Sunday, January 22, 2023

Double Duty 2023 - Gina K

In January of 2021, my stamping comrades Barb and Kelly and I debuted a new series/challenge. Double Duty was Barb's idea... and it is a GREAT idea! I've had so much fun with this series. Thanks for inviting me to play along, Barb!

This is Barb's description of the Double Duty concept...

Each month, we get to pick a stamp set from a predetermined company. Then, we will use that one stamp set and make two cards from the set.  Different images and sentiments from the same set can be used, or use the same image two different ways—Double Duty either way!  But, as an added challenge, one item must be used on both cards—same color cardstock, same ribbon, same stencil, same something.  Double Duty Again!  Post both cards on your blog on the same day—the 22nd of each month.  See-Double Duty again!  Have fun getting doubly inky each month with a different stamp company.  Let’s have fun!

Over time, things have changed a bit in who's participating, but not in the instructions. This year's Double Duty crafters are Barb, Carol, Darlene, and me.

This month's company is Gina K. I had not yet inked up my Fancy Feathers stamp set, though I have owned it for a while, so this was the perfect excuse to do so.

There are actually several thing/s that are the same on both of my cards (as per the challenge specifications there must be at least one thing that's the same). I used stencils and ink blending in the background on both cards. I used the same designer paper. I used the same dies - My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles and the Feather Die from the Gina K set (even though they were two different stamps from the set, they both used the same die), and the same embellishments.

Let's check out the other Double Duty cards, too...




Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Supplies Used

Stamp/Die Set: stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink

Sentiments: Gina K Perfect Posy (You make life so lovely) and Painted Blossom Mini (hello friend) stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink

Stencils/Blending: MFT Square Extraordinaire (TE Cupcake Ink), AALL & Create Lotza Diamondz (TE Strawberry Milkshake Ink), and Miss Inks In & Out Hollywood (TE Toffee Ink)

Papers: Hammermill 110# White, Recollections Kraft, and SU Basic Black CS and MFT Black/White Stripes DP 

Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangles and Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Strips

Embellishments: Pretty Pink Posh Onyx Pearls


Barb said...

These are awesome cards Jeanette! I love this stamp set and your cards are stunning. Sweet layout and I love the colors in the middle of each card. Just Beautiful!

Darlene LeTavec said...

Such fantastic cards, Jeanette! The stenciled backgrounds are great. The feather images are so dramatic and you chose perfect layouts and colors to show it off. Well done!

JD/ Jill said...

Two very nicely done cards! I like the colors that you used!

kiwimeskreations said...

What amazing cards Jeanette - love your stencilled backgrounds and that fabulous feather has my heart a flutter, and my budget cringing (if I can find a local suppler)!