Friday, February 11, 2022

Celebrate Good Times!

Thank you for visiting my blog. Today's challenge is from Color My Heart Color Dare #483. This biweekly challenge runs through Thursday evening, February 24, 2022. Our challenges always use color but we like to mix it up once in a while. Based on the "Fancy Five" color board below, this challenge requires you to select at least three of the five colors shown. We have used Close to My Heart colors but you may use any brand as long as they are a close match to the board. Once you have selected at least three colors you are free to include black, white, and metallic gold or silver in your design.

I selected Mink, Raspberry, Nectarine, and Carolina (both light and dark) then decided to add Green Apple. For free colors, I used black and silver foiled cardstock. Using a die-set that's been sitting in my stash for a while, the colored shapes were cut. Realizing they were a wash-out against the Mink background, each element was backed with black cardstock and a black frame was added. To finish, the silver stars were die-cut and added with thin foam tape. The finished panel was adhered to a Mink card base and the inside of the card was decorated with coordinating colors and silver stars. I added a die-cut sentiment in black cardstock to the inside (Celebrate) as well.

We encourage you to join our challenges. A new biweekly challenge begins every Friday morning so we always have an active challenge for you to try. Visit our Color Dare Blog for the guidelines.

Cardstock: CTMH Carolina (both sides) & Mink; Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Peach Parfait (for Nectarine), Strawberry Slush (for Raspberry), Cucumber Crush (for Green Apple) & Silver
Paper: SU! (raspberry pattern from stash) & CTMH "BooCrew" (nectarine check)
Dies: RCD (background) & Whimsy "Primitive Shaker Shapes" (stars) and word (Celebrate)
Misc.: Foam tape from stash


  1. gorgeous one. true, we all need have good times which makes inner happiness.

  2. This is terrific with the addition of the patterned papers in the sunburst. Silver foil works wonderfully with the colours you used :)

  3. What a fun die cut! I love that you could use any sentiment with this card & it would work!

  4. Love this design!! That die is so fun and combined with the papers you choose! Love the touches of sliver!

  5. What a fun card! Love the background with the cool foil images! :)

  6. Lovely ‘swooshes’ of coloured and patterned papers. A very striking card. X

  7. How pretty Mel, love the mixture of the colors and the patterned paper you pulled in your rays... Happy card.