Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Color Throwdown 801-Thanks a Latte

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Amy Rysavy is our challenge hostess this week with a great mix of colors--navy, terracotta, and kraft.

Thanks a Latte card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs
I paired the challenge colors with the current sketch at Try Stampin' on Tuesday for this coffee themed design. My focal image is a to-go coffee cup made with dies from SugarPea Designs. I used foam tape to adhere the assembled die cut pieces to the left side of a navy cardstock strip. The "thanks a latte" sentiment fills the right side of the strip. For interest, I heat embossed the "thanks a" from SPD's Brew-tiful Sentiments set in white, then added the die cut "latte" beneath it. The kraft card base was stamped with a coffee ring image from the same sentiment set. The terracotta ink I used looks a lot like coffee! I adhered the navy strip to the card base to finish the design.

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 CTD801. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd801 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 ** Broni **
** Kelly ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Tanya Harvey **

Materials Used:
Brew-tiful Sentiments stamp set, Coffee Words and Coffee to Go Cup dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Potter's Clay and Memento Luxe Wedding Dress inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Kraft and Canyon Clay cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Navy cardstock, Snow embossing powder (Recollections); foam tape

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Color Throwdown 800-Big Congrats

 

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Wanda is our hostess for this milestone 800th challenge. She's picked a perfect mix of colors for the upcoming July 4th holiday--kraft, red, and blue.

Big Congrats card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs
The layout for my design comes from the current challenge at Sunday Stamps.  I made a large kraft star the focal point of my design. It was die cut using a stitched star die from Lil' Inker Designs. For extra pop, I used foam tape to layer the star on a navy stitched circle die cut, then on a slightly larger red circle die cut. The circles were adhered to the center of a navy cardstock panel. The red really pops against the navy background! I matted the panel on kraft cardstock, then centered it on a red card base matching the color of the circle layered behind the star. The "big congrats" sentiment from LID's Sending You set was stamped in watermark ink on a navy stitched sentiment flag die cut, then heat embossed in copper. The rustic look of the copper finish goes so nicely with these colors! I used foam tape to place the flag on the left side of the cardfront, slightly overlapping the star focal point.

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 CTD800. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd800 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 ** Broni **
** Kelly ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Lee Erwee **

Materials Used:
Sending You stamp set, Stitched Stars and Stitched Sentiment Flag dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Versamark ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Red Punch and Navy cardstock (Recollections); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); circle dies (Spellbinders); Classy Copper embossing powder (Stampin' Up!); foam tape

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Color Throwdown 799-Have a Happy Day

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Vickie is our challenge hostess this week with a vibrant color palette--pink, green, and purple.

Have a Happy Day card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from The Stamp Market

My card for this week's challenge is based on the current sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches. I scaled down the layout to make a mini slimline card, but kept true to the sketch. My fun, funky circles are from The Stamp Market's Patterned Polka Dots stamp set. I used cardstock scraps to stamp the patterns tone on tone for interest before using the stitched circle dies to cut the pieces out. The circles were arranged on a white cardstock panel underneath a wide purple fishtail flag strip. The color reads more blue in the photo than it is in real life, I promise! I stamped the set's "have a happy day" sentiment on a narrow green strip in green ink, then used foam tape to adhere it to the panel. A trio of green enamel dots around the sentiment strip bring in more round elements and additional dimension. The finished panel was adhered to a purple card base matching the fishtail flag strip.

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 CTD799. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd799 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 ** Broni **
** Kelly ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Erin Thiem **

Materials Used:
Patterned Polka Dots stamp set, Patterned Polka Dots dies (The Stamp Market); Memento Rose Bud and Bamboo Leaves inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Lovely Lilac and Pink Passion cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Simply Chartreuse cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Fishtail Flag STAX dies (My Favorite Things); enamel dots (Recollections); foam tape

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Color Throwdown 798-Have a Berry Happy Birthday

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Lynn is our hostess with a great mix of colors--red, blue, and green.

