Saturday, February 15, 2020

Color Your World ~ February Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Hop! Each 15th of the month we feature a different technique for you to hopefully try out yourself! This month we're featuring ways to color your creations!

The blog ahead of mine belongs to Alyson Mayo. Click on the links in each post to continue along on the hop. You're going to love all the ideas you see! 

I decided to make a card using our very special stamp set called Keep Your Head Up. This set was designed exclusively to help our friends in Australia with the bush fires. 100% of the proceeds will go to this cause through Red Cross Australia. 

I love how this card turned out and  a photo just doesn't do it justice. I stamped in black ink and colored using a variety of our Shimmer Brushes. Most often you'll see the shimmer brushes used to accent different parts of a design but you can also use them to just color the design itself! In the close-up you get a better idea of the colors and maybe a bit of the shimmer. 

The frame was made using the Stitched Square Thin Cut Dies and our Oasis Holographic Paper. This paper is SO cool! Depending on how the light hits it the color shifts and changes. A little bow seemed like a good touch to finish off the whole thing. I left the inside blank so when the card is used a custom message can be added.

Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Set: Keep Your Head Up
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Specialty Paper: Oasis Holographic
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black
  • Thin Cut Dies: Stitched Squares
  • Shimmer Brushes: Clear, Gold, Lagoon, Sapphire, Julep, Wisteria, Raspberry
  • Wisteria Ribbon
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I'd love to have you on my team!

Now it's time to hop over and see what colorful ideas Haley Dyer is sharing! Enjoy the hop. Thanks for stopping by.


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  1. Love how your card turned out & thank you for supporting us Aussies during the bushfires

  2. Great use of that exclusive stamp set!

  3. Great stamp for coloring and that Holographic paper is amazing. Super Card!

  4. Love this - I often forget to use the shimmer brushes for colouring purposes. Great use of those and the holographic paper.

  5. Great job on this beautiful card, I love that you used the shimmer brushes.

  6. Love that you used the holographic paper! It looks so cool!!

  7. I love how you used the holographic paper on this card. Thank you for being a part of this month's Technique Blog Hop. I can't wait to see what you create next! 💙☕MissC

  8. What a great was to use the holographic paper (and shimmer brushes); I haven’t cut mine yet!


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