Friday, March 13, 2020

CD 385 - Birthday Leaves

Welcome to Colour Dare Challenge #385!

This week, the challenge colours come from an inspiration picture. Use any colours found within the picture (and black and white if desired). 

I selected two less obvious colours from the picture - orange and blue. They work so well together and I wanted to create a card using minimal colours. 

I stamped the leaves using Intense Black ink to create a background on my card. The leaves were coloured in shades of blue and the background was coloured in orange. The Tri-Blend markers make it easy to colour and shade - something with which I need much practice... The tips of the leaves were brushed with the Clear Shimmer Brush. 

The sentiment was stamped and then die cut using a stitched frame. The outside frame had to be hand cut to size along the outside. 

Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you use the inspiration picture shown above. 
You have two weeks to enter 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, Nectarine Cardstock, Bluebird Cardstock, Neenah Solar White Cardstock 
Stamps: Leaf Canopy (Altenew), Handmade Essentials (
Inks: Intense Black, Bluebird
Accessories: Stitched Nested Label Dies (SU), Tri-Blend Markers, Clear Shimmer Brush



  1. Wow what a great color combination! Beautiful card!

  2. Love that you went with just the colors for a wonderful birthday card!

  3. Bright and beautiful card, Alyson, and impeccably made as always!

  4. Bright and pretty, great combination...pretty card.

  5. I sure love these colors together and what a great all-purpose birthday card! xoxo

  6. Now that is a LOT of colouring, but it turned out beautifully! Gorgeous colour combo!


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