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Friday 13 November 2020

Color Dare Challenge #420

This is another make for the

Do pop over to the Color Dare Challenge and take a look at my teamies' makes!

This is today's colour scheme

My first idea was to make some ATCs - basically layers of  'pulls' from my Gelli plate using alcohol inks on a kraft background.

I also used a Tim Holtz stencil...

In this third one I also used some Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide though the stencil.

However when you use alcohol inks and a gelli plate you are never sure what you are going to get - and I think I got more pinks and reds and browns, rather than oranges...

So - I moved onto a card - although it is Spring here in Australia, I made a fall card...

  1. White square card blank.
  2. Layer of kraft
  3. Layer of my favourite embossed spider web paper in orange. I bought a pack of this when I was living in Mumbai from one of the markets. I have hoarded it, but gradually used it and I only have scraps now in my stash...
  4. Layer of white card with crackling campfire Distress Oxide through a small Tim Holtz stencil.
  5. Three leaves cut from a magazine freebie paper using the Stampin Up Stitched Leaves Dies.
  6. Sentiment printed using the computer, trimmed and with a touch of the Distress Oxide. Placed on dimensional tape.

Hope you will join the Color Dare Challenge...

I will also link this to

I will be sharing today's autumnal make on Leigh's info page...

Happy Crafting!


  1. Alcohol Inks can be a little unpredictable... they have a mind of their own. I love using them for backgrounds. The ATCs are beautiful even if you did not get the results you wanted. I love the card, it is perfect for your color challenge!

  2. I love all the texture you've created with so many different mediums on the one card. That leaf stencil looks great too.

  3. Great card Susan. Love the inked leaves and fabulous teaming them with the die cut ones. X

  4. Super card, Susan! I love the multiple shades of orange :)

  5. Beautiful card, Susan! The leaves are gorgeous!

  6. Love all the texture in your card, and your personalized stenciled background is so pretty. Beautiful shades of orange card.

  7. I love the crackling campfire Distress color so much! Your fall card is so full of texture and yummy colors! The alcohol ink ATC's are favorites of mine!

  8. I love the spiderweb embossing with the leaves. Great card!

  9. My favorite is the random stenciling with the oxide inks. The shading is mmmmm good!

  10. Fabulous card and ATCs.

    Val S - LeighSBDesigns DT

  11. GORGEOUS makes, scrumptious colours!
    Thanks for joining in on the 'Tis the Season Blog Hop!
    Stay Safe!

  12. Lovely card and I love the leaves. So pretty so well done. I like how you illustrated your thought process, just delightful. Have a happy spring!! And again great card teamie.


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