Color Dare #385 ~ March Inspiration Board

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  We have another great Inspiration Photo – Valentine. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK and WHITE are free!

I decided to focus on the St. Patrick’s Day idea with a shamrock and rainbow. I wanted to use a SVG file that I recently purchased of a gnome, it was actually a valentine theme but I decided to make it St. Patty themed.

I used the stamp set Luck O’ the Irish stamp set that was part of last months Stamptacular special. I use the stitched rectangle thin cuts to cut the Evergreen border. All other cuts were made with my cricut.

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 #385  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 26, 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 ~ The Wearin’ o’ the Green

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

For this Challenge we are partnering with Double Trouble. Here is how it works….
THING 1: Trouble Maker says, “Let’s celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the wearin’ o’ the green!” Dress up your project with green as the primary color. It does not have to be a St. Patty’s Day Card…celebrate any occasion.
Don’t stop here… consider Twisted Sister’s optional twist.
THING 3: Twisted Sister says “Good ole St. Paddy’s day is all about finding the Pot o’ Gold… be it in a pint o’ beer or at the end of a rainbow include a “golden touch” on your project for an added chance at our random draw.
This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble’s random prize draw if you include something gold.
THING 2: Double Dare dares you then you are eligible to link your project at Heart2Heart.” and you will receive an additional chance at the Double Trouble Random Draw.

I decided to play around with a couple of techniques to create a fun pattern for the clovers.  I will start by showing you my favorite of the cards and then break down the techniques and show you all the versions of the card.

For all of these cards I used the Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (now retired) for the base and sanded the dots to create contrast.  I used both the Thin Cuts ~ Stitched Hearts as well as the Thin Cuts ~ Basic Hearts.  I used Gold Glitter paper and the Thin Cuts ~ Stitched Square Frames. The sentiment comes from a retired stamp, Holiday Tags, since it is the only one I have that says “Happy St. Patrick’s Day.” I used the Thin Cuts~ Stitched Ovals .  The Ribbon is the New England Ivy Burlap which is on clearance right now.

The first technique I tried was to splatter yellow, blue and green watercolors onto a piece of watercolor paper. I then added water and rolled it around.  I do apologize as I forgot to take a photo of the paper when it dried.

The second technique I tried was to splatter yellow, blue, and green on the All Purpose Mat, then I spritz the mat with water.  Next I smooched the watercolor paper onto the mat.  The photo on the right is how it turned out.

These are how the above technique cards turned out.  The one of the left is the second technique and the one on the right is the first technique.  For these cards I used the Gold Fold paper and White and Gold Ribbon.

The last technique I tried was the shaving cream technique.  I used reinker in the shaving cream, I first started with a simple mixing of the ink in the upper right corner. It did not give me the coverage I hoped so I mixed the reinker more in the shaving cream.

These are the two versions with the shaving cream technique.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until March 31 to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #332 ~ Mood Inspiration Board

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #332 we are challenging you with something new! We are using a photo as the inspiration and this week it goes along with St. Patrick’s Day.  Simply design your project using the colors in this photo, how fun is this photo!!

So besides the green the color that pops out to me is the golden color of beer. So I decided to make a this birthday card.

The glass of beer is a Cricut cut that I found on a search.  I used the Just a Little Something Stamp Set (retired) for the happy birthday.  I used Saffron, Clover, White and Charcoal cardstock.  The pattern papers are retired.  I also used the Stitched Rectangle 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 #332 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Embossing Folders

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is Embossing Folders.

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop. If you came here from MELISSA ROBINSON’s Blog then you are in the right place. Now on to my project:

Embossed Heart Clover Card ~ Fundamentals ~ St. Patrick's Day Card ~ CatScrapbooking.comI cut the hearts from Artistry – Heart Medallions #m651703 and using hid contour lines feature so I only cut the heart.  I cut 8 hearts, four were left unembossed and placed beneath the embossed and scored heart.  I ran the remaining 4 hearts through 4 different embossing folders to create a unique clover.

Here is the full list of products used:

Thank you for checking out my project.  If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is CORINNA’S CRAFTS. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you on Wednesday March 16th as we will be featuring Complements!

Happy Crafting!

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