May 15, 2020

A Bargain Hunting Duel

Today is May 15th and time for another round of the Dueling Darlings!

Kelly is this month's hostess for the Divas, and Jeanette is May's hostess for the Dazzlers.  They came up with a unique theme - "Bargain Hunters"!  Kits this month were made with items they obtained as bargains: clearance sales, discount shops, second hand, etc.

Here's what Jeanette included in the kit:
Image & Sentiment: Sparkle 'N Sprinkle Happy Flowers (purchased at a going out of business sale) stamped on Recollections 110# card stock, purchased with a coupon and Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Designer Paper from Recollections Home Basics Paper Pad, purchased during a 40% off sale :0

Ribbons/Fibers: Amuse from Jeanette's days as a Demo with her discount.
Baker's Twine from Target Dollar Spot.
Classic Traditions Satin Ribbon from Michael's clearance.
Floral Gardens Grosgrain Ribbon and Offray Crochet Thread, both from a thrift store.

Embellishments: Dollar Tree Puffy Dots.
Her Grandma's buttons!! (like my Grandma, Jeanette's always cut buttons off of old clothes before discarding them).
Paper Studio Brads 50% off at Hobby Lobby.
Paper Studio Heart Charm, 75% off at Hobby Lobby.
Sequins from a thrift store.

Here's a view of the inside panel:

The only thing that I used that was not in the kit is the bright yellow card stock for the base.  The sentiment was colored with a marker from Stampin Up.

Jeanette, thank you for such a fun image and a unique and fun theme!!

Well, I'm off to visit the creations of the Divas and other Dazzlers.  Always great cards to admire!


MiamiKel said...

Oh Darlene, how delightful! Your card is just bursting with color and cheer! Love this card design - it has so many elements and still showcases the beautiful flowers. Bravo, Darlene! Hugs!

Carol W said...

Oh my Darlene. I love your card!!! The layout on the front along with the color on...and LOVE the inside as well. You rocked this challenge. Way to go.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, your card is gorgeous! I love that you didn't color each bloom the same color - very creative! And speaking of creative, look at your design...there's so much to admire! Impressive!

Suzy Sprague said...

Beautiful card, Darlene! I like the use of your papers. Nice touch using part of the paper to make a banner! Love the combination of flower colors. Beautiful spring card!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful card Darlene - love how you have used the image and the papers. Such a cheerful card for some one to receive.
Stay safe

Barb said...

Such a sweet card Darlene! I love the die cut you used and the colors are so perfect!

Judy McMullen said...

Darlene, your card is fantastic! Love all the dsp and embellishments you incorporated into this card both inside and out. That is a beautifully colored flower!!