Thursday 10 January 2013

Color My Heart "Daring" Challenge #25

Hello Crafty Friends!
Welcome to my first official posting as a member of the 2013 

This week's assignment is to use the two primary colors 

I created a bunch of thank-you cards, with a "subway art" design. I used stamps from several different sets, mostly from Close to My Heart, and a couple from Paper Smooches.  As we were limited to just the two colours (I added the neutral WHITE DAISY), I did some second-generation stamping and stamp-swiping to add some variety, as you can see here:
I alternated mat-colours, using contrasting Twinery twine to embellish the cards. The stamped panel is popped up over the card base with foam tape.

I had seen a tutorial by Jennifer McGuire, where she gave some tips for mass-produced cards (link to her blog HERE). She did a minimum of stamping by creating a prototype, then using that lay-out to position multiple stamps on one block, so all stamps of one colour were done at the same time.  I tried this with the word-stamps I intended to colour RUBY:

It worked pretty well! The other words were stamped individually, as I was varying the ink intensity, but having those first stamps as landmarks sped up the process.

So, head on over to the Color My Heart Color Dare blog to see the creations by the other DT members, and to link up YOUR project to this week's Dare. 
You have until next Thursday to play along.  AND there are new blog badges for the challenge winners!  
Can't wait to see your take on RUBY and INDIAN CORN BLUE.  
Come have some Colorful fun!
Happy Crafting,

Supplies Used:

Card stock in White Daisy, Indian Corn Blue and Ruby
Inks: Indian Corn Blue, Ruby
Twine: Denim and Maraschino, from the Twinery
Foam tape
Stix-to-Anything double-sided tape.


  1. Oooooo, these are gorgeous Caroline!! What a nice set of thank you cards. I saw that technique too by Jennifer, perfect for mass producing.


  2. Great Idea for Thank You Cards -- Thank You for sharing! They look so cute in these colors

  3. Great cards! Great composition with the stamps and I really love the generational stamping you did too!

  4. I am beginning to love this whole "subway art" craze! This turned out awesome. That takes a lot of planning for laying out the words! :)

  5. Awesome thank you cards. Love the random stamping.

  6. Amazing design, Caroline! Seriously fabulous thank you cards. I love all the different fonts (spot some PS) and colours!

  7. Great cards, Caroline - suitable for women and men! Love the touch of twine too!

  8. What a cute set of cards, Caroline! I love your technique and thanks for explaining it.


  9. Caroline ... I love this. It's so fun to use multiple stamps to make your own. You REALLY took it up a notch by combining colors. For those who dont' know, that's NOT easy. Great cards using this weeks Color Dare.

  10. Congratulations on being part of the Colour My Heart design team! And your cards are amazing! Thanks for the tutorial, I'm off to try my hand at this *Ü*

  11. Hi Caroline!
    You're making such a great cards with fun techniques, very cool!
    And eh... you need a Dutch "Dank je wel" stamp!
    I'm going to look for one :D
    xxx, C

  12. What a neat idea. Great tutorial on how to group those stamps for a word collage. I am going to give that a try. TFS!

  13. Beautiful all inked card! Thanks for the great photo that shows how you did it. I just may have to try this.....
    great job on it!
    :) Marie

  14. LOVE this collage stamping Caroline - looks FAB :)
    Thank you so much for stopping by too, much appreciated!

  15. Liner these are great... I love the technique and you rocked your colour challenge!


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