Friday, July 3, 2020

Colour Dare 401 - Tulips of Happiness

Welcome to Colour Dare Challenge #401!

This week, we have an inspiration collage for you. You can use any colours found in the collage plus black and white are free. 

This collage is very much based on the US Independence Day holiday... I don't live in the US and I wanted to do something different. We celebrated our national holiday on July 1 here in Canada - with red and white - but no-one ever makes celebratory cards for that occasion. Consequently, I was looking for something else to create with these colours. 

Upon looking very closely at the images, there are definitely a few shades of green and also light blue in there. I chose to use those along with red to create my card. 

I started by sponging a blue background onto white cardstock using Distress inks. I stamped two different branch images in related green colours. Using my stamps press, I stamped the tulips and stems and die cut them. They were arranged over the branch images and a bow was added at the bottom. A sentiment was stamped onto the card front and I coloured several bitty sparkles red and added them around the tulips. The card was outlined with a black marker and set on some craft foam to add dimension. The highlighted part of the tulips were brushed with the clear shimmer brush.

Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you interpret the collage 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, Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Tulip (Altenew), Sentiment Collection (Penny Black), Love So Sweet, Beloved Bouquet 
Inks: Black, Green Apple, Clover, Candy Apple, Ruby
Accessories: Tulip Dies (Altenew), Bitty Sparkles, Clear Shimmer Brush, White and Gold Ribbon, Sharpie Marker, Black Journaling Pen, Craft Foam (not CTMH) 



  1. Oh this card is SO pretty! I love how you added the extra greens to the bouquet and the blue background. Great job!

  2. Beautiful tulips with wonderful blue! Love it!

  3. Beautiful card! I love the red tulips and your sponged background!!

  4. Tulips are one of my favourite flowers! Gorgeous card!
    Fabulous make for Color Dare!
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