Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Color Throwdown 693-You Are Dolphin-ately the Best

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Broni is our hostess with a signature Broni-style mix of colors--aqua, lime green, and navy.

You Are Dolphin-ately the Best card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Technique Tuesday
My card for the challenge is based on the layout from the current TGIF Challenge. I needed to make a thank you card for a teacher appreciation gift I received from a pair of students and these colors were perfect for a dolphin themed design. Dolphins are my school's mascot, so when I saw Technique Tuesday's Drew and Darcy Dolphin stamp set, I got it knowing I'd have lots of occasions to use it! I colored up one of the dolphin images with Copic markers, then carefully cut it out with sharp scissors. I used foam tape to adhere it over a navy cardstock panel with half circle "waves" punched along the top edge. The navy panel was adhered to an aqua card base over an aqua dotted patterned paper panel with a contrasting strip of lime cardstock tucked beneath it. The set's "you are dolphin-ately the best" sentiment was stamped at the top of the dotted patterned paper piece in black ink 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 CTD693.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd693 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 Fran Wing.

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

Materials Used:
Drew and Darcy the Dolphins stamp set (Technique Tuesday); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Hawaiian Shores and Green Parakeet cardstock, Aqua Mist patterned paper (Papertrey Ink); cardstock (Recollections); circle punches (EK Success); foam tape

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Color Throwdown 692-Birthday Wishes

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Barbara is our hostess today with a culinary inspired color combination--lilac, pink, gold, and white.

Birthday Wishes card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Altenew

My design is based on the current sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday. I represented the layout's trio of round elements with a pair of flowers and a bud-studded gold branch created with Altenew's Bold Bunch stamp set. The pieces were cut out with the matching dies, then arranged on the left side of a shimmery gold fishtail flag strip. The "birthday wishes" sentiment from the Birthday Greetings stamp set was stamped in white pigment ink on the gold die cut, then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I adhered the strip to the left side of a pale pink cardstock panel. The panel was matted on gold paper, then adhered to a white cardfront.

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 CTD692.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd692 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 Fran Wing.

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

Materials Used:
Bold Bunch and Birthday Greetings stamp sets, Blush and Soft Lilac Crisp Dye inks, Bold Bunch dies (Altenew); Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Sweet Blush cardstock (Papertrey Ink); gold paper (Target); Fishtail Flag STAX dies (My Favorite Things); Snow embossing powder (Recollections); foam tape

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Everything I Am

Here's my card for the current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This clean and simple design is going to my mother for Mother's Day today.

I represented the layout's brushstroke background with a pale pink halftone circle from Altenew's Halftone Circles stamp set. The leafy branch is from Altenew's Leaf Canopy stamp set. The image was stamped in moss ink on a lighter moss cardstock, then cut out with the matching die. I used foam tape to place the die cut piece over the halftone image, then stamped the "everything I am you helped me to be" sentiment from the Friends Forever stamp set to the right of the leaf over two lines. The finished panel was adhered to a green card base matching the leaf.

Materials Used:
Leaf Canopy, Halftone Circles, and Friends Forever stamp sets, Moss and Blush Crisp Ink dies, Leaf Canopy dies (Altenew); Spring Moss cardstock (Papertrey Ink); foam tape

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Color Throwdown 691-Berry Best

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Amy Rysavy is our hostess for this week's challenge sharing a fashion-inspired mix of colors--mint green, watermelon, light yellow, and navy.

You're the Berry Best card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Lawn Fawn
I used the colors for a berry themed design featuring stamps from Lawn Fawn and based on the current challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. I colored up a pair of berries from the How You Bean? Strawberries Add-On stamp set with Copic markers, then cut them out by hand. The berries were adhered to a mint cardstock panel using foam tape for dimension. After edging the mint panel with a narrow strip of berry cardstock and wrapping a piece of navy ribbon around the center of the panel, I adhered it to a pale yellow floral patterned paper panel. The "you're the berry best" sentiment from LF's Sweet Friends stamp set was stamped at the bottom of the mint panel in navy ink. The patterned panel was adhered to a coordinating yellow card base to complete 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 CTD691.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd691 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 Joanne James.

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

Materials Used:
How You Bean? Strawberries Add-On and Sweet Friends stamp sets, Flower Market 6x6 paper pad (Lawn Fawn); Memento Tuxedo Black and Nautical Blue inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Mint Julep and Berry Sorbet cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Barely Banana cardstock (Stampin' Up!); navy satin ribbon; foam tape

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Color Throwdown 690-We'll Weather This Together

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Wanda is our hostess this week with a mix of colors from a graphic pillow--navy, mustard, and gray.

We'll Weather This Together card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn
I paired the colors with a somewhat loose interpretation of the current sketch challenge at The Paper Players for this encouraging card. The layout's three squares are represented by the mustard die cut sun and the pair of gray die cut clouds created with Lawn Fawn's Spring Showers die set. I stamped the "we'll weather this together" sentiment from LF's Better Together stamp set on the left side of the cardfront, just to the left of the cluster of images. I adhered the panel to a coordinating mustard card base. A trio of silver sequin raindrops positioned in a triangle beneath the clouds 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 CTD690.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd690 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 Rachael Merrick.

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

Materials Used:
Better Together stamp set, Spring Showers dies (Lawn Fawn); Memento Nautical Blue ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); More Mustard cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Weathervane cardstock (Papertrey Ink); silver sequins; foam tape

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Simple Birthday Times Three

Three teachers at my school are celebrating birthdays this week. I knew that the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches would be perfect for creating a trio of cards to celebrate them.

Here's one of the designs. I used a trendy gray and yellow color scheme, using Reverse Confetti's Happy dies to cut a background from gray and individual letters from sunny yellow for my focal panel. After assembling the die cut word using foam tape, I placed it on a pierced rectangle die cut. The die cut was matted on gray and yellow cardstock matching the letters then adhered on a gray dotted panel covering most of a yellow card base. The "birthday to you" text from RC's Happy Coordinates stamp set was stamped on a strip of gray cardstock in gray ink. I used foam tape to place the strip beneath the die cut word to finish the card.

The rest of the cards (which I didn't have time to take pictures of--sorry...) are the exact same layout but different color schemes. One is light purple text on a dark purple background with a purple patterned paper behind it and the other is light pink text on a bright pink background with a festive patterned paper behind it. From start to finish, the three cards took me less than an hour to make! I'm excited to share them with my colleagues later on this week.

Materials Used:
Happy Coordinates stamp set, Happy dies (Reverse Confetti); Memento Gray Flannel ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Harvest Gold and Weathervane cardstock (Papertrey Ink); designer paper (Recollections); pierced rectangle die (My Favorite Things); foam tape

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Color Throwdown 689-With Caring Thoughts


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

With Caring Thoughts card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Altenew
I paired the colors with Altenew's Bright Blossoms stamp set for a simple thinking of you card. I stamped the flowers in pinks and oranges, then cut them out with the matching dies. I did the same for the leaves, stamping them in shades of green. After settling on a cluster arrangement of the images, I placed them over a wide pink cardstock strip edged with a narrow orange strip positioned near the bottom of a white cardstock panel. The "with caring thoughts" sentiment from the versatile Thinking of You set was stamped beneath the flowers in pink ink. I adhered the panel to a coordinating orange 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 CTD689.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd689 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 Joan Kinnischtzke.

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

Materials Used:
Bright Blossoms and Thinking of You stamp sets, Bright Blossoms dies (Altenew); Memento Cottage Ivy, Tangelo, and Rose Bud inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Raspberry Fizz cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Only Orange cardstock (Stampin' Up!); foam tape

 
Blogging tips