Friday, February 25, 2022

Striped Birthday Card

Color My Heart Color Dare Biweekly Challenge #485 is ready for your project. Please visit our Blog to see the Design Team's inspirational projects. The colors for this challenge are shown on the color board below. Select at least three of the colors. Black, white, silver, and gold are free colors that may be added to your creation. You may use all of the colors but use only colors that appear on the board.

I used all of the colors except Rosemary plus the free colors of black and gold. I have been trying to create a few designs that are Clean and Simple but it seems I still cannot resist extra elements. I simply cut scraps of cardstock into varying widths then adhered them to a scrap of white paper. I trimmed it into the shape I wanted then added it to the front flap of the card base. 

The sentiment was stamped direct to paper in black ink. The inside of the card was lined in white cardstock and decorated with scraps from the design on the front. This card is meant to be masculine but could easily be considered gender-neutral.

Our challenge runs through Thursday evening, March 10, 2022. Each Friday we begin a new biweekly challenge so there is always an active challenge to join. Take a look at our guidelines at the
Color Dare 485 Blog and we hope you'll play along.

Stamp: Stampin' Up! "Happy Birthday to You"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Alcohol Marker (Y32) to create the Shortbread color
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Raspberry Ripple (for Sangria), Mint Macaron (for Sage), Sahara Sand (for Mink), Pretty Peacock (for Harbour), Foiled Gold


  1. I LOVE this card! What a creative way to use scraps. It looks awesome!

  2. The effect you created is so cool… there is a lot of depth to this card. CAS is hard… you did a terrific job!

  3. Wow! I love how it really has dimension with that angle. Great way to use scraps too.

  4. Fab card Melanie. Great way to use up card scraps and great masculine style too. X

  5. I was surprised to see you're practicing with CAS, and you did a great job. First I thought it was similar to a paper we had but excellent way to use scraps of cardstock and paper. Very cool.

  6. That's awesome Melanie! Love the fun design, great way to use up those little scraps! :)

  7. Love the color placement and angle of your focal point.