Friday, August 20, 2021

Double Trouble 91 and Colour Dare 458 - I Miss Your Face Slimline

Welcome to Double Trouble Challenge 91! 

This week, it's all about patterns, specifically plaids, check or polka dots. The small image is below - please visit the Double Trouble Challenge Blog for detailed information. 

The colour scheme from Colour Dare was a challenging one for me - these are not my go to colours, for sure! The plaid/checkered/polka dot element also really made me think. 

I started out with a set of layering stencils but used a different colour scheme (still on the Colour Dare grid). Since there isn't a die for this floral grouping, I stamped it on masking paper and fussy cut it - UGH! I had done all the ink layering and wanted to use a stencil that I created on the Cricut to add dots around the flowers. After I had stencilled the dots, I removed the masking paper - or TRIED to remove it. It stuck terribly to the paper, lifting all the ink. I had to start again. The second time, I chose a different colour scheme and didn't use masking paper at all to add the dots. I just carefully stencilled around the image. 

The sentiment was stamped in the three darkest colours used for the flowers - Desert Rose, Cinnamon and Peacock. I also splattered the areas around the flowers with the Peacock Shimmer Brush. The center panel was cut down slightly so it could be mounted on Peacock cardstock. The last step was to add some Stickles around the flowers. 

Come and join us at Double Trouble and show us how you interpret this week's challenge. 

You have two weeks to link up your project. 

I am also adding my card to the Colour Dare Design Team section as I am part of that design team. 

We can’t wait to see what you create!

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: White Cardstock, Peacock Cardstock (both CMTH)

Inks: Desert Rose, Cinnamon, Peacock, Glacier, Pebble (all CTMH) 

Stamps: Miss Your Smile (Pink Fresh Studio)

Accessories: Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, Peacock Shimmer Brush (both CTMH), Turquoise Stickles (misc.)




  1. Alyson this is a beautiful card with a wonderful sentiment. I love how you used our colors.

  2. Those big bold beautiful Fall flowers are just gorgeous!! I'm loving this color palette we got asked to work with! Perfect to get our Fall cards going :)

  3. Gorgeous massive floral Alyson. Beautifully coloured. It blends really well with the polka dots too. X

  4. Stunning card! I love the subtle dots in the background with those beautiful flowers!

  5. Your Slimline card is wonderful, Alyson! I love how the floral design draws attention with its stunning color. Love the subtle background, too.

  6. I love your background on the card, the stencilling is lovely. I also love your colours you chose for the flowers. beautiful.

  7. Beautiful card. Love the stenciled background for DT's trail mix and the color combination of your beautiful floral colors.

  8. For these not being your "go to colours" you sure did them justice! Quite the stunning card!


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