Friday, February 28, 2020

CD 383 - Birthday Peonies

Welcome to Colour Dare Challenge 383!

It's a tic tac toe board again this week - one of my favourite challenges. This one contains pastel colours. Although we use Close To My Heart colours, you can use any products as long as they are a very close match.

I chose to create a birthday card with a new stamp set. I love this floral stamp set and wanted to use it on a card. I embossed the floral group in silver and then used Tri-Blend and Touch markers to colour in the flowers. The border was cut from the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts although I had to cut a sliver off each side to allow for the peach background. I brushed the dark part of the flowers using the Clear Shimmer Brush and then added some coloured Bitty Sparkles for the centres of the flowers. I stamped the sentiment using Wisteria ink and purposely stamped the left side of the sentiment a few extra times to create a minor ombre effect. I added a few coloured sparkles to coordinate with the flowers.

Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you use the colour palette shown above.
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: White Daisy Cardstock, Peach Cardstock, Wisteria Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Happy Birthday Mini Stamp, Peony Cluster (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Inks: Wisteria, Versamark
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Tri-Blend Markers, Touch Markers (not CTMH), Clear Shimmer Brush, Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts 



  1. What a beautiful card! Love those flowers with the touch of silver and colors. Great job!

  2. What wonderful, bold flowers! I adore the coloring!

  3. I love the silver embossing with this! Those flowers are so pretty and I love how you angled them. What a great birthday card!

  4. Beautiful and elegant, Alyson! Using silver embossing makes this card a real standout.

  5. This is so pretty, Alyson! I like your silver embossing and gorgeous pastel colours! Beautiful colouring too!

  6. That silver embossing of the flowers is so pretty with your color selections...beautiful card.

  7. Wow, so glad you got that last shot - stunning! It makes the color of the leaves pop with the silver. XXO


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