for the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge
After almost a month away, I am back in my creative space developing paper crafts for the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team. This week, we are playing with the Celebrate Today papers and asking you to use the colors in this Tic-Tac-Toe color palette♥ to create something for the challenge.
On my Vivid Valentine Card, I chose to use the colors on the top row – Raspberry, Lagoon, & Ballerina – with an added color that I have NEVER used – Nectarine. To be honest, I am not an “orange or yellow” person. That color is not in my wardrobe, in my home, or in my crafts, but, today, I decided to give it a try and I really like it♥.
As you can see, I used the Nectarine color sparingly. I was extremely nervous when I first pulled the flower off the Celebrate Today sticker sheet. This is not a color I am comfortable with, and I wasn’t quite sure how well it would fit into my design, but, after the leaves were removed, I was delightfully surprised♥.
The flower wasn’t the only element I altered for this card. The sentiment was a “love it” banner on the sheet Celebrate Today Vellum Die Cuts. By simply cutting off the word “it”, covering what was left, and adhering it to my paper, you would have never known what the initial design looked like (unless you are looking really closely).
The letter “U” was also modified to match the design of the card. These Foam Alphabet Letters are white and easy to color with inks, markers, and Shimmer Brushes – like I did here. I will warn you: they need time to dry and it helps to add a clear coat of Liquid Glass over the color if it doesn’t completely set, otherwise, the color will rub off the letter onto your project. (Don’t ask me how I know. It wasn’t pretty.)
Once all the elements were placed onto the card, I took a step back and decided to add even more Nectarine. Can you believe it?♥ I cut a small floral strip from the Mix-Ins paper pack and found a little piece of ribbon in my stash that matched perfectly. Close to My Heart knew what they were doing when they designed the Celebrate Today products – all the colors coordinate beautifully.
I hope that today’s project has inspired you to try something new – like Nectarine – and join us for the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge. You do not have to use the Celebrate Today papers, but if you like them as much as I do, you will want to snag them before they retire at the end of February. These papers, stickers, and die cuts can be found on my website and are available while supplies last.
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15 thoughts on “Create a Vivid Valentine Card”
beautiful card, I love how you’ve layered it so much. All the elements go so beautifully together. Bravo!
Thank you, Vandra. I love making multi-layered cards. I don’t do it as as often as I would like.
Exquisite card. So many beautiful aspects to take in. It is very pleasing to the eye.
Thank you. I love how all the papers from Close to My Heart coordinate perfectly.
Love all the bits and pieces you used to put together this card!
Thank you. I had fun pulling from my scrap bun for this one.
Wow you sure packed a lot into your design and it all looks wonderful! Great job!
Thank you, Michelle. I haven’t added this many layers in a long time.
The nectarine is perfect! I am with you on the yellows and orange colors as they are not my go to colors, however sometimes they just work!!
Thank you, Cat. I was so worried how it would look, but I am glad I gave it try. I hope it inspired you to try something new this week.
LOVE EVERYTHING about this card…even the older embellishments you’ve brought back…LOVE!
Thank you, Katy. My goal this year is to start using up all my stuff where ever I can.
Love all the different cuts and torn edges on your card, and the floral popped up looks great on the background.
Thank you, Suzanne.