Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Color Throwdown 325-Orange You Glad It's Your Birthday?

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Tammy is our hostess this week and she's chosen this great fabric inspired color palette--gray, pale yellow, tangerine, and aqua.

Orange You Glad card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti
I needed a birthday card for a special little guy, so I used the colors along with a punny stamp set from Reverse Confetti and the current sketch from Retro Sketches to put this card together.  I stamped a pair of oranges using orange pigment ink, then die cut them with the matching dies.  The oranges were adhered to the bottom of a white panel edged with striped washi tape and a yellow cardstock strip for contrast.  I stamped the "orange you glad it's your birthday?" sentiment on the panel in gray ink.  After matting the panel on gray cardstock, I adhered it to a light blue card base.  I finished the design with a few enamel dots scattered around the image panel.

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. Just be sure that the challenge colors are the dominant ones in your project. And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD325.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team, our January guestie, Bonnie Sharp, and this week’s guest star stamper, Cassie Trask.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Jodi **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** January guestie Bonnie Sharp **
** Guest Star Stamper Cassie Trask **

Materials Used:
Fresh 'n Fruity stamp set, Fresh n' Fruity dies (Reverse Confetti); Fizz ink, Sea Glass cardstock (Avery Elle); Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink (Tsukineko); Lemon Chiffon and Steel Grey cardstock (My Favorite Things); Family Stories enamel dots (Teresa Collins); yellow chevron washi tape (Michaels); foam tape


  1. This totally makes me smile! LOVE those oranges!!! ADORABLE!

  2. Love your fruit-y creation Lori! ….and those oranges are making me drool!

  3. SWEET card Lori. I love that stamp set. The washi strip looks great!

  4. Such a fun and sweet card! Love!

  5. Adorable card and sure to make your little guy smile! Love it!

  6. Great design, Lori, with the washi tape, enamel dots, and those super cute little oranges...perfect for a special little boy!!!

  7. Fun card!! Perfect for a little!!

  8. Too cute, Lori! And just the right images to go with these colors!


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