Dynamic Duos #26

Wow, how time has flown.  We have reached the last Saturday in October.  With it, brings a new color challenge at Dynamic Duos. This posting is bittersweet....sadly it is the last posting for the current design team...yet I am so excited to see the new design team coming on next week.  Please be sure and join us this week for our monochromatic color challenge featuring More Mustard and so Saffron.  I chose Goldrush and Buttercup from Close to My Heart with brown and colonial white as my neutrals.

My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Sweet Sunday.

My leaf is stamped in Rich Cocoa Ink by Memento onto watercolor paper.  I then colored my image with watercolor pencils and blending with a waterbrush.  After my image dried, I turn my image over and ran a stylus over the leaf image.  In person, my leaf image is popped slightly off the card by the dry embossing.  It adds just a slight bit of dimension to the card.  I achived  my woodgrain background, by inking up my woodgrain embossing folder with goldrush ink and then embossing onto goldrush cardstock.  This gives you a slight tone on tone look.  It adds so much more to your card than simply dry embossing.

I stamped the same leaf image onto the inside of the card in second generation ink, masking off the sentiment.

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

A1130 Bountiful Season
D1283 Say It In Style
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
1243 Goldrush Cardstock
1271 Buttercup Cardstock
Early Espresso Cardstock-SU
Watercolor Paper-Archivers
Z2123 Goldrush Ink
Rich Cocoa Ink-Memento
3505 Watercolor Pencils
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Woodgrain Embossing Folder-SU
Fishtail Dies-MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
DRS Designs-Autumn Greetings
Inky Impressions-Fall
Pattie's Creations-Autumn
Penny's Challenges-Ribbon/Buttons
Simon Says Stamp-Autumn Leaves
Stamp N Doodle-Ribbon/Twine
Wags N Whiskers-Fall


  1. Beautiful card! and excellent job hi-lighting all the lovely details of your card. Thanks for the link to Dynamic Duos--I may give it a try this week, time permitting.

  2. Hi Allisa,
    This is a bittersweet week indeed! Thank you so much for your hard work, gorgeous cards and lovely comments!

  3. Wow, I love this, it is beautiful! :)

  4. This is very pretty. I can see the extra work you put into this card to create a one of a kind beauty. :)

  5. What's a beautiful leaf Allisa, love the flourishes behind it! It's been fun being on the team with you, I'll still be around for a visit!

  6. wow, this is gorgeous!! I thought you had a real leaf on this!! Your coloring is spectacular! Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs!

  7. What a lovely card, great image and fab colours!! Thanks for joining us a Inky Impressions this week.

    hugs Vicky xxx

  8. This is just stunning! I love the leaf image and burlap panel that makes it perfectly autumn!

  9. A gorgeous card, fabulous colours and design, I love the Hessian and the beautiful image.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge

  10. This is gorgeous!! I love that strip of burlap! Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers!
    Tammy x

  11. Such a beautiful fall creation! Love the burlap. LOVE to use it, too. Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs.

  12. Great card - love the colours and textures you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  13. Gorgeous card and I love the way you used the burlap. Love the way the leaves came out.

  14. Totally delightful Allisa! Love all the design elements you used. Been lovely working with you and thank you for your comments on my blog, very much appreciated.

  15. Really beautiful fall feeling I get from this card! I love the burlap too!

  16. This is just wonderful. I love the lush colours - Thanks for playing with us at Inky Impressions xx

  17. Beautiful card Allisa, such gorgeous colours and I love the stamp.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  18. The leaf is gorgeous - it positively glows! Perfectly backed with the burlap! Even though we are through with our terms on the design team - you hold a permanent place in my Google Reader - AND as my CTMH supplier (can't wait for the Stamp of the Month in December!)

  19. Stunning card!! Love the inside too!! :)

  20. Great layout and beautiful card--love all the details! Thanks for playing along with DRS Designs.


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