Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Not just for Christmas

A color combination that we associate with Christmas is red and green but I love using it for other occasions.  The Dynamic Duo combination for this week helped me put this card together along with a new Page Maps card map. 
 I pulled out some Paper Smooches stamps for my card.
 What is funny is this border piece is a "happy accident".  Plus, when I finished it I really didn't like it so I walked away from my desk. When I came back later, I was pretty sure it was going to work for my card.  After I stamped the border twice and embossed the black, I sprayed the piece with a green and a pink/red spray. That wasn't the colors I really wanted so I picked up two different Distress Stains and dotted it here and there with those colors.  After it dried, I really liked how it used the colors. 
 I used a PaperTrey, Inc label die for my label. I colored the piece of paper that I cut it from by placing a red Stephanie Barnard ColorBox stamp pad directly on the paper and then cut out the die. I love that color of red.
 Here is the great Dynamic Duos color combination.
 Here is the Page Maps sketch that I used.
 This card uses the Card Positioning Systems sketch.  Our sponsor is My Favorite Things. Not only do I love their stamps but I want more and more of the really neat die shapes.  I started out using the Dynamic Duos combo for this card but it just seemed that I needed to add that blue color to go along with the blue stripes in the patterned paper. 
 The die set that I used is two part.  It cuts the border with the squares cut out and then it cuts the plain border. These actually can be added together but I liked them separate.
 Here is the CPS sketch.
And for some fun photos...
 We went to the beach the other night, two of my grandkids and their mom. It was so much fun to capture some great photos of them playing together.
 Several times I managed to capture some amazing reflections in the water on the sand.
We went just before sunset.  This is looking down the beach, loved the black and white look in the photo even though I took it in color. 
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. Very nice...the colors worked well on this card!

  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS cards!! LOVING the colors and the shapes you used!!! And loving the beach photos!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  3. Linda these cards are gorgeous and your photography is awesome. Wishing you a fab Thursday.
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  4. Fun photos. ;-) Both your cards are so cool. I love the hexagon paper you created on the first. So neat! Glad you could join Dynamic Duos this week. ;-)

  5. So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos with your fun and delightful card! So clever and creative!

  6. I love 'happy accidents'! The border is fabulous! Thanks for sharing this card with us at Dynamic Duos!