Friday, May 14, 2021

A Bunch of Hugs - Color Dare #444 TicTacToe

I just received my CTMH "Cherry Blossom" stamp set and "You Are Enough"  paperpack and thought this would be a great combination for our ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #444 TicTacToe. I chose to use Column 1 (Peach, Ballerina, Sangria) and the one design paper had all three colors... a no brainer.  My first thought was to use Frosted Crystal embossing powder but decided to do one of the smaller stamps and test it... wasn't happy with it and decided on white.  

Using the Cherry Blossom branch... stamped with VersaMark and embossed with white; however the background was too light and stamped/embossed two more times... not happy.  

Cut another piece of the same paper with the darker pinks and again stamped and embossed with White and it displayed better.... still not happy.  

Took my first attempt with the layers of embossing to test one more VersaMark but used Black embossing powder... oooh, I kinda liked that but the black and white made it smokey looking.  


Sooooo, one more cut of the pretty paper, again in the darker pinks, using VersaMark with Black embossing powder... I WAS Happy.  

Well, when I started playing with the layout of My Happy Card, several backgrounds were considered and after finally deciding on the layout I again looked at my not so happy ones and was convinced that they were not going in my wastebasket.  I was going to make them Happy.  A little fussy-cutting and different backgrounds... now I am confused as to why I was unhappy.  These are my Happy cards.  

And they all deserved HUGS.  And on the inside of each was a corner sentiment  "Thinking of You" with a small cherry blossom.  These cards are versatile and can be used for anyone you want to HUG or someone in need of HUGS.  

Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge... both of these challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for some fun color challenges.  

Also sent to the following Challenges
Theme: Feminine "Mother's Day 
or for Someone Special" 

CTMH Products Used Unless Otherwise Specified:  
Design Paper 
     You Are Enough 
     Sangria, Black, French Vanilla and White Daisy 
Stamp Set 
     C1889 Cherry Blossoms 
     Tutti Designs "Hugs" 
     Poppy Stitches #1788 Tailored Stitches 
Inks / Pens 
     Memento "Black" 
     Embossing Folder "Cherry Blossoms" 
     Embossing Powder - Ranger "White" and "Black" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 



MortiCraft said...

I like them all! Great to see the progression from one to the next and your thoughts as a crafter. X

Michelle said...

Suzanne each card is so beautiful! I love the different looks you created with little changes. Gorgeous!

Kanan Pandya said...

Gorgeous cards and so lovely details, beautiful. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations. Kanan DT

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What a gorgeous trio of cards. The colors are lovely!

Thanks for sharing with us at Cut it Up for our Mother’s Day challenge!


Anila Dikay said...

They are all so beautiful. Thank you so much for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations challenge. Anila DT

Cat Nowak said...

Beautiful cards! I love them all with the Cherry Blossom stamp.

Shawna said...

You had gone through quite a process to get to your happy card. I do however agree with you all your cards are happy. However, if I had to choose a favorite I would choose the one with the embossed flower pink background. All are gorgeous and all made me smile.. thanks for the inspiration teamie!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love seeing the results of your thought processes Suzanne. They are all lovely! Vicky x