Dynamic Duos #22

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

D1477Universal Backgrounds

C1525 Holidays

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

Craftymess-Distressed, Aged

Frosted Designs-Embossing

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).

30 thoughts on “Dynamic Duos #22”

  1. Such a lovely Christmas card – the colors are so rich against each other! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  2. What a beautiful poinsettia, Allisa! And the music and distressed background are perfect to show it off! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

  3. Dear Allisa,
    Thanks for playing in our Vintage Challenge this week at Card Crafters Circle. Love your pretty flower…it has the WOW Factor… and the card colour combination, wonderful card!!!
    Hugs Trish

  4. Fabulous card Allisa, I love the papers you used and the poinsettia is wonderful. Thank you for joining us this week for Merry Monday.

  5. Very pretty card! I love how you layered the poinsettia for a great 3D effect! I also like the music script background. Thanks for the inspiration!
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Marie Flayer

  6. What a pretty Christmas card, Allisa! Your poinsettia is wonderful with your musical note paper! Love this!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. This is a very pretty card. Lovely poinsetta and fab christmas colours. Lovely.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Craftymessers.


  8. This is a really beautiful card Allisa! The poinsettia is one of the most gorgeous ones I've seen. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  9. What a fantastic poinsettia you've created! I love the complimentary colors too! BTW, those horseshoe nails look AWESOME! Giddyup ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Oh how beautiful!! I just love your poinsettia and the added embossing to it with the stylus!! The musical background is perfect. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

  11. Beautiful!! I love the large poinsettia…it just pops right off the card! Thank you for taking on our embossing challenge at Frosted Designs this week!

    Barb ๐Ÿ™‚


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