Friday, August 20, 2021

Plaid, Dots & Stripes Mix

It's Friday, August 20, and the first day of two of my favorite challenges. These challenges are both biweekly and are scheduled to end on Thursday evening, September 2, 2021.

Double Trouble Challenge #91 has their usual three "Things":
Thing 1 (required): Use the theme "Scrapper's Trail Mix".
Thing 2 (optional): Link your card to our partner, Color My Heart Color Dare #458.
Thing 3 (optional): Use the Color Dare #458 color board. You must select at least three colors from the board but you may add more colors as long as they appear on the color board. Any colors that appear on your project that are not on the board will disqualify your entry so read the instructions carefully.

I selected Sundance, Peacock, Cinnamon, and Glacier, and used white as a neutral. I found a sketch from another challenge that dated back several years and used it for inspiration. I found that the first three colors were so saturated that I needed to add the Glacier and white to "cool" the color combination. The inside of the card is lined with a panel of white cardstock and decorated with coordinating paper. This challenge was a great way to use scraps.

We invite you to join us at these two challenges. Double Trouble always offers a randomly drawn prize and Color Dare selects a Top Four list. Visit the blogs for their guidelines.

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Hello Honey (sub for Sundance)
Paper: Stampin' Up! Scraps from stash
Dies: Sizzix #662347 "Circle Sentiments"
Punch: Stampin' Up! (heart)
Misc.: Thin foam tape from stash


  1. Great combination of our colors with the Double Trouble challenge. very nice!

  2. What a great idea to offset the rings! The little details in the center are terrific. BTW - these are my two favourite challenges as well :)

  3. I’m getting a very Scottish vibe from this card! Well done getting a couple of ‘trail mix’ elements on there too. One was enough for me to try and get my head around! X

  4. Great card! I love the way you used the angle with the plaid.

  5. Pretty fall colors! Love the mix of papers. :)

  6. Such a great way to use up all those scraps.

  7. Love your variety of colors and how you used the design papers to accomplish our trail mix, super card for both challenges.

  8. Besides the beautiful plaid, I am loving the little focal cute!

  9. It's always great when we can use up scraps! Cute card with all the coordinating patterns and colors :)