Friday, February 12, 2016

Special Day - Happy Birthday

The ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #180 is to combine Black, White Daisy and any 1, 2 or 3 of the following reds: Pomegranate, Ruby and/or Cranberry.  

Joint Challenge...We are really excited about the venture we have for you this week! We are partnering with another fabulous Close to My Heart challenge blog, Heart2Heart Challenge . The Heart 2 Heart themed challenge is “Share the Love” which you can interpret to mean something with hearts and love messages or something with the February Constant Campaign “Share the Love” stamp set or something else that reminds you of a “Share the Love” theme.   

Entering both of these challenges by the Color Dare deadline of Thursday, February 18 at 9:00 PM CST, there will be a random prize drawing on Friday, February 19 for those who have entered both challenges. (Please use a direct link to your blog post and link back to both of our blogs). We would love to have you “Share the Love” with both challenge blogs. Please be sure to check out the rules page of H2H here and the Color Dare rules on the right side of this page.You can also share your work with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare Community FB page and then copy that URL to paste it into the Linky tool for both of our blogs. 

One of the Donated Random Draw Winner Prizes

This card will be submitted to Heart 2 Heart for their first theme in February "...embraces the number 2 (Feburary is the 2nd month of the year!- get it?) Use the number 2 or "TWO" or the inspirations of two in your project!"

My Theme 2 includes: A February 23rd Birthday Card for my Sister, 2 Flowers on the Belly Band and 2 Flowers on the Inside, and card is made of 2 pieces.  

While in Facebook I came across a card by Chana Malkah Harris which was called a Napkin Fold card and I went to YouTube and found an excellent YouTube video by Dawn Griffith.  This tutorial was different from Chana's card but I was happy with the tutorial and saw so many possibilities.  I saw this card being used for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #146, somewhat out of the box, but yet bring out some of my creativity.  I chose to make this a square card.  


This is showing the card opened, with the belly band sitting to the left of the card.  The tutorial gives all the measurements and how to's, and all you need is your selection of paper, embellishments and your creativity. The flowers were cut from Cricut Design Space, edges rolled, petals layered, glitter circle cut, adhered finished flowers to card, added liquid glass to centers, and added Wink of Stella.  The inside white panel was sprayed with Pearl Glitter Mist to add a fine glimmer.     

This photo is the Belly Band that is wrapped around the card, and when recipient pulls the band off the card will start to open.

Submitted to the following:

Please click on any of the highlighted challenges to see the many inspirations and creative designs from each of the Design Team members and the many submissions to these challenges. Some of these challenges may still be hop on by.

Heart2Heart - 2
CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design Paper 
     La Vie En Rose
     Dark Red Glitter Paper 
     Daisy White 
     Paper Fundamentals "Enchantment" Pomegranate
Stamp Sets 
     Inside Sentiment CC1014 Pair-a-Phrase 
     Front Sentiment D1187 For Every Occasion 
     Frame D1527 Perfect Fit-Frames Flair 
Die-Cuts - Cricut Design Space 
     CTMH - Artistry "Flower" 
     Zig Wink of Stella "Clear" 
     Liquid Glass 
     My Tattered Angels "Glitter Mist Pearl" 


Donna said...

Fabulous & Fun card! I love how the patterned papers look when you open up the paper pieced perfectly and those flowers are a great touch.

Michelle said...

Your sister is so lucky! Your card is so beautiful and fun. The flowers are just right both inside and out. Thanks for sharing the link. I need to give this a try!

Melanie R said...

You know how I love to try new folds. Your card is beautiful and impeccably created. Such a great example for the challenge!

sarahstone said...

That card opened is impressive! I love the paper you used for all the little pieces. Very beautiful!

Ali said...

Oh, what a gorgeous card!! It just makes me smile and I loved the flowers inside! Beautiful. TY for taking the time to be with us over at Atlantic Hearts this week. Wonderful job! ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

Christina Hor said...

WOW! What an impressive fold card Sue! I love the opening. Your sister is one lucky recipient. Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead Sue. BTW, you might want to swing on by my blog on Sunday. Hint hint. :)

Sami said...

That's an awesome card fold!! Thanks for playing at AHSC!!!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Stunning card, Sue! This was truly a labor of love of crafting and for your sister. There are so many wonderful things about this card I can't even list them here. Thanks for all you do to inspire me and support the Color Dare blog.
:) Marie

Dena J said...

Stunning!!! What a lovely card, and I know from experience how difficult that fold can be. Thank you for sharing your exceptional work at AHSC this week.

Brandi said...

WOWZERS! What an amazing card, I love it! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC and Heart 2 Heart challenges (H2H)!

Brandi R
DT member AHSC & H2H

Lauren said...

Wow, what a beautiful and intricate card! I am going to have to try this technique. Thanks for joining us at AHSC.

Lisa said...

This is very very cool! Love the design and love the colors of course... hoping to play along this week too! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!

Pia S said...

I've never made a napkin fold card before and haven't seen many of these, but I do love how it looks and I give you extra points for being able to use a sketch as inspiration as well! Great job!

Annette Clark said...

What a fabulous card! I love the colors, the folding techniques, and how it just all comes together for a super polished look. Great job and thanks for sharing with us this week at AHSC.

P.G. Lamb said...

This card is beautiful from every angle! This is a must try!

Tracey said...

Wow....I have never heard of a napkin fold, it looks amazing! Pretty flowers too :)

Nonni said...

Wow, this is very impressive, so detailed and skillfully made! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Pia Larsen said...

Fantastic "pop" card. It is super cool and I love the colour combo you have chosen for it.
Thank you for playing with us at Inkspirational Challenges for our "POP" theme. Hope you'll join us for our next challenge.
Pia xx