Color Dare #325 - Love
It is time for another Color Dare! The challenge this time is to choose at least three colors from the grid (below). I decided to work with Peacock, Eggplant, Glacier, Heather, and Silver. So lets get started!
Let's start off with gathering some supplies. For my entry I used a sheet of CTMH Peacock cardstock, some silver glitter paper, and some CTMH White Daisy cardstock. I also pulled out my CTMH Eggplant, Peacock, Glacier, and Heather mini-ink pads. Lastly, I decided to use an older CTMH stamp set (Chelsea Gardens - Cardmaking Sentiments C1709) for this card, but you could use any stamp set you have in your stash to make a similar card.
I started the card by making the card base by cutting the 12" x 12" piece of Peacock cardstock in half and then folding the 12" x 6" piece in half. This gives me a card base of 6" x 6". Next I cut a 5.75" square from the silver glitter cardstock. Using a die and my Cricut Cuttlebug I turned the silver square into a frame. I find this helps to make the card a bit lighter for mailing when making a larger card and it also saves on the pricey glitter paper (as I now have a square piece I can use an another project down the road).
Next I took a piece of the white cardstock and started making a background using my various ink pads and stamps. Although I enjoy buying decorative papers, it is fun to make my own using the exact colors I require for the project.
Once I had completed my sheet of hand-stamped background cardstock I chose some square dies, circle dies, a "love" die, and then used my Cricut Cuttlebug to get everything cut and ready. I made sure to cut three of the "love" layer so that I could glue them all together to end up with a more robust embellishment.
Then came the adhesive step. First I adhered the silver glitter frame to the card base. Once that was attached I was able to insert and adhere the hand-stamped background piece to the card base. I used a flat adhesive for these two pieces.
Using a liquid adhesive I attached the two circle pieces together and then carefully glued the "love" embellishment to the circles. I let those dry well before I attached the circle to the top of the card using a foam tape to add dimension.
For the inside of the card I stamped my sentiment using some VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with Silver Tinsel embossing powder. I then stamped a few random images using the same stamps and colors I used on the front of the card (trying to remember to leave myself a bit of room for a handwritten note and signature).
After finishing the inside of the card I added some silver sequins to the front of the card for some added sparkle. That is all there is to it!
Now I have a completed card (having met the requirements of the Color Dare) and it is ready to send to a friend to let them know I am thinking about them. What do you think about this card? Please let me know in the comments below. I love reading your thoughts, suggestions, and feedback.
Lastly, I simply have to share a picture of my sweet granddaughter my hubby took on Saturday morning. She was giving me a hug before breakfast and I love how her sweetness shines through. This precious toddler is such a joy to us!
Happy Paper Crafting,
1-17-19 - P.S. Per a suggestion from Alyson I have also entered my card in the Heart 2 Heart challenge. You might want to go check that challenge out, too!