I wasn't enamored with the card I made for Dynamic Duos this week. I messed around with different ideas and finally got a card together that I was okay with, but overall - meh. Then I photographed it for my blog, and when I looked at the photo, it looked great! Not sure why, but perhaps the colours in the Dynamic Duo's Challenge #88 gave it the crisp professional look I was after. Here's the challenge logo:
- It must be the combination of Island Indigo, Real Red and Whisper White that creates all this crispness! The geometric look of all the background panels also helps.
- I decided to make a 3D heart on my card. I first stamped it with the heart image from the Language of Love stamp set, then die cut three hearts using the Hearts Collection Framelits. I glued the three together and left the first and last with a free end, which I glued to the paper.
- The DSP you see here is from the Designer Series Paper Stacks. The Real Red is from the Brights Collection and the Island Indigo is from the Regals Collection.
- I stamped the little hearts garland from Language of Love, in Real Red, coloured in some areas using Island Indigo, and cut them out by hand. I later learned, as I was punching some heart-shaped cardstock to add to them, that the Little Heart Punch coordinates well with them and I could have used the punch instead of hand-cutting! Too late for me, but I bet you can put that info into use before Valentine's Day.
- The sentiment is from Express Yourself and I punched it out using the Ticket Duo punch. I like the way it looks, popped up on Dimensionsals, without any backing to it. Plain, simple and crisp!
So don't worry about things today, Be Happy!
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- Language Of Love [wood]
- Language Of Love [clear]
- Express Yourself Wood-mount Stamp Set
- Express Yourself Clear-mount Stamp Set
- Island Indigo 8-1/2 X 11 Card Stock
- Real Red 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
- Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
- Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
- Regals Designer Series Paper Stack
- Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
- Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad
- Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
- Paper Snips
- Small Heart Punch
- Hearts Collection Framelits Dies
- Ticket Duo Punch