Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Color Throwdown 704-Leafy Hello

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Amy Rohl is our hostess this week with a classic combination of neutrals and a pop of color--brown, green, black, and white.

Leafy Hello card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
The layout for my design comes from the current Sunday Stamps challenge. I started off with a piece of green patterned paper that I matted on black cardstock and centered on a matching green card base.I used pierced rectangle dies to cut brown and white panels for the cardfront. After matting the die cut pieces on black cardstock, I arranged them on the cardfront, angling them for interest. The simple "hello" from the Flowers in Bloom set from My Favorite Things was stamped in green ink on the white panel. I accented the sentiment panel with a simple die cut white flower and a pair of large green leaves. A green enamel dot at the center of the flower helps to set it off from the background panel and adds just a bit of dimension.

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 CTD704.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd704 and #colorthrowdown.  You can find us on Instagram and on Facebook with the username colorthrowdown.  Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara **
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **

Materials Used:
Flowers in Bloom stamp set, Wild Greenery, Flower Bouquet, and Pierced Rectangle STAX dies (My Favorite Things); Memento Bamboo Leaves ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Basic Black and Chocolate Chip cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Ripe Avocado cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Cold Avocado Soup 6x6 paper pad (Jillibean Soup); olive enamel dot (My Mind's Eye); foam tape

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Color Throwdown 703-Simple Thank You

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Broni is our hostess for this week's challenge with a mix of colors inspired by a serene room--powder blue, cream, and kraft.

Thank You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti
I took my design cues from the clean, minimalist style of the room. The layout for my card comes from the current challenge at The Paper Players. I started out with a plain cream cardstock panel with a strip of light blue cardstock adhered on the left side. To set the pale panel off from the cream, I tucked a narrow strip of kraft cardstock underneath the left edge of the strip. I used Reverse Confetti's Sending Smiles stamp set to create a blue flower stamped on cream. The kraft ink outline helps to define the petals. The leaves were stamped in kraft on cream, too. Both images were cut out with the matching dies. I arranged the flower and leaves on the bottom right side of the blue cardstock strip, using foam tape on the flower for dimension. The set's "thank you" sentiment was stamped along the left edge of the light blue strip in kraft ink. The finished panel was adhered to a coordinating kraft card base.

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 CTD703.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd703 and #colorthrowdown.  You can find us on Instagram and on Facebook with the username colorthrowdown.  Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and this week's Guest Star Stamper Emily Henry.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara **
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Emily Henry **

Materials Used:
Sending Smiles stamp set, Sending Smiles dies (Reverse Confetti); MementoDesert Sand ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Winter ink (Mama Elephant); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin' Up!); blue cardstock (Recollections); foam tape

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Color Throwdown 702-You Make My Life Brighter

 

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Barbara is our hostess this week with a great mix of colors--yellow, aqua, green, and kraft.

You Make My Life Brighter card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Paper Smooches
The layout for my design is based on the current challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. My focal image is the adorable firefly from the Paper Smooches Giddy Bugs stamp set. The image was colored with Copic markers, then cut out with the matching die before it was adhered to an aqua pinking circle die cut. It's hard to see in the photo, but the firefly's wings are lightly coated with glitter for a bit of extra sparkle and shine! The image panel was adhered to a bright yellow cardstock strip on a piece of green striped paper. The yellow panel is edged with a narrow strip of kraft cardstock to set it off. I used my MISTI to stamp the "you make my life brighter" sentiment on the right side of the yellow strip. The sentiment has a teeny, tiny heart next to the word "life," but I covered it with a sticky note when I inked the stamp so it was left off of the design. The finished panel was adhered to an aqua cardfront matching the panel behind the focal image.

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 CTD702.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd702 and #colorthrowdown.  You can find us on Instagram and on Facebook with the username colorthrowdown.  Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and this week's Guest Star Stamper Jennie Maier.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara **
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Jennie Maier **

Materials Used:
Giddy Bugs stamp set, Giddy Bugs Icons dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Yoyo Yellow cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Hawaiian Shores and Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); All the Dots 6x6 paper pad (Lawn Fawn); pinking circle dies (Spellbinders); foam tape

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Color Throwdown 701-Hey, Sunshine


It's time for another Color Throwdown! Amy Rysavy is our hostess this week with a vibrant mix of colors--aqua, yellow, purple, and coral.

Hey, Sunshine card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things

The layout for my summery design is based on the current challenge at TGIF Challenges. I haven't done much Copic coloring lately, so I brushed up my skills on the floating cutie from the My Favorite Things Drink Up the Sunshine stamp set. After coloring, I fussy cut the colored image, then used foam tape to position the image on a round aqua panel with aqua dotted "water" at the bottom. To fill in the scene I added a pair of vellum clouds, partially tucking them behind the raised image. I matted the panel on contrasting purple cardstock before adhering it to a coral cardstock panel with a strip of yellow floral paper across the center. The "hey, sunshine" sentiment from MFT's Hey Sunshine set was stamped on a yellow pinking circle die cut and placed at the bottom of the image panel with foam tape. The finished panel was adhered to a purple card base.

