Friday, October 11, 2019

Bunny Pirate Card ~ Color Dare #364




Are you ready for a new color challenge? The Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare has a good one for you! The way this works is you get to pick at least 3 of the colors in the grid to the right. Black & White are Free colors and this time so are Neutral colors!

We reference Close To My Heart colors but you can use whatever brand you have. The key is not to add extra colors to the palette. If you add extra colors we'll have to DQ you. It makes us sad when we have to disqualify someone. Please don't make us sad. *wink

Ok here is my cute bunny card using the Eggplant, Lagoon with a tiny touch of Saffron and Ballerina. I stamped the bunny and colored it in with a water brush and ink from the lid of the stamp pad. I also used our fantastic Build-a-Plaid stamp set to make the lines along the card edges. You don't always have to make a plaid because stripes are fun, too!


This cute little bunny is part of our special right now. You can get a bundles of special products at a discount or buy individual products. Be sure to check it out! It's only until Oct. 31st of while supplies last so don't wait!

               
Inside of card                                           Frightful Friends Stamp Set

Close To My Heart products 

  • Spooktacular Special
  • Stamp Sets: Frightful Friends, Build-a-Plaid
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Eggplant, Black
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Eggplant, Lagoon, Saffron, Ballerina
  • Embellishments: Clear Sparkles
  • Tools: Water Brush, Clear Shimmer Brush, thin 3D Foam Tape
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!

Now it's your turn to decide what colors to use from the grid and create something  to share on our home page. Full details are in the post.

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #colordare #colormyheart #ctmh #colorchallenge #cardmaking

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Spooktacular Blog Hop

We have a really great special right now! If you love Halloween....and who doesn't.....this is the special for you!

Sit back and enjoy the blog  hop featuring our Spooktakular  promotion. The bog ahead of mine is Catherine Nowak Click the link at the end of this post to go to the next blog in the hop.

You can get in on this special in a variety of ways from a full workshop to individual parts. Either way you don't want to miss out!

I decided to make some cards for the grandkids for Halloween. I thought a shaker card would be fun and they really like them, too. 

This cute little dog mummy spoke to me and I just had to use him first. Easy to color since I only needed a touch around the edges of the bandages. I used some of the pattern paper to back the shaker for a pop of color and fun. Did you know we have this easy to use products to help make shakers? Click here.





   

Click here to see the Spooktakular products of the special.

Close To My Heart products 
  • Spooktakular Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
  • Spooktakular Paper Pack
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Shaker products: Shaker Window & Confetti, Shaker Window Foam & Acetate, Loose Silver Sequins
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Pewter, Thistle
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Nectarine, Lemonade
  • Tri-Blend Marker: Brown Grey, Ice Grey
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.

Next up on the hop is Miss Carrie's Creations. Be sure to take a look at the great ideas being shared.

Thanks for hopping by.

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #bloghop #spooktakular

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Classic Car Card

I saw so many cute ideas with this stamp set I just had to get it for myself! I had so much fun picking colors as you can see in a photo below, but green was my first choice because my Grandpa had a green truck like this when I was a kid. When we visited we'd ask him for a ride in his "bumpy old truck". 

I used our new Tri-Blend markers to color the truck, then added some silver embossing with our new embossing pens. The markers are a 3 in one style. You get a light, medium and dark shade of color in each marker! How great is that! For the truck I started with the light shade coloring the entire truck. Next was some highlights around the curves of the fenders with the medium and the dark went on the shadow lines. After the highlighting I went over the entire truck again with the light shade. That final step is what really blends the colors together!

Our new embossing pens are a great way to emboss in some small areas like I did on the truck. I just colored the areas (the ink is pink so you know where you colored) then sprinkled on the silver powder and heat embossed! LOVE the look that gives the car.

  

   




Make It from Your Heart                             Hawthorn Paper Pack


Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Set: A True Classic
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Hawthorn Paper Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Sapphire
  • How-to Book: Make It from Your Heart Vol. 4, Pattern 24
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Sage, Sapphire 
  • Tr-Blend Markers: Light Green, Brown Grey
  • Embossing: Medium Embossing Pen, Silver Powder, Heat Tool
  • Silver Glitter Gems
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!

After seeing all those cool colors for the truck doesn't it make you want this set for yourself? Such a great sentiment comes with this, too!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #cardmaking #classic cars #ctmh

Friday, October 4, 2019

Window Sunflower Card ~ Color Dare #363 Tic Tac Toe



It's time for another Tic TacToe Challenge! We love this kind of challenge and know you all do, too! 


So let's get started with the fun and create something to share! 

You can make any paper craft you like. We reference Close To My Heart colors but you can use whatever you have as long as you can make a VERY close match. DO NOT add any new colors to the palette or you will be disqualified and we don't like having to do that! 

