Friday, August 5, 2016

Color Dare #205 ~ Juniper, Thistle, Eggplant, Crystal Blue + White Daisy

Look at these pretty colors! So soft and fun! It's time for a new Color Dare from the
Design Team at Color My Heart!

I had fun inking up a NEW stamp set from the Annual Inspirations Book that just went live on Aug. 1st. Everyone should have a good balloon stamp set in your collection. It can cover SO many occasions for card making and scrapbooking! I stamped 3 balloons on the background and used 3D Foam tape on 2 balloons for some depth.  I stamped the balloon strings to the gathered
into a bouquet.

Now, do you see that shimmer on the balloons? That is our NEW Shimmer Brush and it's incredible! It looks a lot like a Water Pen but instead of water it "paints" a soft shimmer. Can you say WOW! Another couple techniques are stamp rolling on the balloons. Ink the image and stamp on scrap paper. Then ink the image again by just rolling the image on the ink pad. Now stamp on your cardstock. The  third technique I used is dry embossing. Along the bottom you can see 3 embossed lines. It's hard to see but there are also 3 embossed lines on the left side, too. I used my Dry Embossing Tool and my Paper Trimmer for the lines. Line up your cardstock on the paper trimmer and gently use the tool to "draw" a line in the track. You can have the embossed line be a positive or negative line depending on  the way you place your cardstock on the trimmer.

All products are Close To My Heart:
--Happy for You stamp set
--Inks: Juniper, Thistle, Eggplant, Crystal Blue
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Thistle
--White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Embossing Tool and Paper Trimmer
--Shimmer Brush

If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.

Now it's your turn! Create a paper craft and share it with us! We love to see your creations! What? You don't have these exact colors? That's ok just use something close. This color dare is open until Thursday at 9:00pm. Details on how to join the fun are in the sidebar of the Color My Heart home page. While there, check out the creations by the Design Team. Click on the name to go to their blog. Please leave a comment. We LOVE comments!

#ColorMy Heart #ColorDare #CloseToMy Heart

Have fun creating!


  1. Love the way you layered/ overlapped the balloons. I love that shimmer brush.

  2. What a beautiful card! Love the hearts stamped around the balloons.

  3. LOVE LOVE the glitter on the balloons!!

  4. Lovely card, Michelle! You've made me put this stamp set on my "must have" list.
    :) Marie

  5. Love your shimmer pens...I was at a coloring crop last weekend and someone had them. Also, nice idea about the lines using a scoring an elegance to the card.

  6. Michelle, you did an awesome job showcasing the techniques in your card! The balloons look realistic!