Thursday, October 18, 2012

Freshly Made/Dynamic Duo Thank You card

This card is for two difference challenges, I used the sketch from this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge, and the color palette from this week's Dynamic Duos challenge.  And just for funsies I asked my very talented crafty friend Bree over at Craft-somnia Momma if she would like to play together on a few challenge combinations, and she said yes! She's always up for anything crafty, I love that. So every once in a while we will choose a new combo and both use the same guidelines to create something.  It's so much fun to see all the different things people come up with even using the same sources of inspiration. Bree had already done a card for these two so I rushed home to try and come up with something.  Here's my take on the two challenges:

Here's the sketch and color palette we were using:
 For my flower I used an emboss-resist technique by stamping and heat embossing in white onto white card stock, then I used Pool Party ink to sponge over the flower, making it a little bit darker in the middle.

 This looked pretty, but didn't end up looking very different than my sentiment which I embossed in white on a piece of Pool Party cardstock.  Guess I could have saved myself the trouble, oh well! You stamp, you learn.


I had some Tim Holtz tiny paper clips and matching brads that were almost an exact match to my Soft Suede card stock, so I threw those in for extra details.  Check out Bree's take on the same two challenges here.  She has done another great card, (of course!).   And a special thanks to Bree because without her letting me raid her craft room I wouldn't have been able to play in this color challenge, thanks again, you are awesome!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Love the twine and the polka dotted background - beautiful!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  2. How pretty! Love the dimension on your bloom and the layers on your banner. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  3. Once again, you've made an amazing card! Love the embossing and the fun little paper clip and brads. Thanks for asking me to play along with you in these fun challenges!

  4. What a lovely card Katie! I love the colour combination! I really love all that texture! The added paperclip and brad finish the card off perfectly! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. What super pretty card Katie ... the colours are great and the embossed floral is very pretty, love your subtle detailing!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  6. Very pretty card, Katie! I love the texture. The Dynamic Duo colors work perfectly. The embossing really make the images "pop". Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!