Color It with H2H

Welcome to August! It’s a new month, and a new week, and a new challenge! Today over at H2H, the new challenge is all about coloring! There are so many ways that you can color your images or your paper, or even your embellishments, it’s crazy! Today I am keeping the coloring fairly simple! (With everything else I used on this card, it’s probably a good thing!)

Now, I have been getting a bit more adventurous lately, in mixing and matching my stamps and thin cuts. But, today’s card is a bit crazy! If you had to purchase the full package items brand new, pulling nothing from your stash to make this card, it would cost $445! (though, I did not include blocks or the paper trimmer in this number!) WOW! Crazy, right??

Now, of course, I did not use whole packets of anything on this card, and most of those things are things that will be used MANY MANY MANY times! There is a list at the bottom of the post, so you can see everything listed out (including the blocks and trimmer), so you can add things to your stash, if you wanted! 😉

So, let’s get started, shall we?

So, the challenge, as I said above, is coloring. I knew I wanted to use the paper pal sets. I decided to color one to look like my youngest daughter. She is very tomboy, so she has a blue t-shirt (her favorite color) and green shorts. This is the combo that you will see her in the most frequently! She almost always has a hat on, something that she started doing last summer. Recently she and her friend died their hair to be a rainbow, with purple at the front to red at the back. So, you can see a bit of purple, blue, and green peeking out from under the bill of her hat. As a quick side note, the hair in the set is a traditional ‘guy’ hairstyle. I just turned it so that the side would be peeking from under the brim, as opposed to over the left ear on the paper pal. (her hair is short on the sides and long-ish on the top) If she has sunglasses available, she is almost always wearing them! So, now I have her little person all colored, it’s time to figure out how the card is going to go together!

So, I reached to the Make it from your Heart, volume 2 for a card design. I picked pattern 25. I have a bunch of scraps from all of the paper packs, so I was looking through those to see what pieces would work well with the colors that I had already colored. So, I have scraps from the Craft On, True Love, and Into the Wild paper packets. I used a pattern from the Mix In packet for the front of the card, so that it had a bit more interest.

I didn’t want to have a super weird cut off for my paper pal, so I used the smallest stitched rectangle to create a frame. She is partially inside and partially outside of this frame, and I think it gives it a fun somewhat 3-D look.

So, now I need a sentiment. (this seems to be my theme, recently . . . create the card and then figure out what the sentiment is going to be! LOL) Seeing as she is such a tomboy, I didn’t want to use the super frilly/scripty fonts that are in the Flower Market cartridge (even though I DO love them so!). I decided to do a bit of stamp surgery, and cut the frame from one of the stamps in the You Are Here sets, use the “Girl” from Sweet Girl Scrapbooking set, and the “love you” from the Flower Market set.

Of course, I couldn’t leave the inside or the envelope out of the fun! So, I used the same paper scraps to mimic the front onto the inside, and two of the main papers from the front onto the flap of the envelope.

I am really happy with how this card turned out! (even if it is, technically, really expensive!) It shows that you don’t have to stick to just one set. I know that if you are a crafter, you have a stash, even if it isn’t very large, you can be creative with how you use it! So, use your stash creatively, let your creativity go, and make something that makes your heart happy!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you like my little card! What color would your paper pal be wearing?

All supplies used are CTMH, unless otherwise noted:

Mix In Paper Packet
Craft On Paper Packet
Into the Wild Paper Packet
True Love Paper Packet
Peach Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
White Card & Envelope Value Pack
Make it From Your Heart, Volume 2
Sweet Girl Cardmaking Stamp Set
You Are Here Cricut Bundle
Flower Market Cricut Bundle
Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cuts
Paper Pal Base bundle
Paper Pal Boy Bundle
Paper Pal Sports Bundle
Charcoal Ink
Intense Black Ink
Archival Black Ink
Sap Green Twin Touch Marker
Warm Grey 7 Twin Touch Marker
Black Twin Touch Marker
Cerulean Blue Light Twin Touch Marker
Lavender Twin Touch Marker
Peacock Twin Touch Marker
Colorless Blender Twin Touch Marker
Liquid Glass
3-D Foam Tape
2 x 3 1/2 Clear Acrylix Block
1 x 3 1/2 Clear Acrylix Block
2 x 6 1/2 Clear Acrylix Block
2 x 2 Clear Acrylix Block