Tuesday 20 October 2020

A Twofer for Cardz4Guyz

 Morning card makers, it's Tuesday so its time for a new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz.

This time our theme is :-


Here's my take on the challenge.

I think the autumnal colours make this highly suitable for a male recipient.
I used part of a panel left over from my gelli plate experiments and used this lovely silhouette stamp Happy Days from Uniko repeat stamped around the edge in autumnal colours. I did add some texture with a dot stamp and gold ink to each spray but it doesn't really show up unless you look very closely indeed.
My sentiment is also from Uniko, Birthday Wishes, which I stamped in very dark brown. The finished panel was trimmed down and added flat to an off-white A6 top folding card.

Whilst I had my Happy days set out I decided to make another as I wanted to enter Darnell's Twofer challenge. The layout was based on Sharon's card at LIM and the panel insert was a scrap leftover from this card using my Uniko Nature's Treasures Stencil over another gelli plate print so I can also enter over at CAS Mix Up! I do love it when challenges come together like that.

As I was CASeing Sharon's card, I used the layout, and the gold foliage as my inspiration as it was a masculine card, I left the flowers out. This time I stamped and embossed the leafy sprig with gold EP, not that it shows particularly well in the photo, then fussy cut it. My background was made using an Avery Elle stitched snowdrift die and the snippet of stenciled gelli plate print was added in the gap. A simple thank you was stamped on matching off-white card and embossed with the same gold EP. popping the sprig of foliage up on pads but kept the sentiment flat.

So two masculine cards using one theme, leftovers and a few challenges as inspiration!
Please check out the rest of the DT here for more autumnal inspiration.

Joining in over at:-



  1. Fantastic!! I love the mix of fall colors!! I just finished my twofer cards...Ill post them tomorrow!!

  2. Love the pretty fall colors on your birthday card. Great background too. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  3. Two FABULOUS silhouette cards Julie! Loving the Autumn feel to both with the beautiful warm colors! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at The Twofer Challenge!! :0)

  4. A lovely Autumn themed Thank you card and thank YOU for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. Two fantastic cards, Jules! Love these leaves stamped in all the Fall colors! So pretty on the gel background! The second card uses the tone on tone technique beautifully! Love the swish that gives this card a feeling of movement! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. What a great idea to ink your silhouette stem and leaves in different autumn colors, Jules! It makes a beautiful autumn birthday card. And I love how you cut the silhouette and embossed it in gold for your focal point on your lovely CASE of Sharon's card at LIM! Well done making all the challenges work for you! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #32! Keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Your case of Sharon's card is lovely, the colors and tones are super. Your birthday card is a pretty balance of autumnal colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge #32.

  8. Two beautiful leaf cards Jules! LOVE the tone-on-tone stenciling of the second card with the beautiful silhouette flower. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  9. Two simply fabulous makes - best of luck with your challenge entries too


  10. Two beautiful and different cards Julie! I love your CASE card, which is perfect for CAS Mix Up too:)

  11. A wonderful Twofer, Jules. Loving your colour palette on the first one with the distressed feel. And your more masculine take of Sharon's design is so classy. I can imagine the gold looks lovely, but I agree, it's a nightmare to photograph! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  12. Some beautiful tone on tone colours for the background leaves Jules and the gold embossed leafy sprig looks great over the top. A super card. x


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