Friday, May 3, 2013

Color Dare #41--Pick your Color and Combine it with Saddle, Cocoa or White

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare blog post!  In this week's challenge you get to pick your favorite Close to My Heart Color and combine it with Saddle, Cocoa or White (usually we get to combine the featured colors with any of the 10 colors in the Basic color palette).

 I wouldn't say that Creme Brulee is my favorite CTMH color but it is one that works well with the two shades of brown allowed in this challenge.  My first card uses a technique called "Split Negative" which can be found here.  Instead of using a stamped image to do this technique I used an Art Philosophy cut butterfly (page 41 layer shift cut at 2") with the colors Creme Brulee and Cocoa.  The bottom stripe was stamped with In the Background flowers in Creme Brulee ink on White Daisy CS matted with Cocoa CS.   Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems were used for the antennae and flower centers from the bottom stripe.  I used my favorite CTMH embellishment--Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel--to glitz up the wings and some dots on the bottom stripe.

This week I became aware of another sketch challenge blog started by fellow Close To My Heart consultants so I figured I'd make a second card with Creme Brulee combined with Saddle following their sketch.  The name of the challenge is Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I followed the sketch and stamped Honeycomb  hexagons in Saddle Ink onto Creme Brulee CS.  The tiny bees that are popped up from the card with 3D Foam Tape is from a Petite Perks set.  The Saddle stripe on the bottom was created by inking White Daisy CS directly with the Saddle stamp pad--it's hard to believe that I don't own Saddle CS yet!  How did that happen?   The bee wings were also embellished with Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel.


Please come check out what the rest of the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team have come up with.  You'll be inspired for sure!  You can submit your papercrafted item (doesn't have to be a card) by Thursday evening 9PM CS May 9.  Hope you can join in on the fun!

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


  1. Great card, thank you for playing along with Atlantic Hearts.

  2. I just love this colour combo. Both cards are fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  3. My favorite is the butterfly. I love the split negative technique and how you put a twist on it using a die cut instead of a stamp. And what's no to love about the glitz!!

    Thanks for including the information about another CTMH-sponsored blog. Love me my CTMH blogs!! :)

  4. These are wonderful cards, Marie. I am surprised at how well the saddle stamped directly onto creme brulee looks. Your touches of glitz just make them come to life, too!

  5. Both cards are "sweet as honey!" The glittery little bumble bees are just plain cute! Thanks for the links to the Split Coast Stampers tutorial, and the new Canadian CTMH blog! Cool! more ways to "play".


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