Oct 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings Tribute to Our Leaders!

Here it is the 15th of the month and time for another Dueling Darlings Post.  This month our sole hostess is Melina and she asked us to pay tribute to our Dazzling Leader: Jeanette!

This card was to honor all she does for us behind the scenes keeping the Dazzlers team organized and such.  Of course, many of us know her as the "Forest Ranger" on Splitcoast Stampers where she regularly hosts the Forest Swaps.  Besides just a swap, the Forest is a wonderful place to hang out and chat and many of us have formed fast friendships there.

For this reason our cards were to be forest related and Jeanette LOVES designer paper, so we were to use DP on our cards.  This is what I came up with:
Jeanette has a fondness for owls, and the stamp set and ink is from A Muse Studios, which Jeanette is also fond of.  The paper is from my dear friend, Carol, who sent it to me last year and I've been hoarding.  Hmmm, what better way to use it than on another friend's card, right?
This is one of those cards where the center panel flips around when you extend out the accordion folds.  So here is the flip side of the panel with a sentiment on it about friendship:

You can see that I had to piece the DP around the folds to make it work. But I really like the wood grained paper. It gives it a bit of a rustic feel.

Melina asked us all to surprise Jeanette with happy mail, so as this blog post is happening, this card is making its way via USPS to her mailbox.  I hope she enjoys our little card flood and knows how special she is to so many of us!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the other Dazzlers & their tribute to Jeanette.  After that, visit the Divas and admire their creations in honor of their team leader, Kelly!  Links to their blogs are in my sidebar.


Terry Ladwig said...

Love all the detail in your card Darlene! The woodgrain paper, the leaves, the owl and the tree! Love the fold too!!

Great job on the challenge this month!

April said...


This is so great! Love all the details! You always create such lovely cards and this is no different! And patience, you must have tons to piece it all together!

Barb said...

Darlene--your card is beautiful! I love the sentiment and how it all flows together. I need to try that fold sometime soon and you have inspired me to do it soon!

Thanks for being a DDD!

Melina said...

Great creation! That wood themed paper is adorable! Great way to honor Jeanette this round :)

:: BlueInks :: said...

I would hoard that paper too! It is just perfect for this card. I love how it looks with the fold. You created a perfect Jeanette card!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! What a fantastic card, Darlene!! The wood grained d.p. is just perfect for the theme and the image and sentiment are just a perfect tribute to our Jeanette! You really nailed it!! Love this special this accordian fold with the flipping panel...very creative!

~Paola~ said...

whoaaaaa...look at this fabby 'woodgrained'masterpiece!
You totally rocked this challenge Darlene...LOVE that dp too!...and the beautiful fall looking details of this card too,not to mention its awesome layout!♥

MiamiKel said...

This is definitely a Jeanette card ... Hooter and all! Fun choice of paper and has such a great and unique forest-y look!

You have great style, my friend!!


Carol W said...

Wow, Darlene, you have done an amazing job with this card. I love how you used the woodgrain dsp...(come teach me). This is a perfect card for our Jeanette...I am so blessed to have you as my friend...big hugs...♥♥♥

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh Darlene! WOW! WOW! WOW!!! This card is amazing - I've never tried such a fold because they look so difficult to do. I'm impressed with anyone who will tackle it.

And yours is LOVELY!!! You have truly captured so many things I love - owls, trees, leaves, DESIGNER PAPER, FRIENDS! I am truly blessed by your efforts!

THANK you for your sweet words, too. You have flattered me. I hope you know how very VERY much you mean to me!!!

Melina was quite sneaky, BTW. I have been moved to tears as I've checked out the DDD blogs today!

Jacquel said...

Wow! This is lovely Darlene! You did a very good job putting all the elements together....TFS!!!

Marilyn said...

Fabulous piece of paper and I like what you've done with it. Also, such a cute image and the sentiment is a hoo - t!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the owl image on your wood grain green card! How fun and how sweet of you guys to say such nice things about Jeanette- fun, fun!

Margaret said...

Fabulous card. The images you used are just perfect. Great b/g paper. Such a lovely idea. Jeanette deserves all her fabulous cards.

maryrose said...

Great card! That wood goes so well with the owl. Too cute!