Monday, 17 November 2014

Twin Birthdays



Two 'matching' cards today, for our 'matching' twin nephews, Luke and Oliver. I admit that I was running late to make these, so I went back through my old cards to see what I could CASE quickly. I came across my card for Tracey from last year here:



Fun, quick and easy to recreate two times, 'same but different'. I used the same Stampin Up sentiment and sponged 4 colours on each panel - one cool and one warm. I cut Lawnfawn 8s (6 times - 3 stacked on each).

Kate also made 'same but different' cards for the boys (her cousins) - go check them out here!

CASing yourself is a great way to find inspiration quickly. And it's always fun to look back at previous work and take the opportunity to see how you would do it differently this time!

21 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVE these. YOU are awesome at inking!!!!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So cool!

Chrissie said...

Love these Ardyth, perfect designs for twins... similar but individual and VERY attractive!
Chrissie

Lynn said...

I had a crafty weekend and did exactly that - cased myself to finish up my Christmas cards. Love the gorgeous inking for the twins cards.

Ksenija Rizova said...

Thank you, Ardyth, for inspiration! I'll case it with a reference to you, if you don't mind. I have to make a male card, I came up with element and technique, but couldn't imagine the composition. Now will try to do something alike :)

Diana Nguyen said...

I love this! I must admit, I know when the birthdays are coming but am horrible at waiting until the last minute to make them - this is a great quick card - stunning in its simplicity and personalization.

Michelle said...

Amazing colors, so perfectly CAS! Love!

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome inking, Ardyth! Love these!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So awesome -- your sponging is just amazing! It is blended so good -- I'm still trying to achieve that smooth look

Brenda said...

Oh Ardyth, these two cards are awesome! I love that they are the same but different. Fun and fresh colors, perfect for twins!! Hugs, Brenda

Becca Cruger said...

These are so bright and bold and happy! I love the design!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love these, Ardyth! I used the last of my masculine birthday cards this weekend and will be CASEing this design to replenish the stack :)

Cornelia W said...

Just brilliant, although I thought the twins are male and female...I guess I am just stuck in that red/blue color scheme for girls and boys...

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous sponging, Ardyth! The number 8 really pops against the bold colour on each card.

Shelly said...

Super awesome cards!!!

Geri said...

WOW - no doubt about who the best inker in the whole wide world is!!! "Fun, quick & easy" to recreate (only in my dreams!) with stunning results!

Joyce said...

These are fantastic. Perfect for a couple of 8 year old boys.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super striking, fun and funky! Xx

Kim Heggins said...

What a fabulous pair of cards...I love your shading and those big number 8's, just so fun.

Anita in France said...

Such stunning sponged panels, Ardyth ... completely gorgeous ... LOVE them! Anita :)

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Ooh, I must remember this for my twins! It looks fantastic! Love that inking and masking, and in those colours too! Fabulous!