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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Color My Heart in Shades of Blue, Yellow, and Orange

The Color My Heart Dare this week is to use Crystal Blue, Pacifica, Honey, and Goldrush which just happen to be the colors in Close to My Heart's retired Dreamin' paper pack.  This was not a particularly original idea on my part as three out of seven design team members have used this pack.  I scraplifted this from the talented Cassandra Bennett whose card you can see here.  Have you ever had a paper pack that you love so much that you have a hard time deciding which of the papers you want to use because you love them all?  Then this is the card for you!  It is also a great way to use up scraps.

The easy part was cutting .5 inch by 3.75 inch strips and sponging the edges with Saddle ink.  The fun part was weaving them together while keeping the strips parallel and evenly spaced.  It helped to work on my Versamat, but a piece of graph paper would work just as well.  Once I had everything how I wanted it, I carefully lifted the ends of the strips that were on top and  and used a dab of Bonding Memories glue to stick them to the strips below.  This helped stabilize  the piece while I applied adhesive to the back and transferred  it to the card base.  After the fact I realized that I could have used little bits of Washi tape on the front to hold everything in place, applied adhesive to the back, attached the piece to the card base and then removed the Washi tape.  

Although I used this design for a get well card, it would work well for birthday cards, etc. and be suitable for a guy.  I don't know about y'all, but I am always looking for ideas for masculine cards.

Thank you for stopping by!  Now please check out more of Cassandra's work at her blog, Cassandra's Scrappin' Bliss, and then head on over to Color My Heart and see some other creations using Crystal Blue, Pacifica, Honey, and Goldrush.  Better yet, take the dare yourself.  We would love to see your work!  As always, if you do not have a specific color, feel free to use the closest one you have and include any neutrals you like.  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Dreamin' (retired), Colonial White cardstock
Ink:  Saddle, Pacifica
Stamp:  Big Hug
Embellishments:  Brown Opaques (retired), Antiqued Copper Mini-Medley (retired)


  1. Oooh, love this card! Great idea to use the washi tape for assembly! Off to see Cassandra's card now!

  2. Thank you for the kudos. I love seeing my artwork scraplifted as inspiration. Your suggestions were all spot on for how to do the paper weaving. The end result is stunning and is one of my favorite Fall paper packs. :)

  3. Love this card! What a fun technique and the ink distressing is a great touch. I will definitely be filing this technique away in my brain to use one day.

  4. What a great way to incorporate scraps! I love the basketweave technique.

  5. Lovely weaving, Hansi! I like that you took the time to ink all the edges of all the "fibers". It really makes them stand out. Beautiful choice for the Color Dare this week!

  6. Loved this paper and this is a great card. Great way to use up scraps as well.