Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Little More Black and Blue

No, I didn't slip in the snow and bump my head, or walk into the door frame ( though I have done that many times - I'm the original klutz, remember?)  I just really, really liked the Dynamic Duo's Colour challenge this week and wanted to do more. My first post was on Monday, but it was just a little appetizer.  Now comes the main course.

The colours for the challenge again are Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black.  I used the beautiful stamp set Elements of Style for this card and a sentiment from Bring On the Cake.  This card is very simple to make because you stamp twice, adhere all the layers and you're good to go, after adding some ribbon and pearls.  I wanted a simple, but striking card for my Birthday Stampers' Dozen this week.  The background panel is from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack. 

And now for dessert!  The Dessert Option for the challenge this week was to add clouds, and finally, here they are in this fun little birthday card:

The clouds in the background here are made with the Cloudy Day embossing folder from the Spring Catalogue.  And my penguins are created with the help of the Owl Builder Punch (with the ears trimmed off the owl).  Some torn Whisper White card stock sponged with Tempting Turquoise forms the ice and snow of Antarctica, while the birthday cake with ALL the candles and the sentiment are from Bring On the Cake.  See that little penguin on the right is afraid that all those candles are going to melt the ice on which he is standing.  But really, he has nothing to worry about because underneath all the ice and snow, Antarctica is a continent, not an ocean like the Arctic, so there is solid ground!

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Hummingbird Card:
Stamps:  Elements of Style (w118611; c120045); Bring On the Cake (w121899; c121958)
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise (102067), Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White (100730) card stock; Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack (117157
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pad in Tempting Turquoise (126952), StazOn Jet Black (101406)
Accessories:  Pearl Basic Jewels (119247); 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon in Marina Mist (122986), 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Basic Black (119261)

Penguin Card:
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake (w121899; c121958)
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise (102067), Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White (100730) card stock
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pad in Tempting Turquoise (126952), StazOn Jet Black (101406)
Tools:  Stampin' Sponge (101610); Cloudy Day TIEF(textured impressions embossing folder) (127022)
Owl Builder Punch (118074)

Bring on the Cake Stamp set
Owl Builder Punch

Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack

Elements of Style


  1. Heather, you've outdone yourself this week! Two more beautiful cards (I love the expression on that second little penguin - so cute!) Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos :o)

  2. So sweet, love your ribbon treatment. Thanks for joining us this week on the Dynamic Duos challenge.


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