Saturday, August 11, 2012

Subtly Yours, A Dynamic Duo Color Challenge

 Once again, I struggled a bit for this challenge this week.  Maybe it's my mojo, maybe it's the springy theme that these colors bring to mind.  Whatever the case may be, I wanted to play, once again, with this week's color challenge on Dynamic Duos: Certainly Celery and Pretty-in-Pink.

I have a great big board hanging in my studio that has lots of ideas: cards from swaps, from magazines, or from stores (...shudder...).  On my board I have one of these fancy fold cards and decided to pull out my pattern pack and use the pink.

 Here's the first one.  A base of Whisper White, a layer of Certainly Celery, and then the Pretty-in-Pink DSP.  Too cute!  In the center there's a 1 1/4" white square topped with a celery postage stamp punch, topped with a 1" square of white that has the image from Cute By the Inch stamped on it.  I colored the stamp using my celery and pink markers.  I popped that stamped image on the top.

I also added a 1/4" white grosgrain.  Inside, the sentiment reads "Happy Birthday" from the Happiest Birthday Wishes set.  Both the sets I used are retired hostess sets... the gift that keeps on giving!

This is the second card I made.  It's a card evolution!  I took the same basic pattern I used above but stepped it up a bit.  I added a polka dot embossed layer of pink below the celery layer, which was a bit bigger than the one above.  I also added a polka dotted ribbon, tying in the theme of polka dots on this card.  Again, inside I have the Happy Birthday sentiment.

Thanks for looking!


Lisa said...

What a fun design Lisa and a great use of our colors! I like your sparkly ribbon too. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Anni said...

What an impressive frame you created! Love your card!
Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

Allisa said...

Love the stepped up version. Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

Paige said...

Two great cards! I love the fun fold you sued to frame the sweet image. So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!