These are the cards I created:
I found my inspiration for this first card by a card made by Sage Kimble and found on Pinterest here.
The inspiration for the second card came from this past week's CAS(E) this Sketch #24. I mounted 5 strips of the wax resisted brayered glossy papers onto a Sunset CS mat. The "happy day" stamp is from "It's Your Day" special set from last fall. Birthday Wishes is from Just a Number stamp set. The background is White Daisy and Chocolate Ink was used for the greetings.
The inspiration for this third card came from a card made by Loretta Lock and seen on Pinterest here. The card background is Chocolate CS with a layer of Colonial White. The greeting was stamped in Sunset ink and is from the 4 My Friend set. The twine is from Baker's Twine Neutral Assortment.
The Cuttlebug embossing folder that I used is called Musical Flourish. This last picture shows what two of the brayered sheets looked like before I cut them up into pieces. You can see how there is a positive and negative sided which created two slightly different patterns.
I had lots of fun experimenting with this technique. Although I like each of the cards I made for this challenge I like the one with the black and kraft background best. I already had the strips cut but couldn't figure out how I wanted to use them until I saw the card on Pinterest that sparked me to create this one tonight. I would love to hear what your card preference is.
Please consider joining in the challenge this week at Color My Heart. If you don't have the three colors listed you may substitute similar colors. You may also combine them with any of the "neutral" colors in the Close To My Heart Basic Palette. Create your papercrafted item--does not have to be a card--and link it up to Color My Heart Color Dare by Thursday, May 2 at 9PM CST. There is a prize to be won this month! Remember to check out what the rest of the Color Dare Design Team has created too.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!