Friday, March 11, 2022

CD 487 - Lovely Leaves

 Welcome to Colour Dare Challenge 487! 

This week, it's greens with metallics. Please see the graphic for detailed information. 

I started by inking an ombre background using Distress Oxide inks. I die cut a stitched leaf background in white and also cut out a circle from the top section. The inked panel was placed behind the opening and I added a gold die cut branch while pulling out the leaves that overlapped the circle. A black scalloped circle was also added around the circle opening. The sentiment was foiled with gold and adhered with thin foam tape. The front panel was adhered to black cardstock and then to a white card base with craft foam. I added a few gold and green sequins around the card. 

Come and join us at Colour Dare and show us how you use greens and metallics on your project. 

You have two weeks to link up with this challenge. 

We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Gold Foil (CTMH), Hammermill White Cardstock

Stamps: none

Inks: DO Inks - Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover

Accessories: Stitched Leaf Background Die (misc.), Stitched Scalloped Circle Dies, Celebrating You Foil Plate and Die (Pinkfresh Studio), Fresh Foliage Die (Memory Box), Gold Foil, Gold Loose Sequins (CTMH), Green Sequins (Misc.), Craft Foam, Thin Foam Tape 




  1. Beautiful! I love the ombre green framed with the black. That pierced background is so pretty and pairs with the gold leaves.

  2. Fabulous, Alyson! I love the green ombré as a background for the gold leaves. What a great idea to emboss the white space with a piercing panel.

  3. Alyson your card is gorgeous! The greens are blended so well and create a perfect background for the gold leaves.

  4. Your ink blending is always on point! Beautiful!


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