It’s time for another Black Tie Challenge at the Dynamic Duos # 95. This week we are mixing More Mustard with Basic Black and an option of dry embossing.
I was so sad when SU retired More Mustard- it was the perfect fall color. I forgot to stock up on the More Mustard card stock because I thought I had a few packs but found out later that I had 3 of Not Quite Navy that was being retired as well. And of course, I ordered a Not Quite Navy before retirement. Just can’t win in this card (stock) game…lol
I did however have some pretty More Mustard DSP that used to come in color packs so I used it. I liked the vintage wallpaper pattern so I mixed it with the retired SU Affection Collection and some pearls. In person, the black ink is dark and rich but the photo has it a bit washed out. When I played with it in photoshop the More Mustard went crazy. So you will have to take my word for it…oh, and the image that has embossing around the edge is perfectly placed on the black diamond but the photo angle makes it look off….blah, blah, blah…thanks for looking and reading my ramblings! Don’t forget to ahead over to see what the fantastic Design Team members came up this week…
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Anne Marie Hile
I played around today with the pretty pink colors for Dynamic Duos #45 this week.
I used retrosketches # 56 to help me along…I just love gray with any color especially pink.
STAMPS: SU Affection Collection (retired)
INK: SU Pretty in Pink, SU Regal Rose
PAPER: SU Pretty in Pink, SU Pattern Stack Basic gray DSP
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU Apothecary Accents Framelits, SU Adorning Accents EF
When I am out and about I am always looking for inspiration around me. Yesterday I had to pick up some sewing notions at a chain store and saw this:
My mind immediately thought of Addicted to CAS #5 Code Word this round which is HEART. I lent out my SU Heart Framelits so I pulled out my Nestabilities hearts and scallops to make a Valentine using the retired Houndstooth and Cherry Cobbler Polka Dots paper from the Festival of Prints DSP Pack. I have had the SU Affection Collection stamp set for a long time and never used the LOVE stamp in it – oh my, it is so pretty! So, keeping it Clean and Simple, here’s what I came up with:
STAMPS: SU Affection Collection
INK: SU Cherry Cobbler
PAPER:SU Cherry Cobbler, SU Very Vanilla, SU Early Espresso, SU Festival of Prints DSP
TOOLS: SU Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Nestabilities Hearts/Scallops
The challenge was to create a card using the SU colors: Elegant Eggplant, Lucky Limeade, and Pumpkin Pie or similar colors. I had Pumpkin Pie but subbed in Eggplant Envy (retired) for Elegant Eggplant and Wild Wasabi for Lucky Limeade.
I would not have chosen to use the colors together unless I was making a Halloween card but was pleasantly surprised how attractive they looked together on the card. Thanks for looking!
STAMPS: SU Affection Collection #127949 clear, #127946 wood (in Holiday Mini catalog)
INK: SU Pumpkin Pie #126945, SU Wild Wasabi #126959, SU Eggplant Envy
PAPER: SU Pumpkin Pie #105117, SU Wild Wasabi #108641, SU Eggplant ENvy
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls #119247, random ribbon matching Pumpkin Pie
TOOLS: SU Window Frames Collection Framelits # 129021, SU Festive Paper Piercing Pack #127857,
SU 1 3/8 Circle punch #119860 for Pumpkin Pie around “always”, Nestabilities circle die for white around “always”, Darice embossing folder