Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dueling Darlings #7

Well here we are again...in another friendly duel with our dueling sisters the Dazzlers..This month Jamie and April put together our kits. Jamie sent mine and I have to say it was full of fun little items. Jamie had it packaged by paper, embellishments, and die cuts...each in their own little bag labeled and decorated on the top. (Now that is what I call organized...not something I claim to be..). I had a hard time deciding on what kind of card to make. I chose this layout from SCS challenges and added a little of this and a little of that. With the wonderful colors I thought basic black would be a perfect backdrop.

I used a lot of different sparkle and shimmer products on the card. I used my black and red stickles for the mama, the inner tubes and the balloons..I used lumiere on the babies and on the water. I highlighted the babies and water with copics and then went over them with my spica pens...can you tell I was going for glitz and shine....lol..go figure. I then decided since I was shining my image up I would use the beautiful shiny, silver rick rack under the image to give a sense of water/waves...and I used the very pretty silver heart accented by a black heart brad to top off the waves. In the corners I added the pearls to finish off the front. I did have a bit of a battle with my glue gun and unfortunately it won so the top of the card has a wrinkle that I couldn't seem to smooth out....sigh....(sometimes no matter how hard you try....it just doesn't work out...especially when you don't have another piece of identical paper to re-do it with...lol)

I just had to use my 3rd piece of dsp for the inside...(the other two were on the front)..I took both of the wonderful die cut hearts and layered them on the inside snuggled together, I then punched out the sentiment with my heart SU punch. I distressed the sides of the heart with cherry cobbler ink and set it on top of the other two hearts. I hope you like how I used the kit...and I still have more left over...

Thanks for stopping by and please take time to visit both the Divas and the Dazzlers listed on my sidebar..

                                                                Until next time....
                                                                     Hugs,
                                                                     Carol

                                        

12 comments:

BlueInks said...

What shiny fun! We had the same idea with the silver heart. Your card turned out great!

Terry said...

Wow Carol....you sure know how to use glitter! I need to take some lessons because that is not my strong point!!

Love everything about this card :-)

April said...

I need help in the glitter department!! Your card is a fabby display of love!!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Terrific card, Carol! Love how you used the silver rickrak ribbon...It does similate the waves. Love the glitter to the balloons and the way you used the pearls. Love the interior of your card...wonderful way to use all the card kit embellishments!!!

Barb said...

Great Card Carol--love the design and as others have stated--love the glitter! Sweet Card!

Ms. Earlgrey said...

Carol,

you did it up, the glitter definitely put a special touch to your card. I think, I will have to go and look at my glitter stash.
Joan

~Paola~ said...

holeee toledooo! I am bowing to our very own glitter queen!!:o)
what a dazzling,sparkly card Carol! Love it how wonderfully you accessorized it and especially loving (aside from your gorgeous glittery image of course!)how well the wavy ribbon looks on the card,flanked by that gorgeous glittery heart!♥♥♥

djones said...

Prety, pretty, pretty! You use glitter so well. I need to take a class from ya.

Darlene said...

Holy cow, that's a lot of glitter! LOL and you do it so well too!! LOL this is such a fun card! Love the inside of the card too. Nice extra touch.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness........ you outdid your glittery self with this card, my friend! I love theh kit that Jamie sent - those ducks are too cute! And your creation is nothing short of incredible!

Melina said...

how cute! I love the little gold heart :)

Jamie Sanchez said...

I know I'm late, but I LOVE the card... you are super awesome! Thanks for the bday card too! :)