Jun 16, 2012

The Dueling Darlings Duke Out Father's Day!

Well, it's not actually a fight, but it is the time for our monthly Duel!  The Dueling Darlings are a group of friends on Split Coast Stampers who are divided into two teams: The Divas & The Dazzlers.  Each month a hostess from each team sends her team mates a kit and we all  create a card from the kit and post by the 15th.  (yes, I'm a day late, and very sorry about it too)

April is our hostess this month for the Dazzlers and sent us a fantastic kit which included:

Krafty Dots by Recollections
Out of Print/Storyteller by Basic Grey
Go Fish/Mini Fish by Carolyn Holt Designs 
Burlap and pearls by Recollections Ribbon
Bakers twine and several types of ribbons
A mini clothespin from SU! (I just love it)
Images from Favorite Occasions by JustRite and the Totally Tool set from SU! 

All that I can say is "Wow!"  What a versatile and creative kit.  I had trouble knowing which direction to take.  But I have to confess that I am hoarding the Go Fish/Mini Fish paper for my daughter's birthday card later this month (thank you April!).  She is quite the fisherman and loves to fish!  

Anyway, here is my card front:

The background stamp is one that I've had for a while and haven't used yet.  It's from River City Rubber Works (copyright 2000) and is called "Dad Sayings" (what else, right?)

The award ribbon is colored dark green and then I used gold Stickles to accent it and the stars, although I must admit that the idea was better in my mind than it turned out on the image.

Here's the inside of the card:

Here I used the burlap and one of the tool images and more of the Krafty Dots paper to add some interest to the inside.  I really like the burlap, it's my first time working with it and I have to commend April for adding it to the kit!  It's perfect for a masculine card!

My Dad lives about 4,000 miles away and I have already sent him his Father's Day card.  So I may just keep this card for his birthday in November.  Or, maybe I'll send it to him next week as a surprise.

A big THANK YOU to April for her generous and fun kit!  Be sure to visit their blogs and view the cards made by the Divas and the other Dazzlers (links are in my side bar).  You will be glad that you did!


Terry Ladwig said...

Darlene, your card is great! I love the shape you used to cut out the image and the layer, very cool! I like the background stamp you used too,,,I looked at it, looked at my kit left overs and thought we got different papers and then read that it was a stamp ☺

Great job and I am glad you are a Dazzler!!!!

jimlynn said...

Darlene, this is wonderful - inside and out! Love the background stamp and the image on front. Cute use of the burlap on the inside too!

Carol W said...

Oh Darlene, what a great card. I love the ribbon you created to go along with the trophy image. The burlap along with the image on the inside is awesome as well...great job on this card. I know your dad will love getting it...(I think you should surprise him with it next week...it would be a big bonus...)..Great job my sweet friend. I do hope all is well in your neighborhood....♥♥♥

MiamiKel said...

Aw Darlene, love your card! Delightful all around .. This will be so special for your dad :) xxoo

~Paola~ said...

ohmy goodness...I LUV how U think outta da box Darlene!...what a creative manly card!Awesome 'cup prize' in the front strategically nested and ribboned...wow...plus another 'surprise' inside...Totally cool card...and yes...even before I read Carol's comment I was thinking exactly what she already voiced aka wrote......surprise your dad when he least expects it!! Well done hunn! ♥

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a cool card- love how you used the fun elements together- love the ribbon and the inside of the card too!

April said...

Sweet! I love how you added that b/g saying!!!

Great card that can be used for any reason, truly!!

dweatter said...

Great card. I love the background stamp and the the die you used to to frame the trophy image. Wonderfully done.

Barb said...

Darlene---I love your card! The trophy is perfect and it matches your background stamp the best! The ribbon is a great addition and the inside is a sweet touch for a masculine card!

:: BlueInks :: said...

You used great ideas on this card, Darlene! I like how you made the main image look like a winner's ribbon. Your dad will love the card!!!

Melina said...

I love this! Great shape to your image and I love what you did with the burlap :)

Margaret said...

What a fabulous card. I love the award shape on the front and the bling! Great man card with those Dad sayings on the background. Love how you decorated the inside too.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, your card is amazing! Love the way you used he clothespin and the burlap. I'm sure your dad loved receiving this special card!

Laura said...

Darlene your card awesome. I love the burlap TFS

Marilyn said...

Brilliant card, both inside and out and I love the texture of the burlap!