Friday, January 19, 2018

Birthday Card - Color Dare 276


Color Dare 276 is open through Thursday February 1st.
Black and White are optional


This week we at Color My Heart is challenging you with some neutral colors and just a pop of green! These colors could be great for a masculine or feminine project.  I wanted to add some texture to my card so I dry embossed the bottom panel and sprinkled some ink on the top portion. I used a re-inker to put a drop on an acrylic block. Then I dipped a water brush and tapped it over my finger to sprinkle the ink on the card. The pattern for this card can be found in our new Make It From Your Heart Vol. 4 How-to Book. 


All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Set: Birthday Sparkles
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Specialty Paper: Basic Fundamentals
  • Exclusive Inks: Sweet Leaf, Heather
  • Make It From Your Heart Vol. 4 - pattern 21
  • Embellishments: Clear Sparkles, Whimsy Ribbon
  • Tools: Water Brush, Buffalo Plaid Embossing Folder, Glue Dots
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 for you to get your fingers inky and create any paper craft you like! If you don't have these exact Close To My Heart colors you may substitute something close, but don't add any brand new colors to the palette. We love seeing what you create so be sure to share! Full details are in the post on our home page.

Have fun creating!
Michelle

#colordare #colormyheart #closetomyheart #cardmaking

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop



Our Seasonal Expressions 1 went live on January first and it's filled with all kinds of wonderful products! This blog hop will give you an idea of what you will find. You can contact me for a copy or view it right now on my website!

If you've hopped over from Alyson Mayo's blog you're doing fine. Just click the link at the end of each post to make your way around the circle of hoppers. It's that easy!

It was love at first sight when I saw the Chelsea Gardens paper pack! The soft colors and pretty patterns are just the kind of thing that appeals to me most. So I got busy making a layout and it turned out as pretty as I hoped it would. Now to find some photos......LOL.

Tip 1: Use the stamp rolling technique to add a special look to your flowers and leaves. Stamp in a light ink color first then roll the edges of the stamp around on a darker ink color. For the flowers I stamped in Pebble then rolled in Glacier. The leaves were done in Pebble then Fern.

Tip 2: When you're adding photos to a layout later you can still overlap some of the embellishments when making the layouts. Leave the part that will overlap the photo free of adhesive and just glue down the rest of the image. Then you can slip the photo neatly in place.








All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Set: Chelsea Gardens Scrapbooking
  • Patterned Paper: Chelsea Gardens
  • Exclusive Inks: Glacier, Pebble, Charcoal, Fern
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Mink, Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf, Charcoal
  • Embellishments: Chelsea Gardens Compliments, Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems
NOTE: All the Chelsea Gardens products  listed above can be bought individually or all together in the Workshop Your Way Chelsea Gardens Scrapbooking Kit. See image at end of post.

Let's go shopping!
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 for more inspiration. Let's hop over to see what Priscilla Gotham has created.

Thanks for hopping by!
Michelle

#bloghops, Closetomyheart #scrapbooking #seasonalexpressions1





























Monday, January 15, 2018

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Blushing Backgrounds



There are SO many ways to create a background using stamps. We hope the ideas in this hop will inspire you to look at your stamps in a different way and give it a try.

I had internet issues when this hop went live and it didn't resolve until it was too late for join the hop. But you can still view the hop for great ideas if you click here.

 Some stamp images are designed to be used for backgrounds, but I feel you can use just about any stamp image for a background effect. Here I used just one image from the Mother's Garden set to create a random background. You can leave it just stamped like I did on the inside of the card or color it in as I did on the front. To create a random look background you actually stamp in a very specific way. Stamp your first three images in a triangle pattern then keep adding more images building triangles as you go. You can use one, two or more images, too. If you have small images you can put them all on one acrylic block to make it go faster and easier.
I used watercolor pencils to color and then lightly went over it with a water brush. You can create a very simple background or very detailed. The sky's the limit!




All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Set: Mother's Garden + Thin Cuts
  • Patterned Paper: Chelsea Gardens
  • How-to Book: Make It from Your Heart Vol. 4, Pattern 13
  • Cardstock: Glacier, White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Archival Black
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Tools: Watercolor Pencils, Water Brush, 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.
Mother's Garden stamp set
Chelsea Gardens paper pack


Thanks for  hopping by!
Michelle

#techniquehop #techniques #cardmaking #closetomyheart

Friday, January 12, 2018

Flash Sale start today!

In the Central Time Zone the Flash Sale starts at 
4:00pm Friday Jan. 12th. till 4:00pm Saturday Jan. 13th.

Shop on my website for great deals!

Make Waves Card ~ Color Dare 275


Color Dare 275 is open through Thursday Jan. 25th.

Here are the colors for the Color My Heart challenge starting today. There are a lot of ways I can think of to use these colors. Finally I decided on what you see below. 
Black and White is optional, too.

The stamp set called Make Waves - Cardmaking is fun! Lot's of cute images and funny sentiments AND it has a matching Thin Cuts to make it easy to work with! 

The pattern is from Pinterest (My Favorite Things.com). I really liked the angled layer with the other elements of the design. It's a simple card and was easy to make. 


inside of card


All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Set: Make Waves - Cardmaking
  • Paper: Chelsea Gardens
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: Fern, Bashful, White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Heather
  • Thin Cut Circles
  • Specialty Paper: Gold Glitter paper
  • Embellishments: Bashful Pearls, Gold Glitter Gems
  • Tools: Thin 3D Foam Tape, Journal Pen
If you need a consultant I can help with that.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

So are you feeling creative? We'd love to see what you make using these colors. If you don't have an exact Close To My Heart color you can substitute something close, but don't add any brand new colors to the palette. Link you creation to our home page and while you're there click on the names of the Design Team and go to their blog. You'll learn how their project was made and if you leave a comment you'll give us a smile for the day!

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle

#colordare #colormyheart #closetomyheart #cardmaking