Archives for October 2021

Heart 2 Heart ~ Sweet Treats

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

Our second challenge for the month is sweet treats. This can be interpreted the way you see fit, some of the things that come to mind for me is candy, cookies, and Halloween. So I decided to go the way of Halloween since you go trick or treating and get candy.

Please remember this when you are designing you project.

Here is the card I designed.

I created my background with Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire Oxide Inks. I then uses Clear, Black, Grape, and Sapphire Shimmer brushes to splatter the background. I cut the oxide inked background with the Stitched Rectangle Thin cuts. I then matted it on Black Ore paper. I used the Halloween Buddies – Joey stamp and thin cuts. I stamped the sentiment with White Pigment ink and then used White Embossing Powder on it. I used my Tri-Blend markers to color and added a bit of Silver Stickles for the buttons.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Did you know you can link your projects from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and many other platforms using the url link to your design. You have until OCTOBER 31th, 2021 to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Hop – “Stamping on Cardstock”

Welcome to the Stamping on Cardstock Blog Hop!

This month we are highlighting stamping on cardstock! So it is up to the Maker to pick the products and how they wish to showcase. If you are coming from MELISSA ROBINSON’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 9 makers participating in this hop.

Here are the cards I created. I will go into detail about each one.

For this card I used Toffee Cardstock to stamp the Fox from the Wildflower Friendship stamp set. I used Espresso pigment ink and then heat embossed Clear embossing powder. I used my watercolor paints to color the image. I really like how our watercolor paints pop on darker cardstock. I used the Mix-in Paper Pack for the base. I then added a few of the Loose Autumn Sequins.

This card was done the same way at the one above but I used the revers of the mix-in paper for background and I stamped on Kraft paper. You can see there is a subtle difference in how the paints show up.

With this card I stamped tone on tone. I used New England Ivy, Paprika, Papaya and Sundance cardstock and inks. I used a different patten paper from the Mix-in Paper Pack. I used the a World with October stamp and thin cuts. I used my Watercolor pencils to do a bit of shading on the pumpkins. I then added a few of those Loose Autumn Sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto HALEY DYER’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #465 ~ Tic Tac Toe ~ Holly & Ivy

Welcome to Color Dare #465! This week we have a Tic Tac Toe board featuring the colors of the Holly & Ivy papers. How this works is choose a row, column or diagonal. You can add in the other colors as long as they are on the board. Black and White are free.

I went with the diagonal Toffee, Silver, and Candy Apple then added Evergreen and Harbor.

I used one of the pattern papers from the Holly & Ivy papers. I then used my Honey Bee Wreath Die to cut the wreath and bow with Evergreen and Candy Apple. I then used cut the Bitty Buzz words and cut the Harbor paper and then embossed the work in Silver Embossing powder. I then added a few loose silver sequins.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #464 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Terrific Tags

Welcome to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

Do you love create tags? I love to create my own tags for birthdays and Christmas! I decided to create one for birthdays and one for Christmas. Please remember this when you are designing you project.

Here are my Tags.

Let’s break down the Christmas Tag.

So for this tag, I used Evergreen Carsdstock with my white pen. I used the Buildable Tag set thin cut. I used the Mini Garden Gnomes, from the Celebrate Slimline Clebrationsk and the Gnome for Christmas stamp and thin Cuts. The Sentiment was stamped in White Pigment ink and then used White Embossing powder over the image.

This tag uses the celebrate slimline special with the Fishy Greetins stamp set and Thin cuts. All images were colored with my markers and Colored Pencils.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Did you know you can link your projects from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and many other platforms using the url link to your design. You have until OCTOBMBER 31th, 2021 to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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October SOTM – Wildflower Friendship Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month!

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’S, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE, we have about 10 Makers on this hop.

It was hard to choose which of these adorable images to use. I decided to show you two ways you could color the flowers.

So I went with the cute hedgehog. I used the Oval Frame Thin cut for both of these cards. One was made into a shaker and the other was not.

This hedgehog I use colored pencils to color. I then curved the sentiment to put below the hedgehog. I used the Papaya cardstock on the black.

For this one I made into a shaker. I added the lagoon loose gems. For this hedgehog I used oxide inks and water on watercolor paper. I then stamped the image on the watercolor paper. I then fussy cut the flowers and paper pieced on to another stamped image.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of OCTOBER. If you are a member of the Close To My Heart VIP program and you place a qualifying order of $50 in the US, you will get the stamp for FREE!! Otherwise if you spend $50 in US you can purchase for $5.

Your next stop is along this hop is BRENDA LAPP’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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