Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Double D - Pick a Pattern

Hello Dear Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
I'm hosting today and as you can see by my blog title ... the theme is
Pick A Pattern
(the PATTERN must be the focus of your creation)

Here's the mood board I've created to help inspire you . . . 

I happen to love patterns of all types ... dots, strips, plaids ... so, this was actually a difficult challenge for me but I finally went with stripes and a color that I rarely use but love none the less ... orange!
Here's what I've created . . .

My striped paper is actually from my own Echo Park paper pack ... just happens to be the same paper pad that I'm offering for this challenge's prize.  
We all love dots & stripes and one lucky winner will receive this awesome paper pad to add to their collection.

My card turned out totally different from what my original idea was and I'm very happy with it!
I started out by die cutting one of the Heartfelt Creations 'Regal Borders' panel and had intended on using the reverse side of this paper panel (orange & white) but then got the bright idea to overlay the scrolly panel at the top (lining up the strips) to cover the excess white space on my card base.  I think it gave a cool illusion.

I also die cut my Precious Marieke 'Condolence' cross twice ... once in white and once in black, then carefully overlaid them for an even more dimensional effect.
Precious Marieke - Cross


Inside View

 REMEMBER:  We have a fun prize to give away to one lucky player,
which will be chosen by
ALL are welcome to enter ... we will ship internationally!

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!!

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


  1. I LOVE how you lined up the stripes on the die cut and card base! That looks fantastic! This makes an unusual, but very pretty sympathy card!

  2. An absolute delightful card, loving the bright orange.xx

  3. Darlene I love your card. Beautiful color on the stripe and your cross is amazing. This type of card is always difficult but yours is beautiful!

  4. J'avoue ne pas faire de carte de condoléances en scrap...
    Je n'y arrive pas.
    Mais celle-ci est magnifique et colorée juste comme il faut.
    Félicitations Darlene.

    I admit not to make a card of condolence in scrap ...
    I can not do it.
    But this one is beautiful and colorful just right.
    Congratulations Darlene.

  5. Wonderful sympathy card. I love the die cut at the top and howyou layered the cross for dimension.

  6. Fabulous card and the cross looks stunning in 3D and colorful enough to bring some joy and cheerfulness to the recipient! Well done my friend!

  7. That is a cool illusion, an eclipse card! I hardly every use orange either, but I love your paper, so pretty! This is marvy!

  8. Beautiful card with the scrolly die edging and also I love the double cutting of the cross and how you layered it.

  9. Lovely card, I recognized the HC border right away. And that cross is awesome, great take on the challenge.

  10. Wow! Good eye...I had to search for the stripes in the inspiration photo! Great card - love the way you used the die cut! Wi. Try to play along this time! Hugs, and thanks for sharing!

  11. Such pretty patterns for inspiration, I like how your border is lined up with the strips, pretty layering of the cross too!

  12. This is so lovely, Darlene. Love the dimensional cross image. The matched border die across the top is a perfect accent.

  13. I'm fascinated with the scrolled die you placed so perfectly onto the matching dsp! it looks absolutely amazing, as well as the dual-cut cross in two colors! This card turned out to be quite spectacular and I really do like how you designed it!!

  14. A beautiful card for a difficult occasion, Darlene. Your cross looks lovely with the two contrasting colours and your accent border at the top is beautiful. Beautiful card design!
    Have a wonderful day.
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  15. Gorgeous...beautiful inside verse...hugs, Lori m

  16. Gorgeous...beautiful inside verse...hugs, Lori m

  17. OOoh such a beautiful sympathy card Darlene. The scroll border on top is gorgeous and the placement perfect. Love the dimensional die cut cross too.


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