Friday, August 27, 2021

Colour Dare 459 - Poinsettia Joy

Welcome to this week's Colour Dare challenge! 

We have a very specific set of colours for this challenge - ONLY French Vanilla (off white), Black and Gold. No other colours are permitted. 

I had to think carefully about this colour scheme... and I decided to create a Christmas card. 

The background was die cut from black cardstock, gold glitter paper and gold foil. I stacked the black outline three times and then added the gold pieces inside the squares. The poinsettia pieces were die cut from French vanilla and black cardstock, black glitter paper and vellum (colourless). They were adhered together and a gold gem was placed in the center. I outlined the French vanilla leaves with a gold marker and then brushed all the pieces with Goldenrod Stickles. It added a nice gold shimmer but it also helps to maintain the shape of the flower even when it is flattened in an envelope. The sentiment was embossed in gold and adhered to black cardstock. The last step was to add a few flower sequins around the card. 

Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you interpret this week's challenge. 

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: French Vanilla Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Gold Foil, Gold Glitter Paper, Vellum, Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Stamps: First Noel

Inks: Versamark

Accessories: Comfort and Joy Scrapbooking Thin Cuts, Multi Square Window Thin Cut, Gold Gems, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Gold Marker (misc.), Iridescent Sequins, Goldenrod Stickles 




  1. Beautiful! I love all those pretty gold squares in glitter and foil. It makes a stunning background for the sparkly flower!

  2. Beautiful card using the background window die and your assortment of gold glitter and gold metallic, and adding the white with speckled gold flower is so pretty and dimensional.

  3. I love the alternating glitter and metallic gold squares! I also love that you added those small flowers. So pretty!

  4. What a fabulous Christmas card!! Beautiful poinsettia!! Wonderful color and design!!

  5. Great card Alyson. Perfect for Christmas, it reminds me of a Christmas party! X

  6. Love the different gold textures. Beautiful holiday card!


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