Saturday, July 8, 2017

Double D Challenge- Pastel Party

I have not had time to enter a card in a challenge for quite some time.  Finally, there was some hours available.  I have had this card in my head for a long time, Has that happened to you?
It just happens that the challenge at Double D was a good fit for it and that has brought me to this post on my blog today. Here is the Inspiration board for the challenge.

 Such pretty pastels and flowers, so that is what inspired me to complete the design in my head.  I have wanted to use the jar for a card and I don't believe that I ever have.  I used some older stamps and some brand new ones.  I'll list them below my picture. 

A peek at the inside.  I have made it a must, to at least put something in the inside each time I make a card. 

Here are the  supplies that I used:
Gina K Designs card stock in White and Innocent Pink
Gina K Designs ink in Innocent Pink and Bubble Gum Pink
Gina K Designs stamps, Buds and Vases, Assorted greetings (sentiment) and Sentimental Summer kit
Simon Says die, Heart Parade, Just the large heart
Memento ink in London Fog
Some Acetate and Black Stazon ink
Swiss Dot embossing folder

I stamped and cut out the jar and then scribbled some Copic BG72 on the front, to give the look of water.  I didn't think of how I was going to attached the jar, but it worked out well.  I used a small adhesive dot, rolled up and place it on the top rim of the jar and the bottom as well.  The leaves cover that up.    The hearts die cuts a border and I just reversed the colors and used part of the greeting. 
I will be entering this one in the Double D challenge, if you had not guessed that by now. 
Thanks for you comments, I appreciate them.  It certainly make my day bright!


  1. Beautiful card. Love the soft pinks.

  2. This is so gorgeous and your pastel colors are perfect for this challenge.

  3. So pretty! Surely this will cheer anyone up and make them smile! I LOVE a jar of pretty flowers on a card...or a jar of anything! Great texture, perfect shades and a well thought out design! The inlaid hearts are lovely accents! LOVE this, Barb! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Pastel Party. Donna, DT Member.

  4. This is gorgeous Barbara,love the colours and fab

  5. Always fun to see one of your cards in the gallery. Love the acetate jar and the pretty flowers, and the Swiss dot embossing folder is my favorite. The hearts are perfect for the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.
    DD DT

  6. This is just perfect. I think the Swiss dot embossing adds so much to the design, and you have used those flowers beautifully. This is awesome, I'm pinning!!

  7. Such a sweet card with lovely, soft colors. It's sure to make someone feel better.

  8. Oh Barb this is AWESOME! Love the soft colors and the swiss dot embossing is just perfect! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pastels’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  9. Lovely embossed background and flower design.

    Hugs Diane

  10. This is such a beautiful card. Lovely color combination, soft and feminine. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenge)