Hi everyone! Another week has flown by, so here we go with another Color My Heart Color Dare. Our challenge colors this week are Close to My Heart Smoothie and Topiary. A great pair for summer and flowers! I popped out some flower cards, but really wanted to give the challenge a bit more of a go...sooooooo I grabbed my Close to My Heart My Acrylix B1408 Buttons, Bits, and Bobs and got to work. Somehow, I managed to end up back at flowers!!! Take a peek...
I did not intend to make a flower, let me be perfectly clear about that. It just kind of GREW into one! My neutrals that I chose this week were Saddle, Bamboo, and White Daisy.
I stamped the buttons in Smoothie Ink. I used the Bling buttons that are available in the clearance section of my website for the flower button. Crazy low prices over there, but low supplies so check them out fast! The centers are all tied with bits of Bamboo Waxy Flax. Then I realized that the little stem on the June Stamp of the Month, S1306 A Flowering Bunch, would be amazing on that round button! Yeah...and just like that I was back at floral arrangements, lol.
One of the amazing things about Close to My Heart stamps is that they are completely flexible. I curved this stem on the acrylic block to make it just the right shape for my card. It is like having 20 stamps in one! LOVE!
I have to admit that the sentiment I started with from the same SOTM was not anything I saw as card-worthy until I used it here. I envisioned it in scrapbook layouts, but found out it makes an amazing card sentiment too! Those Bitty Sparkles were MADE to enhance this font--they are the perfect size to fit the flourishes. What do you think?
I will show you my floral cards a little bit later, but for now--it's YOUR turn to make a project using the Close to My Heart colors Smoothie and Topiary, or something similar if you don't have those two. Link up with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare to compete for the Color Dare Diamond Badge for your blog!