Skip to main content

Dynamic Duos #7 - 'Black Tie' with Ribbon

DD #7 - Happy 'Bird'-day

Wow!  How's this for a bright and bold 'Black Tie' event for the 7th challenge at Dynamic Duos? I love Melon Mambo and it looks stunning teamed with black.  The 'dessert option' this week is to add RIBBON.

I love this style of card which I discovered through Pinterest.  You can see the previous one I made, HERE.
For today's card I used a Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch for the side panels, adhered 1" Melon Mambo circles behind every 'doily' and added a rhinestone to each centre.  The silhouette image is a die cut purchase from a local craft store.

I'm really excited about this colour duo and look forward to seeing many creations in the gallery this week.

Be sure to visit the other Dynamos for some creative inspiration -

Happy crafting!


Kim S said…
Absolutely stunning! I had admired this technique on your previous card. Love it done with the silhouette in the black and bright pink!
Nikki Spencer said…
Fab card Bron! l love your use of the doily border, it looks stunning in black and that silhouette image is very cute!
Lisa Elton said…
What a pretty piece of art Bronwyn! Love this sweet little silhouette...great card!
Susan Joyce said…
What a delightful set of silhouettes Bronwyn. I love your use of the MS Punch and your finishing touches. Gorgeous card.
Tui Nathan said…
Wow ... this is stunning Bron .. love that silhouette image and yep, that border treatment is a showstopper!!!
H2 :) said…
Stunning card Bron! The design is fabulous & showcases that sweet silhouette perfectly. :)
Berni Cuttino said…
Beautiful silhouette. sp striking. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the love. Hugs.
Carol L said…
What a WOW factor card this is! The colors truly are dynamic together, and I love what you've done with those border punches! Beautiful!
Anne Marie Hile said…
Bronwyn, I am speechless! (That never happens, Haha!) Love the bold design and all of the fabulous details you add to your creations. The cool card design, the punched borders and the silhouette really pack an awesome punch and showcase the colors beautifully. Love everything about this one! Hugs! :)
Rema DeLeeuw said…
Pretty card! Love the silhoettes...
Karen M said…
This is fab, Bronwyn. The colours are totally perfect together and I love your little girl die cut in front of the bird carge. Very creative Kx
Jodene said…
Wow Bron, this is one stunning card! What a striking colour combo, and I just love this style of card too.
Lesley said…
What an amazing piece of art you have create Bron! Love those lacy sides.
Tracey McNeely said…
Love your silhouettes Bronwyn, so striking against the pink.
Bonnie said…
What a sweet die cut silhouette, Bronwyn! I love the way you've punched the card. It gives a very interesting look, especially with the pink behind it.
Aileen said…
Love the drama on your card and the pretty lace borders. x

Popular posts from this blog

Pop-Up, Z-Fold, Card in a Box

Hi there.  I've been eying off some great examples of Z-fold, pop-up cards on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to make one.  I tweaked the basic design a little by adding some inserts; the ones you use in card-in-a-box style cards.  So I've called my take on this fun fold, a Pop-Up, Z-Fold, Card in a Box! - It's a crate full of summer strawberries with some home-made strawberry jam sitting on the kitchen bench.

Summer Strawberries
This card was made for a dear friend's birthday and I'm also entering it into two card challenges -
JAI #318 - "Just Add S"

S is for ... strawberries, strawberry jam, straw and summer!
Thanks, JAI!
and ...
 JUGs #350 - Word Week

Here's a bird's eye view before I added all the stamped strawberries etc. -

Folds flat and fits inside a standard (C6) card size envelope -

Thanks for stopping by, Please note that this is the original card for this type of fold. I came up with the idea of adding the card inserts to a z-fold. A v…

Doily Cards

I was going a little stir crazy so decided to end my 'blog fasting' today. I lasted 2 weeks which isn't the entire month of March that I was aiming for but I have severely cut down my Internet usage and spent my 'free' time getting my priorities a little more in order :)

Here are some doily cards I wanted to share with you on this beautiful March Long Weekend Holiday. Inspiration came from a very CAS Card I found through Pinterest.

For a Stampin' Up! ® version of this card, please check out what I made using the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and co-ordinating die.

Butterfly Die - Marianne Creatables
(Thanks to Lisa Lara at Splitcoast for recognising this card as a CAS favouritefor the week)

Newsprint Bird - Hero Arts

Gorgeous DSP from First Edition Paper - Isabelle

Flowers from Kaiser Craft

Sentiments from STAMP-IT

Leaf Flourish - Marianne Creatables
Stamps - SU

Bird Die - Sizzix Oval Frame Bird and Pendant
Stamps- Hero Arts and SU

Here's a gorgeous hand made bird…

Scallop Circle Easel Card Tutorial

Punch Potpourri Scallop Circle Easel Card
in the Dynamic Duo of
Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink

1. Score a piece of card stock through the middle (which is double the length of your die) and line up the folded piece over the Scallop Circle Die (SCD) leaving 4 scallops at the top to form the base of your card.

This is how it should look after you run it through the Big Shot Machine.

2. Score a line through the middle of the top Scallop Circle and fold upwards.

3. Apply Sticky Strip or glue to half the Scallop Circle as shown above.

4. Cut out a single Scallop Circle in the same colour (Melon Mambo) and stick it to the folded half so the top layer sits up like an easel (The top half that is facing will now be a double layer and the bottom half, a single layer of card stock).

5. Cut two circles using the lighter shade (Pretty In Pink) and attach one to the base of the card. Sponge around the edges with the darker shade of ink before gluing the other circle to the front of the card.

6. Stamp…