! Love your colouring and colours ! xx

MaryH said...

Each card is just adorable, and clever to use the rounded square as your geometric object. I am just loving those little Santas! Clever you! TFS

Susanne Vargas said...

Bonnie, your cards are real eyecatchers! Those butterflies are gorgeous and I love that they are inside the card, resting on an embossed panel! Brilliant idea! And then these mega cute birdies in their Santa hats! So very sweet!
Thank you very much for joining us at the Twofer!

Julia Aston said...

Great use of squares on both designs Bonnie! I love how the butterflies are actually on the inside when you open the card!

Jo Manna said...

I mean WOWweeee! Both these cards are so full of life and stand on their own BEAUTIFUL! Loving that gold trimming on the butterflies and the frames and the sentiment. Such elegance.
Your Christmas birdies are so merry and bright, another great Christmas card. Great work, can't choose xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Fantastic twofers using the square windows, Bonnie! The butterfly card is so elegant with the beautiful embossed tissue paper and a touch of gold on the rims. Love the window opening mechanism! The second card is just adorable! Your Zig coloring makes the birds look really cute! Hideko xx

Karen D. said...

two wonderfully done cards mf...
xx Karen