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Horse and Carriage Card

In most exciting card dies of the year, Anna Griffin released her slimline pop-up card. These cards take the idea of a slimline, plant them sideways and offer a pop-up akin to an easel card. Good luck on trying to get the Carriage Slimline cards; currently Anna Griffin's website does not sell them and over on HSN they sold out the day before they were officially released. 

Thankfully, I was lucky enough to get them. I just didn't quite have the inspiration to use them. I'm happy to report that Color My Heart Color Dare offered the perfect palette to get my ideas in motion. In terms of color challenges, this was wholly unique:

I knew immediately that purple and yellow would make the perfect color combination. Playing on yellow, I used a fair amount of gold as well. So here's the result:

I'm happy to report the card dies are super easy to use. I did end up cutting a second round of a carriage so that the horse and the carriage weren't only one color. 

I'm not sure if it's quite noticeable, but the background of the carriage is a different pattern than the base. I would love to do a version of the card where I put paper dolls in the carriage to make it look occupied.

Here's a closer look so you can see more of the details:

This is an exciting die set that I'm just over the moon about because it doesn't look like anything I've ever seen. I'll be excited to pull out my sleigh and reindeer die set too which should have a similar appeal.

Be sure to check out my 3D Fantastic Fans Cards which offer another gorgeous antique look. Tune in tomorrow as I go for something I normally never do--a masculine card.

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  1. Very pretty and intricate make! I’m not usually a fan of purple and yellow but I think you’ve got the shades just right and it works well. Thanks for playing along with Color My Heart Color Dare. X

  2. Wow, what a beautiful carriage, colors are fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  3. Just fabulous!
    Thank you for sharing with Color My Heart Color Dare!
    Color Dare Challenges
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  4. Lovely and unique! Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

  5. Wow what an awesome die to create that 3D card. So intricate. Thanks for joining us at Colour Dare Challenge, I hope you can join us again soon.


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