Saturday, April 6, 2013

A Spring Basket ~ DD47

Good Saturday morning everyone!  Today is Dynamic Duos Saturday and we have another fun color combo for you to play with! 
Pool Party and Cherry Cobbler!  When I first looked it I wondered what in the world I was gonna do.  I started browsing around for inspiration and came across a card in the back of the SU Catalog that I decided to use as my layout.  Next, I chose the stamp to go with it.  I have loved this little set called A Flower For All Seasons for ages.  It has this cute, little image that is so totally spring!  This was my perfect match....a little blue bird and some bright, cherry red tulips.  I stamped it on a circle of watercolor paper and colored it in with my markers and blender pen.  I popped it up on dimesionals and mounted the circle onto a flower die cut from Floral Frames Framelits.  I cut out two tag shapes out of Pool Party cardstock, layered a peice of Pool Party DP over one and a scrap of Very Vanilla, that I ran through the Honeycomb EF, on the other.  The background paper is from Festival of Prints paper pack.  I finshed the card by tying the tags together with some flower buttons and linen thread. 
The very last thing I did was add some Crystal Effects to the tulips and birdie.  It looks so cool in real life!  For a color combo that I didn't think I'd like, this has turned out to be one of my most favorite cards!!!!
I see that somehow when I added the Crystal Effects, it dulled the color on the little birdie....he was much brighter before.  Oh well, I still love it!
As always, make sure you check out the designs from the other talented ladies at Dynamic Duos!
Here's a list of supplies.....
Stamps: A Flower For All Seasons
Paper: Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints and Pool Party EP, Watercolor
Ink: Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, River Rock
Accessories: Honeycomb EF, Floral Frames die, Naturals buttons, Linen Thread, 1/2" circle punch, Crystal Effects
Thanks for taking a peek!


  1. Wonderful card, Jenny! I love your cute little image, and your colouring is lovely :o)

  2. I absolutely LOVE what you've done with this color combo, Jenny. That little basket of tulips is just beautiful! I love the stripes and the polka-dot papers, and the embossed honeycomb is great, too. LOVE the twine and buttons over the tags - brilliant! Very, very pretty. ;-)

  3. Super sweet, love that sketch!!!

  4. What a fun layout - love the twine and buttons, adn the honeycomb embossing is a great touch too!

  5. I totally LOVE this card. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Are you sure the back panel DSP is "Festival of Prints"? It's not in my pkg of it. Could it be Poetry Prints; Polka Dot Parade? I just can't find it in any of my SU DSP & am pretty sure I have them all.
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!! Perfect selection to go with the Dynamic Duo's colors!!

    1. Hi Pam, Thanks for your sweet comments. I double checked on the DSP and it is from the Festival of Prints paper stack from the Holidat Catalog. It's sandwiched towards the center of the stack and the reverse side has a swirled/flower pattern in green (pear pizzaz I think!)