It has been almost a month since I last entered the Color My Heart Dare Challenge. My life was a bit chaotic, so, unfortunately, crafting was not a priority. I do love the fact that Close to My Heart allows me, as a consultant, to set my own hours so that when “life” changes, I can still have my family be my priority without worry.
This week, I used the From the Heart stamp set to create a card using Willow, Raspberry, Bashful, Charcoal and White Daisy for the Color My Heart Dare challenge. I love that Close to My Heart has such beautiful products that we can use to make cards like this with very little time or effort. This stamp set is available during the month of September for $29.95 OR pay only $5.00 more and receive the From the Heart Kit to create twelve interactive cards using this stamp set.
Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5¼” x 4″ Cardstock (Charcoal), 5″ x 3¾” Cardstock (White Daisy), 4″ x 1¾” Cardstock (Charcoal), 2¾” x 1½” Cardstock (White Daisy), ¾” x 1½” Cardstock (White Daisy)
Since the challenge only allowed two pinks and one green, I had to use these colors in multiple ways. For this card I used the “Second Generation Stamping” technique to add depth to my project. What is Second Generation Stamping? Once a stamp is inked, you can achieve a second generation stamp by stamping the image first onto your desk pad (or other scratch piece of paper) and then onto your cardstock.
• The stem of the largest flower was stamped using Willow ink. I created the “Leaves” by using the Second Generation of Willow. It still allows the stem to show through while using the same color of ink.
• The small cup shaped flowers were first stamped using the Second Generation of Raspberry Ink, then the detailed lines were added using Raspberry ink. Once again, I was able to use the same color, but the Second Generation technique allowed to details to show through.
• The From the Heart stamp set has many choices for layered flowers, and you can use Second Generation stamping to create depth and get more use out of you inks. Below is a little “cheat sheet” I created to show you ways I stamped the larger flower using the Second Generation (2nd) stamping technique.
If you love Close to My Heart products as much as I do, and you want to be able to run your business your way, then joining my team is something I ask you to consider. September is the perfect month to join my team! Sign up as a New Consultant in September and you will receive the From the Heart card kit in your New Consultant Kit at no additional cost — that’s an extra $43.90 value, FREE!
Remember, the From the Heart products are available until September 30th! Visit the Promotions tab on my website learn how you can get this card kit and stamp set for FREE! I can’t wait to see what you create!