Jun 16, 2012

The Dueling Darlings Duke Out Father's Day!

Well, it's not actually a fight, but it is the time for our monthly Duel!  The Dueling Darlings are a group of friends on Split Coast Stampers who are divided into two teams: The Divas & The Dazzlers.  Each month a hostess from each team sends her team mates a kit and we all  create a card from the kit and post by the 15th.  (yes, I'm a day late, and very sorry about it too)

April is our hostess this month for the Dazzlers and sent us a fantastic kit which included:

Krafty Dots by Recollections
Out of Print/Storyteller by Basic Grey
Go Fish/Mini Fish by Carolyn Holt Designs 
Burlap and pearls by Recollections Ribbon
Bakers twine and several types of ribbons
A mini clothespin from SU! (I just love it)
Images from Favorite Occasions by JustRite and the Totally Tool set from SU! 

All that I can say is "Wow!"  What a versatile and creative kit.  I had trouble knowing which direction to take.  But I have to confess that I am hoarding the Go Fish/Mini Fish paper for my daughter's birthday card later this month (thank you April!).  She is quite the fisherman and loves to fish!  

Anyway, here is my card front:

The background stamp is one that I've had for a while and haven't used yet.  It's from River City Rubber Works (copyright 2000) and is called "Dad Sayings" (what else, right?)

The award ribbon is colored dark green and then I used gold Stickles to accent it and the stars, although I must admit that the idea was better in my mind than it turned out on the image.

Here's the inside of the card:

Here I used the burlap and one of the tool images and more of the Krafty Dots paper to add some interest to the inside.  I really like the burlap, it's my first time working with it and I have to commend April for adding it to the kit!  It's perfect for a masculine card!

My Dad lives about 4,000 miles away and I have already sent him his Father's Day card.  So I may just keep this card for his birthday in November.  Or, maybe I'll send it to him next week as a surprise.

A big THANK YOU to April for her generous and fun kit!  Be sure to visit their blogs and view the cards made by the Divas and the other Dazzlers (links are in my side bar).  You will be glad that you did!