Color Dare #454 ~ Photo Inspiration

Welcome to Friday and another Color Dare Challenge! For Color Dare Challenge #454 we have a fun one for you. We have a photo inspiration for this weeks challenge, simply choose at least three colors from the photo plus Black and White are free.

I choose Purple, Blue and Green and decided to play with my alcohol inks.

I so love the new Butterfly Background Thin Cuts! I used it to cut a piece of yupo paper which I discovered requires a bit more pressure when using your CTMH Die Cutting machine. I ended up using -2 to successfully cut the Yupo paper. I then backed with Black cardstock.

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 #454 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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July/August New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the July/August new product blog hop!!

You will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring the new JULY-AUGUST Catalog that was just released this month! There will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from MY HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS, 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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 18 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I am so in love with the Wander paper pack!!! It is perfect for so many of our adventures here in Colorado. I used Wander paper pack along with a layout sketch from the Cherish how to book(which has been retired but still loved).

On this layout I sanded the edges fo the Toffee and Sapphire cardstocks. Created my own tittle in Cricut Design space using the offset tool. I used the Wander -Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts for details. I added a bit of the Steel Stickles for accents.

On the right page I used the Camera from the Wander Cricut Collection and the Wander-Scrapbooking Stamp and Thin Cuts.

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!

Color Dare #452 ~ Candy Apple, Glacier, & Lemonade

Welcome to Friday!! Friday means we have another Color Dare Challenge for you. This week for Color Dare #452 we have a three color challenge for you ~ Candy Apple, Glacier, and Lemonade. Black and White are Free along with Silver.

I have been busy with summer plans ~ mostly entertaining my son since he is out of school, so I have not found as much time to get into my craft room. I have had these new products from Honey Bee Stamps sitting in my craft room untouched… gasp!!! Well I was determined to use them for this project.

I love this Cone Flower die, but to be honest making the stem and leaves Glacier, and not a shade of green, is sort of hard for me. I am pleased the way it turned out. I used the Stitched Lattice Background Thin Cut for the base. I then created my own stem of the flower by fussy cutting. I used the Stitched Oval Thin Cut for the sentiment. The Sentiment if also from Honey Bee Stamps ~ Fresh Flowers. I added a couple of Silver Glitter Gems for bling.

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 #452  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #451 ~ Crazy 8s

Welcome to Friday!! Fridays mean it is time for another fun challenge from Color Dare! This week we for Challenge #451 have a Crazy 8’s Challenge for you. This means you will choose at least 4 of the 8 blocks shown in the image below. Blacks and White are free.

I decided to go with Sapphire, Candy Apple, New England Ivy, Smoothie, Grey, Embellishments, plus Black and White.

I am totally on the Gnome obsessive list. I am loving our new gnome stamp set ~ Chillin with My Gnomies stamp and thin cuts. I colored my Gnome with my markers that matched Sapphire, Candy Apple, New England Ivy, Smoothie (for the pigment of skin but use my blender pen to subtract color) and Grey. I stamped the star from this stamp set on the hat to add more details. I stamped a few fire works to work with the star background paper which is from a retired Seasonal Mix-in. I added a bit of glitter and embellishment with the Steel Stickles Glue.

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 #451  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 15, 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 – “Here Comes the Sun!”

Welcome to the Technique Hop!!

This month we are exploring techniques using Oxide Inks. I have a couple of techniques using Oxide Inks that I want to share with you. As you hop around you will see some fun ways to incorporate these oxide inks into your artwork. If you are coming from WENDY KESSLER’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 13 makers participating in this hop.

I love the new Sunburst thin cut!! I love the look of the sunburst but sometimes struggle to make them, with this die you can cut a rainbow of colors and then mix and match to make multiple cards.

For the Mountain sunrise card, I welded two circuit mountains plus a rectangle to create my own mountain scene. I stamped the sentiment with the Months of the Year ~ June stamp set. Adding a 1″ circle which was inked in Mustard Seed Oxide Ink and cut with the Circle Thin Cuts. I added a bit of bling with the Gold Loose Sequins.

For this card I used the same sentiment from the Months of the Year ~ June stamp set. I also pulled the Flip Flops from this stamp set for the accent. I stamped in Intense Black ink, then I colored the Y strap with my pink metallic pen and then added Pink Taffeta Stickles. I colored the base of the flip flop with my markers.

This card is the same as above, the only difference is the color of the the flip flop. I used my metallic marker to soften the black on the y strap and then went over with Cool Mint Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MICHELLE LONCAR’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #448 ~ Love of Color

Welcome to another challenge with Color Dare! For Challenge #448 we have our Love of Color challenge. Choose at least three of the colors for your project. Black, White, and Gold are FREE.

