I discovered this challenge at my friend Michele's blog over at I Card Everyone. She recently posted a pair of cards for the Twofer Card Challenge. The idea is that you take a single stamp/die/stencil and create two completely different cards...both in design and sentiment/occasion.
They announce a theme for each challenge, the current one being nautical.
I created my first card with a girlfriend in mind. She has a birthday coming up and she is a very devout environmentalist, her main passion being sea turtles. (Sure hoping they count as nautical!)
I thought this sea turtle from SimonSaysStamp holding a balloon would make a cute card to go along with a Skip a Straw/Save a Turtle T shirt I purchased for her.
Card number two is an encouragement card featuring the same turtle die but this time he has a couple of friends to tag along with him.
The wavy lines and cardstock are both from HeroArts. I created two identical heat embossed panels and trimmed one along the curved lines to create some dimension. I wanted them to look like they're heading out for a great adventure into the big blue yonder off our Atlantic Coast.
Here's one last photo featuring both cards side by side. Same die. Totally different cards. I love this concept!
Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you all on the crafty side.....