Friday, April 9, 2021

Just a Note Card ~ Color Dare #439

Welcome to our Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge. We give you the color palette and you create any paper craft you like! It's that easy! When you're ready to join the challenge go to our home page and use the link in the post.  

I decided to make a simple card for this challenge. I wanted my ONE color to shine with the black and white. I used a distress oxide ink and made it fade down the piece of cardstock. Next I used my water brush to flick droplets of water onto the ink to activate it. That way you get these amazing little.... or big.... drops forming from the water. It adds a lot of texture and eye appeal to your project!

In line with keeping it simple I stamped some flowers across the bottom of the card front. It looks like a garden, doesn't it! Because you can always use a little bling I added some Clear Sparkles for the finishing touch.



Here's a close-up to show off how those drops of water change the look of the distress oxide ink. Even though I only used the ONE color it gives me different tones of it. 


This is the inside of the card. I stamped the flowers on the inside and added a little sprig of flowers in the distress oxide ink to bring that color to the inside, too.


Just a Note

Daisy Meadows - Scrapbooking

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack --- this is a GREAT deal!
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black
  • Distress Oxide Ink: Peacock Feathers
  • Water Brush
  • Clear Sparkles
If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

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Michelle

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Sweet Bouquet Card ~ Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

 How about a new sketch from the Design Team at Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge? Yea! Me, too!

To join the challenge all you have to do is make any paper craft and include the sketch in the design. You can rotate, flip, turn...whatever you like. We just need to be able to see the sketch in your design. 

I decided to make a card for my project and use the papers from Eat, Play, Love. Now I'm not really a fan of the color yellow so this was way outside my box. haha. However I do think it turned out pretty good.


I started with the yellow plaid and built my layers up from there. Lagoon cardstock, yellow shimmer trim, floral from the packet then Glacier cardstock. As you can see the top two layers were cut out using a die. 

For the top layer I stamped the sentiment then added the flowers to the corner. I stamped the flowers again on white cardstock and colored them in with markers. As a last step I went over the flowers with shimmer brushes. I popped that layer with Thin 3D Foam Tape for some dimension. I did the same thing with the bow. As a last touch I added some Clear Sparkles just for fun. 


Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

In this photo you can kind of see the shimmer on the flowers. Shimmer is always hard to photo! 

Sweet Bouquet
Also 
available with coordinating Thin Cut Dies


Eat, Play, Love Paper Packet

Stitched Fancy Bracket Thin Cut Dies

Other Close To My Heart products used on this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Lagoon, Glacier
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Lagoon
  • TriBlend Markers: Dull Green Blends, Coral Blends, Citrus Blends
  • Embellishments: Clear Sparkles, Lemonade Shimmer Trim
  • Tools: Shimmer Brushes: Peach, Sundance, Journal Pen, Thin 3D Foam Tape

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

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 
DURING APRIL WHEN YOU REFER A FRIEND TO BECOME A VIP CUSTOMER YOU WILL BOTH GET AN EXTRA $10 IN CTMH CREDIT!

Before you go...... be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas! The link is in the column on the right.

I hope you're encouraged to join our sketch challenge! It's a lot of fun and we get you started with a sketch.


Michelle

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Besties - Kelsie Card ~ Color Dare #438

Friday means the Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare introduces a new challenge for you! Use the Inspirational Photo below to pick your colors. If it's in the photo you can use it. We also give you some free colors to use. Make any paper craft you like. When you're ready to join the challenge use the link in our post on the home page.

I just got this fun stamp set and couldn't wait to use it. I decided on a card when an idea formed in my mind that would work for a card or layout. 

There are a total of 4 Bestie sets and this girl is Kelsie. I colored her with our TriBlend markers along with the flower and watering can. 

For the background I used our Fancy Borders Thin Cut Dies. One cut the hills and the other made a stencil for the clouds. Since our cardstock has a light and dark side I used both to give dimension to the hills. 



Here you can see the stencil for the clouds. I just laid it on the area I wanted to be clouds. With an inked sponge I ribbed from the stencil onto the cardstock keeping the ink close to the stencil. This helps create a shadow behind the cloud. 

I used Wisteria for the clouds. You might think this is an odd color for clouds. Since there is NO blue in the Inspirational Photo I had to go with something else. So I used it on the clouds and then drew more of that color in by using the same tone on her dress. You don't even really notice the clouds are purple when all the colors are coordinated. I also sponged a sun in the corner to go with the sentiment.


I tucked the flower pot and water can behind the first hill to ground them. Then I added some Flower Sequins and put a dot of Stickles in the center. For the finish I used a journal pen to add some birds.


Z3682 Fancy Borders Thin Cut Dies

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, New England Ivy, Wisteria
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Lemonade, Wisteria
  • TriBlend Markers: Blends: Fair Skin, Bright Pink, Earth Brown, Hydrangea, Bull Green, Ice Grey
  • Embellishments: Flower Sequins, Glisten Stickles
  • Tools: Sponge, 3D Foam Tape
If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like CTMH Cash on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

Before you go...... be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas! The link is in the column on the right.

I hope you're encouraged to join color challenge! It's a lot of fun and we get you started with the colors.

Michelle 

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

 Welcome to our April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! The first of each month we have a talented group of Makers sharing what they created using the time limited stamp set for the month. This month we have a very pretty set called Scandinavian Fold Art Greetings. 

