Friday, July 6, 2018

Three Amigos #16 and Color Dare #300 Challenges

Welcome to the Three Amigos and Color Dare Challenges. Since I just returned from CTMH convention, I decided to combine both challenges into one project to save my sanity. The July Three Amigos Challenge  is Embossing!  Create something using at least one form of embossing... dry, heat, paste... you decide!  Or use them all! The Color Dare Challenge is to use only Mink, Bashful, and Pacifica on your project. You may add White Daisy and/or Black, but no other colors.

While I was perusing the new Idea Book we received at convention, I spotted a card that became my inspiration for today's challenges. I used Paqcifica Cardstock to create a top-folding card base. After embossing the White Daisy panel with the Dot Embossing Folder, I added a bit of Mink Ink to some of the raised areas. 

The Bashful strip looked a little flat, so I made it shimmer with the Bashful Shimmer Brush. I used our Circle and Stitched Circle Thin Cuts to create the sentiment piece.

I embossed the edge of the inside panel and added a strip of shimmery Bashful to complete the card.

Ready to play? For Color Dare, 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. Our color challenges are open for two weeks, giving you more time and flexibility to create, share, and invite your crafty friends to join us too. You have until 11pm EST Thursday, July 19th to enter! 

Add your favorite embossing technique for the Three Amigos Challenge! Be sure to check out Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created too! I hope you enter both!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Supplies Used:
C1713 Notes of Inspiration (Retired)
Z1924 Dot Embossing Folder (Retired)
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles


  1. Love your card, Susan! Adding some ink to only some of the embossed dots is very clever. I love how you carried the "dot" theme throughout your card.

    1. Thank you, Michelle! The inspiration card used texture paste to add texture to the background. I tried to mimic that look by only inking a portion of the embossed panel.

  2. Love your card! I really like how you inked some of the dots.

  3. Gorgeous card--inside and out! I love the distressed look on your embossed panel with the sparkles. Thanks for being a valued member of the Color Dare Design Team!
    :) Marie

    1. Aww, thanks, Marie! It’s an honor to be a part of such a talented team!