Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Double D - SNOW

 Hello Dear Friends!

It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
Here's today's theme:

and here's an inspiration board I've created to help get you started . . .

 How much fun is this mood board?  LOL!!

Today I've created a gate fold card for you.  The image is from a 'Too Much Fun Rubberstamps' image pack I purchased at convention in 2022.  I'll be going again this April so figured I'd best use what I already had on hand so I could look to purchase more this April lol.

(inside view)

 I chose to make my own background since I didn't want to use a designer paper that might take away from this pretty deer image.  I simply grabbed a couple snowflake stamps and use TH Broken China ink to create the background and repeated a few on the inside.

To bring attention to the deer, I die cut from a scrap of white card stock an oval from a very old Lea'bilities 'Fancy Oval Frames' (DR458923) and laid over top my image.

 Remember, it's a random draw for the winner so it could be YOU!!
Here's the prize I'm offering for today's challenge . . .

 You'll want to 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. Just beautiful my friend! I love how you used the die cut to showcase the deer!

  2. So beautiful, so serene. You can hear the quietness! Love a gate fold card!

  3. Creatively beautiful, a nice peaceful scene and a fun fancy fold!!

  4. Beautiful! I can hear the snow falling in this serene winter setting. The deer are listening too. Lovely image and that die cut frame is so elegant and gorgeous. I love the stamped snowflake background.

  5. I love the mood board you created, Darlene, and then you made a really gorgeous card! I haven't made a gatefold in a while. I don't do much in the way of fancy folds, but I did always enjoy this one. The deer scene is pretty and peaceful and it appears you cut a frame in the center. I'm really loving that!

  6. Beautiful image of the deer Darlene and love the gate fold card..
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  7. So the way the die cut frames those sweet deer, oh and can you believe that I have never made a gate fold card!

  8. that is a beautiful image for sure and I just love the way you put the frame around, the stamped background with it was a great choice!

  9. Wow, This is just so beautiful, lovely colours and fab fold x♥

  10. I love that you made your own background and centered the focus on the deer with a die cut. This is so peaceful I have not actually seen snow for years, the mood board was very helpful.

  11. This is gorgeous, Dar! I love how you've framed the deer using that elegant oval die. Beautifully done!

  12. Gorgeous scene and I love the framing you added. It is great seeing how others also do insides to cards. I feel I have not always done a lot with the insides of my cards and have started adding something to them this past year.

  13. What a wonderful vintage-y looking card. I love the quiet, serene look, and that frame is gorgeous. Just beautiful!


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