That's right, the 15th of April is also the day we get our duel on. A great group of card makers on Split Coast, calling ourselves the Dueling Darlings post our cards for a monthly challenge on the 15th. Each month two of us hosts the challenge, sending kits to our team.
This month it was my turn to host for the Dazzlers and Tami hosted the Divas. Since it is National Gardening Month we chose a floral theme and sent out the kits.
Here's what I came up with:
This is a double swing (or flip flop) technique that I learned a week ago. There are many tutorials out there but this is the one that I used. I changed the size a bit to suit my size of Nestie dies and the image.
Now, about the image...Tami and I agreed to use a floral image, of course I have LOTS of floral stamps. But my problem came when trying to match DP with any of my images. Nothing clicked, and I didn't want to go out and buy any more DP.
So I tried the opposite approach. Starting with the DP that I did wand to use (SEI's Field Notes) this stamp from SU's Sweet Seasons practically jumped out of the case at me! So that's what I ended up with for the kits.
Here's a view of the card beginning to open.
And opened a little more:
And beginning to show the other side of the flip panel:
And, finally, fully opened and flat:
This card is going off to my Mom. With a masculine card with the same fold for my Dad. (I'll show you that one tomorrow).
I hope that the Dazzlers enjoyed creating something with my kit this month. I tried to include a wide variety of goodies from my stash so that everyone could find something to play with! Links to the Divas & Dazzlers are in my side bar. Be sure to visit each of their blogs and leave them some much deserved love!
Thank you for dropping by today. Enjoy!