Friday, August 11, 2017

Color Dare #256 Hello Card

It's time for another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge. This week's colors are Black, White Daisy, Pomegranate, Peacock, and Juniper.

For today's card, I followed pattern 29 from the Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 1 guide. I knew I wanted to use the new For You Darling stamp set, but the sentiments weren't the right size for my design. The Hello sentiment from the Flourishes stamp set fit perfectly. I didn't want a patterned paper to compete with the succulents, so I opted to emboss and sand a few scored lines on Peacock cardstock for the bottom panel. The succulents are stamped with Juniper and Peacock inks. I used the masking technique to stamp Pomegranate and Juniper in the small floral outlines.



To give the card a hint of sparkle, I matted the sentiment with Black Glitter Paper. The Black Dots around the succulents integrate the black into the card design. The succulents and flowers are popped up with Thin 3-D Foam Tape.


A small succulent and flower carries the design to the inside as well.


Ready to play? Just create a project using ALL and ONLY the colors in this week's challenge. If you don't have the exact colors, use the closest colors you have. You have until 10pm EST Thursday to enter!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
D1749 Flourishes
Z3375 For You Darling Stamp + Thin Cuts
X5979 Juniper Cardstock
X5958 Peacock Cardstock
X5964 Pomegranate Cardstock
Z2165 Juniper Ink
Z2649 Peacock Ink
Z2653 Pomegranate Ink
Z3236 Black Glitter Paper
Z3314 Black & White Dots
9035 Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 1
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z1204 Bone Folder

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Three Amigos August 2017 Challenge

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog Hop. We are three Close To My Heart Independent Consultants with a love for stamping and scrapping, and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd of each month, we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout, or other project. There are only three stops on this hop, so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. When you finish hopping, be sure to check out the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!

This month we are sharing projects using Jack (papers or featured colors) from the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book. The featured colors are black, juniper, ruby, slate, sweet leaf, whisper, and white daisy.



I love cards with special folds, and decided to make one to share today. I also made a coordinating box to go along with it. I used four colors of cardstock, the tree background and texture pattern from the paper pack, and the Jack Cardmaking Stamp with coordinating Thin Cuts for both. This bear is my favorite stamp in the entire seasonal expressions book!


This card has two "panels" that open up to reveal the message inside. The first panel is the bear tab, which opens to the right.


I decided to cut a second bear shape with the thin cuts, but couldn't leave it just plain. I inked up one of the bears ears to make his tail, and added more fur by turning the stamp 180 degrees before stamping. Isn't he just the cutest?!


Open the second panel to the left to reveal the sentiment on the inside. The hearts are each embellished with a bitty sparkle.


I decorated the top of my box to coordinate with the card I made. You can fill it with a set of cards or a small gift. I'm not sure if you can tell from the pictures, but I stamped an extra nose for each bear and popped it up with thin 3D foam tape.


I found directions for the box here, but changed the dimensions for mine to fit a 4.25x5.5 card. With a depth of one inch, you can easily fit a set of four cards with envelopes inside. I gave a few of these boxes filled with assorted cards to some of my CTMH pals at convention.


Here's a photo of my measurements and basic directions.


Thanks for hopping by today! Hop over to Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created for you, then over to the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge. We hope you play along!

Supplies Used:
X7222B Jack Paper Pack
X7222D Jack Coordinating Cardstock
Z3333 Jack Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2805 Black Ink
Z2173 Slate Ink
Z2170 Ruby Ink
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3197 Black & Gold Ribbon
Z3022 3L E-Z Dots Adhesive
Z2060 Thin 3D Foam Tape