Color Dare #402 ~ Blues

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we have a good one for you.  This weeks challenge is all about Blues! You can use any of the colors you see in the photo and BLACK, WHITES, SILVER and NEUTRALS are free  but that is all!!

Blues are one of my favorites so this makes it hard when you want to design the perfect thing. Here is what I came up with.

I used the butterfly image from the Stitched Cricut Collection. I merged two of the butterflies to make a card base.

I used Bluebird cardstock for the cover. I used my Bluebird shimmer brush on one and not on the other.

For the body on both I added a bit of Black Stickles.

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 #403  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 23, 2020 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 ~ Tickled Pink

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is Tickled Pink. I think about the color Pink, so this is what I went with. Please remember if you are going to play along with our challenge be sure to use at least one Close to My Heart Product.

I love the stamp set A Budding Friendship and I am so glad they have brought it back as part of the Bring Back my Pack ~ Brushed. I used Black Pigment Ink to stamp the images then use Clear Embossing powder. I then use my Bashful, Julep, and Gold shimmer brushes to color the images. I did use Julep Shimmer brush to splatter on the Daisy White cardstock. I use Ballerina cardstock.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until June 30th 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 Blog Hop ~ Let it Shimmer

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use Shimmer Brushes. Stencils can be used in a variety of way to color, add a bit of shine, or splatter. If you are coming from MICHELLE LONCAR’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

Since we have all these fantastic colors of shimmer brushes I got to thinking about a rainbow… so that was the inspiration of my first card.

I used the Red, Raspberry, Peach, Julep, and Lagoon shimmer brushes to paint the background. I then cut the cardstock with the Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cuts.

The Dream is a Cricut cut from the Everyday Moments collection. I then added a few White Gems.

I also love to use shimmer brushes to add color instead of using watercolors or marker. They are also great to add splatters. Here is another card.

For this card I used Wisteria and Daisy White cardstock with the Stitched Square and Rectangle Frame Thin cuts. I used the Wisteria and Julep Brushes to color the image.

I stamped the image and sentiment in Black Pigment Ink then used Clear embossing powder. I used the A Million Little Things stamp set.

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 let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Heartfelt Sentiments

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring FEBRUARY’s stamp of the month ~ HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS (S1902) a set of 9.

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, 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  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 22 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I know this stamp set would work wonderfully on a scrapbook layout as it is quite large almost 6.5 by 5 inches. I had and idea of how to use it in a card.

I created a frame using Cricut Design Space you can find the file HERE. This card is 6.5 inches by 5 inches. I cut my frame in Sugarplum. I used Watercolor pencils to color the flowers, leaves and words.  I did use Sugarplum to stamp the ribbon behind the “You Make My”. I added a bit of shimmer using the Sugarplum shimmer brush and the Clear Shimmer Brush.

You can see the shimmer a bit more here.  I then added a couple of Sugarplum Glitter gems.

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 February and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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

Happy Crafting!

January SOTM Blog Hop – Card Captions

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring JANUARY’s stamp of the month ~ CARD CAPTIONS (S1901) a set of 26.If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, 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  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 15 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I LOVE this stamp set!!! It has so many great sentiments and can be used for some many projects!

I choose to use the new paper pack FEELS LIKE HOME paired with coordinating Sapphire, Fern, Sugarplum and Mink cardstock. I also wanted to use one of the new stamps sets, KNOW I CARE. I adore this flower cluster. I added some SILVER EMBELLISHING TWINE at the top.  I used the the MAKE IT FROM YOUR HEART Volume 4 to create this card using pattern 6.

I added a little shimmer by using my SUGARPLUM GLITTER BRUSH to highlight the the sugarplum stamped inside of the flowers.

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 January and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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

Happy Crafting!

 

Holiday Expressions Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Expressions Blog Hop!hebadge

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases the new Holiday Seasonal Expressions Idea Book.

If you are just arriving her from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ 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  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 25 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I could not do this hop with our featuring Halloween since it is probably my most favorite holiday to celebrate.  So I designed a fun Halloween card for you today.

jeepers-creepers-halloween-card-silly-spider-web-catscrapbooking-comI have to admit using black as my card base is new territory for me but it so fit with Halloween.  I love this Silly Spider Web B1529 stamp set.  I just love the Jeepers Creepers paper pack. To make the black twine I simply took our white twine and used our black Shin Han Marker and colored it.  I used some black glitter paper, Shimmer Brush and my blending pen to add ink to my stamped spider web.

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

Happy Crafting!

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