Thursday, March 7, 2013

Color Dare #33 with a Try it on Tuesday Sketch

The challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare this week is to combine 2 or more Close To My Heart paper packs--current or retired.  I used one of each for this first card--For Always (current) with Roxie (retired).  The Delight in Everything (retired CTMH) flowers were gold embossed onto the black For Always panel.  The "Thinking of You" greeting is from Casual Expressions which was stamped in Black ink.  A strip of gold rickrack (unknown source) accents the vertical black strip from For Always.

 Here is the Try Stampin' on Tuesday #108 sketch:

I'm also linking this card up to Use it Tuesday challenge #50.  Their challenge this week is to use an uninked stamp (Delight in Everything flowers) and gold.

I wasn't finished playing with the idea of combining different CTMH paper packs so I challenged myself to combine 4 of them with this next card.  It's great for using up scraps.  The rectangles I cut on my paper cutter at 1" x 1.5".  I used Roxie, For Always, Elemental and Clementine.  The horizontal stripe is the zip strip from For Always and I embellished it with Almond Glitz Glitter Gel.  The "You're Appreciated" greeting is also from Casual Expressions Occasions and was black embossed and popped up from the gold metallic paper(retired CTMH) with 3D Foam Tape.  I used a Hollyhock marker to color in the flowers on the frame.  I used the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge (page 42 oval 3) to cut the ovals at 1.5" and 1.75"

It was fun challenging myself to make these cards!  I hope you'll be able to join in Color Dare #33. 

 You can use your CTMH stash to play.  Just link up your papercrafted item (does not have to be a card) to Color My Heart Color Dare by 9PM CST Thursday, 3/15/13.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie


  1. What a clever background with scraps! I really like how you tied in the colors with the glitter glitz on the zip strip...excellent idea! :)

  2. Wow! You really used up a lot of scraps. I am going to have to steal this idea because my scrap pile is out of control. Great idea.

  3. This is absolutely lovely! The pop of gold is perfect with the pink and black! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at TSOT! :)

  4. Great card! I love the gold accents in the card. The bold gives a lovely elegance to the card.

  5. The gold really pops off the card. Very lovely card and great take on our sketch. TFS at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

  6. This is so pretty. I like how you have combined the two challenges. Thank you for playing along with us at Try Stampin on Tuesday

  7. Wow! FOUR paper packs on one card! They all look awesome together. I need you to come to my house and rearrange my wardrobe as well as my paper have a great eye for colour. I also like that brick-on-the-diagonal design of the second card. Great and graphic.


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