Creating a Simply Beautiful Card

For the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog

It’s time for another Tic-Tac-Toe Color My Heart challenge and, this week, we are playing with the color palette in the Spruced Up collection. To join our challenge, simply link your creation before January 30th. Make sure that you do not add any additional colors other than what is shown below.

Rarely do I squirm over a Color Dare color challenge, but this week I was a bit perplexed.  I haven’t decided if it is because I am struggling with the colors chosen or the current Spruced Up paper palette. It’s a mix of old world colors that I have used before, and, even though I truly enjoy the vintage feel, I am wrestling with the designs.  That is one of the reasons I chose to keep my project Simply Beautiful. 

My colors of choice – French Vanilla, Julep, Sangria, & Mink. If you would like to re-create this card, I have created a clear set of instructions for you as well as a list of the supplies I used on this project.

ENJOY Creating Today!

Paper Needed:  5½” x 4¼” Spruced Up Sangria paper, 5¼” x 4″ French Vanilla cardstock, 5¼” x 2″ Sangria cardstock, 5″ x 1¾” French Vanilla cardstock, 3″ x 3″ Sangria cardstock, 2¼” x 2¼” Julep cardstock, 2″ x 2″ French Vanilla cardstock

Assembly Instructions

  1. Adhere the 5¼” x 4″ French Vanilla cardstock onto the Spruced Up Sangria paper and adhere both to the front of a card base.
  2. Using Julep Ink, stamp the Floral image randomly onto the 5″ x 1¾” French Vanilla cardstock . Using Mink Ink, stamp the Ink Blot image randomly onto the same piece of French Vanilla cardstock.
  3. Layer the stamped cardstock onto the 5¼” x 2″ Sangria cardstock and adhere to the front of the card approximately ½” from the left side.
  4. Using the 2 ¾ ” Stitched Bracket Thin Cut, cut out a shape from the 3″ x 3″ Sangria cardstock.
  5. Round the corners of the 2¼” x 2¼” Julep cardstock and layer onto the Sangria bracket die-cut using Foam Tape for dimension.
  6. Stamp a large Ink Blot onto the center of the 2″ x 2″ French Vanilla cardstock with Mink Ink, then use Sangria Ink to stamp the sentiment onto the center. Round the corners and use a Grey Pen to add faux stitching. Adhere to the Julep cardstock.
  7. Embellish with Julep Ribbon, Julep Glitter Gems, Wood Shapes, and Bitty Sparkles.

I hope that today’s project inspired you to try something new and that you take a chance, like I did, to give the new color palette a try. If you do, please share your creation with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge.

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FALL-ing For Julep with H2H

Normally, you would not think of Julep as a color for fall crafting, but, recently, I have found this shade of green one that can create some beautiful autumn projects. It is an odd mix of green apple and juniper with a little splash of evergreen and it coordinates with with almost any color in our collection. For this week’s Heart2Heart Challenge, we are featuring our color of the year – Julep68760081_10156810073463089_2999619358688280576_o.jpg

As I said, the color Julep has been a great color to use for fall.  I recently used it when creating “Autumn in Wisteria” and, today, I am using it to create this adorable Falling for Julep card. Isn’t it adorable? I just love those little pumpkins and leaf shapes.MissCarriesCreations-FallinJulipH2H

Here are a few of the Julep products I used to create my card:

This card was super simple to make.  After cutting the pieces using the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts dies, I layered them onto the card base, and added a few Vellum Cut-Outs.  MissCarriesCreations-FallinJulipH2H-Detail.jpg

I hope that you have been inspired to create something using our Color of the Year and that you plan to share your Julep creation with us at Heart2Heart. This challenge lasts through the month of October. Check back each week to see what other challenges you can join.

I can’t wait to see what you create!