Saturday, 22 September 2012

Dynamic Duo's Challenge #21 Cards

It's time for another colour challenge at the Dynamic Duo Blog! I think the monochromatic challenges are my favourite - although I did branch out with this one by incorporating several neutrals. Here is the challenge:

Because we can also use neutrals, I wanted to use this fabulous wreath die from Memory Box cut from brown card stock. I ran the Tim Holtz fall cluster die through my Big Shot three times. Once with Always Artichoke, once with Pear Pizzaz (because I don't have Certainly Celery) and once with kraft.  Then I added some of each colour to the bottom of the wreath.

I liked the look so much, I made three almost identical cards!

These cards started out as 5 x 6.5" cards and I was going to stamp a large word image below the wreath panel. But I decided I wanted them as square cards so cut them down to 5" square. I have all the Thanksgiving cards I will need for this year, so these will be going into my box for Thanksgiving 2013.  Haha - hope I find them, since I still have not located my Halloween stickers in my studio. They must be in a safe place too.

I used an embossing folder called "Give A Hoot" for the texture, the silk ribbon is from PTI and the ribbon is from Stampin' Up. The first card has lots of pale green bling on it while the card below has none.

The final card has just a sprinkling of bling around the leaves.

I have used my  few Thanksgiving verse stamps so many times over the years that I think it's time for a new one. I will have to keep my eyes open, as verse stamps are hard to come by.

Be sure to check out the wonderful submissions from the Dynamic Duo Design Team, as well as the other two Guest Designers for September!

Karen Aicken (GD)   That's me!!


  1. wow- thats fantastic!
    Hello from Elma

  2. Beautiful CAS cards Karen. I like how you added the green crystals for some bling around the wreath.

  3. I'm in love with this darling wreath Karen! Very sweet card!!

  4. wow! wow! wow! Karen, this is my all time favorite card! Love it!!!

  5. Lovely cards, Karen. ;-) The wreaths are fantastic, with all those pretty leaves. And I love the background embossing! Nice job on these. ;-) And I hope you find your Halloween stickers soon!

  6. Beautiful card Karen! Love everything about this CAS card!

  7. Gorgeous! I love the variety of leaves and the touch of bling is a great touch!

  8. What beauties, Karen! I would've made more than one of these too!

  9. Very pretty Karen. I love the variety of leaves at the base of that wreath.


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