Monday, February 15, 2021

You're the Whirl to Me

Today holds a new challenge at
Double Trouble. This is Challenge #77. There are three "Things" to Double Trouble Challenges. Thing 1, a required element, is to make a layered card with at least three layers. Thing 2, which is optional, is to enter your project into Challenge #260 at The Crafter's Cafe. To top it off, Thing 3, also optional, is to play along with the twist. The twist is to add lace and/or pearls.

To meet the requirements I created my card with a card base plus six layers, depending on how you count them. I know there are more than three. I added a panel of cardstock and a panel of patterned paper to the card base. Using circle dies, I used a technique called Layered Circles. There are numerous ways to layer the circles to achieve different results. The sentiment was stamped on a banner of cardstock and decorated with pearls and a small bit of die-cut lacy trim. The inside was decorated with a few scraps of cardstock. I found this sentiment in my stamp stash and thought it would work with the "whirled" circles.

We hope you'll join us for this fun challenge, which ends on Sunday evening, February 28, 2021. Be sure to view the guidelines for these challenges at
DTC77 and Crafter's Cafe #260.

Stamps: Lil' Inker "Pinwheel Sentiments"
Ink: Distress Oxide Seedless Preserves
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Rich Razzleberry & Bermuda Bay
Paper: Stampin' Up! "Birthday Basics" Collection (retired)
Dies: Whimsy (Stitched Circles), Lawn Fawn (Fancy Scalloped Rectangles) & Mama Elephant (Tiny Scalloped Border)
Punch: Stampin' Up! Lovely Labels (sentiment)
Misc.: Pearls and foam tape from stash


  1. Oh, I love this circle technique - great use of bright and bold colours as well!

  2. So cute!! Love the fun design, perfect colors too! :)

  3. Love how you used the circles in your card... and the sentiment is perfect. Very pretty card.

  4. What a bright fun card! So creative with the circles :)