Friday, February 8, 2019

Criss Cross Birthday

It's time for a new challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare #329. The requirement is to select at least three colors from the grid below. Gray and white are permitted to be used as neutrals if desired. The bi-weekly challenge continues for two weeks, closing on February 21, 2019.

I selected Peach, Smoothie, Mint and Gold for my card, matching the challenge colors closely from my existing stash. I used dark gray and white as permitted for neutrals. A leaf stamp with mint ink was used on the mint card base to add interest. The gold criss-cross background was die cut and adhered to the card front. The flower was stamped and colored with Copics using several markers to achieve a blend of Peach and Smoothie. Gold glitter glue was used for the center of the flower. The flower was fussy cut and adhered with foam tape to the
gold die cut background piece. The sentiment "best wishes" was die cut from cardstock in three colors - charcoal, peach and white and adhered to the card front.

The inside was lined with a panel of white cardstock, stamped with a few leaves and decorated with a partial image of the same flower used on the front of the card. In addition, I added a die cut "Happy Birthday" in peachy cardstock.
The Color Dare Design Team invites you to play along at the challenge. Visit our blog to learn about us and Challenge #329.
Stamps: Stampin' Up! "Bloom with Hope" (flower); Uniko "Originally Organic" (leaves)
Ink: Stampin' Up! Mint Macaron; Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Mint Macaroon, Crisp Cantaloupe; CTMH Charcoal; P-E-T textured foil (gold)
Dies: Paper Smooches "Criss-Cross"; Peachy Cheap words
Misc.: Stickles (gold); foam tape


  1. Beautiful card! I love that criss-cross die in gold behind the flower!!

  2. Your color selection looks so luscious...beautiful card and love that gold background die.

  3. I love that gold criss-cross background - it is perfect behind the beautiful flower. The mint paper with the subtle pattern makes a terrific backdrop. Lovely!

  4. What a beautiful card! The colors are perfect and I love the background die cut. Great design! :)

  5. Love the background! The flower is colored beautifully and it all looks great!