Berry Happy Birthday card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn
I needed to make a birthday card for one of our school's secretaries and I knew these colors would be perfect for a berry themed birthday card. The layout for my design comes from the current challenge at TGIF Challenges. It was perfect for the cluster of bright red strawberries made with Lawn Fawn's Strawberry Patch dies. After I die cut the leafy branch, it was adhered directly to a blue cardstock panel, then dotted with the berries. For interest, I used foam tape to place the berries. I die cut a fishtail flag strip from green cardstock to use for the sentiment. The green contrasts nicely with the blue background panel. I stamped the "have a berry happy birthday" sentiment from LF's Berry Special stamp set on the strip in slightly darker green ink, then added it to the panel, tucking one end beneath a raised berry die cut. The finished panel was adhered to an easy to write on white 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 CTD798. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd798 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 ** Broni **
** Kelly ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Christine **

Materials Used:
Berry Special stamp set, Strawberry Patch dies (Lawn Fawn); Memento Bamboo Leaves ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Blueberry Sky and Simply Chartreuse cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Red Punch cardstock (Recollections); Basic Black cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Fishtail Flag STAX dies (My Favorite Things); foam tape

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Color Throwdown 797-Celebrate

It's time for another Color Throwdown! It's my turn to host our challenge and I've picked a warm, summery mix of colors--yellow, orange, and red.

Celebrate card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-dies from My Favorite Things
I'm running low on birthday cards, so I used this week's colors and some large balloon dies from My Favorite Things to create a clean and simple birthday design. I die cut three balloons from cardstock scraps and arranged them on the left side of a white card base. Once I was happy with the placement, I secured them to the card and tucked the die cut black "strings" beneath them. For the sentiment, I used MFT's Simply Celebrate dies to cut the word "celebrate" from black cardstock and the contrasting background from red cardstock. I adhered the letters, then used foam tape to place the sentiment on the cardfront, overlapping the orange balloon. A bunch of festive silver sequins clustered around the sentiment completed the design.

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 CTD797. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd797 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 ** Broni **
** Kelly ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Stephanie Severin **

Materials Used:
Balloon Builder and Simply Celebrate dies (My Favorite Things); Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Basic Black cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Red Punch cardstock (Recollections); silver sequins; foam tape

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Color Throwdown 796-With Gratitude


It's time for another Color Throwdown! Lisa is our hostess this week with a warm, vibrant mix of citrus inspired colors--yellow, orange, and fuchsia.

With Gratitude card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from My Favorite Things
I paired the colors with the current sketch from Sunday Stamps. My focal image uses the emboss resist technique. I stamped a floral silhouette image from the My Favorite Things Flower Silhouettes stamp set in white on a white panel, then covered the image with a trio of blended distress oxides. After wiping the ink off of the embossed images, I matted the image panel on a piece of fuchsia cardstock. To create the background for the image, I cut panels of yellow dotted patterned paper and solid orange cardstock. The pieces were adhered together with a strip of narrow strip of fuchsia cardstock between them, then wrapped with a piece of yellow grosgrain ribbon that I tied in a simple knot. I adhered the panels to a yellow card base, then topped it with the image panel. The "with gratitude" sentiment from MFT's Bitty Thanks and Gratitude stamp set was stamped in black ink on a narrow yellow cardstock strip and adhered over the image panel to finish the design.

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 CTD796. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd796 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 ** Broni **
** Kelly ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Tanya H. **

Materials Used:
Flower Silhouettes and Bitty Thanks and Gratitude stamp sets, Dots and Stripes Sorbet 6x6 paper pad (My Favorite Things); Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Luxe Wedding Dress inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Spiced Marmalade distress oxides (Ranger); Pink Passion and Only Orange cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); clear embossing powder (Recollections); yellow grosgrain ribbon; foam tape

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Color Throwdown 795-You're Awesome

 
It's time for another Color Throwdown! Susie is our hostess this week with a patriotic color combination--classic red, blue, and white.

You're Awesome card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
I paired the colors with the current challenge from The Paper Players for this clean and simple design. I cut four pierced rectangles from blue cardstock and arranged them on a white card base. The red pierced rectangle across the cardfront (also made from two smaller rectangles) hides the seams between the rectangles, making them look long, slim--and seamless! I topped the red band with a pierced star die cut from super shiny silver foil cardstock. The star is attached with foam tape for dimension. The "you're awesome" sentiment from the My Favorite Things All Smiles stamp set was stamped in blue ink a shade darker than the blue panel. I positioned it just beneath the band, adjacent to the one of the star's points. I may go back and add a few red or silver enamel dots for more interest...

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 CTD795. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd795 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 ** Broni **
** Kelly ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Sue Symens **

Materials Used:
Red Punch, Blue Skies, and Silver Foil cardstock (Recollections); All Smiles stamp set, Pierced Rectangle STAX and Pierced Star STAX dies (My Favorite Things); Memento Danube Blue ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); foam tape


 
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