Color Dare #200 ~ Ruby, Sapphire and Colonial White

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #200 we are challenging you to combine RUBY, SAPPHIRE, and COLONIAL WHITE.  This is a big week for us as it is our 200th challenge!!! WOO HOO!!!

Color Dare #200

Since this is such a special Color Dare we are going to invite the Diamond Award Winner for challenge #200 to select colors for a future Color Dare challenge. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

There are so many terrific Close to My Heart paper products available the Design Team has decided to gift one (or maybe more) lucky winner(s) a choice of one CTMH paper packet from the current Annual Inspirations catalog, upcoming Annual Inspirations catalog or upcoming Holiday Expressions catalog. In order to be eligible for a random draw you must leave a comment on EACH of our Design Team (DT) members blog posts for Color Dare #200. There will be one prize awarded for each 10 people who comment on all DT entries so if there are 20 people who comment on all DT entries there will be 2 prizes awarded and if there are 30 people who comment on all DT entries there will be 3 prizes awarded. You will need to click on each DT member’s name to get to her blog to leave a comment. Although it is not required to win a prize this week we would love to see what you can create with our challenge colors.

Marie Flayer's photo.
I joined the Color Dare Design team in September of 2014.  It was a crazy time for me as we moved Labor Day weekend from Spokane WA to Arvada CO.  I have really loved being on the design team as it challenges me to be creative and stay with in the rules.  There are so many time I have a great idea but realize it oh that will not work as I cant use a particular color and I must work through it.  It has been fun to come up with new ideas to use colors that I many not usually combine.  I also LOVE seeing all the wonderful creations that my fellow Design Team members come up with as well as our wonderful participants.Color Dare #200 ~ Celebrate Card ~ stars & stripes ~
For this card I cut 1″strips with the Sapphire and Ruby.  I designed my own overlay using my Cricut.  I started with two stars from basic shape and slice them so I had an outline.  Next I copied the star shape b bunch of times to create the star overlay then welded them together.  I used the Firework Fun D1689 for the celebrate and stars.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #200 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday July 7, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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  1. Love this card. That starry die rocks!

  2. Corinna Murphy says

    Love how you designed your overlay!

  3. I love all the stars and also the stripes. Great card!

  4. Bonnie Seeman says

    Love, love, love the stars with those stripes. I can see that on a scrapbook page too.

  5. Such an original card. I am impressed that you designed you own overlay! Thanks for sharing with us and have a wonderful 4th.

  6. I love your background overlay cricut diecut you designed, and how you added a couple hearts among the stars…great card. Great layout of the diagonal strips of red and blue. Have a great weekend.

  7. So bright and cheerful!

  8. Gee, I was hoping that overlay was in the Artbooking cartridge. It’s just fabulous. I think you should celebrate your creativity! (I have a giveaway on my blog right now if you like ribbon….

  9. The stars really attracted me to your card. Thank you so much for explaining how you made them.

  10. Diane Gross says

    Super cute! Simple, but it pops from the beautiful colors.

  11. Those stars and stripes are just perfect for Independence Day and I love that you used your Cricut. (I’m still learning with mine.) What a fabulous card!

  12. I love the overlay!

  13. I really love your overlay.

  14. What a fun card! I love the overlay!

  15. Arlene Bonsma says

    Love the overlay, great card, thank you for sharing.

  16. Wow! I love that you used your Design Space skills to create your own overlay! I love how you placed it over the alternating stripes which created so much interest! Thanks for all you do to inspire us on the Color Dare Design Team!
    🙂 Marie

  17. Tammy Lubick says

    Cat – I love the overlay you made for this card, it would be fun for a birthday card as well.

  18. Great job with the overlay. I love the card!

  19. Awesome card!! Love the diagonal strips along with the stars overlay

  20. Very cool card! That’s a great overlay! Color is the biggest challenge for me…..but it’s always fun to take the color dare! Thanks for your inspiration!

  21. love love the overlay!!!!

  22. Stars and stripes all original – so creative, love how you created your own overlay.

  23. Cat, this is very creative! I always look forward to see what you will design next with the CTMH cartridges and DS!