Friday, May 5, 2017

Friendship Makes Life Colorful - Color Dare #242

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #242: This week’s colors shown in the Photo are Lemon, Tangerine, Blossom, Willow, Desert Sand and White Daisy - Optional: Gold.  Some of these colors are used in the CTMH Little Dreamer Paper Pack.  

We encourage you to use CTMH products; however you may use any products to participate using closest to colors.  Join the fun. 

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When I saw this die for sale I had to have it...why?  I have no wasn't what I thought it would be...wanted the border with the cut on one side only.  Cut one for a border cut then decided to use a combination of papers from Paper Fundamentals and the blossom design paper from "Little Dreamer" and cut a number of button strips.  

Again my nightmare for some reason...desert sand.  Initially placed these button strips straight up and down on desert sand...adhered...didn't like it.  Put the strips across the card, adhered and diagonally...didn't like it.  Cut a white panel and adhered buttons up and down...didn't like it. Nothing seemed to work.  Last experiment was to put the button strips on the diagonal.  But where is my Desert my back yard (for those that don't know I live in Arizona).    

Die cut a scalloped circle in white daisy, stamped sentiment in Willow and then distressed the edges with all the colors, backed with a peek of the desert sand.  Also there is a peek of desert sand behind the white panel of buttons.  If I thought the button strips would one more time be torn off and adhered I might have added a shadow of desert behind each strip...but didn't want to take the chance, and had spent enough time on my project.  

However, previous to the end result of my card above I had spent a lot of time on masking the CTMH retired Stamp set "Buttoned Together"; but it didn't look right with the desert sand background, nor was I happy with it against the white background.  

I even cut it to see if I could use on the inside of the card and it was a no; but you know what you may see this in another card piecing it back together and against the sand...check back. This alone looked good against the desert sand. 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper
     Little Dreamer - Design Paper in Blossom
     Paper Fundamentals - Willow, Tangerine and Lemon
     Desert Sand and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     C1361 Buttoned Together 
     PoppyStamps - Contour Button Border No. 1222     
Inks / Pens
     Inks - Willow, Tangerine, Lemon and Blossom 


Michelle said...

Now how cute is this! I love the button garlands in the color dare colors! Love how you inked the edges of the sentiment layer.

Melanie R said...

You made a great call by purchasing that button die. This card is adorable and pretty!

Alyson Mayo said...

Ok - I laughed out loud at your description and struggle to add Desert Sand to your card... been there but with other colours! Sometimes, one colour just doesn't fit. You did a great job with this. The button die is fabulous and the extra time was worth it 😄