Saturday, May 11, 2013

Dynamic Duos #52 - Our One Year Anniversary Celebration!

Hello stamping friends! Hope you are having a wonderful day so far. I am very excited today to share that Dynamic Duos is having a big celebration this week: Our One Year Anniversary! How awesome is that?! 

I remember when my dear friend Lesley Croghan and I originally talked about this two color challenge. It hardly seems as though a year has gone by. I have been really honored to be a part of Dynamic Duos since the beginning and to work in my role as the Challenge Manager. You can select ANY one of our past color combos for your project, so there are lots of choices for inspiration this week. 
There are so many color combos that I have loved over the past year, but in looking through the past year of challenges, the combo that still grabbed my attention as soon as I saw it is the "Bold and Sassy" combo of Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive. We used these colors together in week #10 of the challenge and I am celebrating our anniversary by pairing them together, yet again.
I reached for a set I seem to rarely use: Betsy's Blossoms. That little bird is super cute! I also wanted to make a card with a lot of layers...I know that is very shocking to anyone who visits my blog regularly. Haha! I stamped the bird twice in Rich Razzleberry ink. Once on Whisper White card stock and once on Old Olive card stock. Then I cut out the "wings" in Old Olive card stock and paper pieced them to create a little more dimension. I wanted the frame to pop a bit more so I added some Iridescent Ice embossing powder to the scalloped edges to give them some sparkle and shine. All of the rest of the products I used are listed at the end of this post. 
Here is the photo of my original card for Week #10 of the challenge. 
You can find the details of this card on my original blog post by CLICKING HERE.
Please stop by the Dynamic Duos page and join us for this our One Year Anniversary Challenge! Remember, you have a lot of choices with this challenge, as you get to pick your favorite color combo over the past year. The challenge is open through Thursday May 16th, until Noon (PDT). Be sure to stop by and visit our fabulous Design Team members, too 

Have a HAPPY day! :) 
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Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: Banner Greetings (sentiment, new catty sneak peek) and Betsy's Blossoms
Paper: Brights DSP paper pad, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive,Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock 
Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Classic Ink and Versa-Mark Pad (for heat embossing)
Punches: Bird Builder Punch
Accessories: Chevron Embossing Folder, Old Olive ribbon (retired), Adorning Accents Edgelits Die, Big Shot, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool,  Basic Rhinestones and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU Accessories: circle and scallop circle dies


  1. Stunning card, love the bling under your circle! You are the best AM and I "heart" working with you on this challenge!! I couldn't do it without you!

  2. Very pretty Anne Marie! Love the polka dot paper and the sparkly scallops around the cute bird. Happy Anniversary ;)

  3. Good morning, Anne Marie! BOTH these cards are absolutely stunning! I am also very happy that you and Lesley came up with this challenge blog - so awesome! Congraulations on an amazing one year! :D

  4. Anne this card is super gorgeous! I so love the image you used for the wings and all of the layers are awesome!

  5. Gorgeous card Anne Marie! I love these colors together. So striking! My eyes keep getting drawn back to the wings on the bird. Love the pattern and the "pop" of those wings!

  6. Congrats to you and Lesley on this first anniversary!
    Your card is so rich looking!

  7. Anne Marie, your card is so beautiful! These colours are so rich and delicious together!

  8. I love both these cards.....especially the Betsy's Blossom card....your layering is cool and the iridescent embossing on the scallop layer looks amazing. Love your work as always! :)

  9. Both of your cards are lovely Anne Marie. I am a huge fan of that colour pairing as well, was a tough choice! Congratulations on 1 Year, looking forward to being a part of the next one :)

  10. Wow - fabulous colour choice! I love all the amazing layers on this card - and hello perfect bow! I never would have thought to stamp the wings on a coloured paper, but it has such a striking look to it. I must remember this :)

  11. Anne Marie there is so much eye candy to look at on our card. I love every yummy detail.


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Anne Marie