Friday, August 7, 2015

Color Dare #154 ~ Smokey Plum + White Daisy

Welcome to this week's Color My Heart color dare! 
Each Friday our Design Team challenges you with a color palette. This week it's Smokey Plum with White Daisy! I love Smokey Plum and it goes so well with the clean and crisp White Daisy.

I made a standard sized top fold card (5.5" x 4.25"). I love these small flowers from the Happy Autumn stamp set. This set will be retiring at the end of August, so if you like it get it now! 

I stamped the flowers and layered on cardstock, but on the card base I did a little distressing. First I dry embossed the lines around the outside of the card base using my dry embossing tool and paper trimmer. Next I used the sanding block to lightly sand the raised lines and show the white core of the cardstock. The Happy Birthday is stamped in White Daisy pigment ink. Remember pigment ink takes longer to dry. I had the time so I let it dry overnight. If you want a quicker fix, use your craft heater to dry it or clear emboss over it. 

All products are Close To My Heart: (click to see image)
--Cardstock: Smokey Plum, White Daisy
--Ink: Smokey Plum, White Daisy pigment

(R) = retiring August 2015

Don't forget to check out the Retired Items and While Supplies Last sections, too!

Now it's your turn! If you don't have the exact colors use something close. Click here to see what the other Design Team members created to inspire you. This color dare is open until Thursday at 9:00pm CDT. Now go on....get your mojo going and join the fun!

Have a great day!


  1. Great card! Love how you stamped the image at the bottom of the card.

  2. Great use of those beautiful flowers, Michelle. That shadow and overstamping of the message is very clever too!