Saturday, 8 March 2014

Say "Hello" to Dynamic Duos #93


Good morning, crafty friends.
This week, it is soft & subtle time, over at the Dynamic Duos:
While I find this one of the harder themes in DD's monthly line-up, this time I had a bunch of ideas in mind and they came together beautifully (I think!).

First off is the card design, which I CASE'd from The Stamps of Life website. They recently launched a die set of cute little flowers and I wanted to try the idea of little blossoms cut from vellum. I found some pink vellum at Michael's and hand-coloured plain vellum to get a sandy shade.

Second is the dimensional greeting. I am a big fan of Jennifer McGuire, and love her tutorials. Cutting the sentiment multiple times from card-stock and layering them really was "quick and easy to do," as she likes to say. While I used a die, my blogging friend Hansi has had success doing the same thing with images from an electronic cutter (which gives INFINITE possibilities!).

Third idea was to use PEARLS somehow, a recent theme from Simon Says Stamp blog. Here I used opalescent pigment ink to colour my "hello" and also tinted some pearls with alcohol markers.
Okay, enough about me and my card; time to check out the projects by my talented team-mates at the Dynamic Duos.


Hope you'll be inspired to join us and play along this week!
Happy crafting,
Caroline

Supplies:
Cardstock in Champagne, Blush and White Daisy (CTMH)
Vellum: pink, plain (Michael's); dotted (Paper Wishes)
Pearlescent ink: Dew Drop Brilliance by Tsukineko in Pearl Beige
Dies: Ornate label framelits (The Stamps of Life); "hello" (The Crafter's Workshop.com); assorted flower dies by Sizzix and Cuttlebug/Provocraft.
Corner-rounder
Copic Markers
Pearls

12 comments:

  1. Caroline, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love those vellum flowers and the sentiment does indeed pop! Love!

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  2. Wow...what a card and those colors, you really have a way with those beautiful flowers!

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  3. Such a pretty card. Love how the vellum adds to the look of the softer colors.

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  4. Love absolutely everything about this card. Every. Single. Thing.

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  5. So sweet- love those vellum posies and the great big hello! Great showcasing of the colors this week;)

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  6. This came out so pretty. I love all the jewels you added and that greeting is perfect.

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  7. Love the vellum flowers along with your dimensional greeting- just beautiful!!

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  8. Gorgeous, Caroline! I love those vellum flowers!

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  9. Not my fave colour combo, but a very pretty card none the less!

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