Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dynamic Duos #16


Time for the Black Tie event at Dynamic Duos!  The challenge this week is to create a project with River Rock & Black.  The dessert option is to add brads to your project.  Remember you do not have to use Stampin Up colors, they are given as a guideline, you can use similar colors that you have in your stash.  I chose Bamboo and Black by Close To My Heart.

 My card is a mix of old and new products.  I had a really old paper pack from Close To My Heart, which had the perfect colors.  The paper, Game On,  is from 2008, so it has been in my stash a long time!


The bow is actually made from paper.  It is cut with the bow die by Lil Inkers Designs.  It was one of those love at first sight dies.  I went over the stitching with a black pen to match my design.



I made my rosette out of the same paper as the bow.  I added black stitching to keep a uniform look.  I cut my paper strip at 3/4" x 12" to create my rosette.  I scored the paper every 1/4".  When you are making rosettes, the wider your strip of paper, the larger in diameter your rosette will be.  The greater distance between your score lines, will result in a thicker rosette.  I went with the 1/4" score lines to get the pleated rosette look without having the bulk of a thicker rosette. 


I left the inside blank for now, to add a sentiment of leave more room for a handwritten note at a later date.  My card is based on the sketch this week at Mojo Monday-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
X7097B Game On Paper Pack
Z2105 Black Ink Pad
4275 My Legacy Writer Pen
Retired Bamboo Brads
Bow Die by Lil Inkers Designs 

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

CraftymessWords (no image)
Papertake Weekly - Spots 'n' Stripes
Stamp and Create - Stitch It Up

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure and link up your creation at Dynamic Duos by Thursday at noon (PDT).  While you are there, check out the great selection of artwork created by the design team members.

21 comments:

Cheryl said...

I love this card and your paper bow is adorable!

Kim S said...

Oh Allisa, this is truly stunning. Gorgeous use of the perfect paper!

Lisa said...

MArvelous card Allisa! Love the look of your die cut bow and sentiment rosette!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

You make the bestest cards... always fresh, always inspiring! ♥

Lady Bug said...

How can there be no comments on this card yet?!! Your work is so...so...so...perfectly inspiring. :-) Your blog is one of my absolute favorites! :-)

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for joining in our current 'words only' theme over on the craftymess challenge blog.
What a lovely card made from a lovely sketch. I like the colour pallet you have used and the detailing. It would have been nice to see a few more words as its a words challenge lol but it is a wonderful card :-)
Hope to see you entering more of our future challenges on our blog.
Hugs Lisa xxxx

Sharon said...

My goodness! I simply LOVE this! Excellent, excellent design! I am a Stampin' Up! demo, but there is ONE CTMH product that I love. I will keep you in mind so that I know where to order it when I need it! Again, LOVE your card.

Nicky Wilcox said...

oh this is lovely thanks for joying us at Craftymess. Nicky xxx

Karen Aicken said...

Wow - such a beautiful card! I love, LOVE your rosette with the pen stitching. You always have so many sweet details on your cards.
Cheers, Karen

Lesley Croghan said...

Amazing rosette and bow...great job with the colours Allisa!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Allisa, I am absolutely smitten with your card! All around classy and that paper bow is AH-MA-ZING! Just gorgeous!

Dena J said...

This is fantastic! I have hoarded Game On for years as well, and love how you've made it look new.

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous card hun, great take on our challenge! Thanks for playing along at PTW! xxx

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a pretty card! Love the rosette. And I love the stitching on that beautiful bow!

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my goodness .... this is one awesome card ... love everything about it ...wow!

Susan Joyce said...

Hi Allisa, this is fabulous, love the collection of designer papers and your bow, I just had to buy one of those dies too.

Angela said...

Hi Allisa, loving this creation of yours. The colours are fab and lend a touch of elegance to this card. I would have liked to see some more words to help the card fit in to our theme this month. Thank you for sharing this card with us and I look forward to seeing more of your work here.
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Bine said...

eine supertolle Schleifenidee!
Hugs Sabine

Tracey McNeely said...

Allisa your card is just stunning. Love all the details.

JD said...

So pretty, I like your paper bow and pretty rosette.

Patti J said...

Wow!!! Thanks for joining in with us in our challenge at The House That Stamps Built! Your card is beautiful!

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