Monday, May 20, 2019

My May Twofer


Finally came up with a couple of ideas for the Twofer #16 challenge started by the talented and wonderful Darnell and her friends. The idea of wheels was difficult for me as I had no stamps labeled wheels in my stash. Anyone else use Evernote? Love it to have all my stamps, embossing folders, and dies indexed. Well, except when I label things incorrectly or do not tag every part of a set.

Anyway, here are my cards. The duo is up first showing a masculine birthday card and a card wishing safe travels for a friend going to travel around Europe.

The wheel stamp is from my under-used set by Uniko Studio called Today, Tomorrow & Always Time. I had thought of this stamp as showing cogs inside a clock or watch. Today, I am sure they are wheels. Right? They are round like wheels whatever they are. Right?

Some close-ups for each card next along with some details of how they were made.

For the travel card, the sentiment stamp is part of the Simon Says Stamp set called Safe Travels. Using my MISTI to get a good impression, I positioned the many wheels stamp at an angle using Versafine Onyx Black. It took several tries to get just right coverage. Whatever did we do without the MISTI? I think this makes a nice one layer card for mailing. I like the simplicity too. The side folding card base is Stampin' Up! Sahara Sand, one of the available neutral colors. It looks gray in this photo  but in real life is a grayish tan color.

For the birthday card, I made the background on white cardstock by stamping numerous times until I was satisfied. This is a big stamp which I fit onto my 5 X 6 acrylic block. I die cut out a rectangle with my NBUS SU set called Rectangle Stitched Framelits. It is a nice set with 13 dies. This time I used SU Basic Gray ink. My split focal point areas are on a Basic Gray card base. The card is a CASE of one by Greta at GG Creations. Thank you Greta. The narrow layers are done in a retired color by SU called Takin With Teal. Using the same color, I die cut the happy birthday with a Greetings Top Edgers die by Impression Obsession IO Dies. The letters are free standing attached to the bottom part of the design. Both parts of the design are popped up for dimension.

So that is it for this time. It was fun making these two cards. Thanks for dropping by and your commenting is really appreciated.



  1. Good job on finding some wheels!

    1. Thanks. I actually found a card by Julie in 2014 where the wheel stamp was used several times.

  2. That first card with the cascade of cogs is so crisp and CAS, Jeanne ... such a cool background colour with the black stamping ... very stylish! The touch of teal in the matting and die cut sentiment on your birthday card really pops ... it's fabulous with the grey! Two great designs! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

  3. What great ideas you have come up creative and fabulous x.

  4. You always come up with clever designs for your Twofers, Jeanne! I looked up "clock gear wheel" and these very wheels popped up, so they must be wheels if Dr. Google says so! I've certainly heard the term before. I really like how you used them (yes, what DID we do before the Misti?!) cascading down your OLC for your bon voyage card for your adventuresome friend and they look terrific as an all-over background on your teal and gray birthday card! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #16! Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Looks like the cogs in your brain were turning with precision for this Twofer! Such a streamlined CAS travel card. I love the color, and it looks tan/grey on my screen. I love your grey/teal combination and the wonderful birthday edging. Two great cards, Jeanne! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

  6. Very creative & 2 wonderful cards!