Monday, November 28, 2022

Floral Card ~ Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #501

How about a new sketch challenge? Our Design Team at Atlantic Hearts has one ready to go for  you. The sketch can be rotated, flipped, flopped, etc. We just need to be able to see our design in your project. when you're ready to join the challenge (goes live on Wednesdays) use the l ink below.

I decided to make a card and got my Cricut warmed up to help with the layers in the sketch. Using the Close To My Heart Flower Market images I picked this layered flower for my layers.

The card base is from our White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack (a must have item!). I splattered the card front with a Shimmer Brush in Mulberry. It gives a nice look to soften all the white in the background. 

The Cardstock colors are Sapphire, Periwinkle, French Vanilla and Mulberry. Exclusive Inks used is Black. The finishing touch is a couple of Blue Dots. The left side of each sentiment strip has a piece of Thin Foam Tape to level it out since the right end is on the built up layers of the flower.

That's it! Simple and easy.





Friday, November 25, 2022

Mandala Card ~ Color Dare #524

 Welcome to a fun color challenge from our Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare. Each Friday we give you a set of colors to create with. Make any paper craft you like. See the graphic below for the "fine print" details. Do NOT add any extra colors to your project.

We reference Close To My Heart colors but you can use any brand you have as long as you can make a very close match. "Kind of close" doesn't count. When you're ready to join the challenge use the link in the post on our home page.

For this challenge you MUST use the 3 colors shone. There are some FREE colors you can use with the 3 so check the graphic.

I love this Stamp of the Month: Christmas Snowflake Mandalas. There are so many possibilities for adding color....or not! I felt this 3 color challenge would really show off the lovely design of this large snowflake. 

I used our TriBlend Markers for coloring the image. You can see the colors used in the photo below. Our TriBlend Markers are amazing to use! There are 3 shades of color in each barrel making it easy to shade or blend your colors. For this project I just used the Light shade of each color. 

The Cardstock used is White Daisy, Wisteria and Mist. I also added some Glisten Stickles to make it sparkle a bit. The sentiment was stamped in Wisteria Exclusive Inks and the image in Black. Oh....I started with a card base from our White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack. This is a wonderful item to have on hand. You'll always be ready when you need/want to make a card!



Color My Heart Color Dare 

This card will be added to the Artwork Showcase Album for the November Stamp of the Month. Be sure to check out the other entries for more inspiration!



S2211 Christmas Snowflake Mandalas

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Michelle

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Black Friday Sale!


More savings are on their way in our Black Friday sale, starting at 4:00 pm (CST) on Black Friday! 

Be sure to visit the sale early to see exclusive items and shop great savings on a wide variety of awesome crafting products!! See you Friday!✨

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Quick and Easy Card ~ Color Dare #523

Welcome to a new color challenge from our Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare. Each Friday we share a new color challenge giving you a select group of colors to create with. This week is a Tic Tac Toe grid. Pick your colors by row, column or diagonal. Then if you want to use some of the other colors in the grid go for it. Do Not add any extra colors to your project. See the graphic below for the "fine print" about colors that are free to use with the Tic Tac Toe colors. 

We reference Close To My Heart colors but you can use any brand you have as long as you can make a very close match. Kind of close doesn't count. When you're ready to join the challenge use the link in the post on our home page

I was inspired by this card when I saw it online. I don't know who created the one I saw so if you recognize it contact me so I can give you credit.

This is a very quick and easy card to make and creates an impressive look. I chose my colors with the left column: Scarlet, Flamingo & Glacier. I also used Seabrook, Honey Butter and Gold. The image and sentiment are in Black Ink and Cardstock we kept simple with just Black and White Daisy. 

There is Thin Foam Tape popping up the floral and sentiment layers. Love the touch of Gold Thread as an accent. 





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Monday, November 14, 2022

Freshly Baked Card ~ Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Welcome to a new sketch challenge from our Team at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! We get you started with a sketch and you do the rest. You can flip, flop, rotate the sketch however you like. We just need to be able to see the sketch in your design. Make any paper craft you like and just have fun! 

I was in the mood to use the Freshly Baked paper packet to make a fun Christmas Card. I used the packet that included a Sticker Sheet which made it so easy to create this card! the Cardstock colors are Seabrook, Flamingo, Scarlet and Honey Butter. There is minimal stamping, just the squiggly line on the Scarlet cardstock stamped in Black Exclusive Ink. The grid on the Scarlet cardstock was cut with a Thin Cut die in Silver Foil paper.  The round cookie sticker is popped up on Thin Foam Tape.

Hopefully you're inspired to join in on the fun and create something to share! We can't wait to see what you make.





Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge


X7285S Freshly Baked Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet



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Michelle

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Friday, November 11, 2022

Stencil Card ~ Color Dare #522

 Yea for Friday! Are you ready for a new color challenge from our Design Team at Color Dare? Our Only Two Colors is a fun one and can be easy or not... depending on how you look at it. In the grid below you'll see Honey Butter is the main color you MUST use. From the 3 colors below you pick only ONE color to go with Honey Butter. Simple, right! We do offer some Free colors to use so be sure to check out the "fine print" on the graphic.

I chose Sapphire as my color to go with Honey Butter. Once I decided to use this image from our stencil pack the colors were an easy choice. 

Using a card base from our White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack I got busy. Cardstock colors are White Daisy, Sapphire and Honey Butter. Of course to go with this the Exclusive Inks are Sapphire and Honey Butter plus Black for the sentiment.

Using our new Blending Brushes (I LOVE these brushes) I applies the ink to the stencil. I roughed up the edge of the cardstock with my scissors. On the water I added some Stickles Diamond for a shimmery water look. I also painted the sun with a Clear Shimmer Brush but that is hard to see in the photos.

At the last second I decided to mat the top layer with just pieces in the corners. I love the look this created. The top layer is popped up on Thin Foam Tape for some added dimension. 

Now it's your turn to create and share. Make any paper craft you like. We reference Close To My Heart colors but you can use any brand you have as long as you can make a very close match. Kind of close doesn't count. When you're ready use the link in the post on our home page to join Challenge #522. We can't wait to see your creation!






Stencil Pack 1

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Sunflower Card

 Hello and welcome! Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Double Trouble Challenge: Color Theory. For this challenge I had to use the colors orange, yellow and green as the primary colors being the most prominent in the design. I added a touch of brown and gold to my card. 

I love this sunflower stamp set and knew it would be perfect for this challenge! I decided to stamped it off the edge of the cardstock for a more unique look. The coloring was done with our TriBlend Markers. You can see the colors I used in the photo below. I used combinations of all 3 shades of each color. That's the great thing about these markers! You have 3 shades of each color in one marker! It makes for an easy way to blend your colors.

I added some Shimmer Brush in Gold on the center of the flower and touches of Gold in the Shimmer Trim and dots made with our new Gold Metallic Marker. Fast and simple with a CAS look.

the card base is from our White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack. This is a must have item and a great deal! Cardstock colors are White Daisy, Lemonade and Nectarine. Exclusive Ink is Intense Black. 

Double Trouble Challenge

Also entered at Inspiration Station: Photo Inspiration #41



The yellow looking part of the center is actually the Gold shimmer. It's hard to get that to photo well. 


I like to add a bit to the inside of the card too. I kept the dots going and sprinkled them around the sentiment.


C1947 Sunflower Thoughts

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Floral Card ~ Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #501

How about a new sketch challenge? Our Design Team at Atlantic Hearts has one ready to go for  you. The sketch can be rotated, flipped, flopp...