Friday, July 14, 2017

Color Dare #252- Thanks So Very Much Card

So much has happened since the beginning of the month. We wrapped up our fantastic annual CTMH convention, I spent a week visiting family in Kansas, and I joined the design team at Color My Heart Color Dare. I am honored and excited to be creating with this team of talented ladies! If you haven't tried the challenge yet, I encourage you to do it!

I only used a few items on my card, but they make a big impact.

The "thanks" sentiment and the flowers are heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I mixed Raspberry Ink with water to color the flowers. "So Very Much" is stamped below the thanks with black ink. I used a a slightly damp, crumpled paper towel to add Sea Glass Ink to the Sea Glass Cardstock for a subtle tone-on-tone effect. The Emerald Ribbon is pleated for extra texture. You can see the shininess from the silver embossing better in the photo below.

Of course, I had to coordinate the inside as well.

Ready to play? Just create a project using ALL and ONLY the colors in this week's challenge. If you don't have the exact colors, use the closest colors you have. You have until 10pm EST Thursday to enter!

I can't wait to see what you create for the Color Dare Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
G1131 Workshops Your Way Anniversary Cardmaking Kit
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5783 Emerald Cardstock
X5789 Sea Glass Cardstock
Z2805 Black Ink
Z2812 Raspberry Ink
Z2813 Sea Glass Ink
Z281 Versamark Ink
Z2067 Ranger Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z3286 Adventure Ribbon Pack
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
X254 White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z3326 Tombow Permanent Adhesive
Z2060 Thin 3D Foam Tape
Z341 Memory Book Mini Glue Dots
Other- paper towel


  1. Sooo beautiful! Love your watercolored flowers and the simple and beautiful design...and congrats on joining the Color Dare Team!!

    1. Thanks, Lisa! You always cheer me on!

  2. Beautiful card. Love those watercolored flowers.

  3. Love everything about this card! It is simply elegant. Looking forward to having you on the design team.

  4. Thank you, Debi! I hope I can keep up with all the talent on the team!

  5. Susan, what a beautiful card! I love the silver embossing and the special folds for the ribbon. I didn't realize the greeting was embossed until I saw your close-up picture. Beautiful!

    1. Thank you, Kathleen! No matter what I tried, I couldn't get the silver embossing to show up in the front-on view.

  6. Gorgeous card, Susan! We are so happy to have you on the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team! Your card is beautiful inside and out.
    Thanks for inspiring me today!
    :) Marie

  7. Love the embossing on your watercolored flower and sentiment...beautiful card.

  8. Really like the big bold silver embossed greeting!
    I'm glad embossing has made a come back - it is FUNN!

    1. Thanks, Mary! I agree, embossing is FUNN!