Thursday 24 January 2013

Just "Pear-fect!"--Color My Heart #27

Hello color-challenge fans! How do you like them apples? Or in this case, pears?!

The dare this week at Color My Heart is to use this monochromatic group of gorgeous greens
I have to say, this one was stumping me until I remembered a card I had seen on Karen B's blog, the Bald Dragonfly (click HERE), with a series of negative-space shapes. As I was searching through my collection of nesting dies, I found this one my sister sent me, a set of Spellbinders pears. How pear-fect, indeed!
Although I used dies, you could produce the same effect with an electronic cutter, cutting in the same spot, with an increasing dial size.
I spaced the layers with foam tape, and used a new-next-month Close to My Heart stamp set called "Girls Rock" for the psychedelic leaves, and the flower in the center of the pear.
Inside, I used another new stamp set, "Keyboard Uppercase" for the sentiment, and added one of the die-cut pears, dressed up with another floral stamp from "Girls Rock."

Simple but striking!

Check out the other DT members' projects at Color My Heart this week, and get inspired to join this challenge.  We'd love to see what you create!

Happy Crafting,

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: in New England Ivy, Topiary, Sweet Leaf and White Daisy
Ink colours: Sweet Leaf, Topiary, Versamark
Super-fine white embossing powder
Spellbinders dies


  1. I love this! It looks fantastic and I'm loving that new alpha....I was THIS close to picking it up, but was trying to be I am regretting my decision!

  2. Alright, I want that alphabet, like YESTERDAY! Miriam, I did the same thing and regret it as well!!! This is amazing. I love it, Caroline!!!! :)

  3. Be still my card making heart. This card is just perfect! I love it! I love the idea, and the pear shape, and that fun flower in the smallest pear. Awesome!!!

  4. You're right, this card is pear-fect!!! What a fun and fabulous idea, absolutely wonderful for these colors.


  5. How clever, Caroline! I love this - the use of greens and layout is brilliant!

  6. so wonderful...I love all the green!

  7. Okay...that alphabet set just went on my wish list. And now I'm hunting through my Cricut images to see what I can use to CASE this card. Wonderful, creative example for Color My Heart!!

  8. The pear is great use of the various green colrs. Nice job with this card.

  9. Great use of the nesting dies... I love the monochromatic look and those leaves are fantastic. Love the card Liner!

  10. I love your interpretation of this week's color scheme! You did a great job both inside and out! thanks for the inspiration--I can't wait to see what you come up with next!
    :) Marie

  11. This is absolutely fantastic! Love the layers!

  12. What a gorgeous pear and such a clever idea, Caroline. Love the color gradiation!

  13. This is so pretty! I love the layering of the negative die cuts. The white accents are the perfect touch.

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