Friday, July 12, 2013

Color Dare #51--Desert Sand, Bamboo with Choice of Color

Welcome back to another Color Dare post!

The Color My Heart Color Dare challenge this week is to create a papercrafted item using the Close To My Heart colors Desert Sand and Bamboo as neutrals combined with a color of your choice.  I've had this lovely Quick Cards--Bountiful Season stamp for awhile which hadn't yet been inked so I chose the color Autumn Terracotta to showcase this beautiful stamp.

The paper strip on the left is very old Desert Sand B & T paper. The background panel on the right is Bamboo CS which was dry embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then swiped with a Desert Sand ink pad to give it some "smudgy" color.  The shimmery stripe is actually Silver Shimmer Trim which was colored with an Autumn Terracotta Alcohol Marker.  (Coloring Silver Shimmer Trim with CTMH alcohol markers gives you so many more shimmery color opportunities!)  Bountiful Season was stamped in Autumn Terracotta ink onto Colonial White CS and then matted onto Autumn Terracotta CS and lifted off the card using 3D Foam Tape.  This card came together very quickly.  Now it's your turn to play along with us.  (You can always substitute similar colors if you don't have Close To My Heart products yet.)  Link up your card here.

Check out what the rest of the Design Team and this week's fabulous Guest Designer Pam has to inspire you:Sarah, Pam, Lela, Becca.


  1. Marie, this card is gorgeous! I really want to get that leaf stamp because it's so pretty! I like the color you chose to go with the neutrals. Autumn Terracotta matches really well. It was ingenious of you to color the shimmer trim with the marker. I really thought you used the new bronze! It looks great!

  2. Great card. This is one of my favorite fall stamps. I actually was using it last night to make some early fall cards. Love the dry embossing on the card.

  3. Love the leaf on leaf design repetition as well as the tip about alcohol markers on the shimmer trim. Such a pretty card!


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