Wednesday, January 24, 2018

You Are So Loved

The Color Dare Challenge #277 is a color challenge with Tic-Tac-Toe as a twist. I am making valentines for a few family members so decided to proceed with that although there are no pinks or reds in the color choices.
A panel of patterned paper was adhered to a black card base. A panel of cardstock was lightly stamped, and along with another small panel, was torn across the bottom edge and adhered to the card. The punched flowers were covered with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear powder for a shiny finish. The flowers were adhered with foam tape and decorated with gray pearls. The inside of the card was lined with a panel of white cardstock and heat embossed punched flowers.
Here is the Tic-Tac-Toe grid for Challenge 277. I used more than one direction but was inspired by the center horizontal row: Fern, White Daisy, Charcoal.  I added optional colors of Black, Glacier and Heather.

Please join us at Color Dare for this new biweekly challenge beginning Friday, January 26.

Techniques: Stamping, distressing, heat embossing, punch cutting
Size: A2

Stamp set: Lil' Inker "Encouraging Words"
Ink: CTMH Heather, Versamark
Cardstock: CTMH Glacier, Fern, White Daisy, Charcoal
Paper: CTMH Chelsea Gardens
Punches: Stampin' Up!
Misc.: Kool-tac clear foam tape, pearls from stash


  1. So beautiful! I love your shinny flowers!! What a great valentine's card.

  2. I love the shine flowers and how you used our colors. Great card, Melanie.

  3. Valentine's can be any colours - love the shimmer and shine on those flowers! I can never get that to show up in my photos... The tear is a nice touch.

  4. So sweet! Love those flowers and the stamped background is perfect! Great valentine! :)

  5. Beautiful card the shiny heat embossed flowers and torn papers in the background with your sentiments. Lovely untraditional colors for a Valentine it.

  6. Great card!! Love the nontraditional Valentine Color combo!!

  7. Those glossy flowers are so pretty! I love the random stamped background too. Lovely card, Melanie!