Dynamic Duos #21

Time for a new color duo at Dynamic Duos!  The week we are having a monochromatic color duo, Always Artichoke and Certainly Celery.  I chose New England Ivy & Sweet Leaf by Close To My Heart.

My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Merry Monday-

My ornament design is cut with the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  The ornament is quite glittery in person...but the glitter is not captured well in the photo.  I cut my coordinating shapes and then ran the bottom layer through my Xyron.  I then "thought" I applied Prisma Glitter to my image.  Something seemed a little off with my prisma glitter though.  Turns out, I grabbed the Iridescent Ice embossing powder!  So, I heat set the image and we were good to go.  The good thing about my "mistake" is I do not have to worry about any glitter rubbing off!  I then added some bling to the top layer to finish it off.  My card is made with all plain cardstock.  I picked out a script background stamp and stamped the layers in coordinating ink.

Here is a look at some of the Christmas ornaments available on the Artiste cartridge.

My script stamp is from Universal Backgrounds, my most loved background stamp set.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Cartridge
D1477 Universal Backgrounds
C1525 Holidays
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1282 New England Ivy Cardstock
X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
Z2135 New England Ivy Ink
Z2153 Sweet Leaf Ink
Z1752 Clear Sparkles
Z1763 Boutique Assortment
Always Artichoke Ribbon-SU
Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder-SU 

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Loves Rubber Stamps-Make your own background
Paper Play-Chose A Holiday
Paper Pretties-No Designer Paper
Scrap Creations-Embossing
Simon Says Stamp-Emboss It
Southern Girls-Bling Bling
The Pink Elephant-Monochromatic

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure and link up your creation at Dynamic Duos!  The linky closes on Thursday at noon (PDT)!


  1. I love the die cut ornament, and your pretty bow with that lovely script background and the crystals. Stunning Allisa!

  2. Your ornament and bow are beautiful, Allisa!

  3. Really beautiful, Allisa. ;-) I love the script backgrounds and that lovely ornament. And your bow is just fabulous! Love it. ;-)

  4. This is so pretty, love the green. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  5. Lovely elegant Christmas card Allisa, Love the bling and that beautiful bow.

    Thanks for joining our Bling challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Southern Girls DT

  6. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! LOVE your use of the colors--and the ornament is fabulous! :)

  7. Green is one of my favorite colors! I love the look and feel of your card. It's so pretty. Thanks for taking part in the Merry Monday challenge.


    Terry (FD)

  8. Stunning card with the impressive ornament taking center stage! Fabulous bow!

  9. I always look forward to seeing what you'll create, Allisa, and you don't disappoint! Another beauty! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

  10. Very pretty card Allisa, I love the colours you used. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  11. Gorgeous!! I love that ribbon!! WOW!!!

  12. Wow - this is really gorgeous. Even though the shimmer doesn't show in the photo, it's easy to imagine. Wow!
    Cheers, Karen

  13. Wow, you've created (yet again) another gorgeous Christmas card Allisa! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  14. That is a gorgoues Christmas card! You really nailed both the color challenge and the sketch challenge perfect...not to mention our make your own background challenge too! It is AWESOME! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  15. Brilliant embossing and what a gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  16. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along with our Monochromatic Challenge at The Pink Elephant!!
    Sheri~ TPE DT

  17. A very pretty monochromatic Christmas card Allisa. I love the ornament against the script background.

  18. I absolutely love this card! I cased it over on my blog http://wanderfulcreations.blogspot.ca/2012/10/ornament-card-cas-from-allison.html thanks so much for sharing your wonderful cards & ideas.


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