Saturday, January 19, 2013

Dynamic Duos #36

Good Saturday morning everyone!  It's black tie week at Dynamic Duos and the featured colors are Real Red and Basic Black.  There is also a dessert option of a valentine theme.  Be sure to pop over to the other design team members blogs for more inspiration!  I tell you, all these gals are talented!

I wanted to use the Affection Collection set, especially the little set of wings with the heart, so that was my starting point.  I decided on going the shabby chic/distressed route also.  First I stamped the wings twice with   Stazon Black ink and fussy cut them out.  I sponged real red onto the bottom set and crumb cake on the top set.  I cut a heart out of red glimmer paper and layered it on the wings with a dimensional.  

  I ran the red background paper through my Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper EF, then sponged it with Crumb Cake ink for more distressing/antiquing.

I've seen a few different tutorials on how to do the crinkly bow, like on my card, but the easiest way I've found to do this is to first tie your ribbon in a bow, spray it with water, crinkle or wad it up in your hand, and then use your heat tool to dry it.  Easy Peasy! 
 The rest is pretty self explanatory. 

Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: Affection Collection
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Polka Dot Parade DP, First Edition Dp, Red Glimmer
Ink: Real Red, Stazon Black, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Vintage Faceted button, Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Notebook border punch, Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper EF

Thanks for taking a peek!   


  1. Jenny, you really rock the whole shabby/distressed look! This is SUCH a cool valentine :o)

  2. I love your card, Jenny - shabby chic gorgeousness! I love all the sweet elements you used and how you brought them all together for this lovely card. Beautiful job! ;-)

  3. This is such a beautiful shabby vintage looking card! LOVE it.

  4. Gorgeous, shabby chic card!!!! Love it!!

  5. Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the shabbiness of it! Very very pretty!

  6. What a cool that bow!

  7. Absoutely gorgeous shabby chic card! Love the crinkly bow, ribbon, glittery heart - it's all fabulous!