Friday, December 8, 2017

Color Dare 273 ~ Non-Traditional Colors

This week I'm on the Color My Heart team using Non-Traditional colors. No red and green here! Actually, I gravitate towards the non-traditional colors anyway so this project was a breeze! 

I think gold or silver heat embossing goes well with the holidays. It takes cards to a special level and is easy to do. I'm sharing two cards this week because they are similar other than the stamps used.

On the first card I stamped the tree then silver embossed the detail on top. The ink wasn't totally dry when I embossed so you see some shimmer on the tree, too. Not the way it's usually done but in this case I decided it added a frosty feel to the tree. The striped paper is gold to go with the gold star on top of the tree.

This card has embossed ornaments in gold and silver. After embossing I used the matching Thin Cuts to cut them out. Thin cuts makes crafting quick and easy!

All products are Close To My Heart
  • Silver and Gold Paper Pack
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Stamp Sets: Merriest Wishes (card 1), Silver and Gold Cardmaking + Thin Cuts (card 2)
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Pewter
  • Exclusive Inks: Pewter
  • Embossing: Versamark Ink, Gold Powder, Silver Powder, Heat Tool
  • Plaid Embossing Folder (card 1)
  • Silver Shimmer Trim (card2)
  • Thin 3D Foam Tape (card 2)
  • Cricut Art Philosophy (retired): Scallop border (card 1)
  • Corner Rounder (card 1)
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

What will you create using non-traditional colors? We'd love to see so please create and share on our home page. It's fun to play along AND there are prizes waiting at the end of the month! Each time you share you get another chance to win!

I'm sharing my cards on the Three Amigos blog for their Silver & Gold challenge. Check it out!
I'm also sharing at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog so check them out too!

Have fun creating!

#colordare #colormyheart #closetomyheart #christmascards


  1. Love the silver & gold combo. Your cards are both very elegant.

  2. Both are such elegant cards. Silver and gold together make such a beautiful combination and I love the "frosty" touch on the first card. Great to see you sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart as well :)

  3. Love both of your silver and gold cards...and the technique you used on your tree is gorgeous. Your projects as a DT member for Color Dare are always right on, and glad that you shared this with us at Heart2Heart.

  4. Both of your cards are quite elegant! I will miss that Silver and Gold paper. Thanks for sharing at Heart 2 Heart!

  5. Beautiful, both cards are stunning! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H

  6. Both are beautiful! Thanks for joining us @ Heart2Heart Challenges!

  7. Very pretty silver and gold cards! Hope you had a great Christmas holiday!
    :) Marie

  8. Michele! These are beautiful! I am so happy you played along with us in December over at Three Amigos. BTW... I JUST sent you some Happy Mail this morning so watch your mailbox. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  9. These are super fun, Michelle! Love the different elements you used on each of the cards, including embossing.

    Thanks for participating with us at H2H!

    Melissa Robinson
    H2H Design Team


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