Friday, August 23, 2019

Beautiful Flowers Card ~ Color Dare #357

It's time for another color challenge and the Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare has a fun Tic Tac Toe challenge for you! 

We share a Tic Tac Toe grid of colors for you to pick from. You can pick a row, column, diagonal, pick and chose or use them all! It's pretty much anything goes as long as the colors are in the grid! Plus we give you some FREE colors to use with the grid: black, white and neutrals (grey and browns). 

We reference Close To My Heart colors but you can use whatever brand you like. Just be sure you can make a very close match. Make any paper craft you like and link to our home page.


Here is the Tic Tac Toe grid for this color challenge. I used the top and middle rows for my colors.


A beautiful bouquet of flowers makes everyone feel good. This stamp set is perfect for creating just that and with the coordination Thin Cut dies its very easy! The can with flowers is one image but I wanted to use several colors of ink soooooo....... I stamped in brown first giving the ink pad a pull across the image to create the lines on the water can. Next I stamped the top part with the flowers in dark green. I use the light and dark pinks to stamp the flowers and the light green for the leaves. Next  I used the Thin Cut die to cut out the images then trimmed the flowers off the top of the water can and layered in on top of the brown can. The doily was also a Thin Cut and I sliced in it half to create the effect you see here.




        

Where Flowers Bloom + Thin Cuts                                       Inside of card
(also available without the Thin Cuts)

Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Sets: Where Flowers Bloom + Thin Cuts, Special Day Duo
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
  • Paper Pack: True Love, Mix-in
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Sage
  • Exclusive Inks: Toffee, New England Ivy, Sage, Sugarplum, Pomegranate
  • Thin Cuts: Doily
  • Bitty Sparkles
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

Are you ready to take a turn at the Tic Tac Toe grid? Are the ideas swirling around in your head already? We LOVE seeing what you create! Go ahead.....go get your fingers inky!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #colordare #colormyheart #colorchallenge #ctmh

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Final Flowers Always..... for now!


Well I finally used up all those pretty flowers I stamped and colored. Here is the last card I made with the last couple of flowers. I'm getting the itch to stamp and color some more though so don't be surprised if I share more of this stamp set later on.

As I mentioned in the other posts this stamp set is currently not available as it was part of a special sale we had earlier. But that doesn't mean the ideas aren't good for other stamps sets! Or maybe you even got the Flowers Always set yourself! It's always good to have ideas!

This is a simple note card with a blank inside. It can be customized later on for the occasion as needed. The frames were made with our Thin Cut dies and I just stacked them together. I like the look of putting the lower right corners together! The rest was simple done by adding the flowers and a bit of gold thread with some gems.


Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Set: Flowers Always
  • Paper Pack: Sweet Girl
  • Cardstock: Heather, White Daisy, Ballerina
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Embellishments: Gold Thread, Gold Glitter Gems
  • Exclusive Inks: Heather
  • ShinHan Markers: Pastel Green, Leaf Green, Sap Green, Tender Pink
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I'd love to have you on my team!

Here are some more samples:

Thanks for stopping by! Come back often for more great ideas!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking #Flowersalways

Friday, August 16, 2019

Floral Lattice Layout ~ Color Dare #356



This week is all about challenging you with Gold or Silver! Create any paper craft using Gold or Silver with TWO accent colors. Black and White are free. 

We reference Close To My Heart colors but you can use whatever you have as long as you can make a close match. Full details are in the post on our Color My Heart Color Dare home page.









I decided my accent colors would be Pomegranate and Fern with Silver Foil because I felt in the mood to use a floral theme for my layout.  I stamped my flowers and leaves in black ink and used water color pencils and a water brush to finish the images. The lattice and sentiment are die cuts I made with my Cricut machine using the Silver Foil paper.



As I was placing the different pieces on the page I decided those diamond pieces from the lattice die cut were too nice not to use. I experimented with placing them in small groups and really like how that turned out. 


  

                                                                                                      Z4083 Floral Delivery + Thin Cuts

Close To My Heart products

  • Stamp Set: Floral Delivery
  • Circuit: Art Philosophy cartridge
  • Specialty Paper: Silver Foil
  • Cardstock: Pomegranate, Fern, White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • White Pearls
  • Thin 3D Foam Tape
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

I hope this inspires you to give this challenge a try. We love seeing what you create and you really do inspire us!  Check us out at Color My Heart Color Dare.

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #colordare #colormyheart #colorchallenge #cricut

Thursday, August 15, 2019

August Technique Hop ~ Sparkle and Shine ~ Shadow Box






Welcome aboard the August Technique Hop! this month we're featuring things that sparkle and shine otherwise known as things that put some BLING on your projects!

The hop is one big circle and the person in front of my blog is Terry Metzger. Click the links in each post to go to the next blog on the hop! Sit back and enjoy all the great ideas you're going to see!







For this hop I decided to make a shadow box. It's a lot like making a card or layout just sized to whatever size your shadow box is!











It's hard to photo something with glass and not get some kind of reflection so just bear with me, ok?  This is in a white 5" x 7" frame. I stamped the peacock  and fussy cut it out with some of the extra feathers to create a nice full look. I added some shimmer over the entire bird and feathers plus some gold sequins. Using our Liquid Glass with the Fine Tip Applicator makes adding those tiny sequins so easy! The lettering was done with a Cricut and Cricut Markers. Before adding the peacock to the base I splattered some Gold Shimmer Brush to the background.

