Friday, June 21, 2013

Color My Heart Color Dare #48--Topiary and Smoothie With a Flowering Bunch

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare post!  This week our challenge colors are Topiary and Smoothie.  The stamp set featured is "A Flowering Bunch" which is the June Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  I used a similar card layout but changed colors and embellishments.

One of my goals this year has been to use up some of my stash so I used vellum paper over Smoothie card stock in my first card.  The greeting was stamped in Smoothie ink and the flowers were stamped in Topiary ink.   I used my sewing machine to attach the vellum along with a strip of Topiary CS.  The vellum was cut shorter to leave a border around the images.  I used a Smoothie Marker, Sweet Leaf Marker and Chalk Marker to color in the flowers.  Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel was applied to the flower centers.  Here is a closeup photo:

I really like this stamp set so after I made this card I wanted to see how it would look on a white background so I quickly stamped up this second card on White Daisy CS.  The green strip is from the Splendor paper pack (retired CTMH).

Please head on over to see what the rest of the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team have created.  Their artwork is truly inspirational.  We hope you can join in on this color challenge--if you don't have CTMH Topiary and Smoothie you may substitute similar colors but please just use these two colors with neutrals such as white, black, kraft or other beiges.  You can link up your papercrafted items here by Thursday evening, June 27 by 9PM CST.

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


  1. I REALLY like the vellum card, Marie! I was wondering how you got the flower petals colored in white. The chalk marker is genius! It looks SO good. Two very pretty cards!

  2. What Sarah said! This is fantastic! Another beautiful technique to try...please remind me! ;) Love how you did two different takes on it.

  3. Hard to pick a favorite, they are both so pretty and delicate. I bet they were fun to colour in! Good reminder, too about alternate ways to attach velum (by sewing).

  4. Have to agree with Sarah, my favorite is the vellum one. And great tip about sewing vellum to attach. I've used other methods but not that one...which is a little surprising considering how much I use my sewing machine (on cards, that is!)


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