Dynamic Duos #17

We are having a monochromatic challenge at Dynamic Duos this week.  Our color duo is Wisteria Wonder and Concord Crush.  Purple is on of my favorite colors, and I am a huge fan of sending purple Christmas cards!

I did have Wisteria Wonder in my paper stash.  Sadly, no Concord Crush.  None of my other purples seem to fit into the right shade.  I ended up adding several layers of Wisteria Wonder ink to white cardstock to get as close as possible to Concord Crush.  When the ink was wet, it looked to be a perfect match.  Fast forward ten minutes and it dried to a slightly light shade.  I still thought it was dark enough to get the effect of the light and dark purple.  Feel free to come up with your own combination of light and dark purple for your monochromatic creation!

I cut my ornament shape with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.   The stamped image is part of the Ornamental Cheer stamp set.   All of the stamps in the set coordinate with ornament shapes that are included on the Art Philosophy cartridge.  Here is a look at the whole set:

The red outlines around the images indicate that there is a shape on the Art Philosophy cartridge that coordinates with the image.  My purple bow was made with Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon and Wisteria Wonder reinker. Do you buy a reinker when you purchase your ink pads?  I highly recommend purchasing a reinker whenever you purchase an ink pad.  Reinkers can be used for far more projects than just reinking your ink pad.  If the color of your stamp pad happens to be discontinued, you will be so thankful that you previously purchased the reinker as well!  Some of my stamp pads are over 15 years old and still going strong.  The pads are in great shape and have just had reinker added as needed.  Whenever I buy new ink colors, I always purchase the reinker at the same time if possible.  

Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy
D1520 Ornamental Cheer
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Wisteria Wonder Cardstock-SU
In Color DSP-SU
Wisteria Wonder Inkpad-SU
Wisteria Wonder Reinker-SU
Z1732 Seam Binding Ribbon 
Z1360 Rhinestone Brads
Z1752 Clear Sparkles 

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - Power of Three (bling)
Crafty Ann's - Christmas in August
Crafty Catz – Ribbons & Bows
Created With Love - 3 of a Kind (bling)
Eureka StampsAnything Goes 
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge-Monochromatic Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Purple & a ribbon
The Crafty Pad -dies/punches

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure and stop by Dynamic Duos to see the other Design Team creations!


  1. Wow. I can't believe you had to color your paper like that. I would never have guessed. It looks amazing. :)

  2. Your pretty purple Christmas card has a regal feel to it! Great use of your ink to create the colors. Have a delightful weekend ;)

  3. a very elegant look Allisa... I bet the colors in real life are even prettier!
    I'm so glad you joined the challenge at Craft Your Passion and I hope to see you again next week!
    CYP Design Team

  4. Hello Allisa. This is so pretty and gorgeous colours. Love the design and the centrepiece is just wonderful. The gems set it off perfectly.
    Thanks for sharing at Created with love.
    Sandra x

  5. What an awesome stamp set!!! I think I may "need" it! ;) A gorgeous creation--I adore the purples together! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! :)

  6. I just love the clean crisp feel of your fab christmas card Allisa !! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at The Crafty Pad and hope you can join us again next week !!

    hugs Diane xx

  7. Love your Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  8. What a pretty Christmas card Allisa, love that you used the colours for a non-traditional look. The new stamp set with the ornaments is super cute with the sentiments inside. Great job!

  9. This card is terrific. Love the monotones. Thanks for playing at Created with Love challenges,

  10. Very nice. Great job, coloring the paper to get the color you needed.

    DT Member CWLC

  11. hello Allisa, thanks to play with us at CSAYL this week, what an elegante card, so chic, hope to see you next week, biz

  12. A stunning monochromatic Christmas casrd Allisa. Love the stamps you have used. Great layout too. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly this week. Regards Meighan

  13. Great monochromatic card, love the stamped
    sentiment.. Thanks for playing along with us at Created With Love Challenges

  14. Beautiful card design! I love the image and the cuts you used. A truly lovely card. So happy you joined us this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges!

  15. Allisa your card is beautiful!!! lot those ornaments... Thanks for joining us this week at CSAYL!

  16. Such a great CAS card! Thanks for playing at The Crafty pad this week in our To Die For Challenge!
    Sorry I'm commenting a bit late but life got in the way! Don't forget to check back on Thursday to see if you're one of our winners!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  17. ooh wow simple but so elegant,love the layout and style, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  18. Very pretty card. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

  19. This is beautiful!!! Love the purples!! And that bow is stunning!! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  20. Allisa, another beautiful card and so pretty for Christmas. Great tip on the re-inker and would be prefect to get and than try the previous technique you showed us. Your blog is full of beautiful creations and great advise. Thanks!!

  21. What a beautiful card! I am happy that I am not the only one with a christmas card in these colors! :)

  22. Alissa, this is so pretty! You are tempting me from SU!

  23. I love purple also!! Your cards are so very elegant. TFS
    Judy Ashmore

  24. Love the image you used for your pretty card Allisa, well done with getting Concord Crush so close with the re-inker. I always buy the re-inker when I buy a stamp pad, I have found sometimes that even a New stamp pad can be a little dry and needs to be topped up and it is ever so frustrating if you can't use it straight away.

  25. Awesome Christmas card, Allisa! The richness of the purples really adds such an elegant touch. Beautiful!! :)

  26. Wonderful card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  27. This is just lovely! I never thought of using purples for a Christmas card, but it works so well.
    Cheers, Karen

  28. Lovely elegant Christmas card. I love it in the purples. x

  29. Beautiful card!!! Thanks for participating in CSAYL's challenge! Hope to see you again!!!


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!