                               
Close-up of tail                                                                          See the shimmer!

I LOVE this stamp set! You can create a beautiful peacock in so many ways. Do the two tone stamping to create a "flat" peacock or use the extra feathers to make it 3D like I did here. 


Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Set: Elegant Peacock
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Peacock
  • Exclusive Inks: Emerald, Peacock
  • ShinHan Markers: Cerulean Blue-Light, Golden Yellow
  • Embellishments: Loose Gold Sequins, Gold Shimmer Brush, Clear Shimmer Brush
  • Tools: thin 3D Foam Tape, Liquid Glass with Fine Tip Applicator
Non Close To My Heart products
  • Cricut lettering 
  • Cricut markers
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

Now it's time to hop over and see what great ideas Haley Dyer is sharing with us for the hop. 

Thanks for hopping by!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #homedecor #techniquehop 















Monday, August 12, 2019

More Flowers Always!

Welcome back to my ongoing display using the Flowers Always stamp set. I bought this stamp set during our recent Stampaganza Sale and I LOVE it! I love flowers and this seems to be the only way I can surround myself with flowers. The real kind just doesn't do well with me as the gardner. Even though this stamp set is not currently available the idea can be used with other stamp images. 

This shadow box is 8" x 10" and is photo ready. All you have to do is gently tuck the corners of the photo behind the tabs up top and the flowers at the bottom. What a great way to display a treasured photo!



Here is a close-up look at the flowers.



I've done some other projects using up the flowers and you can check them out here.

Shadow Box
Layout
Layout 2
Shadow Box 2
Flowers Always...Again

If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I'd love to have you on my team!

Can you believe I still have some flowers left to use? Well I do so be sure to come back soon and see some more ideas.

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #homedecor

Friday, August 9, 2019

Thank You Card ~ Color Dare #355





Are you ready for a new color dare challenge from the Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare? Well here you go!

Challenge #355 is to use at least three of the colors in the grid below but feel free to use more than three as long as the colors are in the grid. Black & White are free but no extra neutrals or colors are allowed.

We reference Close To My Heart colors but you can use whatever brand you like as long as you can make a very close match. Do not add any new colors to the palette.

Make any paper craft you like for the challenge. Full details are in the post on our Color My Heart Color Dare home page.
It's always nice to have a few Thank You cards on hand. This is a fun card to pull out of your stash when the need arises. The design comes from one of our How-to books called Make It from Your Heart. there are 24 patterns with examples, cutting guides and a blueprint for the card. We also have How-to books for making scrapbook pages, too! So this card came together quick and easy because the challenge gave me the colors and the How-to book gave me the pattern!


         Inside of card                                                                  Stamp Set: From Me to You

I used the stamp set called From Me to You which is the August Stamp of the Month. This means you can only get this fantastic set of 38 stamps during the month of August because after that it will be gone, gone, gone! This D size stamp set is $18.95 US but with a qualifying order you can get it for only $5! Click here for more details.

Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Set: From Me to You-August Stamp of the Month (available Aug. 1-31)
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Paper Pack: Sweet Girl
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Candy Apple, Glacier
  • Exclusive Inks: Fern, Candy Apple
  • How-to Book: Make It from Your Heart - Volume 4, Pattern 13
  • Thin Cut Dies: Basic Circles
  • Embellishments: Candy Apple Striped Ribbon, Clear Sparkles
  • Journal Pen
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

Now it's your turn to pick at least 3 colors from the grid and make any paper craft you like. We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for our home page and full details on how to join the fun!

Michelle

#colordare #colormyheart #ctmh #showandtellwithmichelle #colorchallenge

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

More of Flowers Always

Are you coming back for more Flowers Always ideas? Well I have a ton of them and here's one of the latest.

These two cards made into some really nice sympathy cards. Unfortunately we do need sympathy cards from time to time and it's nice to have some in your stash.

Although this stamp set is from a recent Stampaganza Sale and no longer available these ideas are still good to use for other stamp sets you may have! It's also a reminder to be sure and check out those special sales we run because you never know what treasures you may find in that short lived sale!

The first step was to create the inked square for the background. That was done with an acrylic block and just rubbing it on the ink pad. For one card I just did one color but for the other card I used two colors. Stamp with the inked block like you would if there was a stamp image on the block being sure you use a piece of foam under your work for a good imprint.

Next I stamped the flowers in the corner in a darker color to kind of fade into the block background. The color flower is popped up on a bit of Thin 3D Foam Tape as is the sentiment. A touch of Silver Thread was used under the sentiment, too. Oh, I also distressed the edge of the white layer for a rustic feeling.


Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Set: Flowers Always, There are No Words
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Heather
  • Exclusive Inks: Heather, Charcoal, Pixie
  • ShinHan Markers: Sap Green, Leaf Green, Tender Pink
  • Embellishments: Silver Thread, Clear Shimmer Brush
  • Tools: 3" x 3" Acrylic Block, Thin 3D Foam Tape, Edge Distresser
Let's go shopping!
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I'd love to have you on my team.

I've done some other projects using up the flowers and you can check them out here.

Shadow Box
Layout
Layout 2
Shadow Box 2

Thanks for stopping by. Come back often for more ideas and inspiration!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #flowersalways #cardmaking

Beautiful Flowers Card ~ Color Dare #357

It's time for another color challenge and the Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare has a fun Tic Tac Toe challenge for you!  We s...