Friday, August 3, 2012

Got Ruby? and Color Dare Challenge #10

As the winner of Week #8 of the Color Dare Challenge I was invited to be this week's guest designer--what an honor! I spent many hours today coming up with these cards which feature the new Close To My Heart color Ruby. For this challenge we are also allowed to use neutral colors. I couldn't decide which card to submit to Sarah so I'll be surprised by what she selects. Here are the cards I created using Ruby ink or cardstock. Card #1 uses stamps from these sets: Salutation Seals, Hooray Bouquet and Love Life. The Ruby CS was put through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. The centers of the flowers were glitzed with Stardust Glitter Gel. Color Ready Seam Binding is the stripe between the white embossed greeting and a square of black CS. The edges of the card were distressed with Ruby Ink and a 1" foam brush.
Card #2 uses the Happy Birthday stamp from 4 My Friend and a swirl stamp from Love Life, a square of Black CS and Kraft CS. I used "Square 5" from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the Kraft CS before stamping the greeting. I used a small swirl stamp from Love Life to stamp the background of the card base. The white stripe was embossed with swiss dots cuttlebug folder and then I rubbed the Ruby Ink pad over it for the red color. A small bow made with Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon adorns the top left corner.
Card #3 uses a greeting from Christmas Love and the poinsettia flower from the Art Philosophy stamp collection. The flower was white embossed. I adapted this card from a design called "Locket" in the Card Confidence Originals book which recently retired. A small strip of Cocoa CS is behind the greeting.
Card #4 was cut with the Art Philosophy cartridge "card shift" on page 65 and the white label was cut at 2.25" from "decorative layer shift" also from page 65. A strip of construction wall tape was placed on the card base to add some texture. The greeting is from Card Chatter-Sympathy. There is a strip of Black CS which is embellished with Grey Wool twine from the Bakers' Twine Neutral Assortment. Licorice Adhesive gems embellish the cut out flowers. A strip of White Daisy CS was placed behind the card front so you can see the pretty flowers that Art Philosophy cricut cut.
Card #5 uses the rose from Card Word Puzzle, the leaves from Harvest Happiness and the sympathy greeting from 4 My Friend. The leaves were stamped in Topiary and the rose was colored by rubbing a paintbrush with ruby ink and then rubbing it onto the rose. The scalloped cork element is from Evergreen Cork Shapes. The black and white patterned paper is from the inside of a security envelope!
Thanks for stopping by to check out my artwork! If you've been inspired please take the time to leave a comment. :)


  1. Beautiful work! The variety is amazing!!

  2. Thanks so much for being our guest designer, Marie! I love all your cards; too bad I could only choose one!


  3. These are beautiful cards. I really like your artistic ability!! Thank you for sharing. I hope you don't mind if I do some cardlifting. Of course, I will give you all of the credit for your cards!!


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