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Friday, February 7, 2014

Color My Heart With Ruby, Sunset, and Cotton Candy

I have some exciting news!  I was invited to be on the design team for the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge! My first card as a designer is for the Ruby, Sunset and Cotton Candy challenge.  It also features one of the new Hostess Rewards stamps, Unicorn Dreams.  I stamped the unicorn with Versamark, embossed it with Clear Detail powder and then sponged the challenge colors over to make the unicorn appear.  Next I used Post-It notes to mask part of the "Don't quit your day dream" sentiment before inking the stamp with Versamark so that only the word "dream" would be stamped on the card and embossed it with White and Pearl embossing powders mixed together.  To provide the sparkle that all unicorns should have, I used Bitty Sparkles from Close to My Heart and some star shaped rhinestones that I found at Michael's.

Thank you for stopping by!  Now please go over to the Color My Heart Color Dare page to check out some other beautiful creations using Ruby, Sunset, and Cotton Candy.  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all from Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Ruby and White Daisy cardstock
Ink:  Ruby, Sunset, and Cotton Candy dye ink, Versamark
Stamp:  Unicorn Dreams
Embellishments:  Bitty Sparkles, Star rhinestones (Recollections), Clear Detail embossing powder (retired), White and Pearl embossing powders (Recollections)


  1. Beautiful card and great technique. Love to see your cards. TFS Iona Sue

  2. I love that unicorn stamp, Hansi, and I can't wait to get it. You are such a genius to make it sparkle like that. It turned out gorgeous!

  3. Gorgeous card, Hansi! Your background sponging is so pretty and makes the white unicorn just pop out. We are so happy that you have joined our Design Team at Color My Heart.
    :) Marie

  4. I LOVE the Unicorn! Can't wait to use that set! You definitely inspired my card today with the sponging!

  5. Lovely card. I love that you sponged the colors around the embossed Unicorn! Excellent

  6. You are SO right for the Color My Heart team! Big congrats! Perfect sponging on this unicorn scene; I love the landscape line you created, as well as the glow around the unicorn. Beautiful!

  7. This literally made me gasp when I saw it- so beautiful! I absolutely love the look of this card.