It's the 15th of the month and that means the Dueling Darling Divas (DDD)
and Dazzlers have our friendly "duel!"
Our hostesses this month are Barb for the Divas
and Tracie for the Dazzlers and they came up with a theme of: April Showers!
Barb sent us on Team Divas an adorable kit with her signature stamp choice,
Whipper Snapper, called "Umbrella and Slicker"
along with gorgeous paper and embellishments.
I tried to use at least one of everything in the kit,
sans the twine and clear gems, I did! :)
Here is my card, based on the kit:
but it looks like I didn't take one *gasp!*
But I did one to share on thing about the planning of my card.
One thing I learned is using the 'white space' around your image.
For instance, I was immediately drawn to a circular shape when
I saw this image, probably because of the half moon shape of the umbrella.
That shape, however, really didn't blend with the card design.
Once everything was colored and in place,
I added some wink of Stella for shimmer (rain!) and buttons ♥
Sometimes it's good to look at the image and chose a 'spacial' balance.
In other words, how MUCH white (or empty) space you want.
My original plan to was to have a smaller image for the card base
(so as to not cover up so much of the pretty paper!)
but it looked too constricted ↓
It cuts right up on the lines of the image,
so I went with a larger die for a bigger empty space.
And that's it for this round - Happy April Showers!
Be sure to check out the rest of the Divas and the Dazzler's dueling cards ...
you can find them in my sidebar :)'
Tracie and Barb,
for your wonderful hostessing and the super fun card kits!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