Thursday, 14 March 2013

Dynamic Duo colors#43 and Retro sketch #54




This colour selection for Dynamic Duos challenge should have been so easy for me because they are my favourite combination in the WHOLE Stampin' Up! colour range and it will be so sad to say good-bye to them both at the end of June, when we meet the NEW In-colours!

Anyway, the problem has been that I strayed from my original plan, and it all became too, too fussy, so while I won't actually throw the card in the bin (because someone, somewhere will love it) I couldn't submit it to a challenge.

Now it is late at night and only a few hours until the link closes, and I have started again. I went with this great sketch from Retro sketch with minor changes, and used the same Mixed Bunch stamp and the matching Blossom punch and then a quick stamp with one little flower centre from the Mixed Bunch (there are 3 large and 3 small in this stamp set) and I punched that out with the NEW 7/8 inch scalloped punch in the 25th Anniversary Mini catalogue. I used a Pool Party brad to finish it off, and also a little spritz with the Shimmer Paint in Frost White added to rubbing alcohol in a mister.If you look hard, you may see the shimmer mist on this flower.





 The leaf was punched using the Bird Builder punch and I also stamped a leaf in Lucky Limeade using the leaf stamp from  Nature's Walk. Some more little blossoms were punched using one of the punches from the three in Itty Bitty Punches with rhinestone centres, and a greeting wishing a Happy Mother's Day from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. I've realised that I've done heaps more punching than stamping for this card, but I'm pretty happy with it. Any other questions, you can email me, always happy to help.

You should pop over to Dynamic Duos and Retro sketches too (just click on the links) and see if that inspires you to make a card too.

Cheers,
Rachel

2 comments:

  1. I'm sorry that your first card didn't turn out how you wanted, but this one is absolutely lovely. I love that pretty aqua flower with the green sprigs in the background, and the polka dots and ribbon are sweet touches. Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos. ;-)

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  2. If your first card didn't turn out, this one certainly makes up for it, it is very pretty. Love the gorgeous flower and the greenery from Nature's Walk looks great! Thank you for sharing your card with us this week at Dynamic Duos.

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel