Jan 15, 2017

January Duel

It's the 15th and that means it's time for the first duel of 2017.  The Dueling Darlings are a group of 2 teams of friends who receive a challenge kit each month.  We create our card and post it on the 15th.

This month's hostess for the Dazzlers Team is Terry and the hostess for the Divas Team is Tami.  

Here's what we Dazzlers received from Terry:
Image and Sentiment: Heartily Yours - GinaK Designs
Paper: Months Stack (hearts) - DCWV, Blush Red - Core'dinations, Black - The Paper Studio
Embellishments: Red Gems, White pearls - The Paper Studio, White paper dots - Candi Dots, White Ribbon - Michaels
No specified theme - they wanted us to be able to put together a card to use in the near future....so they offered a Valentine's day image. How fun!

Here's my card:

What an adorable well, right?  To get back in the saddle with card making, I flat-out copied our Jeanette and used black CS to layer each panel.  And I copied the layout from one of our Barb's swap return cards for this card.  

However, what's kind of interesting is that I used an older color CS from SU called Pale Plum for the layer under the heart designer paper, and used SU Perfect Plum card stock for the base.  My photography skills probably dont give a true representation but IRL it actually looks nice!

So, here's the card opened up:
The big heart is die cut from the Blush Red stock in the kit, and the ribbon & pearls are also from the kit.  I hand cut the sentiment into a banner and colored it with my Spectrum Noir marker to match the Pale Plum cardstock.

I'm not sure what this type of layout is called, I'll have to look it up, but it wasn't hard thanks to Barb's card as a template!

Thank you, Terry, for such a cute image and fun kit.  It feels great to get back into card making.  Now I'm going to make sure that my blog is updated to show our newer team members and then go and drool over admire their creations! <wink>

16 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Nice to see you creating!!! I love your Z fold card- and your colors- some of my favorites! I love the way your sentiment is hidden and when the card opens- viola!!! Beautiful card!

Terry Serman said...

Very cute card Darlene. Love the colorful base of the wishing well!

Terry Ladwig said...

Great card Darlene....love the fancy fold and how you put everything together!

Can't wait to give you a great big hug next weekend!!

MiamiKel said...

Wonderful card Darlene! Such an incredible fold and an incredible way to showcase the stamp and paper! It's ever so LOVE-ly!

Happy 1st duel of 2017!

Barb said...

Cute card--I am glad I was able to send you a card to use as a sample! I think the black is a perfect touch and I love that image. The pearls are such a great addition. Way to Go--Wonderful Card all Over!

Tracie said...

I just love your folded card The different color hearts are just adorable. Great take on the challenge.

HeatherB said...

This is awesome in so many ways. First of all, the card is gorgeous. Second of all, I have on my list a "to-do" to make a similar card layout and you've just solved a problem for me!!! Thank you!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Hello, Luv! Perfect plum - that is a relic! It is perfect for this card. I especially like how you colored the heart stones in the well. Looks good with the unique fold. Good to see your work again!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Your card is so sweet! I love the fold. Perfect!

Terry Andress said...

I love your card and your creativeness with the kit! A great start to 2017!

Carol W said...

I love your card Darlene, love the layout and fold as well as the ribbon and the pearls. You have done an outstanding job on this card. I'm so glad you are back.. You have done an amazing job with this kit my friend. ♥♥♥

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Darlene - absolutely love this card! Terry chose one of my favorite Gina K Sets - I probably will get it out and make some cards with it now that I am inspired!

your card is really beautiful! I love the choice of card stock. The black makes everything else "pop"

See you soon my friend!

XOXO - LJ

Paola Giacometti said...

Yeahhhhhh,welcome back to cardmaking my sweet friend...
and what a great card to showcase as your January debut.
Love the fold,your coloring and your color choices...
Definitely a winner, just like you are! 👍❤

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous card Darlene - it's a stunner! So good to be able to visit you again
Blessings
Maxine

Margaret said...

Good to have you back stamping again. Your card is so cute. The well was such a good choice and I really like your design. Hugs, Maggie

Tracie said...

What a great card Darlene. I love how you made it dimensional. Very cute.