Dynamic Duos #13

Time for a new color duo at Dynamic Duos!  Our color duo this week is Early Espresso & Crumb Cake.  I used Early Espresso & Cashmere, with Colonial White as my neutral.  Cashmere is a new color being released by Close To My Heart on August 1, 2012.  

 I love snowflakes and have been know to stamp them in any color scheme.....so snowflakes it is!  My 3-D snowflake was made with the Cricut Artiste Collection.  I added smooch spray to my stamped panels and the snowflake to make it a little more wintery.  It is hard to see the sparkle in the main pic, here is a close up view.

 No snowflake is complete without a Rhinestone Brad center!  This little brad brings alot of bling! I love the effect of the snowflake layered with the rosette.  I am thinking of making some of these for Christmas Ornaments.  All they would need is a little twine added to the back for a hanger.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection-Avail 8/1
D1480 Snowflakes 
D1520 Ornamental Cheer-Avail 8/1
Sentimental About Christmas-MFT
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5932 Cashmere Cardstock-Avail 8/1
Early Espresso Cardstock-SU 
Z2503 Basics Pigment Ink Set-Avail 8/1
Z1360 Rhinestone Brads
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Smooch Spray-Clearsnap

I just started playing with the new mini pigment ink sets that are being released by Close To My Heart on August 1.  I wanted to attempt to show you the difference in the stamped images.  I am in love with the Pigment Ink Pad sets.  I really did not think they were a must have item.....but I have been won over by their creamy, smooth texture!  Each Cashmere circle above was stamped with Chocolate Ink.  The pigment ink gives so much more contrast.  Whether you are new to stamping or a seasoned stamper.....these sets will be a great addition to your stamping collection.  They will be available in sets of 10 to match the new color palettes.  The retail price is $19.95 per set....less than $2 per pad!

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge - Christmas 
Crafty Catz – All that Glitters
Creative Belli - Christmas in July
Flourishes - Christmas in July
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge -Christmas in July
Mojo Monday - Sketch
My Craft Spot - Christmas in July
Paper Shelter Challenge -Metal embellishment
Pixie Dust StudioChristmas
Shelly's Images -Christmas in July
Simon Says Stamp -Anything goes
Stamp n Doodle Christmas in July
Whoopsi Daisy  - Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure and stop by Dynamic Duos to see the other DT creations.  Link up  your creation by noon (PDT) on Thursday!


Lisa Elton said...

I agree Allisa; your sparkly snowflake looks beautiful on the rosette. Such a PRETTY card!!

Patti said...

I love that you used unique colors for the snowflakes. The blingy snowflake is gorgeous!

Karen Day said...

Lovely, Allisa! I especially love your snowflake cluster in the center :o)

Kristine Porter said...

Oh my goodness, Allisa, that is one stunning card! Thank you so much for sharing it!

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous, I love your 3D snowflake and fab papers.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

Kerry said...

Your snowflake is absolutely sparklicious Allisa! I love snowflakes too...any color any size...I think these colors are perfect :-D Thanks for joining in our Christmas In July Challenge Blog Hop at LCI this month. xx

Melissa said...

This is absolutely STUNNING, Allisa! Wow! :)

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is one stunning snowflake, a real work of art.

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

oh this is gorgeous gorgeous!!!! Love those sparkly snow flakes! Thank you for joining us this week at My Craft Spot :)

Joy said...

WOW! look at that snowflake, such a stunning centre piece thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Susan Joyce said...

Totally delightful Allisa! What a stunning snowflake, love your card.

Janette said...

Beautiful creation, so pretty. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Darlene said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Allisa! Thanks so much for joining our "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Pia S said...

What a gorgeous snowflake you've got as focal point this beautiful card! It's really pretty!

paige said...

Such a stunning snowflake against an elegant background! Your card is breathtaking!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

Really beautiful!! I must find a way to do something like this with what I have in my craft room. I do not have a Cricut, but we will see!!!

Darnell said...


GiGi said...

WOWZERS! This card is absolutely stunning! That snowflake is gorgeous! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Love all of the gorgeous dimension on that snowflake, Allisa! This is absolutely full of class, all around. :)

Tracy said...

Love, LOVE this Allisa! That medallion is just stunning and I love me some browns. LOL Gorgeousness! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

So pretty! I love the inside too!


Hi Allisa
A gorgeous and beautiful card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Jingle said...

WOW! That snowflake is AMAZING! Stunning! Thanks for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Aunty Sue said...

oh such a wonderful creation so happy you joined us at CC this week

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, wonderful snowflake.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Tracey McNeely said...

Allisa your card is definitely a piece of art. Gorgeous!

AB. said...

What a stunning card!! LOVE the snowflake...it is really beautiful!! :)

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful CArd I love the design and the snowflake is just awesome. Great colors.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.

Barbara said...

What an amazing card! That snowflake is positively stunning!

Bettina L. said...

Oh my god this looks absolutely beautiful. Love the design with the centered embellished snowflake in the front and the stamped snowflakes all over the place. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Anonymous said...

Another awesome card hunny! Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our O for Open it up Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge again this time, hugs Samantha :0)

Carissa said...

Wow! This is stunning. That snowflake is gorgeous and the inside is a beautiful complement to the outside. Thanks for playing along at ABC Christmas.