Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Double D Sentiment/Quote Challenge

It's time for Team Darlene to present you with a new Double D Challenge!  This time around it's Sentiments or Quotes, whether it's the focus of your card or project or an important and prominent part of it.

I have many wonderful quotes in stamps, but the first one I thought of was this old Wordsworth Shakespeare quote.  I've always used it for Christmas cards, but it's been years so I'm thinking it's time to bring it out again.  Since these cards are so simple, I made two.  Merry, merry!




Pictured below is our mood board which you may use for inspiration.  I liked the simplicity and the white lettering.




As always, the Double Ds are giving away a prize to a random winner.  Favorites will be voted on by the team, as well.




The sentiment on each card is stamped in Versamark and embossed in white.

There's traditional red and green with gold highlights for the first card.  The gold mat is actually white card stock colored with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen.  No need to use a whole panel of gold card stock just for that itty bitty border.

The poinsettia is Poppystamps Small Blooming Poinsettia.  The red flower center is Stickles Candy Cane glitter glue.




The second card uses the Memory Box Gabriella Border with Stickles Silver glitter glue in the center of each snowflake.  The narrow silver edging is, again, white card stock, but this time colored with a Pilot silver marker.




Hop over to Double D to see samples by Team Darlene and Team Diane.  Now, show us your creation in our Sentiment/Quote Challenge at Double D!  Have fun!


25 comments:

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Both of these are great but I have to admit the one with the red background just speaks to me. Not sure what the draw is but I am definitely drawn to it. Hope your week is going well!

Diane said...

Beautiful cards Leslie, what a great focal sentiment this stamp is!! Of course you know I love the embossing (it's like magic to me)...and the Poinsettia is beautiful!!

Ros Crawford said...

You rocked that challenge with two gorgeous cards! They are perfect for the Christmas season!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous cards and lovely colours.xx [aNNie]

Vicki robertson said...

Fabulous cards, Leslie! Such a simple, but noteworthy sentiment. That poinsettia is amazing!

Kathy Krug said...

Love both takes on you cards. Petty colors and fabulous quote.

Sherri said...

Both of these are gorgeous! And I love the sentiment you chose! Even your simple cards are amazing!

Yogi said...

Both pretty. Quick and easy cards. Lovely. Have a great day

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful quote made very special for the holidays with your framing, colors and die cut embellishments. TFS Leslie. Hugs...

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love your Christmas cards, they're so bold, so beautiful, just perfect!!! FAB sentiments!

Margaret said...

Both, of course, are beautiful, but I really love that die on the blue card, but I really like the poinsettia on the red card! I love them both!!!!!!

Conniecrafter said...

I hadn't heard that quote before, like how it fills the card and great ideas with your embellishing with it, love what you used for the flower :) Perfect for a good mailable card!

Darlene said...

Sorry for the delay in commenting ... was doing a private show yesterday and was too tired by the time I got home and got things put away to get online! LOL ... Sorry!

WOW! These are both simply GORGEOUS!!! What a great quote choice ... just beautiful!! Thanks for CAS inspiration (I can use it for sure!! lol) Always a pleasure to come visit you wonderful blog ... makes me feel 'at home'! HUGS

Pam Sparks said...

Beautiful cards Leslie! Love Wordsworth, timeless!

Cindy Beach said...

Both cards are gorgeous. I love the traditional elegance of the red card, thanks for the tip about the Sakura pen! The quote is timeless and perfect.

Judy Woodland said...

Good 'ole Shakespeare, you can't go wrong quoting him. Your cards are beautiful, I love the simplicity of them, just showcasing the quote and then a small embellishment. Wonderful!!!

Lynette said...

I love them both. Leslie! Simply wonderful.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I really like these cards - simple, yet very stunning! The sentiment is lovely especially embossed. You are so far ahead of me with Xmas cards.

Pauline said...

Beautiful Leslie! I love them both, simple yet very elegant. I seldom use large sentiments on the fronts of cards, but love the outcome of yours. Beautifully embossed and both accented with a touch of your creativeness, both unique in their own way! Thanks for sharing, and I do hope you are on the mend - sorry to hear you were not well (and yes I did think you were away enjoying your new trailer). Take care, hugs

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Beautiful cards!

Evelyn S. said...

There is something special about the simple cards, too! And don't you love Wordsworth sentiments? They are my favorite. These cards are truly beautiful, Leslie.

Ida said...

These are both so pretty.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Such a crisp and beautiful cards Leslie. Love the wonderful sentiment and the colors - so very pretty. The CAS style is so elegant and the minimal embellishments are the perfect touch.

pam said...

How did I miss these gorgeous cards Leslie! two beautiful makes, love that wonderful sentiment, embossed in white really stands out.
Sorry to hear you`ve been ill Leslie, hope your on the mend now.
Take care Pam x

Joan B said...

gorgeous. you made the most of those fabulous sentiments

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