Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Twofer Dog/Cat Reminder

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

Sadly, this is the last post for The Twofer Challenge.
It's been a fun four years!
Thank you Darnell.

Darnell has also decided to add a couple of prizes for winners of a random draw.


(Be sure to have two different designs to be eligible.  Explanation is at the challenge site.)

I've used a NBUS Lavinia stamp for both of my cards.

First up...

I watched this fantastic video by Tracey and just had to try the technique.

I did an alcohol ink background on Yupo, squeezed some alcohol lift solution on top, 
and brayered it over the whole piece.  Then I laid a piece of cardstock on top and
pressed it down.  When I lifted I had a beautiful print background that was a bit
darker than I wanted.

So I squirted some more alcohol life on the Yupo, brayered and pulled another piece.

(I found that this technique works well with alcohol ink backgrounds in my stash too.)

I used some VersaFine Clair ink to stamp flowers and VersaFine Onyx Black
for Mooch (the cat) and the little butterfly.  The ground was sponged with more
VersaFine Clair.

For my Twofer....

Halloween is coming all too soon.

This time I used a background piece from my stash that was done with 
paper towel transfer in a nice orange and yellow.

I sponged some Hickory Smoke around the edge and followed with
Black Soot on the outer edges.  

Mooch was stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black and so were the trees that
were a birthday gift from a sweet friend.

I had added a circle mask before I sponged to place a moon on the design
and used a NBUS flying witch die cut to the moon for Mooch to gaze at.

A piece of alcohol ink from my stash worked great for a thin frame and 
die cut Beware.

You have until the 24th to join in our last challenge.

I sure hope to see your Twofer cards in the gallery!

Other Challenges:
NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff
Two Old Bats Halloween - Anything Halloween


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Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Mooch, Fairy Orchids, Butterflies (Lavinia), Songbird (Inky Antics)
Ink:   Alcohol Ink (Ranger), VersaFine Onyx Black, Verdant, Purple Delight, Warm Breeze (VersaFine Clair)
Paper:  Neenah, Black
Other: Alcohol Ink Lift (Ranger), Subtle EF (SU) 

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Mooch, Sacred Tree (Lavinia), Pocket Silhouettes (ret. SU)
Ink:   VersaFine Onyx Black, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot (DI)
Paper:   Black, Alcohol Inked Photo Paper
Other:  Infinity Circles Dies (HA), Circle Thin Frames Dies (SSS), Scary Words Die, Witchy Moon Die  (Frantic Stamper), White Gelli Roll Pen


Ros Crawford said...

They are both fantastic! The Halloween card blows me away... that background you created is so atmospheric!

kiwimeskreations said...

What fabulous cards Bonnie - love the AI background and that sounds like a fabulous way to get more for your money by pulling prints off the original piece.
Stay safe

Vicky Hayes said...

These are just gorgeous Bonnie! The halloween card is very atmospheric and I love the soft effect you got with the alcohol Lift technique. Vicky x

I Card Everyone said...

Another fun technique? - you girls have them ALL!! Love the results, Bonnie - and that cat! I thought sure Mooch was a die-cut cat he's stamped so well! FAbBOOlous for Halloween!

Em said...

Love the card and the stamps and the video. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

JoAnn said...

Two great cards. I really like the first one and the sentiment on it. TFS

Leslie Miller said...

Brilliant, Bonnie! Both cards are outstanding and the backgrounds blow me away. So many things a person can do with backgrounds! Love Mooch whether he's captivated by a butterfly or a flying witch. Totally fabulous! I'm super happy that you shared your Halloween card with us at Two Old Bats!

Darnell said...

Wow, Bonnie, I just want to CASE every card you make! What works of art these are! Now I can't wait to try that technique you described for your beautiful first card. Can you come out here and stay for, oh, three months sometime and teach me your tricks? The details on your Halloween card are amazing! That's a decoration that someone will treasure and bring out year-after-year. Thank you, my friend, for closing out this great Twofer Card Challenge run with these inspiring reminder designs! Love, Dolly

Carol L said...

What Darnell said above! LOL
These are both such fun and beautiful cards and a perfect example of how to stretch our stamps into making all kinds of cards! I just love the spooky night scene of the Halloween card and the lovely sentiment and background on the song/music card! Two delightful creations, and I will miss your Twofers in the future!

BożenA said...

