Jul 15, 2021

In the Clouds Duel!

On the 15th of each month a great group of friends on Split Coast, the "Classy Card Ladies" have a challenge duel.  The two teams, Diamonds and Pearls, rotate the hostess for the duel.  Each team's hostess picks the theme and sends a small kit to each team member.  Today's the day for the Diamonds and Pearls to show off our creations using these kits!

I'm a member of the Pearls, and this month's hostess is Jeanette.  Hostess for the Diamonds is Kelly.  The theme that they selected is "In the Clouds".  Here is my card, using my latest favorite fold/layout:

The silver cloud on the right panel is popped up on only the farthest right side, leaving the other side of the cloud available to tuck in the 1/4" panel of the front.  This makes a cute stand-up card.

Here's a closer look at the right hand side.

Overall card dimensions are 5x7.  Fold 1/4" on left and right sides of the front panel.  Score the front panel at 2.25" and 4.75", fold to get the pop out shape.  

Here's the front panel flattened a bit for you to see.

Here's a look at the inside and the back of the front panel:

Kit Contents:
Images and Sentiment by Fun Stampers Journey "Fly Away"

Stampin' Up Metallic Silver, Paper Studio Black & White Diagonal Stripe, Embossed clouds using Darice Embossing Folder and Fun Stampers Journey cloud die with SU's Metallic Silver card stock

Ribbons are Stampin' Up and Enamel Dots from Recollections.  The Sequins are from Jeanette's stash.

This was a very fun kit!  Thank you Jeanette!

Now it's time for me to go and admire the creative talents of the Diamonds and the Pearls.  Have a look - links to their galleries and blogs are in my side bar.  Then, maybe you can go outside and admire the clouds!


Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow-this layout is fabulous- love your card and the colors you added, and really like how you used that ribbon too!

Tracie said...

What an amazing and creative card. Love all the folds.

Barb said...

This sure is s fun fold and is perfect for your sweet kit. I love how you used so many items. Awesome Job this mmonth!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, I am in awe! WOW! This is a true work of art with the fun folds and many details! Love it!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a dramatic and stunning card Darlene - this is magnificent. Love how you have used the kit on this fabulous fold
Stay safe

MiamiKel said...

Darlene, WOW! This is absolutely amazing and I love your fold! GIRL! THis is one for the record books! Superb design and I love your coloring and all the puffy clouds - cute, cute, CUTE! Hugs!

Carol W said...

Oh my Darlene. I LOVE your card. It is stunning and the special fold is amazing. You did a great job with your kit Darlene. Way to go!!!!!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Wow wow Darlene!

I love all the folds.....It's like a continuous movie scene with the floating Hot Air Balloons in the clouds. Lovely!

Jennifrann said...

This is so neat! Awesome job with the challenge!

Margaret said...

Wow! this is fabulous. So many folds and pretty design. I would need step by step instructions.