Wednesday, July 17, 2019


Dear Ones~
Today over at Double D we are celebrating birthdays. And how opportune, as this is my birthday month!! It's Darlene's birthday month too, so thanks, Darlene, for choosing such a great topic. Here is the Mood Board for our inspiration:

And here is my card:
 As you can see, I was inspired by the lower right photo. And since I have a stamp that almost matches that sign exactly, I had to use it. I had to think about how I was going to get the "sparkle" to be gold for awhile, and then I realized I could stamp the whole thing in black, mask off all the other words, and stamp again with Versamark. Then all I had to do was sprinkle on some gold embossing powder and heat. VoilĂ©, it WORKED!!! I love the black, white and gold, with just a touch of soft pink.
The Ingredients: 
GKD Black Onyx & White Card
Paper Studio Petals & Blooms PP
SU Doily Wishes Thinlit
CTMH Leave a Little Spark Stamp
IO3 Dogwood Stamp for Greeting
GKD Decorative Tag Die
SU Layering Squares Thinlits
GKD Black Amalgam Ink
SU Powder Pink Ink
GKD Platinum Embossing Powder
Judy Dots
Stash Punches for Flowers

  If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you would win this fabulous die. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created.

So that's it for me, thanks for stopping by. I adore your comments, they always make me smile. And don't forget to stop over at Double D, there is always so much inspiration there.


  1. WOW Judy, you certainly nailed that mood board!!! I love your pretty and elegant card, I forget how just adding some gold really changes things up...beautifully created!!

  2. Fantastic! I was so drawn to the stripes and gold too! Your creation is fabulous! I bet you leave a sparkle wherever you go....I know you have left a sparkle on my heart! That gold candle is soooooo magnificent! Well done, baby!

  3. WOW you're right ... that sentiment panel is PERFECT! You certainly nailed the mood board ... LOVE IT! Such a bright, happy card! Sure to bring a big smile! Since my birthday has passed and yours is yet to come ... I can only hope you have as amazing a day as I did! BIG HUG and HAPPY WISHES!!!

  4. I am tickled that you, Donna and I were all inspired by the bottom right photo and all got different cards. I love the cute pink daisies and the gold candle. You are my sparkly friend.

  5. Wow, this is so classy!!! A fabulous and feminine birthday card!!

  6. Wow! This is so amazingly gorgeous. I love the black, white and gold combination you chose to do too.

  7. Gorgeous card my friend!! Love the black, white & gold. The gold candle is awesome and the touch of pink is the perfect touch.

  8. I absolutely LOVE this! Brilliant how you did the sentiment, and really love how you used the big die cut candle. The brush stroke stripes are awesome. It all looks so much like the inspiration board and it's fantastic! Happy birthday month, Judy!

  9. Striking background paper with this gorgeous candle..xx

  10. Love the stripes and gold and pretty flowers.

  11. Oooo, I love that stamped sentiment! Beautiful striped paper...reminds of a shabby chic design. Looks fabulous with the pop of pink and gold.

  12. I love the striped background and the sentiment is fabulous! Beautifully done!

  13. Hope you had a great birthday! I love the look of your card--especially that wonderful candle die cut!