[Kathy Trahan] Dynamic Duos and Try Stampin’ on Tuesday

Hello all.  Well Old Man Winter is rearing his ugly head again.  He just won’t leave us alone.  I am glad to say that we only have cold temps and not snow but heck, this is April!!  Hopefully this is the last we will see of winter and spring will finally be here for good.   Okay,  enough ranting!

Today I am combining two challenges.  The Dynamic Duos and a new website I found called Try Stampin’ on Tuesday.  The colors for the Dynamic Duo are Wisteria Wonder and So Saffron and my sketch with an Easter twist  is from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday  (http://www.trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/)

So the colors from the Dynamic Duo really scream springtime as well as Easter so I think combining these two challenges works really well.  Looking at the sketch, I felt like the three panels needed to be embossed with three different embossing folders.  (When I went back to the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday site, one of the cards shown had the same idea! so that must mean I am on the right track!). So since I was thinking spring, of course, that means flowers so I used three different embossing folders with flowers.

Dynamic Duos Redo 2013-003

and here is the sketch from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday

Sketch 29-001

and here is my card

Card Front

Card Front

Inside detail

Inside detail

close up of front of card detail

close up of front of card detail

Items you will need: 

  • Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Whisper White
  • Ink:  Black Staz-On, So Saffron marker
  • Stamp set:   He is Risen
  • Embossing folders (your choice)
  • Punches and dies:   1 1/4″ circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, Oval dies
  • Colored dots (candy dots, etc)
  • Adhesives, dimensionals

Assembling the card:

  1. Cut Wisteria Wonder cardstock to form a 5 1/2″  x 4 1/4″ card
  2. Cut So Saffron to 5 1/4″ x 4″
  3. Cut Whisper White  1 7/8″ x 5″, 1 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ and 1 7/8″ x 2 1/2″
  4. Run each of the three white pieces of cardstock through 3 different embossing folders. Adhere to the So Saffron cardstock as shown and attach to front of card.
  5. Stamp the lilies from the He is Risen stamp set onto a piece of white cardstock using the Staz-On ink. Color the centers with the So Saffron marker. Using your oval dies, cut one oval around the image you just stamped, then cut another oval, the next size larger, from Wisteria Wonder cardstock.  Glue together and adhere to the So Saffron piece.
  6. Next stamp He is Risen in black Staz-On and then punch out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch.  Punch another circle from the Wisteria Wonder  at 1 3/8″ .  Mat the smaller circle onto the larger circle. Put dimensionals on the back and adhere to front of card as shown.
  7. Next put three coordinating “candy dots” on the small circle as shown. (My 10-year-old granddaughter was here with me when I was doing this part and I was trying to decide if I should put the dots above or below the sentiment.  She immediately said it should go below because it is like an underline and that [the sentiment]  is important.  Out of the mouths of babes.)
  8. Adhere the So Saffron piece to the card front.
  9. Cut a piece of Whisper White 5 1/4″ x 4″ .  Stamp inside sentiment and the lilies on this piece as shown in black Staz-On ink.  Adhere to inside of card.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I wish you and your family a very happy and blessed Easter.

Thanks for stopping by



Dynamic Duos 96

Hello everyone,

I’m back with another Dynamic Duos card.  This week the colors are Gumball Green and Crafter’s choice!  I made quite a few different cards for this challenge and finally came up with one that I was pleased with.  I used Pretty in Pink as my color choice.


Front of card

Card front – click on picture for larger view

Supplies you will need:

  • Stamps:  Blessed Easter from Stampin’ Up
  • Cardstock:  Gumball Green, Very Vanilla
  • Water color paper
  • Watercolor brush
  • Inks:   Gumball Green, Pretty in Pink, Timber Brown Staz-On
  • New Anna Griffin embossing border folder (see close up picture later in the post)
  • New Anna Griffin corresponding border die (see close up picture later in the post)
  • Scalloped oval framelits by Sizzix
  • Cuttlebug or other die cutting machine
  • Pearls
  • 1/8″ pink ribbon from my stash
  • Adhesive

Assembling the card

  • Form a card using the Gumball Green CS that measures 4 1/4″  x  5 1/2″
  • Using the border die, (it’s a scallop that matches the border embossing folder) die cut the right open edge of the card through both thicknesses – you can do this with one pass folding the card in half and running through the Cuttlebug. See close up picture below.  Then put the embossing border on the edge of the front of the card only and match the scallops and run through the Cuttlebug to emboss a border. (see pictures below)
Close up of die cut and embossed edge

Close up of die cut and embossed edge

Scalloped oval framelit, Embossing Border folder, scalloped border die

Scalloped oval framelit, Embossing Border folder, scalloped border die.


  • Stamp the tulip image onto water color paper using the Timber Brown Staz-On ink and cut out using the scalloped oval framelit.
  • Using the water color brush and inks, color as desired.  Set aside to dry.
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock 4″ x 5 1/4″ and run the edge through the Cuttlebug with the scalloped border die.
  • Stamp sentiment.
  • I also stamped a portion of the tulips again in the lower right corner of this piece with the Timber Brown Staz-On and colored in lightly with the same colors. Let dry. (see next picture).


Inside of card

Inside of card

  • Tie ribbon in a bow around the scalloped oval piece for the front of the card and attach.
  • Place pearls in the corner as shown
  • Adhere inside piece to the inside of the card matching the scallops (and they match very easily!).

I really enjoyed making this card and that is why I chose it for my Dynamic Duos submission.  Wish me luck!!

Happy Stamping!

(P.S.  I just went to submit my card and I was an hour too late!  Oh well, enjoy my creation!)