Friday, January 6, 2023

Sparkly Birthday Card ~ Color Dare #530

 Welcome to our Color Dare + Double Trouble Challenge. We're teaming up together to challenge you with a fun color combo and a 3-2-1 Recipe. It's an easy pairing and one I know you'll have fun with. Direct links to each challenge are below.

I used a new stamp set + thin cut dies for my card. I couldn't resist the cute llama and bear! This stamp set comes with layers upon layers of cake to make it even more fun! The cake below is only part of the layers! You'd need to make a slimline card when using them all or make a really tall cake on a layout. A layout will be my next project with this stamp set.

Starting with a card base from our White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack I got busy. The bottoms layers are Desert Rose Cardstock and a Sage pattern paper from our Mix-in Paper Pack (Jan-Mar). The stamping was done with Intense Black Exclusive Ink because it won't bleed when coloring.  Other ink colors used are Sage and Desert Rose. For a change I decided to color the images with Shimmer Brushes. I used Peach, Desert Rose and Seabrook, Clear with touches of Gold, too. The sentiment was stamped in Desert Rose and washed with Gold Shimmer Brush then popped up on Thin Foam Tape. Some dots of Stickles in Golden Rod were scattered around the images.


Color Dare Challenge #530

Double Trouble #129

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Close-up showing how glittery pretty this card is. The animals were colored with clear shimmer so it's hard to see in the photo. 

Inside of card

z4637 Let's Eat Cake + thin Cut Dies

Look at all the fun patterns and colors in this Mix-in Paper Pack! They work great alone, together or missing with our other papers!
X9046 Mix-in Paper Pack (Jan-Mar)

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  1. Great birthday card! Love the added sparkle.

  2. So sweet with the two animals holding the super tall cake!

  3. I don't know which is cuter-the bear or the llama! Cute card.

  4. Love the images holding up the glittery frosted cake, adorable and cuddly card. Thanks for sharing your DT card with us at Double Trouble.

  5. I think I need the llama stamp set now. How cute they are holding up the cake!! I love how you used the mix in paper pack, I think they're great papers but often overlooked.

  6. Michelle now I think I need this stamp set! Love your card.

  7. Michelle, who couldn't resist a birthday cake presented by a polar bear and llama!?!? I've actually snuggled a llama and they ARE cuddly (just don't let them spit or bite you!). Thank you for partnering with us at Double Trouble for the start off of a great 2023!!! -Donna

  8. How fun, those critters look very happy holding that giant, sparkly cake! Thanks for playing along with us at Double Trouble!


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