Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Double D and Altenew Collaboration Challenge

We here at Double D have a pleasant surprise for you on this challenge. We are collaborating with Altenew and what a fun and creative time it will be. Here are the details! 

You have two chances to win this challenge. 
1. Double D is offering a prize to the winner of this challenge
2. Altenew is also offering a prize. 
You just need to enter. 

Here is the mood board. 

My card for the stencil challenge with Double D Challenge.

For the Altenew challenge.

I am using Altenew's Build-A-Garden Dear Dahlias set. 

It has a stamp set, a stencil, and a die that all mix and match. 

A great price for all that you get in all the Build-A-Garden sets. 
I will show you how many different things that you can do with these build-a-garden sets. 
My first card is done just using the stencil. 

Using the stencil on white card stock it made a quick and easy card. 
I used these inks for blending. 
Flower - GKD Sweet corn, Distressed Ink Mustard Seed, and Dried Marigold. 
The leaves are Distressed Ink Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint, GKD Dark Sage
Bell flowers are GKD Moonlit Fog and Dark Sage
I did go over some areas with colored pencil. 
The base is GKD Lemon Drop and for some interest,  Altenew's Diamon Frame cover on the base. 
Check out the above picture. 

For the next card, I colored the main flower image with Copic Markers and die cut with the matching die. That was adhered to a layer that was dry embossed with 
Altenews' Window Slats 3D folder. 

The last card is just done with the dies from this set.
I added some silver embossing powder to the leaves before putting it all together. 
It is a straightforward process to assemble the flower as there is a 
keyhole to match up for each layer. 
Then I dry embossed the background with  Altenew Dotty Circles 3D folder.
After embossing, I decided to add some leaves and just used the stencil for that.
A few gems from my stash completed the card. 

Here is the best part! 
Altenew is offering a $50 gift card 
to the winner of this challenge. 
Get your crafty on!

Also you can enter for another chance to win at the monthly Altenew Inspiration Challenge for August. 

I am entering my Altenew cards in this challenge. 

I am excited to see what you will do for this challenge and if you need more inspiration, just click on the team blog. They have lots of different sets that they are working with. 

Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments! 


  1. Wow, you have outdone yourself with all your beautiful and creative cards, amazing all the different ways to use the Build A Garden Dahlia bundle!!

  2. Your cards are so very beautiful! Lots of colors and different ways of using the wonderful Build A Garden sets. I really love the last one with all of the dimension using only the die.

  3. YOWZA! Now, who's the over achiever?!?! lol These are all so beautiful! You made the prettiest Garden Post in all of the land! Altenew makes crafting and card making sooooo easy! I love each one of them, but that last one is my most favorite! Gorgeous!!!!

  4. Love your card for the stencil challenge. Then on to the Altenew part of the challenge....Holy smokes girl, they are all beautiful, but the first one is is drop dead gorgeous and my very favorite!

  5. Wow! Wow!! and WOW!!!! Look at all the beautiful inspiration here on your blog! Each card made me want to add new sets to my wish list. I agree with Doni, your first card for the Double D challenge is stunning! Who made that set and what is it called?? I love it!!

  6. WOWZA! Look at all the cards you got made ... and they are ALL FABULOUS! Love your original DD stencil card ... such a soft beautiful design and your first Altenew card is STUNNING! Love the yellow and your coloring/shading is amazing! BEAUTIFUL inspiration my friend ... thanks for that!!

  7. Holy cow, I wasn't expecting all this! You've done such an amazing job with this set. I didn't realize it had the layering dies with it, but it sure makes the dahlia amazing! Your first card is absolutely lovely, too. I'm just gobsmacked, Barb!

  8. ALL of these are so luscious!! I love the colors you have used, they are spot on for the set you chose. Really beautiful and great designs! Love your stencil sample too, I need to pull out that stencil and use it more. EVERYTHING is GORGEOUS here!