"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dueling Darlings April Duel

It is April 15th and time for the monthly duel of the Dueling Darlings...Divas vs. Dazzlers. Terry was the hostess this month for Team Dazzlers and her theme was "Who's The Man?" We were to make a masculine card for that one special man in our life with the supplies we received in our kit.

Our kit included:
Images: "On the Fly" - SU!; black and white grosgrain ribbon - Celebrate It (Michaels); mini black and white brads from Recollections; metal ring from Paper Studio and silver metal dots from Colorbok.

I decided not to color my images and keep my entire pocket card black and white. I used my Nesties to frame the image and adhered it to the pocket with dimensionals. The sentiment is from SU!'s Teeny Tiny Wishes set. I used the rounded tab punch for the top of the cardstock that is inserted into the pocket.

While I do have three special men in my life (husband and two sons) my most special man is my husband. I actually met him playing softball (over 20 years ago)...he was my coach. He is loving and dependable and takes wonderful care of his family.

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Carol W said...

WOW, WOW, WOW....I'm in love...(as you knew I would be...lol) this card is outstanding...I truly drooling over this. I love the pocked card, the inside is amazing and the color combo TDF...You outdid yourself on this LJ...it is absolutely STUNNING...Great job my friend....

Melina said...

Great card for your hubby! I like the clean look of your card :)

Michelle said...

Love the pocket layout! Great card! I really like clean and simple look of it. Awesome!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Fantastic masculine card, dj! Love the black and white theme and the pocket card with the perfect embellies!! Great job!!!

Jamie Sanchez said...

Ooohh.. I love the black and white!!!! This is a fabulous card lil dj!!!

:: BlueInks :: said...

So loving the black and white theme. You worked it so well.

The pocket portion of the card is perfect. I like the die cut you used for the image.

There you go again...chasing after the coach! LOL Love that!!! What were those bases again?! hee hee heee

Barb said...

What a great pocket card DJ--I love the inside as much as the outside! I like the die cut you used and the story of meeting your hubby is cute too!

Terry Ladwig said...

I love your pocket card! I also love the fact that you did not color your image....it works so well in black and white with your card and layout!

Awesome card Debbie! Thank you for being a Dazzler!

~Paola~ said...

wow!!! LOVEEE b&w cards!!♥
and your pocket card is fabulous!!!
One of these days I should 'expand' and try to create one myself. I love how U added a circled immie on the inside too...it finishes off perfectly!
I am sure the love of your life will cherish this beautiful card!♥

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Deb, this card is amazing! Very nice use of the items in Terry's kit! WOW! I love the black/white. And the layout is great!

I'm sure your husband will love this card!

Darlene said...

Wow, Debbie, this is FANTASTIC! You've created a classic masculine card, one that any man would appreciate! I would never be brave or creative enough to leave the image uncolored, but after your example, I should definitely give it a whirl!! Nicely done!