Friday, September 16, 2022

Friendship Makes Life Colorful - Color Challenge #514 - Inspirational Photo

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare #514 "Inspiration Photo".  Well, here's another die that was in my stash and never used.  I did experiment with them so had many cuts that were never put onto a card.  So, stash within stash for this card.  Even putting it together this time seemed impossible... beautiful die for scrapbook pages; but not sure a card. 

The leaves were my reason to select this particular die.  Since I had previous cuts from a retired Fall patterned paper it seemed perfect as it included the many leaf colors in the yellow/ orange/ red shades in the Inspiration Photo.  Now my challenge of putting a card together for the second time... I've got to make it work.  

On a 4 x 5.25 Sundance cardstock I cut 4 of the full cut of the leaf. Cut another panel slightly bigger using Sapphire cardstock, adhered the Sundance cut to the Sapphire cut with 3D foam tape and then adhered a couple of the design leaf cuts inside the cut. 

Of course I had so many other beautiful cuts, positive and negative, and just needed to use them all... they will not be put them back into my stash.  Four of the design leaves were layered and some of the lacier placed behind the layered.  Cut one of the last design leaf and used for center of flower along with a black gem and the final cuts were added on the corner of the inside.  
I'll usually show my cards to my husband for his comment and he said "Looks like a lot of mustard".  He's usually a little more complimentary and it made me sad and question my card... should I have used the darker side of Sundance? Should I have used different colors?  I decided to sleep on it and take another look in the morning. Than thought, what does my husband know.  

So I added my sentiment and this seemed like the perfect sentiment with so many colors in my card "Friendship Makes Life Colorful" and stamped directly on card in Sapphire Ink.  Showed my card to my husband a second time "Oh, that looks good, the sentiment broke up all the mustard"... so I'll take that as a compliment and enter my card.  

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Pumpkin Spice 
     Sapphire, Sundance and White Daisy 
     Thin cuts "Leaf Layers"
     C1361 "Buttoned Together" 
Inks/ Pens 
     Sapphire Ink 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Black Gem 


Alyson Mayo said...

This is such an interesting way to use those leaf dies - I have them as well and have rarely used them. Love the design.

debi said...

What a fun card! Love the bright colors! Great twist using the leaf dies.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful way to make a pinwheel! So bright and bold with colors from our photos. Love it.

MortiCraft said...

That looks great and certainly has impact! I really like the mix of solid and skeleton leaves. X

Aimee said...

Neat card!!! It's very striking. Neat design.

lichazul said...

Beautiful card 👏👏👏
Have a great day 👍

Vandra said...

Lovely bright and beautiful flower (leaves made into a flower).... so bright and happy which makes a perfect addition to that sentiment!

Susan Renshaw said...

How lovely are these leaves!
Fabulous make for Color Dare!
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Shannon Lee Smith said...

Super cool design. I love the layering of die cuts. The sentiment is great too!