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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Neutral Color Dare

I knew it!  When I posted  a card for Freshly Made Sketches last week I found myself thinking "How much do you want to bet there will be a neutral challenge next week that this card will be too late for?"  Wouldn't you know it?  The Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog's first challenge of the new year is to use only neutrals.  There are a number of color challenge blogs, but I am going to start doing this one occasionally because it uses Close to My Heart colors, so I don't have to try to figure out which colors are equivalent to ones used on other blogs.  Anyway...  Tim needed a thank you card which meant neutrals with no embellishments, so I used Bamboo, Colonial White and Black and a sentiment from *Hansi hangs her head in shame* Stamp It Up.  What can I say?  My sister has a friend who is a demonstrator, so I sometimes receive their products as a gift.  Not being able to help myself, I snuck in a little embossing with the Tiffany Cuttlebug folder which I very carefully trimmed around the edges.  The end result is a clean, suitable for a man to use, unHansi card sooooooo:
I made a second card with the same layout, colors and embossing, but used the Artist Cricut cartridge to add some embellishments.  I sponged the edges of the flower petals with Bamboo and a touch of Desert Sand to give them a vintage feel, sponged lightly over the embossing with pigment inks in Bamboo and Colonial White to give it some pop and used a sentiment from the CTMH set, "Thank You."  A few black sparkles completed the card.
Thank you for stopping by.  Until next time, Hansi 


  1. Hansi, these are fabulous! Don't hang your head for long--I used a Verve stamp for my Color Dare Neutral! ;) I love how you made it once for a masculine card and then dressed it up the second time! I LOVE how you used the cut from Artiste! FABULOUS!

  2. Beautiful embossing! I really like your colors and both cards are great. I agree with Amie, I love how you used the wrapper card cut from Artiste in a new way! Thanks for playing this week, and I hope you'll join us often at Color My Heart!


  3. The Hansi-version is so much more lovely! That Cricut mat for the sentiment adds so much pizazz (sp?) and your flowers are a perfect embellishment.