Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dare to CASE my Hubby!!

It's Wednesday, and you know what that means...time for another Color Dare!! Riley gave us a 2 color combo...So Saffron and Concord Crush, plus a neutral of our choice. Hmmm. I actually struggle with just 2 colors. I kept looking at images that needed some green or some blue or some red. I was stumped.

Now, as a Design Team member, I receive these challenges in advance. I told my husband that I had to make a card with "purple and yellow and a neutral." I didn't go into detail...he doesn't know the difference! Well, it was the Saturday before Mother's Day, and I had lots of retired card stock out for a play day at my house. The next morning I heard funny noises. Turns out, my husband was making a Mother's Day card for me! Here is what he came up with:

How sweet is that? I was so impressed that I told him, "I am going to CASE you!" I absolutely LOVE his flower made from hearts, so I took that inspiration and this week's colors and created this card.
I started with a so saffron base, and added whisper white and some retired DSP on the front and inside. I rounded the corners to go with the hearts. My heart "petals" were punch out then embossed with the Petals a Plenty impression folder. I added a subtle brad in saffron and some linen thread to the center, adhered with Tombo mono-multi liquid glue. The sentiment is from Three Little Wishes, stamped in concord crush. The poly-twill ribbon in concord crush adds the final touch.

I think this flower idea is fantastic...and I will use it again, I'm sure!

Can't wait to see what YOU create for Color Dare sure to use keyword CD102.

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. What an awesome DH you have! He did GREAT on your Mother's Day card...and your card this week ROCKS too! Love those hearts! WTG!

  2. Oh, wow! The card he made is adorable and especially because he used the colors you were lamenting over! How sweet it that?!
    And your card is sweet, too. Love the flower of hearts!

  3. I think you have some serious competition from your hubby! LOL! Both these cards rock and using the hearts for the flowers is an awesome idea. :)

  4. Love that your hubby makes you a card. Mine will sometimes too but most times he will just go get one out of my completed cards box to give to me! Ha ha! Love your card and his...good work!

  5. How sweet of your hubby. He did a fabulous job, I love both cards. :-)

  6. Love to see the dh hoping in like that, I love it when mine does it.

  7. Wow, he must be paying attention and pretends, his card is wonderful and so creative. Love your card with the embossing. These cards are so so sweet at so many levels.

  8. What a sweet (and crafty) husband!! I love that you took his inspiration to make your own card! I really like how you rounded the bottom it that final soft touch!

    ~Heidi at