Welcome back to another Joyful Stars Blog Hop! We are a group of Close to My Heart consultants who share something each month on the 9th and at 9PM EST. If you are coming from Debi Brile's blog you are on the right track. (The complete lineup is on Joyce's blog in case you get lost.) Have fun being inspired!
This month I've created a few cards using new Thin Cut Dies from the current Seasonal Expressions catalog (ends August 31) called It's Your Day and A Big Thank You. These dies are 3.75" x 5" to fill up an A2 card base quite nicely. It is so quick to make cards with these fabulous Thin Cut Dies!
My first card was created with the current challenge colors (Mink, Bashful and Pacifica) from Color My Heart Color Dare which is celebrating it's 300th challenge featuring Close to My Heart colors. (A Mystery Box of CTMH products is being offered as a prize so check out the requirements here). Bashful Shimmer Brush was added to the candle flames for a bit of sparkle.
This next card was made with New England Ivy card stock (soon to be retired color) and patterned paper from Fresh Air Paper Pack (available through August 31). Although it's difficult to see I applied the Gold Shimmer Brush to the candle flames.
I remembered that I had some Nuvo Crystal Drops in my stash and applied them to the candle flames.
This next card uses Lemon Card Stock, Pacifica Card Stock and a Cranberry Card Stock strip. (Cranberry and Pacifica are among my favorite colors but they will be retired at the end of August.) The Clear Shimmer Brush was used inside the heart for a bit of sparkle.
Now head on over to Michelle Loncar's blog. I'm sure you'll be inspired by her project!
I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
Heart 2 Heart--Anything Goes with CTMH products
Seize the Birthday--Option to use Sequins
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
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