Friday, May 18, 2018

Spotted Bluebird

Time for another color challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare! Challenge #293 is to use Sapphire, Canary and silver. If you don't have these exact colors, check your stash and use what you do have.

My CAS card is cut entirely from one die. I cut the whole image from the silver cardstock. Next I cut the bird portion from some Sapphire patterned paper and the flowers from Canary patterned paper. For the bird and flowers I trimmed away the excess paper and adhered them directly to the silver cardstock. Using a soft brush, I added yellow dye ink to the front of the card base using the ink dusting technique. The image was then adhered directly to the card base. The inside of the card was decorated with a scrap image of the bird, left from die cutting the flowers. No sentiment has yet been adhered.

I invite you to join in the challenge fun at Color Dare #293. Our challenge begins on Friday, May 18, 2018 and runs for two weeks. There is also time remaining to join in #292, so check our blog!
Techniques: Die cutting, ink dusting, CAS
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Ink: Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White; Bazzill Metallic Silver
Paper: CTMH "Beautiful Friendship" Paper Packet
Die: Sizzix Thinlit #661749 "Songbird"


  1. I absolutely LOVE this! The very simple dusted background is perfect - it adds such a soft touch behind the scene, just enough to draw in the viewer without being overwhelming. The bird sitting on the branches among the flowers is perfect. Fabulous - and no sentiment required. It can go inside the card later.

  2. Stunning. The silver metallic leaves looks so rich against the yellow background technique as well as your it all.

  3. What a gorgeous card! Starting with the soft singed look background right up to that beautiful bird.....fantastic!

  4. So beautiful! I love the way you added the soft yellow in the background and choose the pattern paper for the bird. Love it!!

  5. Simply stunning Melanie! The die cuts are amazing and I love the soft background. :)