Friday, April 2, 2021

Besties - Kelsie Card ~ Color Dare #438

Friday means the Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare introduces a new challenge for you! Use the Inspirational Photo below to pick your colors. If it's in the photo you can use it. We also give you some free colors to use. Make any paper craft you like. When you're ready to join the challenge use the link in our post on the home page.

I just got this fun stamp set and couldn't wait to use it. I decided on a card when an idea formed in my mind that would work for a card or layout. 

There are a total of 4 Bestie sets and this girl is Kelsie. I colored her with our TriBlend markers along with the flower and watering can. 

For the background I used our Fancy Borders Thin Cut Dies. One cut the hills and the other made a stencil for the clouds. Since our cardstock has a light and dark side I used both to give dimension to the hills. 

Here you can see the stencil for the clouds. I just laid it on the area I wanted to be clouds. With an inked sponge I ribbed from the stencil onto the cardstock keeping the ink close to the stencil. This helps create a shadow behind the cloud. 

I used Wisteria for the clouds. You might think this is an odd color for clouds. Since there is NO blue in the Inspirational Photo I had to go with something else. So I used it on the clouds and then drew more of that color in by using the same tone on her dress. You don't even really notice the clouds are purple when all the colors are coordinated. I also sponged a sun in the corner to go with the sentiment.

I tucked the flower pot and water can behind the first hill to ground them. Then I added some Flower Sequins and put a dot of Stickles in the center. For the finish I used a journal pen to add some birds.

Z3682 Fancy Borders Thin Cut Dies

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, New England Ivy, Wisteria
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Lemonade, Wisteria
  • TriBlend Markers: Blends: Fair Skin, Bright Pink, Earth Brown, Hydrangea, Bull Green, Ice Grey
  • Embellishments: Flower Sequins, Glisten Stickles
  • Tools: Sponge, 3D Foam Tape
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  1. Soooo many great things to comment on here!! Lovely colouring, great ink blending. Love the idea to use the die to make a stencil for clouds. And card stock that is lighter on one side than the other...a crafters dream! X

  2. Love the scene you created with one of the adorable Besties. I got Lucy and you've inspired me to use that stamp set. Such a fun card.

  3. What a cute "scene" card! Love your cloud stenciling.

  4. Stunning scene you've created here. Its really beautiful. Your sky is perfect. I love this <3


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