Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I ♥ Dueling Darlings

Let the DUEL begin... the creative duel, that is.

Today is February 15 and on the 15th of every month, the Dueling Darlings battle it out (all in good fun). This month, April was the incredible hostess of the Dazzlers (YAY, Dazzlers!) In case you can't tell, I'm a Dazzler. Jamie is the hostess of the Divas this month.

April sent the Dazzlers such a fun kit - filled with lots of choices of images (all from Close to My Heart), designer papers (all ColorBok from Target), and an assortment of ribbons and pearls (all from Michael's). There were so many things to choose from that I had a difficult time deciding what to use.

The theme for this month's Dueling Darlings is LOVE!

Here's the card I created:

I went with lots of layers so I could use more of the goodies in April's kit. LOL!

The only thing I added to create my card was some Stampin' UP! cardstock (Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, and Purely Pomegranate).

It's difficult to tell from the pictures (even with different angles) but I did something quite different than I normally do with the sentiment/punch. I punched a "hole" out of the Baja Breeze strip of paper so the striped designer paper would show through the opening. That's where I placed the sentiment. Kind of a differnt style of layering. It really looks much better than the picture indicates.

Thank you, April for a wonderful kit.

I'm super excited to see what Jamie sent the Divas and to see what they created, too. Let's go check out all the blogs - the Dazzlers and the Divas.

April Debbie Melina Michelle Paola Terry

Barb Carol Jamie Joan Judy Kelly LJ Tami

Next month Kelly and I will be the hostesses again.... and we'll be adding another Dazzler to the group - Darlene! So be sure to stop by on March 15 for the next duel.


Terry Ladwig said...

Jeanette....I ♥ your card! You chose the softer side and I ♥ the layout you used!

The oval scallop punch is very clever too!!

Great use of the kit...... ♥ everything about it and you!!!!

~Paola~ said...

awww Jeanette!!...
what an adorably sweet cupid card:o)
I particularly like your layout w/the 3D nesties,your ribbons arrangement and your cleverly displayed pearl...:o)
oh yeah,not to mention that we both used same choices of c/stocks...lol
I'm off to bed now (4:20 am here)and I just finished my card interpretation ...took some picts already but i'll prefer retake them in daytime I'm sure....
I can't believe we starting another round already! wooooot...and I am very excited for Darlene to join us too..yeahh! I'm off to bed........zzzzzzzzzz

April said...

I love how you let the dp show throgh- you are so very clever my friend!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Gorgeous card, Jeanette! You really rocked the challenge with this one. Love how punched out the oval to let the dp show through beneath the sentiment oval...very clever. Great dimension on your card with all the layers. Love the color combination!!

Barb said...


What a stunning card--I love the design and all of the layers. Awesome Creation for the month of LOVE!

Ms. Earlgrey said...

All, I can say is Wow, you did such a wonderful job on this card. I love it.


scrapn_momof2 said...

Stunning card. I love all of the layers!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Oh for Dazzler's sake! This is the cutest card! I love the multiple layers. I really like the shiny Nestability layer.

Carol W said...

You are sooooooo clever. I love that you punched the hole bigger so the background dsp would show through. Great idea...I love this card. It is stunning..so well done...woohoo!!! Way to go Jeanette....♥♥♥

Kathy and Lucky said...

Great card, love that image on the shiny scallop and the way you have the ribbon.

dweatter said...

Great card! I love all the layers and the way you used so many of the embellishments.

Darlene said...

WOW!! This is a knock out card, Jeanette! So great to use non-traditional Valentine colors, makes this really stand out. The layers are great, not over-done and love how you popped them up! Simply great!

Melina said...

I love all your layers and how you used the mirrored cardstock! :)