Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Color Throwdown 197-Terracotta Thank You

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! This week, Joan’s brought us an earthy combination— Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze, and Kiwi Kiss. I used the colors to create this thank you card.

I used a flower-filled vase made with the All Occasions 2 stamp set from Clear and Simple Stamps as my focal image. The flowers are stamped on a white panel and colored in coral shades. I stamped the pitcher-shaped vase on a scrap of white cardstock and colored it to look like it was terracotta, then cut it out and attached it to the panel with foam tape.

The image panel is set on a piece of green dotted paper. I layered the panel over another patterned paper strip that I’d set on a kraft card base. I stamped the set’s “thank you” sentiment in coral ink on a kraft scrap and added that to the image panel. A piece of coral satin ribbon accented with a matching coral button finishes it off with a final bold pop of color.

To play along, just create a paper crafted project using these colors as a starting point and add a direct link to your finished project using the linky tool found at the end of this week's CTD post. As always, if you don’t have exact color matches, something close works just fine. And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD197. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and June’s guestie, Anna Wight:

** Barbara ** Broni ** Danielle ** Joan **
Kerri ** Lynn ** Tammy ** Wanda **

You may have noticed that we’re fast approaching our 200th Color Throwdown challenge. You won’t want to miss what the Color Throwdown team has planned to mark the occasion . . .

Materials Used:
All Occasions 2 stamp set, Coral Necklace and Perfect Little Black Dress inks, Kraft Like a Rockstar and A Blanc Check cardstock, Copic markers (E11, E13, E15, E17, R12, R14, R17, W00, W-1), Coral Necklace satin ribbon, Coral Necklace button (Clear and Simple Stamps); Campfire-Animal Tracks designer paper (October Afternoon); Nostalgia 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); kraft cord (Hemptique); foam tape


  1. This is so pretty, Lori! I love your clean style!

  2. Wonderful card Lori! Such a pretty image and great layout!

  3. Very sweet Lori. I like the ribbon and button embellishment!

  4. What a great layout and I love all the visual interest provided by those cool patterned papers!

  5. You have used the colors beautifully, Lori...the little vase of flowers is sooo pretty and I just love the ribbon/button detail!!!!!

  6. Great combination of elements, Lori! Love that sweet ribbon treatment you used!


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