Pick a column, row or diagonal of colors. You can even use a couple more colors  from the grid to go with your row, column, etc.  Link your creation to our Color My Heart Color Dare home page.  We can't wait to see what you create!








































I decided to use the left column of colors: Wisteria, Pewter and Julep. I also was inspired by a card made by Amanda Wesley. I made a couple adjustments so the colors would fit the challenge and added some embellishments. 

The Multi Square Window Thin Cut can be found in our Core Catalog and it such a fun item to have! You can use it in so many ways! I stamped the 4 background sunflowers on a piece of white cardstock and a 5th one on another piece of cardstock. I colored the 5th one and the background between the flowers with markers. I added some glitter gems and a vellum butterfly. For the butterfly I used the marker to add some color and bent the wings up. You can see it better in the photo at the top of this post. The inside sentiment came from the Say It in Style stamp set. This incredible stamp set will cover ANY occasion! 



Inside of card                                                                  Sunflower Sympathy + Thin Cuts


  
Strokes of an Artist                                                                             Multi Square Window Thin Cut (4" x 5 1/4")



Other Close To My Heart products used on this card
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Every Little Thing Vellum Die Cuts
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Julep
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Wisteria, Julep, Pewter
  • Tri-Blend Markers: Hydrangea, True Black
  • Julep Glitter Gems
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If  you'd like to BE a consultant I'd be happy to have you on my team!

Now it's your turn! Create a paper craft to share using colors from the Tic Tac Toe board above. We can't wait to see what you make! Use the link at the top of the post for our home page.

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #cardmaking #thincuts 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Color of the Year: Julep!



I absolutely LOVE our Sunflower Sympathy stamp set! Normally I'm not a fan of yellows and oranges but for some reason I love working with this set. THEN I started seeing sunflowers is untraditional colors! WOW! Now that is a game changer!

I saw a version of this card with the negative space between flowers colored black. I decided to scaled it down a bit from the full size of the window Thin Cut. Then I decided to do it in different colors on the flower and I love each one! The Julep is the background paper, ribbon know and gems. It works with all the various colors so well.

I'm entering this project into the Heart 2 Heart Challenge.



Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Sets: Sunflower Sympathy, Say It in Style
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Paper Pack: Every Little Thing
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black
  • Try-Blend Markers: True Black, Dark Red, Orange, Ice Blue, Lavender, Light Yellow
  • Embellishments: Julep Velvet Ribbon, Julep Glitter Gems
  • Tools: Multi Square Windows Thin Cut Die
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I would love to have you on my team.

Be sure to check out the entries at Heart 2 Heart. Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to sign up to follow me  on by blog, Facebook or Pinterest so you don't miss any of the action!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking #diecuts

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Autumn Air


Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Hop showcasing Autumn Air. It's a beautiful set of images for crafting all those Fall occasions!

Our hop is a big circle and the blog before mine is Brandi Robinson Just click the links in each post to hop to the next blog for more great ideas using Autumn Air! Click here for a list of all participants.

I went a bit out of the box with my card. We have a lot of Fall birthdays in our family and so Fall also makes me think birthday! I cut along the shapes in one of the papers to create the distinct edge. The sentiment is on shapes from our Thin Cut dies making it easy to get  a nice look other than just plain layers. I also stamped the background with an image from Strokes of an Artist. A bit of ribbon and bling and I was done!




         

Inside of card





Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Sets: Autumn Air, Strokes of an Artist, Say It in Style
  • Paper Pack: Hawthorn
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Sapphire
  • Exclusive Inks: Sapphire, Paprika, Sangria
  • Thin Cut dies: Stitched Rectangles
  • Embellishments: Sangria Ribbon, Clear Sparkles
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!

Now it's time to hop over and see what Gina Brandstetter has created to share with us. Keep on hopping and you'll find amazing ideas from this talented group of consultants.

Thank for hopping by!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle  #ctmh  #stampofthemonth  #cardmaking

Sunday, September 29, 2019

More Christmas Cards ~ Share the Season Special

The other day I showed you how you can make a nice looking card using only tiny 1" images. Here is another way to do it! The little bunch of 3 ornaments was repeated across the front of the card stamping the image at different levels. They were colored with markers and have a touch of embossing in gold or silver. Our new embossing pens are perfect for those little touches! I couldn't help but make it in a couple of different colors! After stamping and embossing the image I used a ruler and journal pen to extend the lines to the top of the card.

This stamp set is part of our September Special called Share the Season. It's only available until September 30th with discounted bundles or individual items. Check it out!



   
Inside of card                                                 A Dash of Joy Stamp Set

Other Close To My Heart products used on this card
  • White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Thistle, Bluebird, Candy Apple, Emerald(retired)
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black
  • Tri-Blend Markers: True Blue, Purple, Jade Green, Dark Red
  • Embossing: Pen, Gold powder, Silver powder
  • Journal Pen
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.

Go check out the special and then get started on making your Christmas Cards!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking

Bunny Pirate Card ~ Color Dare #364

Are you ready for a new color challenge? The Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare has a good one for you! The way this works is you ...