Friday, December 3, 2021

Colour Dare 473 - Gold Foiled Florals

Welcome to Colour Dare Challenge 473!

It's a tic-tac-toe grid this week - choose a row or column and use those three colours. You may add additional colours but they must be from the grid. 

I had created one card for this challenge and didn't really like the result - that one is further down this post. This is my second attempt! 

I used the diagonal line of Wisteria, Gold and Peach plus Glacier. 

The background was foiled and added to a piece of Glacier cardstock and then black cardstock. The flowers and leaves were die cut using both the light and dark sides of the cardstock and assembled. I tied some twine in a bow and attached it to the cluster. The sentiment was stamped and die cut using small circle dies. I added some gold gems to the centres of the flowers to finish off the card. 

This was my original card using the bottom row (Rosemary, Glacier and Peach) plus the middle column (Desert Rose, Gold and Glacier).

The background... wow - this was a challenge. I am just learning to use a hot foil machine and this gold piece is the leftover piece from a foiled pattern. The foil is extremely thin and difficult to adhere to anything. Once that piece was in place on a Rosemary card base, I die cut several leaves and flowers using both the light and dark sides of the cardstock. The flowers were placed in the lower left corner and the sentiment was slid just under the edge of one of the flowers. I added some twine and Glacier enamel dots. If you look very carefully you will also see six little clear dots - they are clear gems and they add such a nice finishing touch. 

Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you interpret the challenge 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: Cardstock - White Daisy, Rosemary, Peach, Desert Rose, Glacier, Wisteria, Black, Gold Foil (Couture Creations) 

Stamps: Mini Messages (Hero Arts), Cosmos Bunch (PFS)

Inks: Rosemary, Black (Gina K. Designs) 

Accessories: Lush Vines Hot Foil Plate (PFS), Summer Shadows Dies (SU), Twine (misc.), Glacier Gems, Gold Glitter Gems (CTMH), Clear Dots (Hero Arts) 




Suzanne Reynolds said...

Both cards are very pretty, but loving the colors and uncolored background in the first card... beautiful. Floral bunch is so pretty with the ribbon.

MortiCraft said...

Great cards Alyson. I love how you used the foil ‘negative’ too! X

Cat Nowak said...

Both of your cards are wonderful but I really love the first one. I would have never thought to add flowers on top of the gold foil papers.

Debi said...

Love the cluster of flowers in the corner so that the gold foil can shine.