Friday, October 4, 2013

Pacifica, Outdoor Denim and Ruby Color Dare!

Welcome to another Color My Heart color challenges! This week the challenge is to use Pacifica, Outdoor Denim and Ruby. 
I love this color combination! 

I needed to make some more thank you cards and this is what I came up with. Its a very simple and clean style which really makes the colors pop! 

First I used the Cricut to cut a circle in a piece of scrap cardstock. I saved the circle for another project and used the circle cut out as a stencil. TIP: when you place a couple of dots of glue from our glue pen on your paper/cardstock and let it air dry, you then have a post-it note! It will hold in place and then peel up when you're finished!

So I used my stencil, Ruby ink and a sponge to create the circle. I kept the center a bit lighter and faded darker around the edges. Next I stamped the flowers from Happy Autumn in Outdoor Denim ink. I masked the bottom of the circle so when I stamped I could keep the flower stems right down to the edge of the circle. The "thanks" message is also from the Happy Autumn set but I didn't want the other words. Since our stamps are acrylix I just trimmed them off and was ready to go! to keep the circle element going I used the corner rounder on just the top corners of the white cardstock. It's hard to see in the photo, but I added a small white pearl to the base of each flower. I used the Pacifica marker to color the pearl to match the theme. Its very subtle and looks wonderful in person!

Supplies used:
White Daisy and Pacifica cardstock
Ruby and Outdoor Denim inks
Cricut Art Philosophy
Bitty Opaque Pearls
Corner Rounder

Be sure to check out the other entries over at Color My Heart. Better yet, get your creative ideas flowing and join us in the color dare! Challenge Rules are listed on the right side of the home page.

Happy Creating!


  1. Great card, Michelle! I love how you've trimmed the Thanks from the Happy Autumn stamp set--great minds must think alike as I've done that too! The sponging looks great and the layers are really eye-catching.
    :) Marie

  2. Very nice card. Love your idea to use the circle stencil. The rounded corners at the top really give the card a nice, polished look.

  3. So pretty, Michelle. Love the simplicity of the silhouette and the stenciled circle.

  4. Great idea to use the stencil, Michelle. Very inspiring!

  5. Lovely! I love the sponged circle with the silhouette -- very elegant! Thanks for posting in this week's Color Dare.

  6. Love your card, Michelle! Thanks for posting it on the Color Dare even on your week off DT responsibilities.
    :) Marie