28 May 2021

Color My Heart Colour Dare Challenge #446

 Hi Everyone

A great Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #446 for you today. We simply require the use of all three colours, with optional free colours of black, white and silver too (but no additional colours).

For my card I used Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemon, Blueprint Sketch, Hickory Smoke and Uniko stencil Mini Uniko Flower. The stencil was free with a purchase of the recent Uniko release but I do know that Bev is going to add them to the store soon. I love this style of Chrysanthemum and I also have it in the stamp format. 

I had to layer the ink on a few times to get the strength of colour I desired due to the dark nature of my card base. Finally I added a Uniko sentiment from the set Sentiments Outlined and heat embossed in yellow. A few years ago I found some posts of what I thought was embossing powder in a charity shop but they are actually called Meltdust and I think they were originally intended for use with specialist paper and a laser printer however I have found they work just fine as embossing powders as long as you don't overheat!

So, time to head over to the Color My Heart Color Dare blog and check out all the fantastic inspiration from the rest of the Design Team. Then get your creative juices flowing and join in! I look forward to seeing how you interpret the colour scheme.

As AAA Cards are still celebrating their 7th birthday I will be entering this card into their challenge #190.

AAA Birthday are also celebrating their birthday but they are the tender age of two! I will be entering their challenge #25.

And finally as this is all about the stencil, I’ll be entering Happy Little Stampers May Stencil Challenge

Much love
Steph x


  1. Steph I love your card. The square format is perfect for your design with the flowers. Beautiful.

  2. Love your personalized stamping florals and the dark blue panel is so pretty against the woodgrain. Pretty card.

  3. Love that you added the oxide inks directly to the blue paper. I really need to try using oxide inks on colored papers more. Beautiful card!

  4. Fasbulous blooms, in lovely blue tones. Thank you for playing at AAA Cards and AAA Birthday Cards

  5. Very pretty card! Thank you for playing at AAA Cards!

  6. Such a great design. So glad you joined us in our celebration over at AAA Birthday.

  7. Love how you've used these Uniko stamps, looks awesome. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards & AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  8. Great use of those colours with the beautiful stamp Steph.
    Faith x

  9. Love the inks against the dark blue. Nice card!

  10. Another beauty Steph!! The dark backdrop is just gorgeous. Oh how I love Distress Oxide inks. It is perfect for this type of card! That stencil is Devine. Love everything about this Steph!!