Saturday, December 15, 2012

Black & Gold Dynamic Duos

Good Saturday morning everyone!  This weeks colors over at Dynamic Duos are Black and Gold with a dessert option of adding music. 
2012 Create Thursday-010
I'm also entering this one in CCMC230, which happens to feature the colors of my card!  I'm loving this Champagne Glimmer paper.  I was so happy to see when SU added a gold color to their glimmers.  I'm a fan of anything that sparkles!  Although I've made plenty of cards that don't have any sparkle to them, it seems like I'm not happy with it until some glitter has been added.  As I look at the sample from the other design team members at Dynamic Duos, I find the ones I'm truely attracted to have sparkle!  Also, this card qualifies for Just Add Ink 148: Just add christmas! 
The main inspiration for my card comes from a card that I spotted last year made by Lorri.  I couldn't wait to try one for myself, and when this challenge came up, I thought it might be the perfect time to put it together.  I'm so pleased with the way this turned out!  I loved pulling together all the fun little elements for each package on the sleigh! 
For the sleigh, I started by running a piece of Champagne Shimmer through the Big Shot using my Top Note die.  I cut the top part off  to make the sleigh.  I used a couple of little swirls from the Swirly Decorative Strip die to make the legs of the sleigh.  Next, I cut out different sized boxes in different colors and decorated them up.  I had to include the music note paper to encompass the music theme from the DD33 challenge.  The whole thing went together pretty fast, actually and is far easier to make than it looks.  I can't tell you how in love with this card I am!  It's been sitting out as part of my christmas decor since it was created, so I can admire it everytime I walk by!
Make sure to stop by Dynamic Duos and check out what the other designers have created....there is much inspiration there!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Come to Bethlehem
Paper: Champagne Glimmer, Vanilla, Black, Newsprint DP (retired)
Ink: Black
Accessories: Black Grosgrain ribbon, Perfect Polkadots EF, Snowflurry EF, Petals a Plenty EF, Glitter brads, 1/4" black ribbon, Teeny Tiny Punch Pack, Pearls, Crochet Trim, Gold String

Thanks for taking a peek and have a great day!



  1. Very pretty card! Love the black! And that sleigh is such a creative idea! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Jenny, this is such an ingenious way to do the sleigh & presents! Great card. Have a wonderful holiday!

  3. What a beautiful card! I love the addition of black to the Champagne glimmer paper! Simply elegant! Thanks for joining us in the Thursday Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. Jenny, your card is beautiful! I love your collection of gifts!

  5. Jenny, this is fabulous! The colour combination, and the glimmer paper, make for a very elegant card. Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  6. Really beautiful Jenny! Such an elegant Christmas card and l do love that sparkly sleigh. Thanks for joining us over at Just Add Ink and Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

  7. Love this Jenny! Thanks so much for playing along with us at JAI

  8. I just made a sleigh just like this for my challenge card in two weeks. Such fun and classy! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

  9. Your sleigh full of present is just so elegant and fun! LOVE IT! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  10. This is a really, really pretty card and I love the glimmer sleigh filled with presents! I would have it on display, too! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  11. What a fabulous idea! Love how you've used the glimmer paper to make the sleigh, and the different patterned presents with the glimmer accents look so wonderful! Hope you have a lovely Christmas...

  12. Thanks again, Jenny, for "championing" my card this week, at the Dynamic Duos. I really think the stamp made that card, all by itself--its such a striking image.
    Love your sleigh, above! Such a clever idea for the shape and runners, and the wrapped gifts are such glittery fun! I may have to CASE that idea...
    A very Merry Christmas to you in Montana!

  13. Jenny this card is just delightfully sparkly!

    Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

    JAI Design Team