Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Circles, circles, circles

I have been thinking about the color challenge at Color My Heart for a looooong time.  I am rather weak in coordinating colors and I tend to go with conservative color combos, especially those that are prepared in patterned paper.  Nonetheless, I constantly push myself to try out new color combos.

This week the color combo at Color My Heart is Pacifica, Outdoor Denim and Ruby - two shades of blue and a red:

Sarah also told us that it is the color combo from the ProPlayer paper pack.  But the patterns are really big and I can't possibly think of using it on a card, what should I do?

I totally meant to test it out but end up liked this idea.  It is a great way to tackle a color challenge:

I loaded the paper to the Cricut machine and randomly cut some circles of various sizes.  Then I randomly arranged the circles on a card and stamped a birthday greeting.  Easy peasy.  It makes a fun manly birthday card!

My card is also entering the following challenges:
Penny's Paper-Craft Challenge - no squares
Make in Monday
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!


  1. Gorgeous creation, Joyce. Love the circles Spotted this little beauty on MIM.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  2. Very interesting use of patterned paper--very clever! I love the way the circles seem to float. Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare this week!
    :) Marie

  3. I. LOVE. THIS. CARD. I love how easy it is, I love how modern it is, I love that it works for teen boys who are the hardest. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us over at Color My Heart this week. I am definitely pasting this into my CASE file!!

  4. Sweet circle the alphabet on the circle and the sentiment is adorable...simply beautiful CAS this

    I see your card on Make It Monday and my card is # 146 I would be glad if you see my card on my blog and if you could leave me some love...big hugs, Monika

  5. Brilliant idea, Joyce! The design looks very organic, or Matrix-like! Anyway, great masculine birthday card, and very happy this week's Color Dare did not stump you!

  6. stunning card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  7. Super card, very effective, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  8. Super cute and funky -- nice use of circles! Thanks for taking this week's Color Dare.

  9. Love it! Great idea with the circles. Thanks for joining us at Color Date

  10. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  11. Great geometric birthday card! So glad you shared it at TTCRD!

  12. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card on Make It Monday this week. A good card for a male.

  13. This is so creative, love this technique. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)