Monday, February 11, 2013

Dynamic Duos

I love Dynamic Duos' challenges.  I just like cards without too many colours on them.  In fact, I love monochromatic colour schemes!  I like the name, "Dynamic Duos"  because it reminds me of my younger comic reading days when Batman and Robin were known as the Dynamic Duo!  Then there was the TV show with Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin!  

Great entertainment!  Even the theme music was fun.  Just ask my sister, Sandi, because she would play it over and over, absolutely pounding the tar out of our poor piano. 

So I eagerly look forward every week to a new Dynamic Duo Challenge, and this week it was a subtle pairing (sounds like wine, hmmm!) 

 Pool Party and Pink Pirouette make such a pretty pair, if you'll pardon the alliteration!  Here's the card I came up with:

I used a new stamp that I had been dying to try from the new Spring Catalogue.  It is called "Just Thinking" and it fits well with the Windows Frames Collection Framelits.  And I have reams of the pretty Pool Party ribbon from Sale-A-Bration, so I added a doily, pearl and a bow and "Bob's your uncle"!  I could use the dark Early Espresso brown because it is a Stampin' Up Neutral and neutrals are also allowed for the challenge.  It just does such a good job of showcasing what would otherwise be very pale and washed out colours.  I stamped the stamp once inked in Pool Party and once inked in Pink Pirouette then cut out the pieces and mixed and matched them.  I cut out an additional shape in Pool Party and embossed it using the Square Lattice Embossing folder!

This is a fairly simple card to make and just requires a little fussy cutting, so it would work well for a workshop make and take.

Hope you enjoyed a look back at the Dynamic Duo today!  Holy Embossing Folders, Batman!
Stamps:  Just Thinking (w129940)
Paper:  Pool Party (122924), Pink Pirouette (111351), Early Espresso (119686) and Whisper White (100730) card stock
Ink:  Classic Stampin' Pad in Pool Party (126982) and Pink Pirouette (126956)
Accessories:  Paper Doilies (129399), Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack (130812)*, Large Pearl Basic Jewels (125577)
Tools:  Paper Snips (103579), Window Frames Collection Framelits (129021), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976)

Just Thinking

Window Frames Collection Framelits
Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Paper Snips


  1. I love all the layers of prettyness! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

  2. That sentiment looks so pretty in these colours and layered over the doily! Thanks for playing along with the Dynamic Duos this week!

  3. SO pretty, Heather! I love the doily is the perfect frame for the layered sentiment. I think Batman and Robin need to officially be the mascots for the challenge. LOL! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)


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