Creating a Card with Love of Color

How many times have you tried to pick out colors for a project, drug out the color wheel, and become frustrated that nothing seems to match? OR do you stick with a set of colors you know will always work? Well, my friend, today is the day to venture out of your color comfort zone.  I am going to show you a simple way to choose a palette for your project using the Love of Color idea book.  

If you are a member of my Create with Miss. Carrie VIP Group, you had a chance to see this card created during my Fab Friday Find video.  I walked you through this wonderful Love of Color book and showed you how to make this card using our September stamp set

This how-to book is designed to help you find complementarity colors for your projects.  On this card, I knew that I wanted to use the Desert Rose cardstock, but I wasn’t quite sure which colors would match.  All I had to do was open up the book to “Desert Rose” and I was shown multiple options for projects and color combinations. 

Not only was I able to find a color palette to match Desert Rose, I was also inspired by one of the projects in the book.  This how-to book is FULL of projects you can create using the color combinations shown.  It even tells you where to find the cutting guide in our other how-to books. 

For those of you who may have missed out on the Fab Friday Find Video, here is a modified version of the video showing you the Love of Color idea book and the card making process. The full-length version can be viewed in my VIP Group.  

This card was really simple to make and fun to create using the Love of Color palette suggestions. I would have never thought to pair Desert Rose with Mint and Ballerina. 

I hope that this project inspired you to venture outside your “color comfort zone” and try a few new colors in your designs.  I know that having this book helps me to consider new combinations and I am often inspired by the projects within. 

If you would like to purchase either of the Love of Color books or any of our How-to Books, you can do so on my website.  Most of these books fit right inside our 6″ x 8″ Every Day Life Binders making it easy to flip through and transport.   

If you would like to recreate this card, make sure that you snag that September stamp of the month before September 30th. This stamp set is available for only $5.00 with any $50 purchase. 

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Here is a List of the Items I Used Today

Creating A Masculine Anniversary Card

This week, my husband and I will be celebrating twenty-seven years together and I found it difficult to find a card that wasn’t floral-ly, mushy, and girly. What does a cardmaker do? She searches the internet for a card sketch, then digs through her stash to create a masculine card for her sweetheart that is more fitting to his personality.  This week’s card design comes to you courtesy of the Atlantic Heart Sketch challenge

I wanted to keep it super simple and use up a few of my leftover stickers and papers from my Timber collection. With the new catalog on the horizon and products arriving to my door soon, I wanted to start using up some of these items before they were sold out on my website. 

The background was created using the sketch as a guide.  I cut down some leftover Timber paper scraps and zip-strips to create the background and added some zig-zag stitching on the sides. These were hand-stitched. Unfortunately, my sewing machine decided to go on strike along with my deep freeze this past week. 

I wanted to keep the rest of the card masculine and simple.  I didn’t have an anniversary stamp that would work for the sentiment shown in the sketch, so I chose to use a sticker instead.  I think that the “keeping it handsome” phrase is perfect for my hubby.  

I cut a chevron into the sticker so that it matched the sketch and looked more like a sentiment on the card. The sticker was a little shorter than I needed it to be, so I added a piece of the Ax Border on the right side to make it appear a little longer. 

The mountain scene behind the deer and the little red heart are also stickers from the Timber collection.  The mountain sticker was trimmed down to fit behind the sentiment. If you look at the sticker sheet above, you can see where I trimmed the image. I will probably use that boat on a fishing layout later. 

The deer and the two kraft colored hearts come from the package of Timber Die-cuts. I wanted to keep this card masculine and stick to the anniversary theme.  I don’t think the hearts deter from the masculinity of the card and they were just too cute not to add to the design. 

The final addition was a wooden arrow which I debated using, but, now that I look at the overall piece, I am glad I added it.  This Timber collection has been one of my favorite this season.  I am currently working on a plans for few layouts using the scrapbook kit and working on using up some more of my stash on some other projects.  I will be so sad to see this one go. 

I hope that today’s project inspired you to try something new and join the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge.  Those sketches are always inspiring to me and I enjoy a challenge.  They offer a new sketch each week. I encourage you to stop by their site and give a few a try. 

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It’s Your Day to Sparkle SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the It’s Your Day to Sparkle Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the June It’s Your Day to Sparkle stamp set.MissCarriesCreations-SOTMBlogHopS1906 If you have come here from Kathy Burrows’ blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

Recently, I have fallen for the color sage. I am not sure if it because the color has been so prevalent in the papers I am using lately, or if it has something to do with my ever-changing moods. Either way, sage has been on my favorites list and, this week, I chose to use it as a backdrop for a simple anniversary card I created using our It’s Your Day to Sparkle stamp set.

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I chose to use a pattern from our True Love papers and pair it with Lilac, Sugarplum, Eggplant and silver. After stitching the background layers together, I repeatedly stamped the sentiment onto some Sage cardstock and layered it behind a Sugarplum Stitched Frame. (If you would like to recreate this card, I have listed the supplies I used at the very bottom of this post.)

The cake image was stamped with Intense Black Ink, then shaded with ink. (yes, ink) I “smooshed” the ink pads so that some ink was applied to the inside of the lid and used my Waterbrushes to shade the layers of the cake. This is a simple way to ensure your image matches your papers.

I added some loops of Silver Embellishing Thread, hearts from the True Love cut-apart page, and Bitty Sparkles to finish the card. I hope that this card inspired you to try something new and that you post what you created in my VIP Facebook Group.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Gina Brandstetter’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the It’s Your Day to Sparkle stamp set is only available until June 30th.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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It’s Your Day to Sparkle Stamp Set
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True Love Paper Packet
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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock
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12 x 12 Sugarplum Cardstock
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Sugarplum Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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Lilac Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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Eggplant Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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Sage Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts
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Thin 3D & 3D Foam Dots
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Microtip Scissors
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White Cards & Envelopes
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