Color Dare #322 - Bold and Bright

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I am participating in another Color Dare this week. The challenge this week was to "use your 'Bright and Bold' colors and neutrals of your choice" and the theme is "Anything Goes". I thought about it for a bit and realized that when I think of "Bold and Bright" I think of our sweet little granddaughter who turned two years old last month. She is learning more words each day, she can name her colors, and she loves animals... so I decided to make her a "Bold and Bright" animal card.

Color Dare #322 - Bold and Bright

Keeping in mind that this card is for a sweet girl only two years old, I didn't want to put a lot of embellishments on the card that might fall off, or anything that would not be safe for a toddler. I did want to make it bright and I wanted it to have a lot of texture to hold her interest. Here is what I came up with...

I started by die cutting some animals out of white cardstock using my Cricut Cuttlebug. Then I grabbed my watercolors and a water brush and got to work adding some color.

After watercoloring all the animals I started to piece together some bright scraps of cardstock from my stash. First I chose the colors then I used my Cricut Cuttlebug and a variety of embossing folders to give a different texture to each color.

The next step was to securely glue each animal to their corresponding background square of color. During the entire process of making this card I kept in mind that this card is for a toddler... so securely attaching the parts is important.

A little tip... I use my acrylic stamp blocks to weigh down the shapes until they dry. The blocks are easy to clean if I get a dot of glue on them and they have enough weight to help bond the paper together.

Once all the animals were attached to their individual colors I attached the blocks of color to a card base I made from white cardstock cut 5.5" x 11" and folded in half. I left a small stripe of white cardstock to attach the sentiment to.

To make the sentiment I used some navy embossing powder, VersaMark, and a sentiment from my Close To My Heart set "Inspired Words Day-to-Day". I attached the sentiment to the front of the card with some 3-D Foam Tape.

For the inside of the card I used basically the same technique as I did on the front, but I did not use any embossing folders. I wanted the inside to be visually interesting to our little toddler, but not too roughly textured as it is the inside of the card.

For the envelope I watercolored a dab of green on the corner of the envelope and securely glued on a small rabbit. This ties the envelope to the card... plus I had the adorable little rabbit leftover and wanted to include him!

So here is my entry... Bold and Bright!

 Card and envelope

Inside the card

 Close up of parts of the card

Close up of parts of the card

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Happy Paper Crafting,


  1. What a fantastic card! Love all the textures and colors! Great job coloring the animals, too. Thanks for sharing at Color My Heart!

  2. Super cute! Love all your animals and the texture backgrounds! Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!

    1. I definitely felt I should add texture to this card since it is for a barely 2 year old. She is still in to "touch" as much as visual at this stage.

  3. Cute card...definitely bold & bright! Thanks for sharing with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare.

  4. So many textures and colours, So sweet for a 2yr old. Very bright and bold, thanks for sharing with us at the colour my Heart Colour Dare Challenge!

  5. Love the way you presented the "Peaceable Kingdom!" Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare Bold and Bright Challenge.


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