Sunday, January 20, 2013

Dynamic Duos paired with the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge

I love entering the cards I make into challenges.   I found 2 challenges this week that I wanted to partake in.

1st up I found the Dynamic Duos # 36 Challenge which was to use the colours Red & Black with an optional theme of Valentines:


The sketch challenge that I found to base my card on was The Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge # 176:


Here is my card:


To make this card, I used red, black & white card stock; design paper from Recollections 6x6 paper pad - With Love, a Spellbinder's Nestability and a Stampin Up Sentiment which I heat embossed with blushing pink onto the Nestability.  I am pleased with how this card turned out.  Looking at it, it appears that the Nestability is not quite centered but it actually is on the the banners which aren't quite centered.  Unfortunately, I tried to re-center (is that a word?) the banners but it was glued on very firmly and if I try to shift it, I would ruin the design paper underneath.  Ah, well, we can't all make perfect cards now can we?

Patrice from The Old Back Porch has invited me to play along on her blog this week so I'm linking this post up on her blog.

8 comments:

Karen Giron said...

This is stunning, Oma! I love the black banner with the pop of red and the embossing is fantastic! Thanks for joining us this week at SSSC :)

JD said...

Pretty Valentine card. Great job with the color combo.

Jenny Engelke said...

Very pretty! I love that heart/scallop circle die cut! Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos this week!

Curt in Indy said...

Red, black, and white are truly one of my favorite color combos. This is striking. Beautiful work! Best, Curt

Oma said...

Thank you Curt!

Amy White said...

Great layout, and that decorative heart focal point is fab! Thanks for playing along with Dynamic Duos this week!

Bobbie said...

I always say if it was perfect it would be crafted by hand! Lovely card. The banner and doily are personal favorites. Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos.

Patrice said...

Great take on the sketch...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/01/52-card-pickup-24.html?m=1