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A Simple Floral Note for Color My Heart Dare

Have you stopped by the Color My Heart Dare Blog lately? There are currently two challenges can participate in, and, this week, I hope to inspire you to join our newest Color Challenge. We are asking that you use the following colors in your project and post it to the blog before August 8th. Aren’t these beautiful? 57578744_10213830658622649_8913465553465638912_n

My project this week is fairly simple.  I have become fond of the simplicity of white space  on my projects, especially when it allows the focus to shift to the elements and sentiments. I honestly feel like the emotions shine through when you create something with such simplicity.


For the background, I used our Square & Rectangle Stitched Thin Cut dies to create a window effect.  Before layering the White Daisy cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in Black then sponged the base of my card with Canary and Ballerina ink and used the Fine Tip Applicator on my Liquid Glass to create random dots.

The flower was created using out Stitched Flowers and Fringe Border Thin Cuts. I am going to show you technique that I have done in the past with my Cricut™ flowers. I recently was reminded by my friend Andrea, at GIRLplusPAPER, that this technique could also be used for these flowers.

After cutting the flowers from Ballerina cardstock & Vellum paper, I sponged each one with Ballerina ink.  I cut between each of the petals and used my Bone Folder to roll each of the petals downward. I then layered the flowers using Foam Dots and added Clear Shimmer to the Vellum flower, causing the Vellum petals to roll more like the center of a flower.

To create the center, I cut the Fringe in half, rolled it with a Quilling tool and adhered it using Liquid Glass. (TIP: Make sure you also order the Fine Tip Applicator. You won’t regret it.) Once the adhesive had dried, I curled each fringe then attached it to the center of the flower.

I added some leaves from the Craft-On Cut Apart page and cut patterned paper leaves from Craft-On paper using the dies in the Stitched Flowers Thin Cuts set. Clean, Simple, and done.

I hope that this card has inspired you to share your creations with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog. Make sure you check out the other challenges that are happening on the blog and bring your friends along for the challenges.

♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!


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14 thoughts on “A Simple Floral Note for Color My Heart Dare”

  1. WOW! I love this flower… I have tried making a few by cutting them apart but your instructions using vellum are fabulous. I can’t wait to try this. Your card is simply stunning – love everything about it! ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Boy, that flower is gorgeous, and love how you picked up the same color of the flower center and background in frame, and the stitched frames are certainly a CAS compliment to your card. Love it all.

  3. WOW! WOW! WOW! Absolutely stunning. Thanks so much for the tutorial to make that amazing flower.

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