Dynamic Duos #13

Time for a new color duo at Dynamic Duos!  Our color duo this week is Early Espresso & Crumb Cake.  I used Early Espresso & Cashmere, with Colonial White as my neutral.  Cashmere is a new color being released by Close To My Heart on August 1, 2012.  

 I love snowflakes and have been know to stamp them in any color scheme…..so snowflakes it is!  My 3-D snowflake was made with the Cricut Artiste Collection.  I added smooch spray to my stamped panels and the snowflake to make it a little more wintery.  It is hard to see the sparkle in the main pic, here is a close up view.

 No snowflake is complete without a Rhinestone Brad center!  This little brad brings alot of bling! I love the effect of the snowflake layered with the rosette.  I am thinking of making some of these for Christmas Ornaments.  All they would need is a little twine added to the back for a hanger.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection-Avail 8/1

D1480 Snowflakes 

D1520 Ornamental Cheer-Avail 8/1

Sentimental About Christmas-MFT

1388 Colonial White Cardstock

X5932 Cashmere Cardstock-Avail 8/1

Early Espresso Cardstock-SU 

Z2503 Basics Pigment Ink Set-Avail 8/1

Z1360 Rhinestone Brads

Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

Smooch Spray-Clearsnap


I just started playing with the new mini pigment ink sets that are being released by Close To My Heart on August 1.  I wanted to attempt to show you the difference in the stamped images.  I am in love with the Pigment Ink Pad sets.  I really did not think they were a must have item…..but I have been won over by their creamy, smooth texture!  Each Cashmere circle above was stamped with Chocolate Ink.  The pigment ink gives so much more contrast.  Whether you are new to stamping or a seasoned stamper…..these sets will be a great addition to your stamping collection.  They will be available in sets of 10 to match the new color palettes.  The retail price is $19.95 per set….less than $2 per pad!

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge – Christmas 

Crafty Catz β€“ All
that Glitters

Creative Belli – Christmas in July

Thankful Thursday Challenge

Flourishes – Christmas in July

Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge –Christmas
in July


Craft Spot
Christmas in July

Paper Shelter Challenge –Metal embellishment

Pixie Dust Studio– Christmas

Shelly’s ImagesChristmas in July

Simon Says Stamp –Anything goes

Stamp n Doodle – Christmas in July

 – Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure and stop by Dynamic Duos to see the
other DT creations.  Link up  your creation by noon (PDT) on Thursday!

32 thoughts on “Dynamic Duos #13”

  1. This is gorgeous, I love your 3D snowflake and fab papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  2. Your snowflake is absolutely sparklicious Allisa! I love snowflakes too…any color any size…I think these colors are perfect πŸ˜€ Thanks for joining in our Christmas In July Challenge Blog Hop at LCI this month. xx

  3. oh this is gorgeous gorgeous!!!! Love those sparkly snow flakes! Thank you for joining us this week at My Craft Spot πŸ™‚

  4. Really beautiful!! I must find a way to do something like this with what I have in my craft room. I do not have a Cricut, but we will see!!!

  5. Love all of the gorgeous dimension on that snowflake, Allisa! This is absolutely full of class, all around. πŸ™‚

  6. WOW! That snowflake is AMAZING! Stunning! Thanks for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  7. Oh my god this looks absolutely beautiful. Love the design with the centered embellished snowflake in the front and the stamped snowflakes all over the place. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  8. Another awesome card hunny! Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our O for Open it up Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge again this time, hugs Samantha :0)

  9. Wow! This is stunning. That snowflake is gorgeous and the inside is a beautiful complement to the outside. Thanks for playing along at ABC Christmas.


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