Wednesday, July 3, 2019

"In the Tropics" at the Double D!

Feeling... Hot! Hot! Hot!
Welcome back Blogger friends...
It's a hot one this month at the Double D Challenge Blog.   We are in the tropics with some fabulous inspiration on our mood board.  The colors and details are amazing and fun!  Our first challenge topic for July is "Tropical".  Show us your tropical inspired project.
 We want you to be one of our Creative or Prize winners.  Below you will find the mood board along with a prize to be won by random draw.
Prize offered...
  Frantic Stamper Aloha Hibiscus
Here's my "In the Tropics" inspiration...

"Have A Lovely BIRTHDAY"

I love the fun colors of the pineapple on the mood board.  They speak of summer fun and pineapple designs are all the rage right now.  This patterned paper was perfect for the challenge and I matted it with three layers of coordinating cardstock.  The sentiment was made using heat press foil.  I used several die cuts to create the sentiment focal point.
 "Don't happy!

This happy card has lots of layers and fussy cutting.  I wasn't sure what the sentiment would be until I was half way through the card.  The design made me happy, so the title of a catchy tune from the 80's, "Don't happy!" was perfect...tropical with a little Reggae feel to it.  I fussy cut a couple of birds, many of the flowers and leaves and tucked them in behind the layers.  There is a lighter circle of patterned paper behind the birds to make them pop off the green  background colors.  I had a pineapple stamp that I inked and fussy cut to tuck behind the sentiment banner. 

From my stash...
Bazzill, Core'dinations Cardstock
Couture Creations Hot Press Stamp and Sea Breeze Foil
CTMH Topiary Ink
Piatek Trzynastego Let's Flamingle Collection
Recollections Foil Pineapple Paper
Spellbinders Die Cuts...
Large Pinking Circles
Lotus Flower
Ribbon Banner Shapeabilities
Standard Circles
Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Circles

Challenges entered:
Color Throwdown #550 - Red, Green, Black, White/7-8
Crafty Creations #393 - Anything Goes/7-8
Dies R Us #124 - Anything Goes/7-13
Ellibelle's Corner - Summer Scene,Colors/ 7-31
Little Red Wagon #504 - Repeat Day/7-9
(PIN)spirational Challenge #242 - Multi Color Popsicles/7-15
Scrapy Land Challenge #117 - Anything Goes with Die Cuts/7-14
Sisterhood of Crafters - Any Occasion/7-7

Visit my other Double D Team members for more inspiration...

Team Diane

I hope I've inspired you to play along with our challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!



Barbara said...

Wowzer! I really like both cards. Where did you find the pineapple design? So cute and really makes a sweet card. (pun) But my favorite is the second card. Love everything about it. Amazing post!

Darlene said...

OMG I just love both cards! I didn't know pineapple motif was the rage (thanks for the heads up lol) and that song is one of my all time favorite ragga tunes. Happy cards ... love them! Happy 4th

Donna Phelan said...

Oh Wow! I thought you stenciled that beautiful pineapple background, what fun Designer Paper! I love the dies you used to showcase your birthday greeting. This looks sooooo FUN and FABULOUS! YOWZA! Your Happy Card is MAGNIFICENT!!!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing both your cards, but the second one looks really as a tropical jungle, wow!!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful designs, Vicki. That pineapple paper is fabulous and of course I love your layers. Both cards are happy cards so your sentiment is perfect.

Darlene said...

I just LOVE that tropical paper ... what a FABulous card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

aussie aNNie said...

wow in love with this, and is that paper Kaisercraft? I have a pad so similar to this one...xx

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love all the wonderful color and design. I have never seen rainbow pineapples and I am now a fan. These cards just make me smile!

Susie Moore said...

I can't stop looking at your card for The Color Throwdown Challenge. All I can say is WOW!

Birgit said...

Two brilliant summer cards! Thanks for linking up to the DRU "Anything Goes" challenge. Best of luck to you!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Such crisp and beautiful cards Vicki. Love the background papers, layout and the colors - so very pretty.

Brenda said...

Vicki, both cards are wonderful, they definitely make me smile! The designs are perfection and actually both work perfectly for our "repeat day" challenge. I'm so glad you joined us at Little Red Wagon Challenge this week!

Alina Florea said...

Adorable project! Thank you for sharing it over at Scrapy Land Challenge! Alina DT

Esther Asbury said...

WOW!!!! Two awesome cards. I love the multicolored pineapple, and that second card is simply A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the PINspirational Challenge this time and good luck :)

Ellibelle said...

Such wonderful summer themed creations! Love them both!
Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!


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