Monday, January 13, 2014


It has been a while since I last played at the Color My Heart Color Dare challenges.  This week the challenge is Smoothie:

I quickly glanced through the paper packs I have but don't think I have any patterned paper in Smoothie.  So for today's card, it was made purely from cardstock, with the help of some washi tape:

I just knew that Smoothies goes very well with Slate so I decided to use it as the card base.  Then I wanted to have some background and texture on the card base, so the overlay was cut from Artbooking cartridge at 6" real dial size.  It is a bit narrower than a standard size card but I think that's ok.  I mounted a panel of Smoothie cardstock but it might be too boring.  What about adding a strip of slate washi tape?  Much better.  I finished up with two clear buttons to add some dimension.

The words Thank You were colored with a blending pen.  I used a blending pen to pick up some color from my Smoothie ink pad then I colored it directly to the image.  How fun!  Sometimes I use this technique to pretend I am the greatest artist of all.  Shhh~

I'm linking up my card to the following challenges:
Color My Heart
Clear it Out Challenge - Thank you card, buttons
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
Cards und More - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great thank you card! Love the graphic design and I am so glad you shared it at TTCRD.

  2. What a GREAT "Thank You" card! Love the colors . . . and the textures the papers bring. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out Challenge this week. Hope to see you join us again soon!!

    Kathy CIO DT

  3. Wonderful card. I love the clean simple design. Making background paper with cardstock and washi tape was a great idea! It works perfectly with your color combo.Thank for joining us at Color My Heart!

  4. Interessant! Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei Cards und More. Liebe Grüße Doreen

  5. I love that bold geometric background, Joyce. Your layout would work for so many different occasions. Thanks for joining the Color Dare this week.