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Dynamic Duos #79 DD#79 - Santa's List, A Banner Christmas, and Endless Wishes - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye
Dynamic Duos #79

Good morning! It’s Black Tie week at Dynamic Duos, and this week Basic Black is paired with Smoky Slate. The dessert option is Christmas, so I decided to challenge myself and make a completely neutral Christmas card. It was hard! But I did finally come up with something I loved.

The Smoky Slate background is embossed using the Pretty Print folder. I sponged on some Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Ink as well — it doesn’t show up very well in the picture, but it’s pretty in person.

The snowflake is cut out of Silver Glimmer Paper using the largest Festive Flurry framelit. I used the Circles Collection framelits for the black circle behind Santa and cropped Santa using another Festive Flurry framelit.

The Ho (cubed) stamp is from A Banner Christmas. The “merry christmas” is from the Endless Wishes stamp set. And I finished off the card with some rhinestones and the Silver Ribbon I love so much.

Head over to Dynamic Duos and see what the rest of the design team came up with this week. There are some amazing creations over there! We’d love to see what you do with the challenge, so please play along!

Supplies used:
Paper: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Whisper White cardstock; Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Smoky Slate, StazOn Jet Black, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark
Stamps: Santa’s List, A Banner Christmas, Endless Wishes
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Festive Flurry Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, Circle Card Thinlits, Pretty Print embossing folder, Stampin’ Trimmer
Embellishments/Adhesives: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 1/8″ Silver Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots

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The Dynamic Duos Challenge Blog
Anne Marie Hile
Annette Elliott
Angel Johns
Caroline Bredeson
Cindy Brumbaugh
Holly Endress
JoAnn Burnham
Julie Gearinger
Michelle Bala
Sarah Fleming
Tenia Nelson

Santa's List

A Banner Christmas

Endless Wishes


Comment from Annette
Time November 16, 2013 at 1:52 pm

I had some difficulty deciding what to do too- as I have never made a black Xmas card! Saint Nick looks great! I love tour layout! :)

Comment from Angel Johns
Time November 16, 2013 at 6:24 pm

I love your card. This Santa is one of my favorite stamps and the snowflake is beautiful.

Comment from Tenia Nelson
Time November 16, 2013 at 9:01 pm

So so COOL!!! :)

Comment from Sarah
Time November 16, 2013 at 9:10 pm

Thanks, ladies!

Comment from Julie Gearinger
Time November 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Love how you used the colors to create this classic Christmas card!! The Shimmer snowflake die looks wonderful along with all of the other details :-)

Comment from Cindy Brumbaugh
Time November 16, 2013 at 9:28 pm

A+ in using all the supplies we “need” to get on our wish list! Love the glimmer snowflake behind Santa and the EF you chose is great as a background;)

Comment from JoAnn B.
Time November 17, 2013 at 7:20 am

I love how you used the color combo on your card. Santa looks great cut with the Festive Flurry framelit, along with the large silver glimmer paper snowflake. Beautiful card.

Comment from Nina
Time November 17, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Fabulous card, I love that Santa.

Comment from Caroline B.
Time November 17, 2013 at 7:44 pm

I LOVE the way you cropped your Santa image into a snowflake–very inspiring! And the ho {cubed} sentiment made me laugh.

Comment from Sarah
Time November 17, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Thanks, everyone!