Friday, January 17, 2020

CD 377 - Winter Bird Birthday

Welcome to Colour Dare Challenge #377!

This week, the colour palette is taken from the Close To My Heart paper pack called Spruced Up. Gold has been added to the grid but it is a good match with these papers. 

I used every colour on the grid so there are multiple Tic Tac Toes... 

Spruced Up is very much a winter paper pack and I decided to stay with that idea for my card. I have some masculine birthdays coming up in January and February so this was perfect. 

I used the woodgrain paper as my base but I sponged the three shades of green on parts of the background. I also spattered the background with the Julep Shimmer Brush and then added groups of dots in various colours. The branches and bird were stamped and cut using the coordinating die set. I added a shade of Fern to the branches using a marker for more interest. The sentiment was stamped and cut with nesting label dies. The bird was also brushed with the Gold Shimmer Brush. 

Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you use the colour grid shown above. You only need to use one row or one column although the extra colours can certainly used. 
You have two weeks to link up your project. 
We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: Spruced Up Paper Pack, French Vanilla Cardstock, Sangria Cardstock, New England Ivy Cardstock
Stamps: Spruced Up Cardmaking, Framed
Inks: Espresso, Fern, Julep, New England Ivy, Sangria 
Accessories: Gold Shimmer Brush, Stitched Nested Label Dies (SU), Spruced Up Cardmaking Thin Cuts, Tri-Blend Marker, Gold Embellishing Thread, Julep Shimmer Brush, Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts 



  1. Hello, Alyson! Your card is so pretty! I love the stamps you used and the gorgeous woodgrain background!

  2. I love the bold sangria then all the softness of the internal card!

  3. Love this card! I love that you sponged and splattered the wood grain paper!!!

  4. Beautiful, Alyson! I love that you added so much to the wood grain. Every single detail is perfect.

  5. Love that background and splatter of the variety of colors, lovely layout and of course I love stitching.

  6. Colour Bingo! New one on me. How cool you did multiple Bingos. Your card is lovely, a very pretty background, too. xoxo


Thank you so much for leaving a comment - it truly makes me smile :)