Friday, April 10, 2020

Just a Note - All Occasion

It's time for another color challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare! Challenges begin each Friday and are two weeks in duration so anytime you visit the blog there is a challenge underway. This is Color Dare #389, a Tic Tac Toe challenge, which began on Friday, April 10, and will run through Thursday evening, April 23, 2020. I selected the middle column from the board - Mink, Peach, Smoothie - plus black as a neutral.
It's been a while since I used the rubber band technique but I recently saw a YouTube video HERE and I decided to do this card. Crafters are clever by coming up with ways to use common household items!

After completing the rubber band design on white cardstock, the panel was cut into five strips and adhered to black cardstock. I did not use an embossing powder tool purposely because I wanted loose particles of powder to become part of the design. 

I adhered this to the light gray card base. I used pale woodgrain patterned paper for the sentiment banner but the grain is not visible in the photos. The sentiment was cut with a die, added to the banner and adhered with foam tape. I resisted the urge to add flowers or bling, deciding the design spoke for itself.
The inside of the card was decorated with a scrap of the embossed panel set on black. No sentiment was stamped to leave sufficient space for a personal note. 
The Design Team at Color Dare #389 welcomes you to join the challenge. When you see the products below, you can see that I used a few substitutes for the required colors. You are free to do the same!

Techniques: Rubber Band, Heat Embossing, Die Cutting, Sponging, Color Blending, Emboss Resist
Size: A2 (5.5" x 4.25")

Inks: Stampin' Up! Peach Parfait (retired); CTMH Smoothie; Versamark
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Basic Black; W+9 Dove Gray (sub for Mink)
Patterned paper: CTMH "Into the Wild" Collection
Die: Spellbinders (sentiment)
Misc.: Stampin' Up! EP, foam tape, gem (black), rubber bands in various widths


  1. Love your card, Melanie! Those colors just pop together! Thanks for the reminder about the rubber band technique. I need to try that again.

  2. How cool is that background! I have never seen this technique before but will definitely give it a try! Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Great job on your rubber band technique and like how you used your design...I've used it once and need to look up how I used it. CAS and very pretty.

  4. Wow - that bold paper stands easily on its own and the black sentiment is so striking on top. Lovely:)

  5. That is one spectacular background! Well done.

  6. Love your design, that background is awesome! :)

  7. Lovely card - I'm going to have to try that rubber band technique!
    Fabulous make for ColorDare!

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