Friday, May 18, 2018

CD 293 - Flowers for May

Welcome to this week's Colour Dare challenge! 

This week, the challenge includes just two colours plus silver - I don't really think of silver as a colour, but more of an accessory. Of course, black and white can always be added. 

I chose to use one of the gorgeous papers from the Beautiful Friendship paper pack as the background for my card, splitting it into three panels. The flowers were stamped using just an outline on the reverse side of the old Whimsy Fundamental paper from a couple of years ago (and then die cut) and the sentiment was stamped on the current Whimsy Fundamental paper. Using Silver Glitter paper, the leaves were die cut using an open design. 

I stamped the white cardstock using an old background stamp. My intention was to stamp it using second generation stamping but it was still really dark. Even third generation was dark so this is actually FOURTH generation stamping - and it is still quite dark! I was also going to use this as a background on the inside of my card but it would be far too dark on which to write a message... 

Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you use this very interesting palette this week. This challenge will remain open until Thursday, May 31 at 10PM EST

I am also entering this card into the Three Amigos challenge for May - May Flowers. 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: Beautiful Friendship Paper Pack, Whimsy Fundamentals, Whimsy Fundamentals old stock (ret.), Silver Glitter Paper, Sapphire Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps: Friendly Wishes (ret.), Season of Thanks (ret.), Wild Rose (Pretty Pink Posh)
Inks: Sapphire
Accessories: Wild Rose Dies (Pretty Pink Posh), Flourish Dies (Stampin Up), Thin Foam Tape, Clear Sparkles



  1. Love that you used that old retired Paper Fundamental Canary paper, and it really looks sharp in the cut of your flowers. Beautiful card.

  2. Love the floral theme of your card. But my favorite detail is those lacy silver leaves!

  3. Beautiful card!! I love the flowers with the patterned paper. I am blown away that the white cardstock is with fourth generation ink!

  4. Love this one too! That color scheme and your mix of patterns is gorgeous! Love it! So happy you joined us at Three Amigos again!


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