Monday, February 16, 2015

Celebrating Umbrellas with the Dueling Darlings!

I'm a day late for the monthly duel between the Dueling Darling Divas and Dazzlers.  We are a group of card makers who each month receive a kit from one of the members in our group and we are challenged to create a card from the kit "ingredients" around the theme chosen by one Diva and one Dazzler.  I'm on team Diva and recieved this awesome kit from Laura Jean.  Here's the challenge for February in her words:

"Our theme this month is Umbrellas! Believe it or not, National Umbrella Day is February 10th. Darlene and I thought it would be fun to think spring. since we have seen too much white stuff this winter

Here are the contents of the kit I sent:

Images: Sophie (Whipper Snapper Designes) Single Umbrella (Stamping Bella). Row of umbrellas (Stampendous)

Patterned paper: Hello Summer (Echo Park)
Accessories: 3D flower (K&Co), White "pretty ribbon" (Hobby Lobby), all other ribbon (SU!), White Bow (paper studio), Butterfly Chipboards (Heidi Swapp) Asst Buttons, Twine (MME).

Hope you enjoy ~ Can't wait to see what you create!

Hugs ~ LJ"

Here's my card:

The card measures 5 1/2 square.  All elements are from the kit with the exception of the black cardstock base, white cardstock background embossed with Darice cloud embossing folder and black twine on butterflies.  I did color this darling "Sophie" image with Copic Markers and enhanced the dots on the umbrella with "Glossy accents".  On the front of the card I decided to use Splitcoaststampers sketch SC527 as the layout:

Here is the inside of the card:

Today I delivered this card to a friend who is in hospital and has a long road ahead of her.  She loves butterflies so I made sure to have lots of butterflies on the card.  I did punch the butterfly from some of the dsp in the kit using a Martha Stewart punch and the stamped this panel from the kit with a stamp I have from Verses Rubber Stamps "A Special Prayer".  She loved the card!

Check out the Divas cards here:
And the Dazzlers creations here:

Thanks for stopping by.  Love to read your comments!!


  1. OH Judy, this is one magnificent card - your friend had to have adored this! What a creative touch to add enamel dots to the top of the umbrella - ingenious! Such a cheerful, happy card - one to treasure, just like you! ♥

  2. Wow, what a beauty, Judy!! That embossing folder is so great...and of course your butterflies are wonderful. Your friend will truly love this card!

  3. The dry embossed clouds are just perfect for this card. The Crystal Effects on the umbrella look so good!

    I am sorry your friend has so much to go through - but this card should get her on her way with a smile.

  4. Wow Judy what a great card. I love the crystal effects you used. I love the layout of the card and the way yoiu embellished it as well. Great inside...just perfect...You did a wonderful job on this challenge.

  5. Gorgeous!! Love that layout and especially the texture. Great idea with the crystal effects too! HUGS to you, sweet friend!

  6. Judy, this card is beautiful both inside and out! What a great use of he kit... and wonderful design!

  7. This is super cute! I love the shiny dots on the umbrella. The design is adorable! Great card :)