Friday, June 28, 2013

Color Dare #49 Using Artiste Birthday Boy Key

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare post!  This week the challenge is to use the Close To My Heart colors Cranberry, White Daisy and Pacifica which would be great colors for a Fourth of July card.  Instead I chose to combine this challenge with the Rose Blossom Garden Challenge #6 to use the CTMH Artiste cricut cartridge Birthday Boy key (pg.68) to create a papercrafted item.  The Cranberry rocket was accent 1 cut at 2.75" and the Pacifica "night sky" with stars cut out--which is supposed to be a party hat--was cut at 3.75" and was trimmed to fit the top corner of the card.  Underneath the Pacifica hat shape is a piece of metallic cardboard that was left over from a foil takeout container.  I used a Sponge Dauber and Pacifica ink to eliminate the white core of the Pacifica CS.  The greeting was generated on the computer and layered over Whisper CS.  The final touch was the application of Silver Glitz Glitter Gel coming from the end of the rocket.  I'm also entering this card into the Less is More Challenge 125 to  make a birthday card for Jen.

Here is a photo of the metallic food container lid that I repurposed for the stars:

Please head on over to Color My Heart Color Dare and be inspired by what the rest of the Design Team has created.  You'll be glad you did.  We welcome you to submit your papercrafted creations using only these three colors--Cranberry, White Daisy and Pacifica (with neutral colors if you so desire.)  Don't have these Close To My Heart colors?  No problem--you may substitute similar colors.

And now for some EXCITING NEWS:

I'm on the new Design Team for Heart 2 Heart Challenges which will run from July through December 2013!  I became aware of this Challenge blog almost 3 years ago when I began blogging and was drawn to it because it features my favorite products--Close to My Heart.  I am thrilled to be selected to join this very talented group of Close To My Heart consultants whose work I have admired for quite awhile.   Every two weeks I will be sharing a papercrafted project using Close To My Heart products.  New challenges are listed on Mondays and you have the calendar month to link your artwork up.  Please come play along with me there!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie


  1. Hee, hee! Love that you repurposed a take-out lid. One of my favorite convention memories was Bren Yule talking about stealing the barf bags from the plane because they were plain white and she could stamp on them. It was my introduction to finding new ways to repurpose.

    Great card!!

  2. LOVED this card from the moment i saw it. Learning about the repurposed fast food lid just adds to the appeal. Warm congrats on your DT selection at Heart Heart! You are going to have such fun the next six months.

  3. Nice clean design. Love the re-purposing of the metallic piece. Congrats on the DT gig! Thanks for sharing your work at the Rose Blossom Garden.

  4. Looks like you had a blast creating this card Marie .... Love it! Sure do appreciate you joining the fun at RBG!

  5. How fun! Thanks for playing along in the Rose Blossom Garden!

  6. Love this card. It is so simple but perfect. Thanks for joining us at Rose Blossom Garden.

  7. Congrats on your making the H2H DT! I'm so happy for you! This is a super cute card for a little boy! Great job with repurposing!


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