Our Colour Dare Challenge for #394 is Shades of Green. Using monochromatic greens, Black, White and all neutrals are free to use. You are invited to participate in this challenge too. Go to the link for Colour Dare #394 and add your entry.
I love the Green challenge so pulled out some old Central Park paper that I've been trying to "scrap my stash" and use up. Then some Clover Cardstock
that you can get on sale this month in the Green Cardstock Bundle.
I HAD to use the new "Toilet paper" stamp set from the National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 1. its my very favourite stamp set and from the National Scrapbooking Day event held by Close to My Heart this stamp set is THE MOST POPULAR stamp set in the history of CTMH! I really love this! I love that we can make light of the darkness that is the current Global Pandemic!
Its awesome that Close to My Heart Cardstock is double sided. So I stamped on the Clover Cardstock with Evergreen Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad on each side of the paper and cut it out with
Then I stamped in Clover Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad for the circle and cut it out with the Stitched Circles Thin Cuts.
To stamp the title I stamped on
using three colours of inks - First totally stamped with Green Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, secondly I stamped about half of the green apple covered sentiment with Clover Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad and lastly along the very bottom I stamped with Evergreen Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad. All three shades on the one stamp. I watched a video on the CTMH Facebook page that demonstrated it recently and I did know this technique, but I haven't done it for so long I thought it was a good time to trial it again with this Colour Dare Challenge.
I stamped the three green inks of the small heart - one in each colour in the gradient (in the corresponding locations, dark bottom, Clover middle and lighter top). Then I trimmed the paper to the size I wanted freehand and used my scissors to cut a toilet paper like edge on it.
I used varying thicknesses of 3-D Foam Tape and
This made three heights for the three elements. I followed the rule of threes with the heart stamps, the cluster of toilet paper embellishments and I finished off with 3 of the clear opaque looking hearts from the Julep Loose Sequins.
I didn't have any bright green ribbons or twines so I was stuck for embellishments on this one. I thought black would be too dark as the darkest colour on this card is Evergreen!
I didn't want to use the cardstock that came with this set cause I had old green to use first but you could totally recreate this card using the lovely embossed papers of this kit. Also I've seen a lot of people emboss their toilet paper and I want to give that a try too but my embossing folders were packed away under a box.
Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Color Dare Challenge #394 too. I'm really interested to hear what you think about my card, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon. If you don't have a Close to My Heart Consultant (and you're in Australia) feel free to contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.
Vandra Stenton, Close to My Heart Consultant, Perth Western Australia