Friday, June 28, 2019

Celebrate with Roses

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #349 starts Friday, June 28, and ends on Thursday, July 11, 2019. The colors for this challenge are perfect for a festive summer card. The requirement is to use at least three colors. I used equivalents of five colors plus white, excluding Pansy.

The floral elements were die cut from cardstock and spattered with ink. I  embossed them with clear powder to achieve a soft shine, causing the spatter to disappear. This technique will darken the cardstock's color but the shine will reflect when photographed. A scrap of watercolor paper was watercolored in green. Once dry, the scalloped frame was die cut from the green paper along with the leaves. The leaf detail was die cut from light green cardstock. A panel of white cardstock was stenciled and applied to a white card base with sponged lilac edges. The flowers and leaves were added using foam tape for dimension. The sentiment was stamped, die cut, matted with a coordinating heat embossed die cut oval and adhered with foam tape. The inside of the card was decorated from leftover elements.

The Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge Blog welcomes you to visit and give our challenges a try. You are not required to use the exact colors shown on the grid, but rather, colors that are from your existing stash that are close. It's fun and often results in creating something out of the box.

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting, heat embossing, stenciling, water coloring

Stamp: Sizzix Sentiments #663510
Inks: Stampin' Up! Wisteria Wonder, ZIG Brush Marker (watercolor), Versamark
Cardstock: Stampin Up! Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding
Paper: Stampin' Up! Watercolor
Dies: Waffle Flower Scalloped Frame, Sizzix Framelits #663510, Altenew "Layered Rose"
Stencil: Altenew "Halftone"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Embossing Powder (clear), foam tape


  1. This is beautiful - the colours are so intense the the flowers are gorgeous with the layers. Excellent choice for this challenge!

  2. Love this technique and the deep color in creates. I'll have to give it a try.

  3. The clear embossing really pulled out the colors of your florals...gorgeous card.

  4. Beautiful card and I love the embossing technique!!

  5. Beautiful design! Love those roses and your leaves are stunning! :)

  6. The flowers really grab you! Thanks for the tutorial-