Friday, January 28, 2022

A Sunny Happy Birthday

Color My Heart Color Dare is hosting a fun monochromatic challenge. The challenge is to use "Shades of Yellow". You are also free to use white, black, and/or metallic gold but your project should focus on the hues, tints, tones, or shades of yellow. Challenge #481 is underway and will end on Thursday evening, February 10, 2022.

I came across a scrap of yellow paper with a subtle white pinstripe. To decorate I added flourishes using a stencil and glossy white embossing paste, letting it dry overnight. I added the panel to a black card base. To finish the card I die-cut the sentiment from black cardstock five times, gluing each layer together to create a thick, bold sentiment. The letter "i" was dotted with a black gem. The inside of the card was lined with white cardstock and decorated with coordinating paper.

We hope you'll visit our Color Dare Challenge Blog #481. There is a new biweekly challenge beginning every Friday morning so there is always an active color challenge for you to try.

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic White & Basic Black
Paper: CTMH "Taste of Summer" (yellow stripe)
Die: Simon Says Stamp (Painted Happy Birthday)
Stencil: Color Box "Swirl Dot"
Misc.: Dreamweaver Embossing Paste (Glossy White) & black gem from stash


  1. I love your stencilled flourish and the black sentiment really grounds the yellow background. X

  2. The card is simply gorgeous.. love the swirling design stenciling...

  3. Using that stenciled background on that design paper is very pretty. Love the simplicity of this card with the big sentiment... very pretty card.

  4. I love texture you created with the stencil!! Awesome card!

  5. Love the swirl stencilling - what a great addition to your card! Great work :)

  6. So pretty! Love the fun background, great colors too! :)

  7. Those flourishes! When I first saw the swirls, I thought they were enamel dots! Nice job with the texture paste. Great card.