Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Double D - Friendship

Hello Friends!
It's time for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
Team Darlene is hosting today and the theme is:


Here's the inspiration board I have created to help you get started . .

I am truly blessed with many close friendships and so today's card is one that I can use as a notecard to send along a message to one of those friends whom I only get to see in person from time to time!

I am still in the process of using up some OLD designer paper so I keep a stack of 6x6 panels on my table and pull from the pile every change I get ... today was one of those days!  I typically make A6 size cards so these 6x6 papers work perfectly!  I simply cut the excess off one end and my background panel is ready to go!

Today I decided to take that 'excess', cut it down to 1" and mat it from a scrap of black card stock.  This helped to 'break up' the background panel a bit.  My white Tutti Designs 'Cross Stitched Rectangle' panel was left over from creating a frame using these dies for another project.

For the sentiment I have used two different stamp sets ...
The word 'SO' comes from the Impression Obsession 'Special' stamp set.
I only used the 'SO' portion of the stamp that says 'YOU ARE SO'.

And the other stamp set used is from Pink & Main 'Happy For You' .
This is where I got the 'WE ARE' and 'happy' ...

Happy For You

And finally the word Friends is from the Tutti Designs 'Friends' Word Set.
I've used the larger of the two in the set.

TUTTI-234  Word Set - Friends

Here's another peek at the finished card ...

A few little Prima flowers and Nuvo White Crystal Drops were added as embellishment.

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun!
 YOU could be the lucky winner of this fun die set!


 So be sure to pop over to the Double D Challenge Blog to see all the details and amazing samples offered up by our VERY TALENTED design team ladies!!

Challenges to share in:
Ellibelle's Creative Moments April Challenge - Say it with Flowers + Sentiment
Scrapy Land Challenge #88 - ATG using product from their store (Impression Obsession, Tutti)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #330-331 - ATG

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope to see you at Double D!
As always . . .

17 comments: said...

This is such a cute card! I love this challenge and you aced it!

!neke said...

Great card !!!!
Love this style !

Ineke X

Diane said...

Beautifully created Dar and beautiful papers you have used!! Bright and cheerful and sure to make anyone's day!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Love the way you cut the dp to have the panels, lovely design, sweet and simple but so effective!

Vicki robertson said...

Sweet card, Darlene! Love how you pieced all of the different dies to get this great sentiment! Good luck with your show today!

Donna Phelan said...

This is bold. Bright. Beautiful. Love it!

Leslie Miller said...

Of course, I had to follow your link to the stamp set because I sure love that big happy! Lots of great sentiment combos in that set, and clever you to combine it with the die like this. I really like what you did with the paper using the panels and the black. Making a note. I have that paper, too. So much to use up (so I can buy more, sheesh)! Good luck with your show today!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is gorgeous and I love all the red shades used on it.

Kathy Krug said...

Geat papers to use for this sweet friends card.

Conniecrafter said...

One of your friends is going to truly love this, I like how you broke up the background. Like how you combined the stamps and die for the sentiment and the flowers are so sweet!

Barbara said...

It is so nice to send a friend lovely card like this one, to let them know that they are appreciated. Who would not like that?

Ellibelle said...

What a great color combo! Beautiful card, thanks so much for playing along at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
"Ellibelle's Creative Moments"

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card! The paper is so pretty and I love your stamped and die sentiment! Very creative and a great way to use a stamp set in combination with the die set!
Have a great day!
Sherrie K

Sherrie K. said...

Also, thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at Scrapy Land!
Sherrie K
Scrapy Land DT Member

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Darlene:
It's always a joy to stop by and see your creativity at play. You really did an awesome job showcasing the dies, and your colors choices are so fun as well. Your art just makes me smile!
Thanks so much for sharing with us. It's always so nice to have you play along with us.
Word Art Wednesday - I hope you will stop by to visit me!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

So pretty Darlene. Love the panels and bright red.

Judy Woodland said...

Great idea to use up old patterned paper. I need to do that too. I love this card, the background is perfect for the greeting. Very sweet.