Friday, September 23, 2022

CD 515 - Reason to Smile Card

Welcome to Colour Dare Challenge 515!

We have a tic-tac-toe grid for you this week. Choose any row, column or diagonal and use those three colours. You can use any other colours FROM THE GRID as well. 

This is definitely an autumn colour palette... I used the left column (Nectarine, Pine and Sundance) and the bottom row (Sundance, Gold and Paprika) plus black and white.

I used a layering stencil from Gina K. Designs to stencil the floral image using Sundance, Nectarine and Paprika for the flowers. The greenery was stencilled with Pine ink and I just used a lighter hand for the first layer. That piece was trimmed and I adhered that, a houndstooth patterned piece and a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock to a shiny black piece of cardstock. The same black cardstock was used to die cut the sentiment and I stamped the other part of the sentiment on white cardstock. The entire front was adhered to a white card base. I added some black Liquid Pearls to the centre of the flower and Diamond Stickles (clear) to the darkest part of the flower. 

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! 




  1. Those layering stencils are really neat, they give you a great dimension and easy blending. They really are good for CAS cards. Beautiful layout and card.

  2. Alyson your card is beautiful! Love the brightness of your flower and pairing it with the paper.

  3. So beautiful! I love this flower stencil! I also love the addition of the black pearls and stickles.

  4. I am so loving the layering stencil at the moment! The flower looks superb and I love the addition of stickles and liquid pearls as it’s giving it such dimension. Beautiful. X

  5. Beautiful card Alyson! That layering stencil looks wonderful.

  6. You are the queen of stencils. I love the bold colors you used. This card makes me smile.


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