May 22, 2012

Dynamic Duos #3 & RS #12

Back in my studio after the holiday weekend, laundry isn't done but it will still be there tomorrow.  This week's Dynamic Duos challenge was Black Tie with a Dessert Option featuring black and yellow with an option of adding any kind of embossing.  I paired it up with RetroSketch #12. I started out by pulling out True Black and Harvest Gold Papertrey cardstock and some Doodlebug Beetle Black patterned and specialty papers.  I started off with a white card base and not sure what type of card I was going to make.  When it didn't seem to work I swapped the white base for black and a graduation card was born.








All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: True Black, Harvest Gold(PTI), Bettle Black Patterned papers (Doodlebug)
Stamps: Tag Its #4
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Dies: Notched Flowers
Embossing Folders: Swirls (Cuttlebug)
other: foam dots, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

25 comments :

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Oh wow - this is SO SO GORGEOUS! Love that glittered paper Tracey, your grad card is perfect! Thank you so much for playing along with us at RetroSketches this week!

Lynn said...

Love the die cuts your used around the graduation cap...gives it such a modern feel!

Paige said...

Love the card you came up with! The sparkly paper is great! So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!

Jackie Rockwell said...

So dramatic and very striking! The glitter paper really adds so much to the card!!! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

the color combo is just beautiful!!! great job!

Cyndie said...

Great card! I love the mix of textures and the glittered patterned paper, and the "rosette" flower with the sentiment banner kind of looks like an award badge--perfect for a graduate!

Laurie said...

Awesome card! I love the texture in the glittered paper! Very cool! Thanks for playing along at RetroSketches!

Susan Joyce said...

Nice design, love the glitter card, fantastic Graduation card. Thanks' for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

Noelle said...

What a cool card, Tracey!! I love the shapes around the mortarboard, so creative and unique! I love the way black on black embossing looks, too. Great take on the challenges:) hope you are having a lovely week!! :)

Deanna Jean said...

Great card Tracey! I love that patterned paper. Okay, now I think I'm going to have to look for that Cuttlebug embossing folder:)

Kelly Griglione said...

Love hearing your creative process, I always find that so interesting. Those notched flower dies are great! Nice card Tracey!

Joyce said...

Oh, this is really, really good. What a beautiful and sophisticated graduation card. Those notched flowers look really terrific as just layers. I never thought of that.

LeAnne said...

Howdy doody, what a great card! LOVE it!

Lisa said...

Your die cuts and this sketch give your card a modern twist Tracey! Love your black embossed glittery paper. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Arlene said...

WOW, Tracey this is beautiful! I need to make two grad cards myself...if I my creative mojo doesn't come back soon, I'll be CASEing this one! ;)

Kim said...

Tracey, what a beautiful and elegant graduation card, it is so stunning and perfect in this week's colors. I love your use of the notched flowers too, so creative!

Allisa said...

Cute card, the colors work great for a graduation card. Great take on the sketch challenge. Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Tracey, this is an awesome graduation card! These were actually my school colors! I really like the pop of sparkle you added, too. Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

Anni said...

Love all the glitter in the background!
Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!
Anni

Melissa said...

And what a gorgeous graduation card this is! Love that sparkly DP against the dry embossed panel! Love that layered die cut too! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

Suzanne said...

FANTASTIC! Tracey, I adore everything about this card! Especially the glitter!

Jill Norwood said...

This is gorgeous! Love the embossing and how you used the flower dies for the graduation cap! Great color combo too!

Lesley said...

Love that glittery paper Tracey! Wow, this is a wonderful grad card! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

Renee said...

Gorgeous!!
A stunning grad card...
love the way you used the flowers as the base for the cap...
genius! :)

Basement Stamper said...

Fabulous graduation card, that die you used is awesome!