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Monday, March 28, 2016

Color Blocked Congratulations

I love the bright, bold colors chosen for this week's Color My Heart Challenge: Gypsy, Lagoon, and White Daisy.  And I love the idea of combing bold with "Delicate" which is this week's Addicted to CAS challenge.  I put the CTMH Artistry cartridge back to work for this card:


I forgot to measure, and I don't have the card to do it after the fact, but I think the squares are 1.25" square, so the color blocking is 2.5x2.5" mounted on 2.75x2.75" White Daisy base.  The trees were cut with my Cricut, glued down, then painted over with shimmer paint although you can't see it in the picture. The sentiment is from CTMH "Shower Flowers" stamped in Gypsy then trimmed down after the fact to get the thinnest possible strip.  It would have been fun to let the edges of this hang over a bit and snip a "V" in each end, too.

After the center block was done, I mounted it on a single layer of foam tape and attached it to the card base.  I'm a big fan of the white on white mounting because it adds interest without adding bulk.  I can easily see this with a second, thicker white mat similar to how I did this card.

A writer friend was recently nominated for a RITA award.  She gave me credit in her "Acknowledgements" for helping her brainstorm the book.  I was touched because I felt like I did so little.  This card is for her.

Until next time,
Becca

8 comments:

  1. I actually gasped when I saw this on fb. Love it!

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  2. Wow, this is really cool...the white on white and then the bold squares of color...very striking and love the die. Thanks for joining us at ColorMyHeart Color Dare. Becca, please come back next week.

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  3. Love this Becca! I can see myself using this design in lots of different color combinations. Thanks for sharing this great card with us at the Color Dare.
    :) Marie

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  4. Becca this is a stunning card! The clean and simple design paired with the colors of the dare are fabulous! Thanks for inspiring us at Color My Heart.

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  5. You combined one of my favourite cuts on Artistry and 2 of my favourite colours to create this stunningly simple and elegant card. I plan on lifting your design for sure!

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  6. This is a gorgeous classy card Becca!!

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  7. What a stunning card! Love those white branches. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

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