Color Dare #120

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge #120.  For this week we are featuring Barn Red, Goldrush, Glacier, Olive, and Lagoon.  Which just so happens to be the colors of the Pathfinding paper pack!!

Color Dare #120


I really love the leaves of the Fall Harvest stamp set.  I wanted to try a new way to color them using a technique I had seen using stamp pads, the all purpose mat and a spray pen.  Here is how it works.  the first step is to rub your ink pad onto the shinny side of your CTMH All Purpose mat.  If you do not have an all purpose mat you may be able to do this with a ziplock style bag.  I used one of my spay pens with a little water to spay the inked area.

ink technique ~

I cut the leaves using my silhouette ~ I created my own cut file.  Then placing the paper or in this case the leaves face down into the ink I was able to create a marbled look.

Ink technique 2 ~


I then just wiped the mat with a baby wipe and the ink is all cleaned up.  I then flipped the mat over and using my craft heater I dried the leaves so I could stamp them in Chocolate.  I really like the way they turned out.

Color Dare 120 ~ Catscrapbooking.comYou are getting a sneak peek at one of the new hostess stamp sets from the Seasonal Expression which goes live next month!!! It is the Thank you stamp.

Supplies used for this card:

  • Paper pack ~ Pathfinding
  • Cardstock ~ Chocolate and Colonial White
  • Ink ~ Chocolate, Barn Red, Goldrush, Olive and Olive
  • Stamp Sets ~ Fall Harvest C1504 and Variety of Thanks B1471 (hostess exclusive available starting Dec 1)
  • Embellishments~ Gold Sequins Z2012, Teal Shimmer trim Z1918, Twine and button from stash.
  • Tools ~ All purpose Mat Z2045 and Spray Pen Z138

Now it is your turn! Just create a design using the featured colors then link on Color My Hearts home page which can be found here.

Happy Crafting!


Fall Harvest

The other day we were brain storming a cute fall/thanksgiving craft we could do at out MOMS Club monthly meeting.  Of course we were searching Pinterest as this is a great resource to help with creative ideas among other things.  Well we keep seeing these adorable paper pumpkins and decided this would be perfect.  So I cam home and got to work.

Paper Pumpkins

These are really simple to make.  I cut strips of paper 1″ x 8 1/2″ for the large one, 1″ x 7″ for the medium one and 1″ x 6″ for the small one.  The larger two pumpkins i used twelve strips and with the small pumpkin I used ten.  To add a bit of dimension I ran the strips through my Cuttle Bug with different embossing folders.  I used a Crop-a-dile to punch holes in the ends of the strips and secured them with a brad at each end.  The leaves  I cut using my Silhouette and the Fall Harvest stamp set.  The tendrils are 1/4″ x 12″ strips of paper that are curled.

Happy Crafting!

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