Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dynamic Duos #40

Good Saturday morning everyone!  It's time for a new Dynamic Duos Challenge!  It's black tie week with the dessert option of adding clouds to your design.  The challenge colors are Tempting Turquoise and Basic Black.
Ahhhhh, I'm back in my comfort zone with this card.  The last couple DD challenges have been challenges for me.  I think it's because I went in more of a clean and simple direction for them.  This one came together effortlessly, which is shocking to me because turquoise is not a color I play with often.  I browsed my stamps and spotted the Open Sea set.  This could work with clouds, I thought to myself.  I stamped the ship on a vanilla oval, cut from the Ovals Framelits die, and added the clouds with Tempting Turquoise chalk.  My template was a cloud shape I hand cut from a post-it note.  I decided to add in a neutral color to soften things up and make it a little more vintage looking.  The second oval was cut from Sahara Sand cardstock.  I sponged everything with Crumb Cake ink.  I used the rest of the stamps in the Open Sea set to stamp a background piece and ran it through the Big Shot using my Square Lattice EF.  I added a few "fussies" in the form of the new Natural Trim, Linen Thread, Tiny Tags, a fussy cut anchor, and some pewter square brads.  I love, love, love the way this came together!

All of the Dynamic Duos Designers have come up with creative cards this week, so make sure you visit their blogs too!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: The Open Sea
Paper: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand
Ink: Black, Turquoise, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Naturals Trim, Pewter Square Brads, Linen Thread, Tiny Tag punch, Oval Framelits die, Square Lattice EF

Thanks for taking a peek!


  1. Great masculine card! Lovely bg stamping too!

  2. Jenny, this is such an amazing card - so much work in the background and details, but well worth it!

  3. I thought that anchor was a little pewter charm! Fantastic embellishment and beautiful, sophisticated and vintage card. Sure you don't live by the ocean? ;)

  4. This is fantastic, Jenny. ;-) I love the image you used and that adorable anchor charm. Love the canvas embossing and the embellishments you chose. Perfect. ;-)

  5. That is such a beautiful sailboat and card.

  6. I love how you've used this set! It's one of my favorites!

  7. This is perfection Jenny!! i have such a hard time with masculine cards!! I love the embossed BG and cute anchor hanging by the main image!!

  8. Fabulous masculine card!! Love the background with the embossing, and the sponged clouds with the ship are perfect!