Artistic Avenger

“Gate’n” Crazy with Colour (CCMC171)


This week at Create with Connie and Mary, it’s time to play around with colour! I love colour challenges so very much and I was super intrigued with this one. Turns out it looks like the colours from the Colour Coach! My first intention was to play around with those images and CASE the design and then I scanned my craft room and saw my Simply Scored so I knew I had to do something just a little bit different than the original plan.


What I decided to do was play around with shapes and scores and make a gate card. This card is the standard 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ it just opens differently.


And, to make my own challenge even harder, I used the Beary Best Friends stamp set (one I rarely use, EVER). I stamped the little girl bear on some watercolour paper, coloured it in and then adhered to some Baja Breeze and then Bravo Burgundy.  You’ll notice that I added some Paisley Petals designer series paper to the bottom and tied over the seam with Baja Breeze Seam Binding. This layer is adhered to only one half of the front which is River Rock stamped with the Woodgrain background.


The sentiment is made using the banner from the Petal Cone Die and the words are from Beary Best Wishes. I added a button with a punched flower from the Boho Blossoms punch. Oh, and if you look closely, there are some Dazzling Details on the seam of the dress and also the collar.


On the other side of the gate, I added some Bravo Burgundy which was textured using my Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. I also added strips of punched out Baja Breeze cardstock to each side of the gate fold.


Think you can do something great with this combo (and I bet you can….) – head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and play along with us!


Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!:

Bravo Burgundy, River Rock, Baja Breeze, Watercolour paper.

Jet Black StazOn, Bravo Burgundy, River Rock, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand.

Beary Best Friends, Beary Best Wishes, Woodgrain.

Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Aquapainter, Dotted Ribbon Scallop Punch, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Neutral Buttons, Boho Blossoms, Petal Cone Die, Paisley Petals designer series paper.


10 thoughts on ““Gate’n” Crazy with Colour (CCMC171)

  1. I love the color coach…whenever I am stumped, I turn to it…I tell new crafters that it is a must have tool and they think I am crazy….until they use it! Also love the gate fold…just a nice care all around.

  2. Oh so super cute! I love this little dazzling bear! So darling! And great details, too!!

  3. Carrie, such a sweet card! As always, you rocked the little details and everything is just perfect! When I grow up, I want to stamp like you! Great working with you over at CCM!

  4. Oh so cute! Love the Paisley Petals DSP along the bottom! And then there’s that subtle touch with the flower backed button!

  5. OMGosh! ADORABLE! All the little details really make this card special. TFS!

  6. Gorgeous creation! Never would have thought to put those colours together, but they work 🙂 Love the details you added to your card!

  7. so sweet, Carrie! love how you did the sentiment!!!

  8. Oh how cute is this?! Love your take on the gate-fold and all the sweet little details you do so, so well! Adorable card Carrie!

  9. Very fun card, Carrie! Beautiful coloring. Love that gate fold and how you did the DSP and ribbon at the bottom, too!

  10. I like the button layer, so cute and your water-coloring is wonderful! One of my favorite stamps that I don’t get to use often either.

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