The blog before mine belongs to Wendy Kessler. Click the links in each post to hop to the next blog. It's that easy!

I struggled a bit trying to decide which image to use as my focal point. There are so many cute ones it just took me a while. Once I decided to use the window image I went with a monochromatic look .... sort of. 

I used some of our Thin Cut Dies to create the layers and I love the look it gives to the design. It really was an easy card to make and I hope you like how it turned out.




S2104 Scandinavian Fold Art Greetings
Only available April 1 - 30, 2021

Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Paper Pack: X9026 Mix-in
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
  • Exclusive Inks: Candy Apple, Black
  • Thin Cut Dies: Stitched Square, Stitched Fancy Brackets
  • Black & White Dots
If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

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Are you ready for more creative ideas for this stamp set? Hope on over to see what the talented Darlys Recker has created to share with us.

Michelle 

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Fancy Fold Card

Today I'm showing you a card that was inspired by Janice Gilhooley. It's a Fancy Fold card and pretty easy to make! Let's go! 

First you start with a sheet of cardstock that is 8 1/2" x 11". With the cardstock laying tall score at 4 1/4". Rotate so the cardstock is laying wide and score at 5 1/2". Now you cut diagonal from one corner to the other and you end up with TWO card bases!

Using the score lines fold the flaps to make into a card. To decorate the flaps with a pattern paper cut a piece of paper 4" x 5 1/4" then cut diagonally. 

After that it gets really simple! I used a die cut hexagon for my sentiment layer. I rubbed some distress oxide ink and in yellow then stamped the sentiment. Then I tapped my water brush over the hexagon to activate the ink. I also added some gold sequins. Finally I glued the hexagon over the opening of the card front using glue on only the top left side of the hexagon.

For the inside of the card I stamped a little floral decoration along with a sentiment. 



Close To My Heart products used on this card.
  • Stamp Sets: Just a Note, Sweet Bouquet
  • Paper Pack: Eat, Play, Love... Mix-in (9026)
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Fern
  • Exclusive Inks: Fern
  • Distress Oxide Ink: Spiced Marmalade
  • Thin Cut Dies: Stitched Hexagons
  • Embellishments: Gold Sequins
  • Tools: Mini Blending Tool, Water Brush, Liquid Tombow Glue

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

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

Before you go...... be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas! The link is in the column on the right.

Michelle

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Spring Layout ~ Color Dare #437

The Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare has a fun challenge for you this week! For this challenge you need to use THREE colors, TWO neutrals and ONE metallic. You must follow that pattern to join the challenge.

You can make any paper craft you like. When you're ready to join the challenge use the link in the post on our home page.

I decided to make a layout for this challenge. I was inspired by one I saw online but can't find the artist's name. So if this looks like your design let me know so I can give you credit!

For my THREE colors I used blue, pink and green. My TWO neutrals are brown and grey. My ONE metallic is gold. 

I started with white cardstock for the base and used papers from our Lovely and Wood Grain paper packs. It's hard to see in the photo but the two strips behind the photo mats are pink and the other withe with gold foil spots. I used the Daisy Meadow-Scrapbooking + Thin Cuts set for the images. All the images were colored with Shimmer Brushes. The title was inked in two colors then stamped. The final touch was to add some Gold Glitter Gems around the layout.




Color My Heart Challenge

Some of the flowers are popped up a bit with some thin foam tape. Others are just tucked in here and there. All the flower centers were painted with gold shimmer which doesn't show up very well in a photo.


The bow was made with a Thin Cut Die. While the glue is taking hold just use your reverse tweezer to hold it all in place until dry!


Close up of flowers show the shimmer. The photo doesn't do it justice! The gold gems add some sparkle, too!


Even the butterflies were colored with shimmer brushes! 


Daisy Meadows--Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts

Other Close To My Heart products used on this layout.
  • Paper Packs: Lovely, Wood Grain
  • Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Linen, Sage
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Sapphire, Flamingo, Sage
  • Shimmer Brushes: Blue Belle, Flamingo, Sage, Black
  • Gold Glitter Gems
  • Thin 3D Foam Tape
If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

Before you go...... be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas! The link is in the column on the right.

Now it's time for YOU to create and share using the formula for this challenge! We can't wait to see what you make!

Michelle


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Monday, March 22, 2021

Let's Paw-ty Card ~ Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

It's time for a new Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! Use our sketch to create any paper craft you like. You can adjust it by rotating, flipping, etc. We just need to be able to see the sketch in your project. 

 I love this dog stamp set!!! It's so cute and adorable and you can do so much with it. You can use the entire large image or just part of it and the sentiments are a lot of fun, too!

I decided to use a technique where you color the negative space instead of the regular part of the image. With a marker I colored in between the pups. I stamped a sentiment layer over the middle of the image and added some Silver Thread  and gems. 




Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Let's Paw-ty


Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: Black, White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Carolina
  • TriBlend Marker: True Blue Blend
  • Embellishments: Silver thread, Silver Glitter Gems

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

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

Before you go...... be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas! The link is in the column on the right.

I hope you're encouraged to join our sketch challenge! It's a lot of fun and we get you started with a sketch.


Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #cardmaking #atlanticheartsketchchallenge #ctmh

Just a Note Card ~ Color Dare #439

Welcome to our  Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge . We give you the color palette and you create any paper craft you like! It's that e...