Friday, December 10, 2021

Die Cut Card ~ Color Dare #474

Happy Friday! Our Design Team at Color My Heart have a new color challenge starting today to tempt your creativity! From the grid below you must use at least 3 of the colors. Black, White, Gold & Copper are FREE colors and not part of the required 3 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. Make any paper craft you like. When you're ready to join the challenge use the link in the post on our home page

For my card I decided to get out some Thin Cut dies and see what I could come up with. I used ALL the colors in the grid plus Gold. 

To get the pretty look on the flowers I used reinkers and a water brush. I just kind of slopped the colors around to get a nice blend. Then I positioned the Thin Cut dies where I thought it would look good on the flowers. I also used part of this for the sentiment. The Gold frame was also cut with a Thin Cut die.

Close-up showing details of the flowers.
A white gel pen was used to add some detail. Gold Stickles also added some fun  sparkle.

Here is the cardstock before I cut out the  flowers. I made the colors dark to light  so I could see what looked best for the flowers. I ended up using the more medium toned areas.
Z4324 Layered Flowers Thin Cuts
It's like a garden of flowers! Just think of all the different looks you can make with these dies!

Z3993 Dots Slimline Thin Cut
This die is 3 1/2" x 8 1/2". For my standard size card I just trimmed it to the size I needed. I placed the cut end up against the gold frame for a natural look!

D2052 For All Occasions Stamp Set
This is a MUST HAVE stamp set! Look at all the occasions it will cover!!!

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White, Harbour, Rosemary, Avocado
  • Specialty Paper: Gold Glitter
  • Thin Cut Dies: Stitched Rectangles
  • Exclusive Reinkers: Flamingo, Papaya
  • Exclusive Inks: Black
  • Embellishments: Goldenrod Stickles
  • Tools: Thin 3D Foam Tape, White Gel Pen, Water Brush

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 pick your colors and create something to share. We can't wait to see what you make!


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  1. Beautiful card Michelle and very well balanced on colours. X

  2. Very nice creating your sponging of paper for your floral die cuts... love the background too... very pretty

  3. I'm going to try "slopping" the colors around to get a nice blend, (this made me chuckle). I love the effect. Pretty card.

  4. Love your beautiful flowers that you created yourself. I also giggled at the "Slopped around" reinkers and water brush. Great job! pretty card.


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