Both cards are amazing, but I fell in love with the first card without memory. The black base and black silhouettes create a wonderful mood of horror :-) A unique card and such an amazing entrance to the last Twofer challenge

Nstiz said...

Fabulous cards! You always do a great job of background and framing. I’ve seen you use Mooch before and I finally caved in and ordered it! Love these!

Christine Alexander said...

Two wonderful cards, your Yupo background is so soft and dreamy. I need to try that one and I love the colours of your Halloween card ♥

Susan said...

Two lovely cards with that great Lavinia cat stamp. The first one is terrific with the AI background, the delicate flowers, and the butterfly right in the cat's line of vision. And what better for Halloween than a card featuring a black cat?!

Brenda in IN said...

Great minds think alike but my mind is slower. I'm using Mooch too and made a Halloween card too! I'm so behind this month but will finish up today, I hope. Your Halloween background is awesome and looks perfect for that card. Great design too. The background came out fantastic on your other card too.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow Bonnie - another amazing Twofer! Just adore that silhouette cat and how you've used her so differently on the two cards. Great Halloween scene in the circle on card one and the pretty summer flower scene on card two!!

Darlene said...

Oh Bonnie both cards are awesome but I LOVE that Halloween card! WELL DONE!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the Two Old Bats Halloween challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back each month. Remember, you can play as many times as you’d like!! If we have 50+ entries, we will give a PRIZE. Who knows, there might be a prize without reaching that goal! LOL

Please stop in for a visit!

oldpunca said...

What a fantastic cat Twofer, Bonnie! I like backgrounds on both of your cards. Just great. The image of the cat is great too. You did a fantastic job for the final TCC reminder. I have lerned a lot from you. Your background techniques are an inspiration for me.
Have a great day! Hugs, Sonja

Marcia Hill said...

AWESOME cards Bonnie!! Your background on the 1st card is amazing...never heard of that technique but definitely will have to give it a try!! And I love the cat image you used too! Your Halloween card is STUNNING...absolutely LOVE the way you did your sky with those colors! Two amazing Twofers my friend...love them both!! Hugs. :0)

Diane said...

Fabulously created Halloween card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Two Old Bats!
Diane TOB DT {Nellies Nest}

Loll said...

Two fantastic cards Bonnie! LOVE the technique on your first card. I have saved that video and will definitely watch and give this a try! The background is gorgeous and so pretty with the flowers and butterfly. Looks like Mooch enjoying watching the butterfly flitting through the air.

I LOVE the black card with the eery night sky. The die-cuts are perfect paired with Mooch! Love, Lolly

Bobby said...

I don't know how you found that video, Bonnie, but what a cool technique. I love the background you created with it but the other one is fabulous too. Both cards are delightful with that hairy cat the star of the show. Well I actually think the backgrounds are the star but. . . ;)

Sandy said...

I think I love the black card most of all - I do know one thing, I absolutely adore your scruffy cat!
Sandy xx

Brenda said...

Your twofers are fabulous Bonnie! I am loving Mooch that you and Brenda used on your twofers. Your Halloween card is so classic, takes me take to when I was younger as these were the scenes we would see during Halloween. I love the background of your second card, and Mooch stands out so beautifully on it. I really love that sentiment too. Hugs, Brenda

Mac Mable said...

Mooch looks fabulous on both of your very creative cards Bonnie. Great backgrounds on both and what a striking technique on your first one x. Fun idea to make the Halloween card Bonnie x.

HilaryJane said...

What a great twofer, both backgrounds are so amazing and your design and idea so different for each card. Brilliant xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, both Mooch cards are fantastic, Bonnie! I love the dreamy and unique background on your first card. Thank you for sharing the video link. You used black so effectively, putting everything together.
The Halloween night sky is just gorgeous! and the think circle frame and the die-cut sentiment are a super wonderful touch! Love these twofers!
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

These twofers are so brilliantly awesome! Both backgrounds are beautiful and appropriate for the subject of each card.

Robyn Oliver said...

Brilliant Cat Twofers Bonnie... that black cat is fantastic... hugs Robyn

kramer_buffy said...

Oh Bonnie, what a different two cards you have created with the same stamps! I of course love the Halloween one!

Thanks so much for joining us at TwoOldbatshalloweenchallenge.blogspot.com
— Dalis

Vickie Y said...

Fabulous Beware Halloween card! Thank you for sharing with us at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.