Color Dare #326 - Black & White with a Splash

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It seems as if I just posted an entry in a Color Dare and here I am again with a new one already! This was a particularly fun one (in my opinion) because the challenge is to use only black, white and a splash of ONE other color. No other neutrals allowed. So I chose to use CTMH Ruby red as my one other color to go with my black and white card. If you would like to see the rules and/or join the Color Dare then click on the link below the Color Dare picture.

As we usually do, the first step is to gather supplies. The supplies were really easy on this on! I pulled together some black cardstock, white cardstock, and some decorative black & white papers from my CTMH patterned paper stash. I also chose some stamps out of three different CTMH stamp sets, a black ink pad, some black embossing powder, and my White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops.

The layout for this card is inspired by a Halloween card I saw in the CTMH September - December 2018 Holiday Expressions catalog on page 35. Using the White Daisy cardstock I cut a card base 4.25" x 11" (folded in half to make a top-folding A2 card). I didn't really "measure" the other pieces, I simply cut them out to sizes that "looked right" to me. That is the fun of creating!

Using a stamp from the CTMH S1804 - Color Your Life Stamp of the Month I stamped, heat embossed and then fussy-cut the "ALWAYS" banner. 

Next I stamped a few hearts in Ruby (the splash color) from the CTMH A1192 - Happy Hearts Sentiments stamp set on a piece of White Daisy cardstock. On top of those I used black ink to stamp "Thinking of You" from the CTMH B1563 - Sending Prayers Sentiments stamp set. You will notice I marked the center of the piece of cardstock with a pencil for the next step.

For this next step I wish I had a banner die large enough for the design, but I don't... so here is how I cut my banners by hand. First I cut up the center, then I made a cut from the lower left corner to the top of the center cut...

Then I made the cut from the lower right corner to the center. Next, because I wanted the banner shadowed by a piece of black cardstock I adhered the banner to the black cardstock and then cut the bottom as I did with the white cardstock.

It's not as perfect as a die would have cut it, but that is the uniqueness of something being "handmade". I used the same technique to banner cut my patterned paper strip, too. All that was left was to adhere all the parts together! I adhered most of the layers with a flat adhesive, however, I did use a foam adhesive for the "ALWAYS". I also added three small White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops to add a touch more of dimension to balance the foam tape sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this card and how it was made. If you have any questions, suggestions, or other comments please leave them for me below in the comment section. I truly enjoy hearing from you!

Happy Paper Crafting,


  1. I love the bold background stripes. The red hearts are the perfect splash of color, too. Thanks for sharing at Color My Heart Color Dare.

  2. Wonderful card! Love those red hearts and the embossed sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!

  3. You did a great job with those background hearts. Thank you for joining us for the Color My Heart Dare Challenge. <3 Miss. Carrie

  4. I love the red hearts with the black and white stripes, such a great colour combo and your card is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon.


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