Monday, January 11, 2016

With Gratitude

1/19/2016 Update: This card was a winner of the Emerald Award at the Color My Heart #175 challenge.

At the urging of a friend, I decided to make a card for a challenge that is new to me: Color My Heart: Color Dare #175. The challenge colors are Glacier and White Daisy along with silver. Because any brand of supplies are acceptable, I selected cardstock from my stash that I thought suited the challenge quite nicely. It's always a trick to photograph cards decorated with foiled paper and this card was no exception!

On a panel of white cardstock, leaves were stamped using the stamping off technique to keep the background pastel. The flower image was stamped several times using Versamark ink and then heat embossed with silver embossing powder. The sentiment was die cut from silver foiled paper and a strip of the foiled paper was also adhered to the right side of the white panel. Sequins and a ribbon were added then the panel was backed with craft foam and adhered to a panel of cardstock that had been sponged with coordinating ink. This stack was then adhered to a white card base. The inside was stamped off using the same ink and stamped image as on the front. For creative ideas and challenge fun, visit Color My Heart: Color Dare!

Techniques: Heat embossing, stamping off, sponging, die cutting
Size: 5.5" x 5.5"

Stamps: "Love & Sympathy" & "For All Things"
Ink: Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black (inside sentiment)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky, DCWV Silver Foil
Die: Lil' Inker Designs: Word Die "With Gratitude"
Misc.: Recollections Embossing Powder (silver), Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, ribbon from stash, craft foam


  1. Hey, friend, I am so glad you decided to take the challenge. Your card is all the silver heat embossing on the flowers and sentiment and the shadow of the glacier behind them. The ribbon and sequins and foil are nice embellishments. Good luck on your first challenge with Color Dare and hope you join us again.

  2. Oh, this is so pretty Melanie! I love the silver touches, perfect with this color scheme! Fabulous card. :)

  3. Gorgeous card! Love the silver embossing and the sequins are a great touch. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  4. Ooh! What a beautiful card! Everything works together so well on your card. Please thank your friend for encouraging you to share your talent with us at the Color Dare--we hope you will join us again soon.
    :) Marie

  5. Wow, what a beautiful card. I love the glacier stamping behind the silver embossing and the side borders. It is just beautiful.

  6. LOVE THIS!! The silver really pops out!!! Thank you for playing the challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare!

  7. What a stunning card! I love the use of silver foil as your accent piece! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare!

  8. Beautiful!! Love the silver embossing and they way you stamped the off the background leaves. We are so glad you joined us this week at Color My Heart.

  9. Lovely card, Melanie. I love the combination of the soft Glacier stamping and the shimmering silver embossing. And the ribbon just sets it all off. Thanks for taking the Color Dare.