Friday, July 16, 2021

Happy Birthday with Diamonds

For the biweekly color challenge at
Color My Heart Color Dare #453, I decided to make a masculine birthday card. The colors lend themselves to gender-neutral but my card is intended for my nephew, whose 34th birthday is July 21. This is a Tictactoe challenge, which means that I selected three colors in a row using Glacier, Peacock, and Paprika (the center column). Once the requirement was met then I was free to select any other colors on the board. I selected Sundance.

I have had this stamp set for a while and only remember using it once before although I really like it. I should use it more. Onto white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in the center then stamped this particular leaf image around the center 11 times with black ink. Next, I loosely colored over each leaf image with Copic Alcohol Markers. I trimmed the finished panel to size, adhering it to a black card base. The inside was lined with white cardstock and decorated with smaller stamped images.

I urge you to visit our Color Dare Challenge Blog and view the DT cards. This challenge runs from Friday, July 16, through Thursday evening, July 29, 2021. Any brand of products is permitted as long as the colors are a close match to those on the Tictactoe board.

Stamps: Stamp of Approval (Catherine Pooler) "Say It in Diamonds"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black 


  1. Wow Melanie, this is such a brilliant card! I love the pattern you've made and those are gorgeous colours! Vicky x

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Vicky! I always enjoy seeing your lovely cards in our challenges.

  2. Love this design! Such a fun way to use those colors. :)

  3. I LOVE your card! You've created a wonderful pattern with both color and a stamped image. Great job!

  4. This is terrific - such a neat idea. The "rough" colouring actually looks like a stamp on top of the image. Great card :)

  5. Love the sentiment font and it fit so well with your design diamond shapes and your selection of colors is fantastic. Very handsome card.

  6. This is a great card! I love that stamp set and how the images and sentiment fit so nicely into the coloured diamond. X

  7. Love this!! I love your loose coloring of the stamped images. Wonderful card!

  8. Terrific design. It has an air of modernity with an undercurrent of timelessness to it. Plus, the colour palette here is one of my all-time faves, which just makes me adore your lovely card all the more.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  9. I totally thought the colors was a background stamp! Love the technique. Great card!