Double Challenge Card

Happy Tuesday!  I have a card doing double duty this week for the Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers and the Sketch Challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.

The colors this week are Highland Heather, Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizzazz.  I think these colors are very pretty together and could make a gorgeous floral card.  Unfortunately, I don't  think that happened here.  While I'm not ashamed of it and will certainly give it out, I feel it falls a bit flat.

I tried using some new dies and have seen stunning results with them where one color of cardstock is used and each layer is inked to create several shades.  So these flowers are all Highland Heather.  I think the issue for me is that the dark layer is of the same tone as the Rich Razzleberry so there is not much contrast here.

I'm sure I could get this to look better with some tweaking however, I just didn't have the time today.  And a color challenge is what it is - a challenge with set colors.  On the other hand, I love the layout Samantha has for us.  It's a mini slimline - 3.25 x 6.25 inches.  A fun new shape.  Unfortunately I didn't have dies to use (I would have loved a stitched or scalloped panel) but cutting the panel was fine.  Now I'll be on the lookout for mini slimline dies.  LOL!

Products used:

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Brushed Blooms
  • Dies: Stampin' Up! Beautiful Brushstrokes
  • Ink: Highland Heather, Pear Pizzazz
  • Paper: Peaceful Poppies DSP, Highland Heather, Pear Pizzazz

Thanks for visiting today! Click here to sign up for email notifications of future posts (you will be sent an email to verify your address - don't forget this step).  Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Bloglovin'

post signature


  1. Well you are hard on yourself Jeanne! I think your card is very pretty and I love the colours together. I always love those layering flower dies when everyone else uses them but when I use them... not so much!! Vicky x

  2. I think it's lovely and the addition of the lace is perfect!

  3. I love how this turned out. Such a pretty card.

  4. I think your layered blooms look lovely Jeanne and the subtle spot of the DSP background compliment them perfectly. Very pretty indeed!