Candy Apple Color Challenge at H2H

This week’s challenge at Heart 2 Heart is all about Candy Apple Red! I don’t know about you, but I LOVE how red this color is! Valentine hearts, 1950’s Chevy Truck, and Candied Apples all come in this fantastic red color! This week’s challenge is to show you different ways to use it! You have a whole month to play along with us, so I do hope that you join us!

Today I drew inspiration from the Make it from your Heart volume 1. These books give you sketches with the cutting sizes, they also give you a finished piece of artwork to help you with ideas. Today I went from the idea, more than the actual sketch! We are using pattern 20 from the book today, so go and look it up! If you don’t have these books, I promise you, they will help you so much in your crafting!

Today my colors are Candy Apple (of course), White Daisy, and Black. I used a piece of Black cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 for my card base. I then used two pieces of white daisy cardstock, both cut to 4 x 5 1/4. One for the outside and one for the inside, as it is easier to write on white cardstock than it is to write on black (well, it is if you want it to be able to seen!)

I random stamped the large heart from Stacy Julien’s Story by Stacy, Colorful Texture stamp set in candy apple ink on one piece of the white daisy, and just one single heart in the bottom right corner of the second piece. While I had the stamp out, I random stamped the back flap of the envelope and put one single heart on the bottom left of the front of the envelope.

Now I did some die cutting! I used the largest heart from the Basic Shapes – Hearts thin cuts on some candy apple cardstock, the 2nd largest stitched circle from the Stitched Circles thin cuts on some white daisy cardstock, and the torn notebook edge from the decorative borders thin cuts in black cardstock.

I grabbed the words from the Colorful Texture set to create the sentiment on the card, also stamped in Candy Apple Red ink. I created the colon using the round end of my embossing tool. I used the i from ‘this’ in the stamp set, upside down, for the exclamation point after the word ‘you’. I used the journaling pen to create a stitched line on the outsides of the Candy Apple Heart.

Next, I cut off about 9 inches of the Candy Apple Striped ribbon, and used some glue dots to create the wave in the piece. I then used a few more glue dots to secure the black piece cut from the torn edge thin cut to the back of the ribbon.

Now it is time to put the whole thing together! I adhered both white daisy layers to the front and inside of the card using liquid glass. Then I glued the ribbon/paper cluster to the card just below 1/3 of the way from the bottom of the card. I used foam tape to pop up the heart from the card, and again to pop up the white circle from the heart. To finish off the card, I added some black enamel dots!

I really like how the card turned out! If you compare it to the artwork in the book, you can see that it very closely resembles it! (the stamps and such used in the book are now retired, so I used currently available items.

I hope that you like the card that I came up with! I would love to know what you think! Please leave a comment below and let me know!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

~ Michelle

3 thoughts on “Candy Apple Color Challenge at H2H

  1. Marilyn McLeod

    Hi Michelle, Your blog is looking so nice! Congrats on being a Design Team member too! I still follow you and some other CTMH blogs and I think I have the Make it From Your Heart book (somewhere). After about 3 or 4 moves, it still may be in a box! Didn’t the new CTMH catalog just come out? I’ll have to go take a look. I’m still hoarding many of their papers! Marilyn


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