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Friday, May 2, 2014

Color My Heart in Sweet Leaf and Crystal Blue

This week at Color My Heart we dare you to use Sweet Leaf and Crystal Blue, a nice spring combination.  And you know that with spring come high school and college graduations.  Here is the first of three graduation cards that I need to make over the next ten days.  I have never been sure if this stamp in the retired Circle of Love stamp set is a flourish or a flowering plant.  I chose to take the plant route by stamping and embossing it with Sweet Leaf pigment ink and clear detail powder and coloring the open areas with  Crystal Blue and Sweet Leaf alcohol markers.  I embellished it with Blue Sparkles and anchored the sentiment with a Pewter Badge Button.  That's one graduation card down and two more to go.

Thank you for stopping by!  Now why don't you head on over to Color My Heart Color Dare to get some inspiration and perhaps enter your own creation?  We would love to see your work.  As always, if you do not have these exact colors use the closest ones you've got.  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  White Daisy, Slate, and Sweet Leaf cardstock
Ink:  Sweet Leaf and Crystal Blue pigment ink, Sweet leaf and Crystal Blue alcohol markers
Stamps:  Circle of Love (retired), Limited Edition (retired)
Embellishments:  Blue Sparkles, Pewter Badge Button, clear detail powder


  1. Love this card! What a great way to use the Pewter Badge!

  2. This is a very pretty card, Hansi! I have always loved that flourish from the Circle of Love stamp set. Clever to color in the open areas! Thanks for the inspiration, and good luck with your graduation cards.

  3. Pretty card! Great use of the two colors.

  4. Gorgeous! I love flourishes and this one is soooo pretty. The colors really pop in your design.