Thursday, 31 January 2013

Color Cornucopia!--Color My Heart #28

Hello Crafty Friends,
Another challenging dare this week from Color My Heart:  use these SIX colors on your project!


Quite the MOUTHFUL to say, which led to my card: a jar full of Sweet-tarts.

I started with some Stamps of Life products--and let me interject here to say that the "rules" at Color My Heart have changed to permit non-CTMH items. Of course, we'd love you to use and spread the word about CTMH, but as long as you use only the stated colors, or as close as your stash permits, you are good to go! Revenons a nos moutons... a delightful French phrase which means getting back to the subject (or our sheep), the Stamps of Life products were:
the delicious Jar4candy, and the matching dies.
Here I have stamped the jar-lid on cardstock, and the jar itself on a piece of plastic packaging (waste not!) with Staz-on ink. I use washi tape to make sure the die doesn't slip from the image, when cutting.

Then I punched out a bunch of hearts in the challenge colors, and stamped them in coordinating inks with various images from CTMH's "Its Your Day" and "Whoo's Your Valentine?"
Then I had some engineering challenges deciding EXACTLY how to make the card--I had originally thought of making a shaker box, but wasn't sure how to make sure all those colors were visible for photography. So simplified things with a straightforward flat card, "artfully" gluing down the hearts so all could be seen.

That medicine label is a separate stamp, to which your choice of sentiment can be added.
Here's the inside, using extra hearts:
So! Time to search your stash for the challenge colors, and get crafty! You have until Thursday, Feb. 7th to create and upload your card to Color My Heart. Make sure to visit the site and see how the other Design Team members have interpreted this doozy...

Happy Crafting,

Products Used:
Card-stock:  Champagne, Chocolate, Kraft, White Daisy, Juniper, Ruby, Gypsy, Cotton Candy, Goldrush, Twilight.
Inks: Black Staz-on, Juniper, Ruby, Gypsy, Cotton Candy, Goldrush, Twilight (Close to My Heart). Black and chocolate pigment inks for distressing.
Markers: Copic W2 and W4 for shadowing.
Punch: Creative Memories small heart punch
Stamps: Jar4Candy (Stamps of Life); Its Your Day, Whoo's Your Valentine (Close to My Heart)
Dies: Jar Die with Lid (Stamps of Life)
Scrap of plastic packaging material


  1. Hey Caroliner... you've totally rocked the colours in this challenge and the matching dies really make the card! Well done!!!

  2. What a fab idea, Caroline! I love this card - I'm going to have to case it if you don't mind!!

    Have a great weekend sweetie!

  3. I really love your idea with the hearts! The colors were great for it too! :)

  4. Great job for the color challenge. I really like the hearts on the card.

  5. Now that is a clever card with perfect execution!

  6. This is just awesome! Such a genius, creative take on this challenge Caroline. I love your stamped hearts, and the clear jar. You could link this up at Lil Red Wagon too...they're looking for creations focusing on jars :)

  7. What a great way to use all these colors! I like that you stamped on the hearts too. You always inspire me!

    :) Marie

  8. Sweet card!Thanks for linking it up to Little Red Wagon!


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