Whew, got it finished! I realized that practically all of the Color My Heart DT had submitted entries for the current Color Dare. Since I was selected to be on the Design Team, I had not even realized that I should link up an entry! Well, you know I just had to make one, and I happen to have a second challenge that I wanted to enter as well, so this card is going in both the Neutral Color Dare AND Mojo Monday 275. :)
Here is the Mojo sketch:
Before you wonder if I have lost my sparkle, rest assured that I have not! The Color Dare this week is to use all neutrals. NO colors. I reluctantly chose Colonial White, Bamboo, Desert Sand, and Chocolate. I honestly didn't think I had it in me--and as you can see, I added a punch of color to the background for the pics, lol! You can't keep a colorful woman down, lol!
One of my goals for 2013 is to use more of my craft supplies. I have been HUGELY focused on using my Close to My Heart products, which is great, but I want to branch out and see what I can do. So to take a step, baby step, that is, in the right direction, I used the Verve stamp set Hope Blooms for the sentiment and stamped flower on this card. They are stamped in CTMH Chocolate Ink, however, ha ha!
The flower took on a life of its own as I stamped and cut and glued and tied, and I love it!
This faux band aid was the very first piece of the card that formed in my head. I KNEW I would enboss it using my Hugs and Kisses embossing folder. Perfect hidden sentiment for a boo-boo, don't you think? Soooo many people are sick right now, so this is my get better card for everyone who needs it. I had the flu over Christmas, so I know how they all feel, and trust me, it is miserable. Perfect theme for a neutral card--misery. ;)
See the burlap ribbon in there? I removed some of the strands to give it a different texture. No sparkles here! Check out the bottom corner of the inside of the card. More hugs and kisses from me. Germ free, I might add!
My creative formulary for this card:
*Colonial White Close to My Heart Size A2 Card Base
*Colonial White, Bamboo, Desert Sand, and Chocolate Cardstock
*Pemberley Paper Packet (retiring after this month!)
Provo Craft Hugs and Kisses Embossing Folder
*Chocolate, Bamboo, and Desert Sand Exclusive Ink
*It's Your Day My Acrylix Stamp Set
Verve Hope Blooms Stamp Set
*Close to My Heart Burlap Ribbon
*Colonial White Ribbon Rounds
*Basic Buttons Assortment
*Bamboo Waxy Flax
Gelly Roll White Pen
It is alright if you would like to restrain your sparkle for this challenge...you have until Thursday at 8 pm to link up your entry at the Color My Heart Color Dare! Go for it! :)