Thursday, July 16, 2015

Thank You Card

Hello! Hello!  I made this card for two challenges.  The first one is for Freshly Made Sketches #195.  The second one is for Color My Heart Color Dare #150.

I am going to be very honest.  Both of these were a challenge for me.  I took one look at the sketch design for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and thought, "Ugh.  That doesn't inspire me at all."  Then, I went to the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge and thought, "I never use those colors together except at Halloween."  That's when I decided that I had to take on both challenges, because I knew it would stretch me :). 

I am so glad I did, because not only do I like the results, I also got out of my comfort zone and grew a little during the process! 

In addition to these two challenges, I wanted to create this card for a "Make & Take" I am doing tonight.  So, it also had to be something that I could mass produce cost efficiently and be easy enough for others to recreate. And, all of the products had to be current, which means I had to set aside some of my favorites (lol). I think they will be pleased.

Here are my ingredients:

CTMH white daisy card base
CTMH Stamp Sets: Honeycomb (C1537), Finding the Words (D1646), Wild Wonders (C1558), Your Own Kind of Wonderful (D1627)
CTMH White Daisy cardstock
CTMH damask embossing folder
CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge (hexagons and font)
CTMH 3D foam tape
CTMH dye inks: slate, sweet leaf and autumn terracotta (I don't have Sunset which is what the color dare called for).
CTMH Liquid Glass (adhere the butterfly to card)

Other ingredients: slate cardstock and clear glitter glue (both Michaels).

Thanks for stopping by! -Dari


  1. Great card! Love how you only embossed a portion of the background on this card. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  2. Beautiful card, Dari! I love how you combined the sketch and color challenges with such a pleasing result. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely card with us at the Color Dare. Please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

  3. So glad that you were inspired to try our sketch! The results are pretty fabulous! Great texture, cool shapes and a pretty butterfly are always a recipe for success! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. How pretty! I love the hexagons, the butterfly, and the embossing! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart.


  5. Lovely card, Dari. I like the partially embossed front and the angle of the hexagons. Thanks for joining the Color Dare.

  6. Thank you everyone! You made my day :).

  7. This is a wonderful card! I love the texture you've added to your card as well as those hexy's - they work really well with the sketch! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

    1. Thanks Narelle. I'm glad you like it. I had a lot of fun reaching out of my comfort zone :).