This week’s challenge at Dynamic Duos is Mix n Match! Dynamic Duos picks one color, you pick the other for your creation! The Dynamic Duo color is Cherry Cobbler. Make your creation with Cherry Cobbler and one other color, neutrals are allowed as well. I chose Cranberry (for Cherry Cobbler) and New England Ivy from Close To My Heart. I also incorporated Colonial White and Kraft as my neutrals.
My layered poinsettia was made with help from the Cricut Artiste cartridge. I added “veins” with a stylus to give the leaves more dimension. I went for an aged vintage look with my card. I layered my sentiment onto my stamped background and then sponged on Desert Sand ink. I distressed my kraft paper as well. I stamped the same musical background on the kraft paper and then misted with water, crumpled, laid flat to dry and then applied to my card base.
The poinsettia was really simple to make and creates a stunning focal point on my card. It is amazing what a little bit of dry embossing will do for die cuts. You can emboss die cuts with embossing folders for added texture or flip the design over and create your own look with a stylus. I free hand drew in veins on the leaves and then added more distressing to bring my poinsettia to life.
All supplies by Close To My Heart:
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Cartridge
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
1282 New Enland Ivy Cardstock
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z2135 New Enland Ivy Ink
Z2116 Cranberry Ink
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink
Z1753 Brown Assort Sparkles
Z1103 Cranberry Ribbon
My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Merry Monday–
I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Card Crafter’s Circle-Vintage
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge-Make your embellishments
Heart 2 Heart-Christmas
Our Daily Bread-Musical
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon-Music
Thanks for stopping by! Be sure and stop by Dynamic Duos for some inspiration by the DT and to enter your own creation! The linky closes Thursday at noon (PDT).