Dynamic Duos #22

This week's challenge at Dynamic Duos is Mix n Match!  Dynamic Duos picks one color, you pick the other for your creation!  The Dynamic Duo color is Cherry Cobbler.  Make your creation with Cherry Cobbler and one other color, neutrals are allowed as well.  I chose Cranberry (for Cherry Cobbler) and New England Ivy from Close To My Heart.  I also incorporated Colonial White and Kraft as my neutrals.

My layered poinsettia was made with help from the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  I added "veins" with a stylus to give the leaves more dimension.  I went for an aged vintage look with my card.  I layered my sentiment onto my stamped background and then sponged on Desert Sand ink.  I distressed my kraft paper as well.  I stamped the same musical background on the kraft paper and then misted with water, crumpled, laid flat to dry and then applied to my card base.

The poinsettia was really simple to make and creates a stunning focal point on my card.  It is amazing what a little bit of dry embossing will do for die cuts.  You can emboss die cuts with embossing folders for added texture or flip the design over and create your own look with a stylus.  I free hand drew in veins on the leaves and then added more distressing to bring my poinsettia to life.

All supplies by Close To My Heart:
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Cartridge
D1477 Universal Backgrounds
C1525 Holidays
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
1282 New Enland Ivy Cardstock
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z2135 New Enland Ivy Ink
Z2116 Cranberry Ink
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink
Z1753 Brown Assort Sparkles
Z1103 Cranberry Ribbon

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

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Card Crafter's Circle-Vintage
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge-Make your embellishments
Craftymess-Distressed, Aged
Frosted Designs-Embossing
Heart 2 Heart-Christmas
Our Daily Bread-Musical
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Stampin with the Dragon-Music

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure and stop by Dynamic Duos for some inspiration by the DT and to enter your own creation!  The linky closes Thursday at noon (PDT).


Migdalia said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!TFS
Have a wonderful day,

Karen Aicken said...

This is such a classically beautiful BEAUTIFUL Christmas card, Allisa. Wonderful take on the challenge.
Cheers, Karen

Anonymous said...

Stunning card! Love everything about it, especially that poinsettia! Nicely done. Tracy:)

Lisa Elton said...

What a pretty poinsettia Allisa! I love red and kraft together. Your pretty musical label is the icing on the cake here!

Lin said...

Such a lovely Christmas card - the colors are so rich against each other! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

This is so gorgeous, love the flower, thank you for joining us at craftymess. xx

Lesley said...

This is one gorgeous Christmas card Allisa, you have made my sketch sing! Love the poinsettia.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful poinsettia, Allisa! And the music and distressed background are perfect to show it off! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Trish and Treasure said...

Dear Allisa,
Thanks for playing in our Vintage Challenge this week at Card Crafters Circle. Love your pretty flower...it has the WOW Factor... and the card colour combination, wonderful card!!!
Hugs Trish

Amy Moore said...

Gorgeous card as usual! The poinsettia is the perfect focal point.

Terry said...

Beautiful poinsettia. I love the music background. The colors are lovely.


Terry (FD)
Merry Monday

Jenée said...

Lovely card. Your poinsettia is beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle this week and entering our challenge.

Unknown said...

Hi Alissa,
New follower, here :) Love your poinsettia!! It's gorgeous and really stands out


Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Allisa, I love the papers you used and the poinsettia is wonderful. Thank you for joining us this week for Merry Monday.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Very pretty card! I love how you layered the poinsettia for a great 3D effect! I also like the music script background. Thanks for the inspiration!
:) Marie Flayer

Wendy said...

What a pretty Christmas card, Allisa! Your poinsettia is wonderful with your musical note paper! Love this!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Dania said...

Lovely! That poinsettia is beautiful. Thank you for playing along at H2H.

Marie Bingaman said...

What a beauty! :)

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card... love that poinsettia! thanks for playing along with the shining the light challenge!

Angela said...

This is a very pretty card. Lovely poinsetta and fab christmas colours. Lovely.

Thanks for joining in with us at Craftymessers.


Narelle Farrugia said...

This is a really beautiful card Allisa! The poinsettia is one of the most gorgeous ones I've seen. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.
Don't miss out on the regular freebies at Trimgym's Digistamps and Images and the current challenge there. Hope to see you there as well!

Carol L said...

What a fantastic poinsettia you've created! I love the complimentary colors too! BTW, those horseshoe nails look AWESOME! Giddyup :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful!! I just love your poinsettia and the added embossing to it with the stylus!! The musical background is perfect. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

Barb Craft said...

Beautiful!! I love the large poinsettia...it just pops right off the card! Thank you for taking on our embossing challenge at Frosted Designs this week!

Barb :)

Tracey McNeely said...

I just love that poinsettia and that you embellished the inside of your card.

Lydia said...

This is beautiful! Lovely colours and poinsettia. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Nancy Ball said...

I just love your card. That poinsettia is amazing!

Aunty Sue said...

Fab project and perfect for our challenge of make your own embellishments. Thanks for joining CRaft this week

Angela B. said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at

Stamping Dragon Designs.

Angela Bonanno (DT Member)