Friday, April 15, 2022

Dueling Darling 2 - April 2022

The 15th of each month is such a special day here on my blog - it's Dueling day.

Not to worry; no blood is drawn in the duel. Well, unless someone punctures themselves with a paper piercer gets a deep paper cut or some other such hazard of this hobby we love. This is actually a friendly harmless duel. That's why we are called Dueling Darlings 2.

Not sure what that is? It's a concept that my friend Kelly came up with over a decade ago - two groups, two hostesses, one theme, and lots of fun. The hostesses choose the theme and then each hostess sends a theme-appropriate kit to the other members on her team. 

Each person creates a card and keeps it all a secret until the 15th, which is posting day.

Terry and Darlene are this month's hostesses. They came up with a great idea for their theme... 


I'm on Darlene's team so I received her kit, which is absolutely awesome! THANKS Darlene!

This is what was in Darlene's kit:

Pink & Main's "Holographic Set 2" papers

Die cuts with Altenew's "Fine Frames Diamonds" die set - also cut onto the Pink & Main's holographic stock

Say it With Stamps by Beck Moore, by Photoplay, Birthday images and sentiment. 

Sparkly and Gem laden ribbons from Merchant 41

Gems from Paper Studio

Now, let's duel...

I was a bit concerned as to how well this card would photograph with that gorgeous Hologram paper, and I can tell you I was pleasantly surprised.

Be sure to check out all of the Dueling Darling 2 cards:




Jeanette - that's me


Lorraine - SCS Gallery



Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

The only things I used other than what was in Darlene's kit was some CS (Hammermill 110# White and SU Lavender Lace), MFT Stitched Rectangle dies, Simon Says Sentiment Label Dies, and Lawn Fawn Ink (Fresh Lavender and Moonstone) to blend onto the sentiment and one diamond shape. I colored the image with Copic Markers.


Barb said...

WOWZA--you sure rock the holographic papers! I love your birthday card and it shouts a FUN Party! The design is so cute and sweet!

Lorraine said...

That's certainly a party on a card! So festive - great job!

Darlene LeTavec said...

Love love LOVE this card!!! All of those fun rectangles sure add interest and you used the holographic papers so perfectly! They really shine and glimmer!

Carol W said...

Oh my goodness Jeanette I LOVE this card. It is absolutely stunning. Great job with your kit.

MiamiKel said...

Oh this is beautiful - love all the different angles and shapes! Super creative! I agree, it's hard to photograph but this is a showstopper! Happy dueling day!

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow-ee Jeanette you have made an amazing card. Love the use of vellum, and how you have interlinked the diamond shapes!!

Tracie said...

Gorgeous card Jeanette. You knocked the challenge out of the park with all your holographic papers you used for the background of the balloon. Love it.