Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Dynamic Duos Challenge & Others

I just came across The Dynamic Duos Challenge blog through another blog that I follow (and I can't remember who's blog it was through) and was immediately excited with the challenge and the blog. So here I am entering a card for the first time for the Dyamic Duos Challenge 9 with the colours, Crumb Cake (I'm using Kraft), a neutral (I'm using white), and a colour of our own choice. I decided upon burgandy, or a red-violet if you choose to call it so.

Iwould also like to enter this card for the embossing challenge with Papercraft Star, and the no designer paper, also with Papercraft Star,  in celebration of beginning their third year! 

I'm also using some new stamps that arrived just a week or so before leaving for Calgary. Excitement is always there when you use something new for the first time, especially when you've been wishing for it for so long! Here is my design.


I'm a little disapointed that I adhered the burgandy strip on the left a little crooked. But these things happen and no card is perfect. I LOVE Flourishes and was so excited to use my new Flourishes Medallion Motif stamp. I stamped it with Versa Mark and heat embossed it with clear on the kraft cardstock, and with white on the burgandy cardstock. I love "fussy" cutting as my class participants call it. I used to call it detail cutting, but have adopted the new label.

The metal embellishment was find at one of the Calgary Michael's. I never came across them here in Victoria, but I haven't been there for a while and it could be something new. But my friend and I where so excited about all the new metal embellishments we found. This one goes so very well with the Medallion Motif and I just added a KaiserCraft Latte Pearl Brad in the center. And of course, as my blog followers and students of my classes know, I just love using Liquid Pearls, so this card had to have them too. I used Platinum Pearl for this card.

Here are some close-ups for more card details.




I think next, I'll try colouring this beautiful stamp. Thank you so much for stopping by to have a peek at my entry, and happy crafting to you all.







TOOLS & SUPPLIES 

Stamps: Flourishes Medallion Motif 
Ink: VersaMark
Clear & White Embossing Powder, Platinum Pearl Liquid Pearls, KaiserCraft Latte Pearl Brad, Momenta Metal Embellishments (Michael's), Ribbon (Michaels's)

15 comments:

Bronwyn Eastley said...

It's just as well you enjoy fussy cutting. You have created such elegant detail with this stunning card. Love the choice of colour with Crumb Cake. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

Kim S said...

Absolutely stunning layers. A beautifully elegant card! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely stunning, Sabrina! LOVE all the layers to pieces, and the burgundy is such a beautiful choice to pair with kraft! Delish! Thanks so much for playing along with my Cardstock Challenge at Papercraft Star!

Dana Nelson said...

This is lovely, Mom!
Don't point out mistakes... No one notices them until you do! Even if they're really obvious, it's all part and parcel of handmade cards!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful! I love that medallion and pretty ribbon. :)

Sylvia said...

Your card, is gorgeous, Sabrina! Thanks for joining us for the 2nd anniversary at the Papercraft Star, with your card for two challenges. Hope you will come back and play the other two!

Anonymous said...

Love this card Sabrina. Hope you bought enough of those metal accent pieces for a class here in Victoria. Would love to try this with. Wendy

Ros Crawford said...

This takes my breath away ... it's so beautiful! Wonderful colour combination ... may thanks for playing along with Jinny's challenge at Papercraft Star

Melissa said...

This is breathtakingly gorgeous! Wow! LOVE that burgandy with the kraft! Beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning. So many gorgeous layers.

Susan Joyce said...

Stunning card, so rich with the burgundy and crumb cake, nice choice of colours. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

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Anne Marie Hile said...

Absolutely elegant, Sabrina! Love all of the wonderful layers and the pretty pearl details you added. That ruffled ribbon is such an eye-catching accent. Wowza! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

mow180 said...

Gosh this is just beautiful! Lovely work.

♥Jan♥ said...

Just plain ol' wow. This would be the prettiest Christmas card EVER. Really enjoyed having you join along with us for our anniversary at Papercraft Star !!