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.

MissCarriesCreations-SimpleFloralNote.jpg

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!

BlogSignature

Tuesday Tutorial: Paper Pom-Poms

Last week I posted a simple St. Patrick’s Day Banner featuring some Cricut™ Flower Market images and these adorable paper Pom-Poms. Today, I am going to show you how I created them using the Fancy Border Fringe Thin Cut. 
MissCarriesCreations-PaperPomPomTutorial

I began by cutting piece of Clover cardstock at 6″ x 2¼” then placed it onto my Sizzix with the Fringe Thin Cut die laying vertically on the left side of the cardstock and the cut side facing outward.  These dies work best if they go through your machine vertically and held in place with a temporary adhesive. I personally prefer Post-It Labeling Tape because it comes off without ruining my paper.

After cutting the left side, you are going to create the same cut on the right, placing the Fringe Thin Cut as close to the other cut as possible without cutting through the center completely. You will want a very small vertical space between the two cuts.

At this point you can use whatever tool works best for you, but I chose to use a wooden skewer to roll-up the Fringe cut and adhere in place. 

Once the glue is completely dry, you will start to bend and shape the Pom-Pom. Try to keep the “spikes” as straight as possible without curling them. Remove the Pom-Pom from the wooden skewer, then take two of the Fringe pieces and fold them into the center to “hide” the hole.

Your paper Pom-Pom is complete and ready for your paper crafting project. I threaded the Jute Twine through the center of each of mine to attach them to the banner.

MissCarriesCreations-PaperPomPom

I hope you take them time to give these a try and post what you have created on my VIP Facebook Group. I always enjoy seeing what others have made through these tutorials. 

 I can’t wait to see what you create!

BlogSignature

Some of the links in this blog are affiliate links and help to support my small business. Simply click on the links and a small portion of the sales come back to me at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support. 

product image


Thin Cuts Decorative Border

product image


12 x 12 Emerald Cardstock

Art Glitter Glue Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 4 oz with Ultra Fine Metal Tip

Art Glitter Glue
Post-it Labeling and Cover-Up Tape - 0.16" Width x 58.33 ft Length - 1 Line(s) - White Tape - Removable - White


Post-It Labeling Tape

Fox Run Bamboo Skewers, Set of 100
Bamboo Skewers