A BirthdayAdventure – Color Dare #228

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Lagoon, Raspberry & White Daisy.

I reached for the Adventure Fundamentals Paper along with the Good Life Complements and the new Happy Birthday thin cuts for a fun birthday card to add to my stash. This was a quick card with no stamping.  I liked how the complement circle “fun” matched the circles of the paper and then the sprinkling of glitter stars just adds a little sparkle.  I arranged them in a triangle just as I do when random stamping. so I get the proper balance.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

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Thanks again for stopping by…I hope you have a great weekend!

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Not Your Average Fireworks 

The Color My Heart Color Dare had one of my favorite color combos this week.  Pear, Lagoon, Crystal Blue and Thistle.

 

I already had my card in my head when I got an email that said I’d been selected to join the Color Dare as a Design Team member starting in July.


I loved this Firework Fun stamp set, but wanted to feature it in something other than the traditional red, white and blue.

My 6×6 card is from the Originals Card Confidence Program – On The Side.  Do you use our pattern books?  I love them!

Thanks for stopping by, take a minute to go visit the color dare and share what you can do with these fun colors!

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My son called me from work on Thursday and told me he needed a birthday card for a one year old and a thank you card.  I created both today, but you’re going to have to wait for the birthday card.  He likes to barter, so I’m trading him my car being vacuumed and the windows being washed for the two cards.

I wanted to play with the Color My Heart Color Dare again this week I love the colors, Lagoon, Smoothie, Hollyhock and White Daisy.

I have seen a lot of these bird cage cards on Pinterest so I pulled out my Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge and started cutting.  I used Smoothie cardstock for my birdcage and lined it with a Lagoon B&T from the Blossom Collection.  I then backed the bird cutout with a piece of Lagoon cardstock.  The flower on the front is cut from Hollyhock and a pink enamel gem makes up the center.  The bow on top is cut from a piece of Lagoon B&T from the Heartstrings Collection, it has tiny little Hollyhock hearts.

 

I really had fun piecing all the paper together.  The Artfully Sent cartridge takes card making to the next level.

Have you stopped by the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge?  It’s a really fun place to gain some inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by…leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite card from the Artfully Sent Cartridge is.

 

Another Color Challenge

 

Since my schedule has freed up a little I’m back in the craft room between loads of laundry, vacuuming and running a child to the school bus and other assorted appointments.

This morning I stopped by the Heart to Heart Challenge blog where I found another color challenge posted.

Cranberry, Gold Rush, Lagoon and Dessert Sand

 

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I found my inspiration card on page 132 of the Annual Inspirations.  What a great place to gain inspiration and although it is not copied exactly the background stamp still provides the perfect backdrop for a cheery hello!

The card front is mounted on Kraft Cardstock which I felt coordinated with the addition of the Dessert Sand ink.  I finished the card by adding three Gold Gems in the bottom corner.

I’ll be giving this card away on my Facebook page so stop over there like my page and leave a comment.

Happy Stamping!

Tracey

Colorcrush Close to My Heart Style

 

I recently learned that Close to My Heart posts a weekly color challenge on Instagram so I anxiously awaited for Wednesday to come this week to see the #colorcrush posting.

Barn Red, Glacier, Lagoon, Olive, Flaxen

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I had to give this one some thought – it’s a beautiful fall palette, but I wanted something different.

The Better With A Friend exclusive hostess stamp set was sitting on my desk so I grabbed it – along with the Wishes pattern book to pull this off.  I chose a 5 X 7 card pattern and then went to work putting the colors together.  The top paper is a piece of Glacier from the Whimsy Fundamentals paper, I used the zip strip from the Pathfinding papers for the Olive and the Flaxen C/S backs the shopping girl, the glitter paper represents the lagoon to add a bit of sparkle and I sponged the white papers with lagoon ink and then stamped the sentiment in Barn Red.

I don’t know when I’ve had so much fun putting colors together and going outside my normal “box”.

What would you do with these colors?  Leave me a comment with a link to your creation!

Tracey

Hello! Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #50

 

I have been on a card making frenzy this week.  I stopped by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and decided that this would be a great week for me to play along.  I loved the clean simple lines of this sketch.

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Of course I also reached for my favorite paper of the moment (Skylark).  As I looked over the papers I thought I’d go for a monochromatic look.  Lagoon is such a crisp color perfect for a cheery hello!

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I started by embossing the bottom section of the Lagoon cardstock and then layered the B & T.  It’s hard to see the detail in the photo, but the striped piece has been scallop punched across the bottom edge.  I then layered a speech bubble from the Artiste Cricut Collection bundle with a piece of foam tape to give it a bit of dimension.  I finished it off simply with two Aqua Dots.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tracey

Crisp as a Spring Day

 

If I was going to pick a color besides the pink I picked in yesterday’s blog post, I would definitely pick the combination of Lagoon & Sweet Leaf (or Pear). 

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As I continue to make thank you cards for my stash today I reached for some leftover scraps of Skylark and the Frame Flair stamp set I traded a sister consultant for.  I have a tendency to forget what I own and some times I love a set so much I order it twice…it’s nice to know that I’m not the only one that does that and every once in a while in works out for both of us!

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Instead of popping up the frame with foam tape I added a few layers (5 to be exact) of the same Cricut cut shape, adhered them together and then adhered the entire pile to the card front.  Did you notice the fun polka-dot embossed white daisy card stock?  It was done with our new DOT embossing folder.  We have 5 patterns to choose from – DOT, STRIPE, CHEVRON, DAMASK & QUATREFOIL.

Here are the items I used:

  • X7177B Skylark
  • Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
  • Z1811 For Always Assortment (Retired) – lagoon flower
  • Z1294 DOT Embossing Folder
  • D1546 Frame Flair
  • B1449 Oodles of Doodles

Thanks oodles for stopping by today…I hope that you enjoyed my art!

Tracey