Friday, November 26, 2021

Floral Card ~ Color Dare #472

 Friday means it's time for a new color challenge from the Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare.

Use the colors in the grid below to make any paper craft you like. For this challenge you must use at least 4 of the colors. Black and White are FREE colors to use. 

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: Color My Heart Color Dare.

I made a card using a stamp set I just got. I love the idea of the note paper for sentiments. The flowers in this set are so pretty and can be used in so many ways. The sentiments in this set didn't fit what I needed for this card but will be used over and over for other projects. 

To color the flowers and leaves I did a watercolor technique. When you squeeze the lid of our stamp pad onto the pad you get ink in the lid. You can then pick up the ink with a water brush and paint your images. Another way is to use a reinker, squeeze some ink onto a stamping block then pick up the ink that way. The two ways end up with different levels of color for your images. The lid technique is a lighter look than the reinker technique. Once painted I used the Thin Cut dies to cut out the images.

Here's a close-up showing how I built layers with my elements. I first popped up the note book image with Thin 3D Foam Tape. Then I tucked the flowers and leaves in and around the note book image.

When doing the images for a project I always do some extra ones. This way I can use them on the inside of the card, too!

Z3990 Love Story-Scrapbooking + Thin Cut Dies

X9034 Mix-in Papers (Nov-Dec)

D2052 For All Occasions
This is a must have stamp set!
It will cover all your occasions during the year!

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack (a great deal)
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Wisteria, Sapphire, Rosemary, Papaya
  • Embellishments: Blue Belle Sequins (online only)
  • Tools: Water Brush, thin 3D Foam Tape, Tombow Liquid 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!

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Now it's your turn to create and share! What will YOU make using these colors? We can't wait to find out!


#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking #colordare #colormyheart 


  1. Very pretty card, like the background paper your used and the layout of your florals. I never know what to do with the note paper but great idea for a sentiment.

  2. Beautiful card Michelle. I like the notecard centre with the sentiment. X

  3. The Rosemary designer paper is the perfect backdrop for this lovely card. Very pretty card. Love the layout.

  4. Love how soft and subtle the flowers are using the ink painting technique - thats my favourite way to get the exact right colour but also get the watercolour look.(I'm not so great mixing my colours to get the right shades).


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