Friday, July 11, 2014

Color Dare #101: Gypsy, Lagoon, Sunset, Pear

Welcome to the weekly Color Dare Challenge from Color My Heart.  Each Friday the design team announces a color palette for you to use to create your project.  You can create any type of project you'd like, as long as you use the chosen colors.  If you don't have the actual Close To My Heart colors, just use a similar substitute!

Color Dare #101: Gypsy, Lagoon, Sunset, Pear

This week's color palette is fun and bright for summer.  A lot of people would keep their project light by sticking with white or lighter color neutrals.  And those projects will be absolutely beautiful.  But I love how these bright colors bounce off of black.  And no one ever accused me of being just like everyone else...  :)
  • All images are from the Fashionista (D1504) stamp set.
  • I stamped the woman in Black (Z2105) ink on White Daisy (1385) cardstock.  I also stamped her three more times, once in Gypsy (Z2190), once in Lagoon (Z2195), and once in Pear (Z2197) ink.
  • From the Lagoon image, I cut out the shirt.  From the Pear image, I cut out the skirt.  From the Gypsy image, I cut out the bag and shoes.  I layered the cut colored images onto the black stamped image.
  • I attached the completed image on a layer of Gypsy (X5757) cardstock and then to the Black (1386) card. 
  • I stamped the sentiment with Sunset (Z2191) ink on White Daisy (1385) cardstock.  I then layered it on piece of Sunset (X5758) cardstock and attached it to the card with dimensional tape.
  • I created the circle strip by punching a 3/4" strip of Lagoon (X5762) cardstock with the Scallop Border Punch, punching on both long sides of the strip.
  • I added Silver Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1482) to her sunglasses and belt buckle, as well as some Sparkles.
How will this week's color combination inspire you?   Visit Color My Heart for more information about the challenge, get inspired by the design team, and upload your project.  I hope you'll join the Color Dare!


  1. I love your paper piecing with this stamp set, Gretchen! I'm going to have to remember that next time I use it.

  2. I love your "sassy" lady done in the challenge colors, Gretchen! Great paper layering and trims too!
    :) Marie

  3. Beautiful card! I love how you used the colors by paper piercing. It works perfectly with this set.