Saturday, May 12, 2012

Dynamic Duos Challenge #2

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Hello! I'm really excited to share my post for the challenge #2 over at Dynamic Duos! We had a BLAST last week at the inaugural challenge and hope to keep the party going this week. Here is the challenge rotation, just so you know what we have planned for upcoming challenges: 
  • Week 1-Bold and Sassy-bright, happy colours
  • Week 2-Subtly Yours-soft, romantic colours
  • Week 3-Black Tie-one colour plus black and a dessert option
  • Week 4-Monochromatic-same colours in different hues (light/dark)
  • Week 5-Mix and Match-we choose one colour and you add the other colour to ours to create your own "Dynamic Duo". 
It's Week 2 and we are playing it up with So Saffron (pale yellow) and Pool Party (light aqua)! Isn't this a F-U-N color combo? 
For my card, I really wanted to play along with 2 new *sneak peek* items from the new Stampin' Up! Catalog, coming June 1st: the Layered Labels stamp set and the coordinating Apothecary Accents Framelits dies. That is that really cool shaped layer behind the sentiment. 

I opted not to use the sentiment from that stamp as I needed a birthday card to mail and that was how this card came about. I heat embossed the sentiment from Petite Pairs and then layered an Oval and Scalloped Oval punch on top of that fun die. I wanted to keep my card on the simple side, so I went to an embossing folder I don't use nearly enough: Elegant Bouquet. I simply popped some rhinestones on the flowers and added more texture to the card background and there you have it. I actually really like how CAS this card came out...and it is really easy to mail, so that is a huge plus! 
The inside sentiment is also heat embossed and decorated in coordinating colors: 
Please stop by and visit the rest of the gals on the Dynamic Duos Design Team to see what colorful creations they have whipped up for this week's challenge. I hope you will join us and play along. Our challenge closes on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Noon (PST).
The Dynamic Duos Design Team:
Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a HAPPY day, 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Layered Labels (New!) and Petite Pairs (sentiment)
Paper: Pool Party, So Saffron and Whisper White card stock
Ink: VersaMark, So Saffron and Pool Party Classic ink
Punches: Large Oval, Scalloped Oval, Scallop Border punch
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits Die (New!), Basic Rhinestones and Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. I love how you have used just a strip of embossing and added the bling to the flowers. Thanks for a little sneak peek at some new SU goodies.

  2. Anne Marie, your card is so elgant! I love the embossing and the rhinestones!

  3. That new label is FABULOUS Anne Marie, gosh do I love it! Your card is so pretty, the CAS design is full of fun elements but still looks fresh and clean!

  4. So pretty, Anne Marie! I love the frame around the sentiment and the little gemstones on the embossed flowers!! :)

  5. Such a lovely card Anne Marie. I love the clean look and the fact it's perfect for mailing.

  6. Pretty colors together and a beautiful card! Love the way the sentiment is framed out too.

  7. Wonderful use of the new dies! Love the added bling on the embossed panel.

  8. Anne Marie, this is SO cute! I love the bling you added to the flowers! Great job!

  9. Your card is so pretty inside and out! Love the bling on the embossed panel and the layered sentiment.

  10. So pretty! Love the softness of the card!!

  11. Great card for the challenge, I'm loving the shape of the labels.
    Cheers, Karen

  12. What a beautiful card Anne, I love the embossed panel with the scalloped border and the inside sentiment. I just love the design.

  13. I love the embossed panel with the scallops peeking out! Can't wait to dig in to those new Framelits dies after seeing this.

  14. Love all of the texture on this and your layered sentiment looks fabulous! Awesome creation!!

  15. This is such a beautiful card!


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Anne Marie