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 CTD701.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd701 and #colorthrowdown.  You can find us on Instagram and on Facebook with the username colorthrowdown.  Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and this week's Guest Star Stamper Anna York.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara **
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Anna York **

Materials Used:
Drink Up the Sunshine and Hey, Sunshine stamp sets, Flat Bottomed Clouds dies (My Favorite Things); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Cameo Coral, Rich Razzleberry, and Daffodil Delight cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Hawaiian Shores cardstock, Aqua Mist patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); white vellum (Recollections); Happy Day-Streamers designer paper (SEI); pinking circle circle dies (Spellbinders); foam tape

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Color Throwdown 700-Thanks

It's time for another Color Throwdown! This is a big milestone for the Color Throwdown, as this week marks our 700th challenge! We appreciate all of you who continue to join us each week and share your challenge creations. Wanda is our hostess this week with a warm and toasty mix of colors--yellow, orange, kraft, and brown.

Thanks card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-dies from Lawn Fawn
I paired the colors with the current challenge at Sunday Stamps. A pair of leaves die cut with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Leaves dies represent the layout's focal image panel. To add interest and depth to the die cuts, I inked them with distress oxides. The die cuts were adhered to an orange patterned paper panel featuring leaves and other nature themed images. I die cut LF's Thanks Line Border from gold foil cardstock and added that along the very bottom of the patterned panel, tucking the narrow line piece beneath the raised leaves. The panel was matted on chocolate brown cardstock, then adhered to a kraft card base.

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 CTD700.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd700 and #colorthrowdown.  You can find us on Instagram and on Facebook with the username colorthrowdown.  Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and this week's Guest Star Stamper Hermien Vaessen.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara **
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Hermien Vaessen **

Materials Used:
Fall Fling 6x6 paper pad, Stitched Leaves and Thanks Line Border dies (Lawn Fawn); Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, and Vintage Photo distress oxides (Ranger); Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Harvest Gold and Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Gold Foil cardstock (Recollections); foam tape

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Color Throwdown 699-Birthday Blues (and Purples, too!)

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Vickie is our hostess this week with a beautiful mix of colors--blue, purple, and white.
 
Happy Birthday to You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti
I paired the colors with the current challenge at The Paper Players. The large sentiment panel was a perfect fit for the "happy birthday to you" sentiment I created with stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti. The "happy" was die cut from purple and blue cardstock, with the blue letters adhered directly to the purple die cut word. I used foam tape to adhere the die cut piece to the white panel. The "birthday to you" sentiment was stamped beneath the die cut piece in purple ink. The panel was matted on purple cardstock, then adhered to a blue card base over a piece of blue patterned paper with a fun metallic silver pattern.

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 CTD699.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd699 and #colorthrowdown.  You can find us on Instagram and on Facebook with the username colorthrowdown.  Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and this week's Guest Star Stamper Lisa Blastick.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara **
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Lisa Blastick **

Materials Used:
Happy Coordinates stamp set, Happy dies (Reverse Confetti); Memento Grape Jelly ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Marina Mist cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Amethyst Allure cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Poppy 6x6 paper pad (SEI)); foam tape

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Color Throwdown 698-Thank You So Berry Much

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Lynn is our hostess this week with a summer inspired mix of colors--red, pink, yellow, and green.

Thank You So Berry Much card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn

I just added Lawn Fawn's Strawberry Patch dies to my collection, so I couldn't resist taking a cue from image in the inspiration photo along with the colors. The layout is from the current challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. It worked perfectly for creating three cards of the same design to send out to students for thoughtful notes and gifts I received at the end of the school year last week.

The berries and leaves were cut from cardstock scraps, then assembled. I arranged the leafy branches on a wide strip of pink cardstock before adding the berries on top using foam tape for dimension. The strip was adhered to a panel of yellow patterned paper with a leafy pattern similar to the die cut leaves. I had just enough room to stamp the "thank you so berry much" sentiment to the right of the pink strip in black ink. The finished panel was adhered to a pink card base matching the cardstock behind the berries and leaves.

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 CTD698.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd698 and #colorthrowdown.  You can find us on Instagram and on Facebook with the username colorthrowdown.  Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and this week's Guest Star Stamper Kerry Bunting.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** 
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Kerry Bunting **
 
Materials Used:
Berry Special stamp set, Strawberry Patch dies (Lawn Fawn); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); New Leaf, Bright Buttercup, and Sweet Blush cardstock, Lemon Tart patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); foam tape

 
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