Our challenge for the next two weeks 10/7-10/20 is masking with the fun twist of adding something you’d find in a pumpkin patch for example: a pumpkin, a scarecrow, or maybe even a trick or treater! You can also get extra points in our prize draw by linking to our Challenge Partner Kat Scrappiness. You can find all the details and link up your creations by visiting our challenge blog
Have you ever been to a masquerade ball? I think that’s how my card must have felt with all these sticky notes stuck to it. I use sticky notes that are full page sticky so I get good coverage for my masks. I was watching a video from Jennifer McGuire and she talked about masking paper and I think I might have to give it a try – it appears a bit larger than my 3X3 notes. Her card inspired me and they aren’t completely alike, but they are quite similar.
So I started my card by cutting a stitched rectangle from the largest of the Close to My Heart Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. I then placed it in my Misti and placed a circle die where I wanted my spotlight area to be. I then placed my pumpkin and stamped him several times in intense black ink and then colored it in with my Tri-blend markers. After it was colored I added the sentiment and placed the masks. When you use a die cut for a mask you end up with a small shadow of white around the image, but I didn’t care. Then I started by swirling Sweet Leaf ink all over inside the circle mask. To finish things off I added two bitty sparkles (one to each end of the sentiment) because a little bling never hurt anything.
So what do you think of my finished card? Do you think this is a project you would try?
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Won’t you join the fun in our Love of Color Challenge. We are using the Close to My Heart How To Book Love of Color as our inspiration. This week our challenge features the color Lilac. We provide a board in which you can pick a minimum of three colors from to create your project. We use CTMH color names for reference; however, you are welcome to use any products as long as they are the closest match. Please don’t add any additional colors unless it is noted on the board.
My card inspiration came directly from the Love of Color Lilac page – I chose to use the combination of Lilac, Sweetleaf, Peach, Lagoon & Gold. This color combination just seems fresh like a spring day and will make a great birthday card for my stash.
OK, now it’s YOUR turn! The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage. Our Weekly Challenges are open for two weeks and you have until Thursday, March 28th to enter Challenge #334
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I did it, I did it…I got all the February challenges completed for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog!
This weeks challenge is C.A.S.E. which means Copy and Steal Everything! There are so many talented artists out there to be inspired by, but Heart 2 Heart wanted us to “copy and put our spin on a project from the current Seasonal Expressions Idea Book”.
I don’t think there is a greater form of flattery than when someone wants to copy your work…unfortunately I fell victim to someone that was unscrupulous a few months ago that actually stole a piece of my artwork and put their own stamp on it. It’s important to also give credit where credit is due when inspired by a card.
My inspiration came from page 84 of the Seasonal Expressions 1 A Birthday in Watercolor. The talented artists at Close to My Heart are always an inspiration!
My spin was to use a B&T paper from the Seasonal Mix-Ins paper packet and choose a color combination from the Love of Color – Glacier, Sweet Leaf & Thistle. I also didn’t have the puffy sticker embellishments (what’s wrong with me) used on the original card so I used I Heart Us sequins mixed in with the spatters.
I hope you will look at the Close to My Heart Catalogs more than just a place to shop, but also as a source of inspiration. Find a card that you love and share it with the Heart to Heart Challenge Blog.
Happy Wednesday! I stopped by the Color My Heart Color Dare and found an amazing color combination that I couldn’t wait to play with. Anything with the Basics makes my heart beat a little faster.
This sweet little Otter from the Punny Pals stamp set had yet to be inked. Appalled? So was I. Right away I knew that he’d find a home on this card and Mink cardstock was just the right hue to leave him uncolored, except for the shell which I touched up with my Shin Han Marker in as close to a Sweet Leaf shade as I had. One of the techniques I used to bring a little detail to this card was stamping the sentiment along the side and then outlining the square with a freehanded black fine point marker.
The colors for this weeks color dare are Mink, Sweet Leaf and Heather. I have always loved the combinations that the Design Team puts together and their inspiration is so diverse. Make sure you take a minute and visit the Color My Heart Color Dare and maybe even play along!
Thanks so much for stopping by…I hope you’ll come by again real soon!
UPDATE: I was very humbled when I stopped by the Color Dare blog this morning and learned that my card was the Diamond Winner for Challenge #276.
Happy Friday! I must say, Friday’s are one of my favorite days…it kicks off a brand new week of Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge. This week the challenge is to use Sunset, Sweet Leaf, Black and White Daisy in your creations.
I wanted to show that these colors can be used for more than Halloween, although I thought a sweet leaf colored witch would be appropriate. I love the So Many Smiles stamp set and decided to do some random stamping. I mounted the image on black card stock and then put a piece of orange shimmer trim along the top and three green triangles along the bottom. The sentiment block was cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. I noticed after putting my card together that it’s very similar to one I saved on Pinterest from DT Member Cat Nowak.
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 so much for stopping by and spending a little bit of your Friday with me. I hope you’ll come back again soon!
The Fed Ex driver showed up just in time…when I saw the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #94 Challenge this week I knew I wanted to play and I knew what stamp set I wanted to use!
I wanted this card to be cheery, but not overwhelming with color. I chose to use a base of Flaxen layered with Sweet Leaf which I embossed with the Diamond Embossing Folder. I then cut a shape from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and added my sentiment and stamped the tree in the lower corner. Both of these papers were distressed with Flaxen ink around the sides and mounted with thin 3D foam tape. For just a touch of bling, I added Gold Bling Gems at the end of the Colonial White sentiment piece.
I had so much fun playing with the February Stamp of the Month “A Happy Hello” that I decided I’d see what other uses I could come up with.
I found a cute card while visiting a Stampin’ Up Demonstrators blog. Julie is uber talented and shares lots of free video and PDF tutorials and my thoughts are anything can look better when made with Close to My Heart products it doesn’t matter where the inspiration came from!
I stamped the card in Sweet Leaf and Thistle ink then cut the panel down the middle – flipped the cut pieces in opposite directions and cut them again. Once I had all the pieces mounted on a piece of Sweet Leaf Paper Fundamentals I layered it to a piece of Kraft Cardstock. I finished it off with some left over purple sparkles to give it a dash of glitz! The Thank You sentiment comes from the Cricut Artfully Sent bundle – LOVE all the choices!