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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Twofer Card Challenge # 32 ~ Silhouettes

There is a NEW TWOFER Challenge up!
The prompt is SILHOUETTES!

Stamps:  Gina K:  Autumn silhouettes

I masked both side of my card and then used DOX inks for a blend of fall leaf colors.
I stamped the leaves in black VersaFine Clair ink.
My sentiment reads:  "autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower" that is from
PTI:  Falling Leaves.  I gold embossed it.
And I layered a piece of gold paper behind the red one to help bring in more gold!

For this card I used the same "maple" leaf stamp as the one above.  I inked up the stamp with versamark on PTI Scarlett Jewell paper and then I brushed on "gold" perfect pearls.
My sentiment is also from the PTI Falling Leaves stamp set.

While I was playing with those leaves, I decided to make my Dad's birthday card a leaf card as well.
He is going to be 99 years young next Sunday, October 18!  Yahoo!!

I tore a strip of computer paper and used it as my mask for ink blending some DOX inks.
My sentiment is from PTI Autumn Hills

That is it from me friends!!

I hope you all had a great weekend.  We are getting some wind now and I think more rain is the picture, but after all the fires, we will take the rain gladly!

Heart Hugs, friends!


Marcia Hill said...

What an awesome threefer Colleen! Your ink blending on the 1st and 3rd cards is SO pretty and both perfect for Fall AND 99th birthdays!! Your Perfect Pearls card is stunning with the gold against the red...absolutely LOVE it!! You definitely aced this challenge my friend!! Glad to hear some rain is coming to help clear the air for you and hopefully putting out those fires for good! Take care and stay safe!! Hugs. :0)

Brenda in IN said...

These are all terrific. I love the blended colors for fall and those gold leaves are beautiful. Your dad is awesome and Happy Birthday to him. He'll love this bright card.

Linda said...

Three beautiful cards, friend. I love how your Perfect Pearls card turned out. I tried it yesterday and mine didn't turn out very good.

Kara Lynne said...

What fantastic silhouette cards, Colleen! I love your masking and ink blending in those vibrant, wonderful colors! Your gold maple leaves on the scarlet red are beautiful! I really love how the Perfect Pearls kept all the fine details of the stamp. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Bonnie said...

Love these leaves on the gorgeous inked backgrounds, Col! Such pretty Fall colors! The gold Perfect Pearls covered leaves on the red background are amazing! What a gorgeous and elegant card!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Wow! These are terrific! I really love the sentiment on the first card. What a great way to think of Fall. Your ink blending is lovely as are the leaves. Fall is my favorite season. Happy Birthday to your Dad. He will love his beautiful card. Hope you are safe and well. We are still trying to stay at home as much as possible. What a strange year this has been! Hugs, Sharyn

Darnell said...

Your leafy threefer designs are all stunning, Col, and I love them all! Your gold and scarlet colors are just brilliant, literally and for autumn on your first card and I love your vibrant rainbow blending with the gold sediment of your second design! Congratulations and Happy Birthday to your Dad for achieving this wonderful milestone birthday! He will love his tri-leaf card, again with beautiful blending!

I'm so glad to hear you are getting rain and I hope that means all the OR fires are out and the air has cleared! We are heating up and getting high winds starting Wednesday night as we begin our normal fire season, so everyone is holding their breath and saying prayers. Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #32! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

A threefer ... how splendid, Colleen! Your blending of those rich DOX colours makes for a lovely background for those delicate leaves on both your first card and on your Dad's birthday card (congratulations to him btw!) ... and the gold perfect pearls is so shimmery and eyecatching ... gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

Anita in France said...
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Anita in France said...

Trying again, Colleen ... my first comment disappeared then reappeared so I deleted this one ... then both disappeared! So if you find three comments that are similar/the same, please delete a couple of them! A threefer ... how splendid! Your beautiful blending of those rich DOX colours is fabulous behind the delicate leaves on both your first card and on your Dad's birthday card (congratulations to him btw!) ... and the shimmer and shine of the gold perfect pearls on your second card is gorgeous ... so eyecatching and glimmery! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

HilaryJane said...

These cards are fantastic, I love the blending on the first one and the gorgeous gold on the second and your Dad will love the third one and 99 is a very special birthday xx

JD/ Jill said...

These are all lovely cards! Happy birthday to your father!