Northern Lights

I saw this amazing card created with a fellow consultant Sandy Zimmer and knew I had to recreate something like it.

This background is completely sponged. I started by stamping my wolf from Wild and Free Stamp set in Black pigment ink, then used Clear Embossing Powder. I then made a wolf mask by stamping it on a scratch paper and then fussy cutting. I stamped the evergreen trees from Aurora ~ Scrapbooking Stamp set. I used the Black pigment ink, then used Clear Embossing Powder like I did for the wolf. I did use the mask of the wolf when I stamped to make the trees appear to be behind the wolf. Then I started with the background. I used Mint, Carolina, Pixie, Raspberry, Canary and Peacock inks for the sky. I used Charcoal and Evergreen or the ground. I did use the wolf mask to prevent discoloring the wolf. To soften the norther lights I spritzed our stamp cleaner. I then used my embossing pen to dot the background. I then used white embossing power to make the stars. I used my markers to color the wolf. I then used my Rectangle Thin Cuts to get the stitched border.

I have stamped the inside of this card with a Happy Father’s day as I know my husband would love this card.

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Color Challenge

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we are challenging you with a Color Challenge ~ Pixie, Canary, Julep, & Lagoon. If you don’t have these exact colors use a color that is close. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in you project.

I was inspired to make this card by Michelle Stewart who had made a fairy card and sponged her background. I knew these colors would be perfect. The first step I took was to used VersaMark to stamp the sentiment and sparkles with the Fairy Tale Magic, then used White Embossing Powder. Then I started sponging on the color with Lagoon, then followed with Canary, Pixie and then ended with Julep. I used my markers to color this adorable fairy. I then added a few Bitty Sparkles and Clear Gems.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until APRIL 31st 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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Mountain Bike Birthday Card

So tomorrow is my husband’s birthday and I have been laid out with the crud for four days. I totally forgot to get the ingredients at the store when I when on Monday since that is when I started to crash. Thankfully I spent a bit of time on Sunday to make his birthday card!!

My husband loves to Mountain Bike so I wanted to design a card around his passion. I had this idea to make it a slider style card and then realized as I was cutting the pieces it may be hard with the bike tires being open. So I added the brown circle to the front tire to help make it move. I cut the trees and mountains using my Cricut.

The quote is perfect for him and is from a retired stamp set. I sponged the background with Bluebird, then spritzed with Close to My Heart’s stamp cleaner. I am excited to give this card to him and hope that I will be back in the land of the living again soon.

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #339 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Mix Up

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #339 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board with a mix of colors.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors and Neutrals are free!

I went with Fern, Raspberry and Carolina with neutrals.

To create the cloud background I cut cloud shapes on my Cricut and used them as a mask. I used Carolina ink and my sponge to apply the ink.  The grass was cut using Fern cardstock with using one of the Decorative Border Thin Cuts. The stamp set is one from Technique Tuesday, Henrietta Hedgehog. I used my Copic markers to color.  I figured this would make a fun birthday card or really a card just to brighten someone’s day.

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 #339 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.


Happy Crafting!

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