Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Double D Black and White with a Pop of Clolor

Are you ready for another fabulous Mood Board from Darlene. Bright colors really pop off a black and white background. The balloons, butterfly and flowers  are real attention grabbers.  Your job is to be inspired by the board and create your project and share it with us at Double D Challenge Blog.                         

Here is my card for the challenge. I started with some paper from PTI. Then I cut a white panel and die cut both ends with Sue Wilson's  Gemini Centaurus  dies. I cut a band of black card and ran it through my Fiscar's crimper. Some Spellbinders leaves and daisy and a MFT leafy swirls finished the design.

My fabulous teammates have created some beautiful designs for your inspiration. You can see them at Double D Challenge Blog .

Sue Wilson Designs - Gemini Dies - CentaurusSue Wilson Gemini Centaurus

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dies R Us Die Cut Sentiment

The new challenge at Dies R Us is  making a die cut sentiment the focal image. I decided to make a shaker window for the Cheery Lynn Your Are Awesome die.  


 I used the smooshing technique with water and distress inks. Then I die cut the panel with the Frantic Stamper Chevron Die. The great thing about this die is the other half can be used on another project. I followed the usual steps for a shaker card then adhered that to a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 Swiss dot embossed panel. That was attached to an A2 card base. I shaped and  sponged the flowers from Cheery Lynn Floral Bouquet and placed them on some leaves. 

The Dies R Us team has some fabulous inspiration for you on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog .

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Double D Challenge Blog Pastels

I am so excited that Judy Woodland is joining our team at DD. Judy and I have been been
on-line friends for several years.  We share thought, ideas and techniques. You will love her work.

I know all of you agree with me that Darlene and Diane create the most fabulous mood boards,and this one is no exception.   I love pastel colors and was drawn to the rolls of  material in the soft colors.  One of the things I enjoy most about being on this team is that I tend to use dies and stamps that need some love. I remembered a MFT  die that I have not used in ages. It worked well to imitate the rolls of material.



Here is my card. I die cut the MFT cover plate several times in different colors of PTI papers.  I now have enough parts to make several cards.

The side panel is a Frantic Stamper die that I embossed with Swiss Dots embossing folder. Some Heartfelt Creations Arianna Blossoms and Sue Wilson Dandelion Cocks and assorted pastel leaves finished the project.

Visit the DD Challenge  for inspiration from the team and then create your pastel project. One randomly drawn entry will win this fabulous flower die. YOU inspire us!!

As usual the team will WOW you with their creative pastel cards. Go take a look at all their gorgeous pastel cards at Double D Challenge Blog

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Dies R Us Layers

The new Challenge at Dies R Us is all about layers. Those of you who visit my blog regularly know that I am not a big fan of layering.... yeah, right. In fact, I did a similar card for the last challenge, but I wanted to show how nicely the flower frame from Memory Box inks using the die as a stencil. 

 I started with a plain piece of white card and layered it with Memory Box Country Rose die cut and added velum on top. I cut an oval from PTI  blueberry sky card stock and layered that onto the velum.    Next came the Memory Box Flower Frame then Lawn Fawn Stitched Frame. I use Poppy Stamps Sylvan Sprig, a Cheery Lynn butterfly and a Frantic Stamper Bird on a Willow Branch with a few flowers from my stash on the side.  A pretty Sue Wilson sentiment that I cut three times and layered together finished my card. 

The team has some awesome inspiration for you at the Dies R Us Challenge Bog and if you link up your layered card you might be the lucky winner of a credit at the Dies R Us Store.  Thanks for stopping by.

Dies from DRU
Memory Box Blooming Flower Frame
Frantic Stamper Bird on a Pussy Willow Branch
Poppy Stamps Sylvan Sprig
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
Cheery Lynn Butterfly
Sue Wilson My Friend
Memory Box English Rose


In case you missed the June 15th DRU card I did using almost all the same dies and techniques, here it is.