Thursday, April 7, 2016

Color my Heart Color Dare #187

I didn't think I would enjoy this challenge, but, boy, did I!!  I started with one card that quickly morphed into two cards.  But it didn't stop there!  I stopped myself after the fourth card.  I'll show you the other ones in the coming week(s) - I may have other priorities to show you.  : )

So, the card I'm sharing with you today is this one...

The card base is White Daisy with Topiary cardstock (4" x 5.25") on top.  The White Daisy (4" x 3") was stamped in Sweet Leaf (Z2153) using Love Life (D1482).  That was centered on the Topiary cardstock.

On a scratch piece of White Daisy, stamp the solid frame from Crafted with Love (B1399) in Topiary (Z2155).  Cut the frame out, and adhere to the lower right of the stamped white daisy.  Stamp the frame again on a scratch piece of Sweet Leaf cardstock.  Using VersaMark ink (Z891), stamp "thanks" (from Friendly Wishes (A1185)) and emboss White Embossing Powder (Z2068).  Cut the inner oval out and then sponge the outside of the oval with Topiary ink.  Mount that oval with 3D Foam Tape (Z1151).

The final touch is adding the Green Triangles (Z3123) to the upper left seam.

All three stamp sets I used will be retiring some time this year.  "Thanks" retires with the Seasonal Expressions 1 on April 30th.  That set has several sayings and can be found with the Base and Bling section of the booklet (page 33 to be exact).  It's supposed to coordinate with the necklace cards, but the sayings are a great size for cards too (case in point).  The swirls and the frame are both from stamp sets that have Art Philosophy Cricut Collection cuts.  Those two stamp sets will be retiring on July 31st.  Love Life (where the swirls come from) is one of my overall favorite stamp sets.  It'll be a shame to see it go (even though I don't highlight it too often).  I mentioned cutting the frame out, but you could have cut it out using your Cricut machine.  Of course I found some cut out frames in my envelope (I usually cut a bunch out at once for times like these ... too bad I forgot).  It didn't take to long to cut though.

The color dare changes each week, so if you want to play along, check out the site.  The new color combination is given on Friday, and we have until the following Thursday to post our creation.  If nothing else, it will give us some inspiration!  There are some talented people out there. : )


Catherine Nowak said...

I love those swirls and it looks great with your card. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Color My Heart.

Gretchen Stumme said...

I love your fun swirly background. Really pretty! The sentiment and triangles look nice with them. Thanks for taking a Color Dare.

Donna said...

Nice card! Love the flourish background. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

Sue Reynolds said...

Love your background flourishes, and your embossed frame for your sentiment. CAS and beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Color Dare, and hope to see you again this week for another great color combination. Also, thanks for the compliment on my card this week...appreciate it.