Friday, June 18, 2021

Gold Galore Birthday

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #449 is open for entries through Thursday evening, July 1, 2021. If you're a fan of the color purple, then here's your chance to have some fun. Our guidelines for this biweekly challenge are to use shades of purple plus two additional colors. Black and white are free but do not count toward the two additional colors. I used green and gold as my two additional colors. My only free color is white.
I decided to create a slimline card for an upcoming family birthday. My recipient will be turning 50 next month and her favorite color is purple. I have two fairly new dies that I have been wanting to use along with a new stamp so here was my opportunity to use them. After stamping, coloring, and die-cutting the floral frame I added a panel of vellum along with a die-cut sentiment.

Next came some punched flowers and other die-cut bits. I arranged the glittered cardstock - some pieces directly to the card front and some with foam tape. The decorated floral frame was added to the card base, which had a die-cut diagonal grid adhered with thin foam tape. This was added to a white card base. The inside was lightly sponged with purple ink and a gold glitter flourish was added. Some gold pearls were added to finish the card.

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Stamp: Pinkfresh Studio "Incredibly Grateful"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Alcohol Markers, Distress Oxide "Wilted Violet"
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Vellum, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum
Paper: Stampin' Up! Glimmer (gold glitter) & WRMK (purple & white glitter)
Dies: Spellbinders (sentiment); Pinkfresh Studio "Slimline Diagonal Stripes" and "Incredibly Grateful"; MFT (large flourish on the inside); Frantic Stamper (gold branches)
Punches: Stampin' Up! "Flower Shop Pansy" & "Boho Blossoms"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Gold Pearls & foam tape from stash


  1. This is so pretty with the glitter paper. The vellum is a terrific touch. Now I have to get this die as well - aah, such is the life of a crafter, right?

  2. Melanie your card is perfect for your friend. I love the boldness of the purple stripes. It sets a beautiful stage for the florals!

  3. Very pretty slimline card and love all the glitter and bead embellishments... very pretty card.

  4. I love that gold is one on your colors! Beautiful card!

  5. Love the glitter flowers and the slimline card.

  6. So pretty! Love the glittery flowers, perfect design too! :)

  7. Lovely slimline card Melanie. I like the striped effect very much and you’ve done your layout on top so well. X