April 28, 2013

Dynamic Duos

First I want to start out this post by saying Happy Birthday to Vicki Burdick! Vicki is part of the design team for Dynamic Duos. I didn't notice until I started my post that the design team all made birthday cards for Vicki. Had I noticed I would have turned mine into a birthday card also.

Here are the duo colors for this weeks challenge: Calypso Coral & Blushing Bride

When Stampin' Up! retires colors, I normally don't keep any of the ink pads, refills, markers or cardstock. Blushing Bride was a color that retired last year and I held on to this color only because this was the closest to skin color.......so I had some on had to use! I was so excited! And yes readers, this color is returning in the new catalog!

Here is my card for the challenge:

I started out by embossing the Blushing Bride Cardstock base with the Hexagon Embossing Folder.
Next I used my Ovals Framelits Dies and cut out the scallop oval using the Calypso Coral Cardstock and adding a Whisper White Cardstock layer:

I stamped the sentiment from Blooming with Kindness and the splotch stamp from My Paper Pumpkin #1, both using Crumb Cake Ink. The butterflies were inked in Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake Inks. The addition of a few Pearl Jewels add a little bit of elegance to the overall card:

Below is a listing of the Stampin' Up! supplies I used on my card:

  • Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
  • Inks: Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake
  • Stamps: Blooming with Kindness, Papillon Potpourri, Best of Butterflies, My Paper Pumpkin #1
  • Accessories: Pearl Jewels
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Hexagon Embossing Folder, Ovals Framelits Dies, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Make sure you visit the girls at Dynamic Duos as all of the projects are stunning!

Thanks for stopping by to visit!