Color Dare #432 ~ Photo Inspiration

Welcome to another week with Color Dare #432! This week we have an inspirational photo ~ Chihuly. BLACK, WHITE, and NEUTRALS are FREE

I have been wanting to try using alcohol inks after seeing all the artwork that people create using them. So I broke down and purchased some. Then I started watching YouTube videos to learn how to use them. I used a technique where I added ink to a piece of felt then dabbed it onto the yupo paper. I then used Alcohol blending Blending to blur the colors.

I used the one sheet of yupo paper to make these two cards. One is a floating shaker and the other is just on white card base.

This card I used a 4×6 flip flap which I trimmed down to make the shaker. I used the Iridescent Flower Confetti in the shaker. The Yupo paper was cut using one of the Fancy Borders Thin Cuts. The Thank you is a cricut cut.

The thank you was cut using my cricut and I used a few of the Iridescent Flower Confetti for accents. The Yupo paper was cut using one of the Fancy Borders Thin Cuts.

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 #431  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Hop – Pocket Power!

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on Pockets… Close to My Heart has a wide variety of pockets protectors, flip flaps and our Stories by Stacy.  I love flip flaps as they are an easy way to add more photos to a layout.  I also love the Pocket Plus protectors as they enable you to add more photos.  There are around 8 of us participating in the Pocket Power Hop.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from KATY TAYLOR’S Blog, you are on the right track!

I decided to focus on Flip Flaps but with a twist.  I used a 4×6 flip flap to make a shaker card.

I started by random stamping the White Daisy cardstock.  I used Pixie, Lemon, Emerald, Bluebird, Carolina, and Thistle.

I used a post-it note to mask off the balloons as I stamped.  The balloons are from Party Balloons Stamp Set.

After stamping I cut the letters and decided the 4×6 flip flap would work best. I used Thin Cut Block Alphabet to cut the happy.

I trimmed the flip flap and then used foam tape around the perimeter of the flip flap.  Added some of the Crafty Loose sequins.  I decided to use Thistle behind the flip flap to add a bit more color. The birthday is also from the Party Balloons Stamp Set and was stamped on Carolina cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto HALEY DYER’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork using our Pockets!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Stampers with Attitude ~ Flip Flap Hop

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!

The Stampers with an Attitude are excited to show how the Stampers With an Attitude use Flip Flaps in their artwork , so here we go.  If you have never used Flip Flaps by the time you are finished with this hop you will be a pro and ready to jump in!!  I love Flip Flaps because I often have a lot of photos I want to use on a layout but don’t want to make them so small or have the layout feel over crowded and the Flip Flaps help me to accomplish this.

If you have just come from MELINDA EVERITT’s Blog ~ If You Bling It then you are in the right place!

Growing up in New Orleans we did not really get snow very often.  I now live in the Pacific Northwest and love the fact we get snow.  I get so giddy every time it starts to flurry.   I am always taking lots of photos of the dogs in the snow and now my son.  I designed this layout which holds 12 photo ~ (10) 31/2″ x 5″ and (2) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ using Flip Flaps.  Unfortunately flip Flaps and the page protectors make photographing the art work very difficult due to the reflection.  So you will get the idea as I have the layout shown just not in the actual page protectors.  I used a 6″x12″ Flip Flap to give me the additional 6 photos on my layout.

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This is the layout with the Flip Flap closed.  I used the Frosted Paper pack with Champagne as the base.  On the base page I used my spay pen with Colonial White and Pearl paint to create the over-spray look and give a little shimmer.  The reindeer were cut using a Tim Holtz die and then randomly stamped with Twilight ink and one of the stamps from All Decked Out (retired stamp set).  The snowflake border was cut using my Silhouette as with the tittle.  The snowflake rosettes is also a Tim Holtz die.

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This is the layout with the Flip Flap open showing the 6 additional photos.  Now I am just waiting for my photos to come.  I have been using Studio J to print my photos so they can be sized to the layout and then all I have to do is cut them out an pop them into my completed layouts.

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Now hop on over to JEN PATRICK’s Blog ~ Roxybonds and check out what she has created!


December Stampers With an Attitude Artwork with Flip Flaps Blog Hop List

  1. LaJeania Hicks ~
  2. Melinda Everitt ~
  3. Catherine Nowak ~
  4. Jen Patrick-
  5. Di Crawford ~
  6. Pamela O’Connor ~
  7. Hilary Reynolds~
  8. Barbi Kelley ~
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