Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dynamic Duo Mashup

 I am so excited!!!  I had a very awesome, creative weekend but more on that later!  Introductions must be made...  This card actually fits two different blog challenges.  I started with my commitment to my goal of doing the Dynamic Duo's weekly color challenge.  (Week three... check...)  This week is a black tie week so the challenge was to use Daffodil Delight and Basic Black.  There is a dessert option of adding in dry embossing.  Of course, I'll always go for dessert!

I cased this card from my up, up-line.  (Does this look familiar, Carolyn?)
This looks very similar to Carolyn's card.  I changed the embossing folder and the black strip down the center, but basically, it's the same card, but, oh...  it's such a good card.  I like to play around with the cards a bit, so on this one, I put bright yellow brads in the center of the flower.  Then I popped the flower up on top of a black flower underneath.  I love how the black just pokes out around the edges when seen from an angle.

On the next one, I love the textures of the dots with the over sized scallop.  I popped that one on a daffodil flower, turned at an angle so it sticks from between the petals of the top flower.  Again, I loaded the center with brads; this time I used black brads in a 3/4" circle of daffodil.  That is popped up, too.

The sentiments are the same on both.  The sympathy pair from Petite Pairs.  My BFF's dad just passed, and I want her to know I'm thinking of her.  If you are a pray-er, please pray for Terri.

I mean, sometimes I plan multiple challenges together, but this week when I saw that card at Carolyn's, I knew that had to be my Dynamic Duo card.  AND it works for the ladies at The Friday Mashup.   I was so pleasantly surprised!  A "two-for" in creativity!  I don't have a fabric ribbon or bow, but I am saying that my paper ribbon still puts me in the "I mashed-it-up" category.  Yes!  I love the mashups, ladies!

Thanks for looking!

12 comments:

Karren said...

I love both these cards. You balanced the colors out beautifully.

Susan Joyce said...

I like the first card you made with it's more dainty details. Very pretty! Thanks' for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Oh wow! Both cards are so striking but I love the idea of one flower being black and not yellow. Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos.

Kim S said...

Oh so pretty! I love the grouping of brads. I love both the layouts but the big scallop is really eye-catching! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Oh, I love them! They are very elegant. Love the edges on both of them. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup! :)

Lisa said...

What a pretty duo of cards for our Dynamic Duos challenge Lisa! Love the fun brads as your flower centers and the assortment of textures. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Lisa, this is a fun dynamic duo of blossom cards! I really like the subtle differences between both cards and the fun floral centers accented with brads. Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

Melissa said...

Gorgeous! Love this eye popping layout, Lisa! Love the embossing folder you used on the first one and that big scallop on the second is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

HI Lisa, thanks for playing along on my last FMU challenge. Great cards, I like the CAS effect.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Lesley said...

Love the first card the most! Gorgeous work here Lisa! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

Heidi Baks said...

Those yellow brads are so fun! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Holly said...

These both came out great.. I love how you used the colors too.. and the decorative edge is perfect. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.