Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Color Throwdown 262-Fall Thank You

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Wanda is our hostess this week and she’s challenged us to use Crushed Curry, Garden Green, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, and Smoky Slate on our creations.

My card is based on the current sketch from Retro Sketches. I started off by covering a card base with a piece of red paper with a subtle pattern. I used my paper cutter to cut the top panel from a piece of More Mustard cardstock. To squeeze in a bit of Crushed Curry, I cut a narrow strip from the edge of the More Mustard panel. After adhering a piece of textured Crushed Curry cardstock behind the More Mustard panel, I adhered the narrow strip to the Crushed Curry piece, letting just a bit of it show in the gap between the pieces.  The finished panel is attached to the top of the cardfront with dimensional dots.

I stamped the “thank you” sentiment from Reverse Confetti’s Forever Fall set on the More Mustard panel in gray ink. To bring in some of the Garden Green, I inked a wood veneer leaf with a green Memento Luxe ink pad (the wood piece takes the ink beautifully!) and adhered it to the card next to the sentiment. It’s accented with a trio of sequins.

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 CTD262.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our October guestie, Sankari Wegman.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan **
** Melody ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda ** 
** October guest designer Sankari Wegman **

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Reverse Confetti Forever Fall stamp set, Tsukineko Memento Luxe Pistachio and Gray Flannel inks, Simple Stories 24/Seven 6x6 paper pad, Lawn Fawn In to the Woods mixed sequins, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: More Mustard and Crushed Curry cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); wood veneer leaf (Michaels)


  1. This is beautiful! Love the clean design. SO GORGEOUS!

  2. Classy & perfect for the challenge!
    I really like how you managed the hidden color from behind -- so cool !! :)) :))

  3. I love how you layered the colors along the edge of the flap to get both shades of yellow. Great design, Lori!

  4. Wow - awesome card Lori - love how you added in the crushed curry color - and the gray using the ink - brilliant! such a cool layout - i want to try this!
    big hugs!
    Sankari :)

  5. Absolutely stunning Lori! Gorgeous. Simply elegantly festively perfect. I make a set of cards each year for my kids and this would be perfectly appropriate for a 27 1/2 year old young-ish guy -- a couple anyway; mixed in with general occasion cards. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love how you used the colors on this layout, Lori! Perfect in every way!

  7. I LOVE this card with it's mixture of bold colors! And no white! I find that the hardest kind of card to do! You aced it!

  8. What an awesome sketch, Lori, and I love how you finished off your design with the sequins...this is a real CAS beauty!!!


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