Thursday, March 22, 2007

"But you dont look like Twins"

How many times have I heard that about me and my twin? She is blond and skinny and I well am not! lol

Twins (well multiples actually) was the theme behind Keryn's Dare for the Daring Card Makers this week

Something I'm going to be struggling with in September and something we all struggle with I think, is cards to welcome the birth of multiples.

I challenge you create a card to send to parents to welcome the birth of twins, triplets, quads, quins etc. Any colours, any techniques.

My sister-in-law is carrying twins due in late September.

I instantly liked this dare, and on a side note did you know it is impossible (and the UK card manufacturers have confirmed it) to buy a card for MY twin on OUR birthday - how stupid is that!! Anyhow onto the card

Peas in a Pod

I started this week with a long tall card blank in a light green colour. I attached a piece of dark green grosgrain ribbon along the bottom with 2 tiny green prima flowers and a pewter brad at each end.

Then using different colour papers, I paper pieced the peas in a pod embellishment. (which took aaaaggggggggeeeeeesss then Rhi told me that Quickutz make a peapod die) by roughly drawing out the basic shapes on normal printer paper, cutting them out and then tracing them onto the right colour cardstock. I lightly chalked and inked for a bit of detail. I then attached it to the left hand side of the card using a foam pad.

I wanted to stick with a child like style but the foam letters I had were a really really yukky flourescent green so I used a black versa colour ink to dab all over it to dull the colour a bit. Then getting very inky pinkys I stuck them onto the card.

et Voila it was done.

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Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh it's easy to tell you're twins, you're both GORGEOUS!!!!..
Wonderfully Cute Card Tracie.. I just love this one..

Kathy said...

Great pics Tracie and a great card. Love the peas in a pod!

Frog said...

Great card Tracie i love the colours.

Andrea xx

Rhi said...

Your peapod is so much better than the QK one! Love the card, its super cute :)

manicstamper said...

Oh how cute is that?
Love it.

Susan said...

Maybe someone would like to make a die-cut out of YOUR design, Tracie! They are so cute! How special that you are a twin! And I had never thought how hard it would be to find a commercial card for your twin. It made me wonder if you took up card making in the first place because of that! Maybe some will appear after the recent publicity about multiple births.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is wonderful and so flippin cute!

Rachel said...

both stunners, and lol I didnt even think about having to buy a card for your sis on your birthday. Cute card hun

Hows little J doing?

Jo said...

Fantastic piccies, definitely see a similarity there but not sure if i would know you were twins ... :)

I love your pea pod card, so cute and fab cos ideal for boys or girls or one of each !!

jo xx

Angelnorth said...

Super-cute card, just love this one Tracie!

Lythan said...

the QK peapod is cute but yours is much, much nicer!uov

Paula said...

I can definately see a resemblance to you both. My sister & I are very alike & get asked if we are twins but we are not.
Love the peas in a pod card, so cute & I used to be a Poddington Peas fan!!!!!