Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dynamic Duos Challenge

The challenge this week is to create a card with the theme a Breath of Spring using the colours yellow and green.  And who couldn't use a taste of spring in January?  We are experiencing a January thaw at the moment and our temps here in Toronto ON Canada hit 12 Celcius or approximately 58 Fahrenheit.

Here are the colours  for the Dynamic Duos Challenge:


And here is my card:


 Nothing says spring to me more than spring flowers and my favourite spring flower is the tulip. I used a Cheery Lynn Frame Die - Swedish Spring Oval Frame.  I also used a Taylored Expressions tulip die.  I had to run the Oval die through my new toy I bought in the States (my Fiskars Fuse Creativity System) twice to cut out all the intricate pieces.  I tried to cut it out using my Cuttlebug but had to run it through 4 times even though I used the steel plate that Cheery Lynn recommends.  Then the last time I ran it through, the die shifted and totally ruined it.  Aaargh!  It cut much better in the Fiskars machine.  I love that the Taylored Expressions dies emboss and cut at the same time.  I also used some ivory ribbon on this card.  I really love this card even though it is clean & simple.  The inside is still blank as I do not yet know who the recipient will be.  It will probably be a birthday card for one of my friends. 

 

4 comments:

Mynnette said...

I just love your beautiful tulip! The bow at the bottom is amazing--fabulous layout, too! I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week at Inkspirational this week and at Technique Tuesday this month--I would love to see what you do with our challenges! :)

Anna Kluytmans said...

I love your card,
My name is Anna, and I'm also an Oma,I have just found your site!!
From Australia!!

Karen Day said...

What a springy card! It totally captures the feel of the warm weather that teased us this weekend (I'm in Richmond Hill!) So glad you could join us this week at Dynamic Duos :o)

Vicki B. said...

so sweet love that tulip!! Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos!!