Friday, May 17, 2019

Fancy Birthday Wishes

It seems as if I always need birthday cards so I used the color board from the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #343 for reference while making my card. The colors need not be exactly as named but should closely resemble the colors. This challenge permits three or more colors from the grid plus neutrals of gray, black or white but no additional colors. I selected Linen, Sage, Sugarplum and Silver, adding gray as a neutral. For the Linen color, I used a SU! paper, Naturals White. It has little slubs in the paper, much like linen fabric has. In the photos, you may see these tiny flecks.

I used a die to cut out the pieces from various colors of cardstock. I assembled the card by adhering the elements, using foam tape to provide dimension, to the Linen card base. The sentiment was stamped and die cut. The tiny rose was adhered. The inside was decorated using matching cardstock to decorate.

If you're looking for a color challenge, this could be the one. Beautiful colors and flexible guidelines keeps it fun so visit the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog. This challenge runs from Friday, May 17, through Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Stamp: Sizzix Phrases #658838
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: SU! Naturals White, Basic Gray, Pistachio Pudding, Sweet Sugarplum; Bazzil Silver Foil
Dies: Sue Wilson's "Lisbon"
Misc.: Foam tape, rose from stash


  1. I love all the die cut layers on your card. It really draws your eye in to the sentiment.

  2. What a beautiful combination of dies and colors used. Simply beautiful.

  3. I love all the layers and the colours you chose are beautiful together. A perfect birthday card!

  4. Wow all those layers are awesome! Again I really like the look of the darker paper behind as it really pops all those layers.

  5. Pretty colors and great design! Love your card Melanie! :)