Monday, May 24, 2021

Double Duty adds a 4th!

Here we go.  This is month #5 of another challenge for the trio of stampers—Barb, Jeanette and Kelly, and this month we have added a 4th to our monthly challenge-our friend Carol!  Welcome Carol--so happy you are going us! This was a thought that I had in the middle of the night, similar to what Kelly has had in the past.  Plus, it is a bit of offshoot of our Stamp What Challenge! This one is called Double Duty!


Each month, we get to pick a stamp set from a predetermined company. Then, we will use that one stamp set and make two cards from the set.  Different images and sentiments from the same set can be used, or use the same image two different ways—Double Duty either way!  But, as an added challenge, one item must be used on both cards—same color cardstock, same ribbon, same stencil, same something.  Double Duty Again!  We will post both cards on our blog on the the 22nd of each month--but this month we are a few days late.  See-Double Duty again!  We will be sure to have fun getting doubly inky each month with a different stamp company.  Let’s have fun!

For May, the company that I picked was Unity Stamps. They really have awesome images, many different varieties and so beautiful.  I picked a cute set called Graciella Simplicity!    I love the image and coordinating sentiments!

First, I made a few panels with Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks-Mojito, Stream and Purple Twilight.  I used a couple of different types of papers too--Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Cardstock and Yupo.  I then stamped the leaf image on two of them and fussy cut it.   I also decided I would use an embossing folder on both cards, as the second part of the Double Duty!  Also, both of the sentiments are from the same stamp set. 

For my first card, I picked the Yupo Alcohol Ink Paper image.   I embossed the background Elegant Eggplant cardstock with my Stampin' Up Tufted Embossing Folder--one of my favorite folders! I used my Gina K Designs Master Layouts 4 to cut the banners with the sentiment.   I then added some Trinity Mirrored Mint Baubles and love the final result!

For my second card, I picked the image stamped on the Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Cardstock.  The embossing folder is also from Stampin' Up called Subtle Dynamic and it is one I use often for a bit of texture on the cardstock.  The sentiment was die cut with Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles dies.   This time I added Taylored Expressions Clear Drip Drops for the bling!

I had a number of Double Duty elements on these cards.  I used the same image, fussy cut from an alcohol inked background, die cut the sentiment and an embossing folder.

I hope you enjoyed my card for our group.  Please be sure to check out the other Double Duty cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's,  Kelly's  and Carol's blog-they may post today or tomorrow, so be sure to check back.  I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of sets of great cards! I hope Kelly, Jeanette and Carol like my card. Gina K Designs is the company we will use in June, so be sure to check back to see how we double up and make two cards on the 22nd!

Image/Sentiment:  Unity Stamps Graciella Simplicity Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 110# White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant; Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Cardstock; Yupo Alcohol Ink Paper

Ink:  Hero Arts Intense Black; Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks Mojito, Stream and Purple Twilight

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Subtle Dynamic and Tufted Embossing Folders, Gina K Designs Master Layouts #4; Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle Dies; Taylored Expressions Clear Drip Drops; Trinity Stamps Mirrored Mint Baubles


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Barb, these two are so creative and absolutely gorgeous! I love the rich colors and the fabulous designs!

Carol W said...

Barb, I love both of your cards. They are awesome. I also love Unity stamps and the one you picked to us is beautiful. I also love the alcohol ink background these cards are both amazing in my book,

Carol W said...

Barb I want to thank you for inviting me to the group. I am honored and excited to be a part of this. I'm lucky to be crafting with 3 amazing ladies and friends. ♥

MiamiKel said...

These are super cards and the purple is so rich and striking! Great job on the May cards!

kiwimeskreations said...

Barb these are absolutely amazing - loving that image made from the AI panels, and with the embossed backgrounds these are two stunning cards!
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