Dynamic Duos 3 and FTL191

Sunday, May 20, 2012

One thing after another prevented me from doing any kind of creating this week, but Saturday night I had plans to catch up on what was going on with my favorite weekly challenges and find some inspiration.  I had been working outside in the garden all day and was exhausted but I wasn't going to let that stop me!  The colors at Dynamic Duos caught my eye and with the FTL sketch, I made this card.



I love to use black on a card, usually as an accent, but for this one I decided to let it really make a statement by using it as my big vertical layer.  I added some dry embossing to it (the dessert option on the challenge) then finished it off with the big daisy from the Sizzix Daisies #2 die. The sentiment is from Occasional Quotes.

I really tried to post this card last night, but I couldn't keep my eyes open.  I think I may have even snoozed a bit while hovering over the keyboard!   I've got another busy day ahead of me, but I'm going to try and get some stamping done for some of my other favorite challenges!

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14 Responses to “Dynamic Duos 3 and FTL191”

Ardyth said...

Great card - I also love to use black - it's so dramatic!

JD said...

Very pretty, your beautiful flower just pops on your elegant background!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Aww, Jen, I hope you got some time this weekend to get some rest and relaxation in. You sound pooped! Love your card! That flower just pops against the clean background. So glad you joined us this week over at Dynamic Duos! :)

Lisa said...

I see no tired creativity in this card Jen...so so pretty! Love your clean design and that sweet bloom. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Allisa said...

Stunning flower, it really pops against your black embossed background! Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Very nice! Love the scored background!

Sue said...

Beautiful card Jen love the colours and the background you have made Luv Sue x

Bronwyn Eastley said...

I just love the diamond embossing on the black panel and the gorgeous bright yellow flower. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

Kim S said...

This is gorgeous! That yellow daisy is stunning against that embossed black! So simple...but so interesting! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos.

Lesley said...

Fresh and pretty card Jen! Love the embossed middle panel. Wow. Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

Anonymous said...

Nice!! I Like!!
Cheryl McAskill
c.mcaskill@verizon.net

Melissa said...

Wonderful simplicity, Jen! Love the single strip of embossed black and that eye popping flower! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos again this week! :)

kingstonmama said...

Gorgeous! I love that bright yellow flower against the black panel. Such a striking card. :) ann

Marie B. said...

I agree, this is gorgeous! The yellow and black are stunning the way you have paired them together! :)