Saturday, 12 April 2014

Eggs! Dynamic Duos #98

Happy Saturday, folks!
Time for another challenge from the Dynamic Duos.
This week's soft and subtle colours are perfect for Easter projects.
 I saw this card with similar colours on the Operation Write Home blog a couple of weeks ago, and really liked the addition of GOLD to the yellow and violet.
 My blogging friend Hansi recently made an adorable card, "decorating" her eggs with embossing, 
so I knew my card this week would feature eggs.
I also wanted to play around with using cutting dies for embossed frames. 
So I first used an embossing pad to define a rectangular frame on my card front. Then I masked off all but the central panel and set to work with my egg stamps.
 Can you believe it? A one-layer card!
The yellow eggs were a two-step stamp and I coated them with Wink of Stella pen. The purple eggs were stamped with Tsuneiko opalescent ink in Lavender. Then I added the gold "Faberge" eggs, using Versamark ink and gold embossing powder. Then I pulled off the masking tape and VOILÁ! I'm still kinda shocked with how well this turned out!
One more look:
I added a "Happy Easter" sentiment to the inside of the card.
Now off you hop, like good little bunnies, to see all the lovely creations by the Dynamic Duos design team this week.

Hope you find some crafty time this week. Make sure to link up your project. We love seeing your creations!
Happy crafting,
Caroline

Supplies:
Cardstock: White Daisy, CTMH
Inks: Buttercup, Creme Brulee (CTMH); lavender opalescent (Tsuneiko); Versamark.
Stamp set: retired CTMH
Gold embossing powder
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Die: Lil'Inker's Stitched Rectangles cutting die; Spellbinders embossing pad.

14 comments:

  1. Awesome card and inspiration!!!

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  2. Beautiful Caroline. I love the layering of the colours!

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  3. Lovely Easter card with more cool techniques to share! Love the masking you did and LOVE the gold embossed eggs!

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  4. What a great card! I love the gold and the modern/graphic feel to it!

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  5. Love your modern Easter card - the gold really makes this one layer card something special!

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  6. Gorgeous card, Caroline! I love the gold and blues with that dry embossed frame! Your friend Hansi's card is gorgeous, too.

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  7. Hello Caroline,

    What a CLEVER idea and it worked perfectly for your card. Cool!

    Blessings,
    Barb

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  8. Your cards are so beautiful! Love the embossing.

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  9. Caroline...love the close up showing the shimmer from the WOS pen. I just got one and don't know where to start with it...lol. The gold embossed Faberge eggs are fabulous- great design, girl!

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  10. I love it! A one-layer card that doesn't look simple.

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  11. Wow- this is amazing for a one layer card!!! Love the colors with the gold embossing- perfect for the challenge!! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!!

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  12. Oh...wow! Love absolutely everything about this card!!

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  13. Wow...I love those eggs in the gold, so gorgeous and stunning! Someone will be very happy to receive this card.

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