Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Guest Designer at Twofer Card Challenge

I'm delighted to be guest designing for Twofer Card Challenge #35.  It just so happens I'm drawn to balloon images, although I don't seem to use them very often.
Some time ago, a friend passed on to me an old Neat & Tangled set called Just for You.  I had so much fun using the balloons from the set for 2 completely different cards.  In case you haven't played before, here are the card requirements.
Here's a picture of my 2 cards together.  Be sure you enter one photo of both your cards in the linky.  All the rules can be found on the challenge blog.
I began by creating the birthday card using my MISTI.  The outlines & strings were stamped in Versafine Clair Morning Mist.  The balloons were stamped in Distress Inks candied apple, abandoned coral, fossilized amber, lucky clover & mermaid lagoon.  
For the sentiment I die cut MFT Block Happy Birthday.  I stacked the letters a couple high & colored each letter of "happy" with the ink matching the balloon it was attached to.  I left the word "birthday" white & attached it to a black strip. 
To make it more festive, I added Stardust Stickles to each balloon--so pretty in the light.  The red mat was made by blending candied apple on the edges of a white panel. 
My second card is very CAS.  I stamped the balloon without the outline 3 times in candied apple--allowing just a bit of overlapping.  Recently I saw some cards that had balloons without strings, so thought I'd give it a try.  
The sentiment stamped in Versafine Clair Nocturne is in a very old, unlabeled MFT set.  I added 3 tiny Gina K black heart embellishments & rounded the corners.  Decided against splatters or glitter & I do like the fresh, clean look.
I'd love to see you join the gallery for this fun challenge.  Maybe you've got an unused balloon image that needs some love!
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.  If your blog address is in your profile or comment, I will visit you.


25 comments:

  1. Congrats on your GD spot. You've certainly nailed the theme this time. Stunning cards.

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  2. Congrats on the DT spot Greta and what happy and colourful creations you have made for it.

    B x

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  3. Congratulations on winning the guest design and congratulations on these two cards. I am enthusiastic about your ideas. It's great how you placed the letters under the balloons on the first card and of course, balloons can also be fly on Valentine's Day. Do you feel like showing your valentine's card in our current challenge at Day of the Month Card Club? Our theme: Valentine's Day.
    Here the link: https://dayofthemonthcardclub.blogspot.com/2021/02/24-valentines-day.html

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  4. These are fabulous, Greta! That birthday card is very "Happy," indeed! Love the rainbow of colors and the matching colored letters - genius! The sparkle is just the right bit of fun, too. I'm a big fan of CAS cards, and this sweet Valentine is right up my alley! Those little hearts are perfect on your card, and I love the sentiment nestled right underneath your focal point. Great cards! Thank you so much for Guest Designing for The Twofer Challenge this month. Stay safe. Bev

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  5. That is a cute idea to add the letters under the balloons. I love the shine and rainbow colors. Using the balloons for Valentine's Day is a cool idea too. Congratulations on your designer guest spot.

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  6. Two fab designs with those balloons, Greta!! Congrats on being a Twofer Guest Designer!!

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  7. Thank you for being our Guest Designer this month, Greta! I'm sure everyone is glad you are because these are certainly twofer winning designs! I love the festive and colorful birthday design and the way you colored your letters and the edge of your white panel so they matched! The schparkle must be amazing in real life and I like the way you left the word birthday in white. Of course, your second very CASlicous Valentine has my own heart because of it's simple, clean, and wonderful design! Take care and keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Love the fabulous balloon designs and the Stardust Stickles really gives them a glittery shine.

    Hugs diane

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  9. It is great to have you as a guest designer at Twofer Challenge this time. You've made two awesome cards with balloons. I like colourful birthday card and CAS Valentine card.
    Sonja

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  10. I always love balloons and your cards are so well done with your balloons designs.

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  11. Congrats on guesting, Greta! Your balloon cards are super cute. I love the sparkle you added to the birthday card!

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  12. Congrats on your guest design spot!! Your balloon cards are so fun and beautiful!! Wonderful color and great design!!

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  13. Warmest congratulations on your Guest Spot Greta. I love your take on the Balloon challenge. The sparkling rainbow colours for the Birthday card look so pretty and I like the use of Balloons for Valentines too. Fabbo! x

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  14. What a happy, fun and delicious birthday card, Greta ... love how the letters on each string match their balloon ... and the shimmer and shine is brilliant ... great detailing! Fabulous CAS Saint Valentine's Day card ... those bright balloons look as though their dancing with the tiny hearts! Thanks so much for inspiring our players as our Guest Designer at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

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  15. Congrats on your well-deserved win and Guest Designer spot, Greta! Love your balloon cards...Great idea to add sparkle to the birthday card and I love that you chose balloons for your Valentine!

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  16. SO glad to have you joining us this month Greta, and your cards are FABULOUS!! Something about a rainbow filled balloon card that just makes me smile and yours certainly does that! Love the colored letters to match the balloons too, and of course the matching red border (why do I never think to do that?!!). And your Valentine card has my heart because of it's CAS design...you definitely didn't need to add a single extra thing to this card as it is perfect as is!! Thanks again for joining us this month and inspiring our players with your wonderful cards!! Hugs. :0)

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  17. Greta, Congrats on the GD! I love hat birthday card. The letters added to the strings is so darling. Your trio of balloons is lovely as a Valentine.

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  18. Such VERY different balloon card cards Greta, they are really lovely.
    Faith x

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  19. what a fun set of cards, greta! loving the slimline card! you are just guest designing everywhere, my friend! you know that makes me smile!

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  20. congrats on the GD spot, Greta - and such cute, fun cards you made!

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  21. I love those gorgeous, sparkly balloons that are so colorful and fun, Greta! The trio of red balloons make a fantastic Valentine! So glad to have you Guest Designing with us this month!

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  22. Congrats on winning the top spot at Twofer, what an honour. These two cards are perfect. Love the boldness and shine on the first one and the simplicity of the second xx

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  23. Congrats my friend!! And what fabulous balloons you have madam haha! Seriously I love both cards Greta!

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  24. Congrats on your GD spot and what wonderful and bright colors for your cards! Love the balloons and little hearts on your Valentine's card! Thank you so much for playing along at DotMCC. Rosi x

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