Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Color Dare 198 - You are Awesome

Color Dare 198

I am off to the airport for the Close To My Heart Convention and was inspired by this week's color dare challenge to make cards for my roommates.  This was a fun color combination to work with and I just love the sayings on the Beyond Awesome stamp set!

I used a banner from the Artistry Cricut cartridge to make the layers and then did some random stamping to make my background paper and finished it off with some Sweet Leaf green sequins.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Color Dare 197 - Swing Card

For this week's Color Dare #197 challenge, I'm giving another sneak peek at a swap card I'm making for the upcoming CTMH convention.  This is my first try at making a swing card, from the Artiste Cricut Collection. The hardest part was cutting all the little strips for the front part of the card! Note: the Artiste Cricut set is retiring soon, you can still get your copy from my CTMH website while supplies last. 

And here's what it looks like opened up: 

Now about those strips for the front part....with this color challenge, we were limited to using Pacifica, Canary and White Daisy.  I had some of the Confetti Wishes paper in my stash, notice how there are purples in there and that the strips are on a diagonal?  That's where it got a bit challenging but if you turn the paper to cut off a triangle on a corner, then you can cut out straight line strips in the colors you need.  (And you never know when those purple strips that are left over will show up!) 

Card instructions: 
  • Cut these shapes from the Artiste Cricut Collection; card shape on page 53 at 5.5" and circles on page 48 at 1.75" & 2.5" in White Daisy, 2" circle in Pacifica, star circle from page 77 at 3.25" in Canary
  • Use stamp set D1560 - Holiday Tag Occasions for the title on the front; ink with Pacifica
  • Use the candle that is included with the Artiste stamp sets and ink on the card base with Canary and Pacifica
  • For the sentiment inside, use your favorite saying, I found one from a retired Operation Smile stamp set that worked nicely.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Color Dare 196 - Congrats Card

For this week's Color Dare challenge, you get a sneak peek at one of the cards I am taking to convention for the card swap.  This will be my first convention with Close To My Heart and I'm getting pretty excited to see what fun techniques I'll learn there!

Here are the instructions for this card: 
  • Artbooking Cricut Cartridge - cut the overlay on page 78 at 2.5" from watercolor paper and cover with watercolors to match the inks you'll be using on the flowers
  • Use Springtime Wishes stamps and thin cuts to cut and stamp flowers and leaf, ink with Honey, Cotton Candy and Pear
  • Back the overlay with Lagoon paper (I used some leftover Lagoon pattern paper I had from a retired paper packet) and mount on card front
  • Layer on the flowers and leaf
  • Stamp the title in Lagoon ink
  • Add black epoxy bubbles for your accent color

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June SOTM Blog Hop - The Long Way Home

Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month blog hop featuring "The Long Way Home" stamp set that you can purchase for just $5 with a $50 Close to My Heart order.  (Check my website for details.)

We have almost 30 consultants participating this month. If you are coming from Michelle Loncar's blog, you are in the right spot.  

Color Dare 195

My post is doing double duty this week with the Color Dare colors to make a fun vacation travel layout.

Supplies used:
Layout - page 34 in the Reflections book
Stamp set S1606 - The Long Way Home
Papers - Kaleidoscope, White Daisy, Crystal Blue
Inks - Thistle, Pear, Crystal Blue, Lagoon

I'm looking forward to filling this in with pictures after our next vacation!  Now, head over to see what Vickie ODell has to share with us.  Thanks for stopping by.
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