I went for all the colors except Charcoal. I love the Hillside Cottage Card Making Workshop, so I decided to recreate one of the cards using these colors.

I love that these patterns can be recreated with other colors and papers. I used a retired Seasonal Mix in for the peach. The sage is from Hillside Cottage papers. I used Dessert Rose to sponge behind the flowers on the White Cardstock.

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 #447  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #447 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Stars & Sparklers

Welcome to another week with Color Dare!! This week we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board for Color Dare #447. This Tic-Tac-Toe board is based around the Stars and Sparklers Paper Pack. How this works is choose any column, row, or diagonal. Black, White, Gold and Kraft are free.

I went with the diagonal ~ Carolina, Toffee, Scarlet plus Sapphire, Black, White and Gold.

I realized I was lacking anniversary cards so I decided to make one as a slimline. I used the Stars & Sparkles paper pack for the pattern paper. I used Toffee, Carolina, Sapphire, and Scarlet cardstocks. I love the Layered Butterflies Thin Cuts and used both the large and small for this card. I used the Simple Stitched Bracket Thin Cut for the sentiment which is from a retired stamp set Card Captions. I added a couple of Gold Glitter Gems for shimmer.

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 #447  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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June SOTM – Outdoor Borders Blog Hop

Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month blog hop!!

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 15 Makers participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I knew I wanted to highlight these awesome borders. When I looked at this stamp set I saw two groupings jump out to me. I have been totally loving rainbow colors so that inspired one of my cards.

Here there are individually.

I went with most of the rainbow colors using the light side of Candy Apple, Nectarine, Canary, Green Apple, Bluebird, and Grape cardstock. I stamped tone on tone using the Outdoor Borders stamp set. Then using the Months of the Year – June for the sentiment and envelope. I also used the Stitched Bracket Thin Cuts. I added a couple of red dots from my stash.

For this card I used Avocado, Toffee, and Peacock cardstock and inks. I used the Stitched Fancy Bracket Thin Cuts for the sentiment. The sentiment and accents are from the Take a Hike stamp and thin cuts, I colored the backpack and water bottle details with my markers. The last detail was the Gold 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 JUNE. If you are a member of the Close To My Heart VIP program and you place a qualifying order of $50 in the US, you will get the stamp for FREE!! Otherwise if you spend $50 in US you can purchase for $5.

Your next stop is along this hop is My Heartfelt Sentiments, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Technique Hop – “Just Distress Oxide It!”

Welcome to the Just Distress Oxide It Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques using Oxide Inks. I have a couple of techniques using Oxide Inks that I want to share with you. As you hop around you will see some fun ways to incorporate these oxide inks into your artwork. If you are coming from MELISSA ROBINSON’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 10 makers participating in this hop.

These are the three cards I create each using oxide inks in a different way. I will walk you through the different techniques.

For this card I used stencils with the oxide inks Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers to create the background. I then spritzed the oxide inks to create the oxidized look. I used the Hillside Cottage Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts for the fox. I also used the Hillside Cottage Shapes which I colored using the oxide inks. I used the Pumice Stone on the bunny and White Pigment in on the dot in the center of the flower. The flower on the right I use Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn. I added a few dot with Onyx Pearl.

For this card I crated a background by putting some oxide ink on my all purpose mat. I used the Hearts Background Thin Cut, Vellum and an “hello” that was cut with my Cricut and sitting in my extras cup.

You can see I placed the ink on the mat then on the right I spritzed the inks with water. I then started to smoosh the Distressed Oxide paper. Using my heat tool in between applying ink.

For the third card I used my Hexagon Stencil from Stencil pack 2.

For this card I used Candy Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Chipped Sapphire, and Seedless Preserves oxide inks to create my rainbow. I used the Stitched Hexagon Thin Cut for the sentiment, I cut the black layered hexagon freehand. The sentiment is from the stamp set that is part of the Cardmaking Craft with Heart Subscription. I added some Carnation Red Liquid Pearls to give it a bit of pop.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto WENDY KESSLER’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #444 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Board

Welcome to another week at Color Dare! This week we have a fun Tic-Tac-Toe Board with the colors featured in the You are Enough Special. Choose any row, column, or diagonal. Black and White are FREE.

I used all colors except Mink and Sapphire.

I used the Sunburst Thin Cut. I cut it in Black, White, Pebble, Blue Belle, Sangria and two of the You are Enough PML cards.

This was the first one I created. I used the Spot-on Sentiments for the sentiment. I also added a few Rose Gold Sequins.

Since I had all the pieces cut I paired it with Pebble to create this version.

For this third card I paired it with Daisy White.

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 #444  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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