Thursday, July 15, 2010


With All My Heart

Last night after preparting for the Make & Take this Friday I had a chance to just play around. No birthday cards that need made, no swaps that need made, so what do I do? Well I decided I wanted to make something bright and fun that uses Melon Mambo. Now this is a color that I really haven't used that much. I have a bad habit of sticking to a few color combos. So instead I pulled out my wonderful new Color Coach and went to the Melon Mambo tab. One of the suggested color combinations on the back of the card was Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight. So here is what I made with those colors.

Stamps: With All My Heart
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Trim punch, Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, White Gel Pen, Basic Black brads, Needle Tool, Mini Glue Dots

The card base is Tempting Turquoise cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". I used the sentiment from With All My Heart and stamped it in the bottom right corner of the card front in Basic Black ink.

The image panel is Whisper White cardstock cut at 2 1/4" x 5 1/2". This was stamped with the various flowers from With All My Heart in Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight. This panel was then layered on a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock cut at 2 3/8" x 5 1/2". Then another Whisper White panel cut at 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" was added. A piece of Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon was added around the panel and tied into a bow. I just couldn't resist adding some sort of ribbon and I didn't have any ribbon in the colors used. I will have to fix that....anyway back to the card.

A piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock was cut at 2" x 5 1/2" and punched with the Scallop Trim border punch. This was adhered behind the image panel layeres leaving just the scallops showing. The stack of layeres was adhered to the card front. It could have been done here but I just kept looking at it and thinking that something was missing. Then I spotted by Beautiful Butterfly Embosslit on the table. A butterfly! Perfect!

So I used my Big Shot and the Beautiful Butterfly Embosslit and cut a Melon Mambo butterfly. The white gel pen was used to color in the embossed swirls on the butterfly and the needle tool was used to add holes for two Basic Black brads. Mini Glue Dots were used to adhere the butterfly to the card front.

That's it! This fun and bright card is done! I will have to try using more bright colors in my crafting and the new Color Coach will help me find wonderful new color combinations. If you haven't seen the new Color Coach you can check it out here.
Come back tomorrow to see what else I have created! Also, don't miss the new tutorial this Saturday!