Friday, March 10, 2017

Colour Dare 234 - Green Blended Vellum Card

The challenge this week at Colour Dare is to use greens along with White Daisy with the option of adding gold. What a great way to make some terrific choices! Close To My Heart has some 
FAB-U-LOUS shades of green! 

I chose my two favourite shades of green - the two newest ones - and combined them with an old favourite. That meant I used Willow, Emerald and Sweet Leaf. I chose to blend the three of them together from darkest to lightest. I used the Emerald cardstock to create a frame. White Daisy is the card background. I used plain vellum to cut my leaves to layer on top of the blended green background. The hardest part is finding a way to attach the leaves so adhesive doesn't show... It's great if they can be anchored under something but in this case, that wasn't possible. Leaving them free is kind of risky for when they are inserted into an envelope... I used just the tiniest part of a glue dot under just two of the leaves and it is almost completely hidden that way. I stamped my sentiment on the inside of the card. Love how this turned out :) 



Join us at Colour Dare and link up your project. You can use as many of the greens shown as you wish this week. The gold is optional. Usually, we don't give you a choice but this week is a little bit different. If you don't have Close To My Heart colours, use the closest that you have. You have until Thursday at 10pm EST to add your link. 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Emerald Cardstock, Vellum (not CTMH) 
Stamps: Birthday Sparkles (inside card) 
Inks: Emerald, Willow, Sweet Leaf
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge (ret.), Foam Tape, Gold Glitter Gems, Uptown Ribbon Pack

Enjoy, 
Alyson



4 comments:

  1. This is awesome. I love the sponged background and the vellum leaves. Nice work!

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  2. Those are tough shades of green to put together. I love how you blended the colors to make it very natural. Great inspiration!

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  3. The colors you chose really complement each other...Love the vellum leaves being used to not hide your beautiful background. Stunning.

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  4. Lovely card, Alyson! Great job with the color blending and letting the vellum leaves flow freely on your card. I've got to do more with vellum! Thanks for inspiring me today!
    :) Marie

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