Dynamic Duos No. 1

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a great Bank Holiday weekend (here in the UK), even if it is raining!
Now, many of you probably already know Lesley Croghan, owner of the wonderful Always Playing With Paper blog, who runs her Merry Monday challenge from there.  If you don't, you certainly should pop over when you get time.
Anyway, she's now hosting a new challenge, called Dynamic Duos, which you can find here:

Her first colour choice is Pool Party and Lucky Limeade, and I couldn't resist having a go.  This is what I've made:
The base is 5x7" in Very Vanilla.  (Neutrals are allowed, thank goodness!)  Then I've taken a piece of watercolour card, which is very similar to the vanilla, with the addition of a lovely texture.  I've punched out a flower using my Posy Punch, very close to the edge, so it leaves a gap.  I've put dimensionals on the back of the water colour paper and stuck it onto one of the sheets from the Everyday Enchantment paper pack, which just happens to be in Pool Party in Lucky Limeade, in exactly the same size.
I've cut out various shapes:
  • a 1" circle in Pool Party, then stuck on a candi which I've coloured in Pool Party and stuck on the dsp right in the centre of the big flower
  • a flower in Lucky Limeade with a Pool Party candi in the centre, propped up on a dimensional and positioned just below the punched flower
  • a stamped circle in Lucky Limeade, coloured the centre in Pool Party and stuck it on a flower in plain Pool Party cardstock
I've stamped the sentiment in Lucky Limeade, which looks nice and bold on the cream cardstock.  I've stuck a tiny bit of ribbon to make a tab to highlight the sentiment.  Although it looks okay in the photo, I think the sentiment is slightly wonky, which is a shame as I wanted to emboss a line above and below it, but if I do that now it will just emphasise it, so I've left it.  Serves me right for not using my SAMJ, slapped wrist for me!
Thanks for looking in today, and I look forward so much to reading your lovely comments.
I'm off for a hop around to see what you've all been creating.
Back soon,
Jane xx


  1. A really pretty card Jane...I love pool party and green together...
    hope you've had a good weekend


  2. Hi Jane, Love how you have punched out the shapes and created your project, very clean and simple. Thanks' for joining us at Dynamic Duos 1st Challenge.

  3. Love this sweet assortment of flowers Jane. Your card is so fresh and clean! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  4. You created a fantastic CAS card! I love the arrangement of the flowers and that you used the negative space of one of the punches!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  5. Adorable card, love your use of the negative image. Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

  6. This is fabulous! LOVE the punched off flower--going off the edge is so in right now, and I LOVE when people do it!!! :) Gorgeous creation! :)

  7. I love this clever card Jane. The punched out flower with the backing paper is very effective and makes a lovely group with the other flowers. Vicky x

  8. Oh, I'm loving this CAS card! Love the punched out flower with the patterned paper behind it. The other two flowers give a nice balance to the card! So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!

  9. I love the simplicity of your card, and the two colours work so well together. It's so fresh. The flower punch is very effective - mine's on order and can't wait for it to arrive! x x

  10. I love the opening from the punch and your pretty punched flowers! I made a boo boo on my card for this challenge and found a way to cover it up. I'll post that later today.

  11. Love the negative cut, great acrd.


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