Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Color Throwdown 515-You Are Too Kind


It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Jodi is our hostess this week with a tablescape-inspired rustic color combination--kraft, green, and white.

You Are Too Kind card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti
This earthy color scheme called for some nature-themed images, so I used Reverse Confetti's Fall Foliage stamp set to stamp up a pair of leaves on kraft cardstock. After cutting out the leaves with my Scan 'n Cut (first time I've tried it with images stamped on kraft--worked great!), I added a little depth to the color with some Tea Dye distress ink.  To make a background for the leaves, I used RC's Lotsa Dots stencil and white pigment ink to create a subtle dotted pattern on the bottom of a green cardstock panel.  I adhered the leaves to the panel with foam tape, then accented them with a trio of white matte enamel dots.  I die cut a banner strip using a die from the Tag Me die set, then stamped "you are too kind" from the Simply Sentiments set on the strip in white pigment ink.  The text was heat embossed to stand out against the kraft.  After wrapping the end of the strip in gold thread, I adhered it to the top left side of the green panel. The finished panel was 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 CTD515.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd515 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 October's Guest Designer, Birgit Edblom.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** October Guestie Birgit Edblom **

Materials Used:
Fall Foliage and Simply Sentiments stamp sets, Tag Me dies, Lotsa Dots stencils (Reverse Confetti); Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Luxe Wedding Dress inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Tea Dye distress ink (Ranger); Kiwi Kiss cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); white matte enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet); gold cord (Michaels); foam tape

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Out of This World

Here's my card for the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch.  I used the layout for a super simple space themed design.

Out of This World card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn
I used the layout's large circle as a moon.  The moon is made from a yellow cardstock circle that I debossed with a dotted pattern for a crater-like look.  I adhered the round panel to a navy card base, then added a cute rocket from Lawn Fawn's Out of This World stamp set at the top, using foam tape for dimension.  I stamped the set's "you are out of this world" sentiment on a silver cardstock strip.  I positioned the strip across the card front, placing it over the moon and tucking it underneath the bottom edge of the rocket image.  A trio of silver glitter enamel dot "stars" arranged above and below the sentiment strip completed the design.

Materials Used:
Out of This World stamp set, Out of This World dies (Lawn Fawn); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Night of Navy and Barely Banana cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Silver cardstock (Recollections); circle die (Spellbinders); Polka Dot embossing folder (Lifestyle Crafts); silver glitter enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet); foam tape

Monday, October 15, 2018

Stuff Happens

Stuff Happens card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
Here's my card for the current My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  My interpretation is a pretty loose one, but if you look closely, I think you can see how the sketch inspired me! 

I die cut 6 cookies using the You're the Milk to My Cookies dies, using kraft for the cookies and dark brown cardstock for the "chips."  The cookies were arranged on a large silver pierced rectangle die cut.  After matting the silver panel on brown cardstock to match the color of the chips in the cookies, I adhered it to a kraft card base.  The "Stuff happens.  Cookies help." sentiment was stamped in white pigment ink on a narrow red fishtail flag strip, then heat embossed to pop against the background before layering the contrasting strip of text over the cookies.

Materials Used:
Cookie Crumbs stamp set, You're the Milk to My Cookies, Pierced Rectangle STAX, and Fishtail Flag STAX dies (My Favorite Things); Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Chocolate Chip and Riding Hood Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Silver cardstock, Snow embossing powder (Recollections); foam tape

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Modern Holiday Wreath

Modern Holiday Wreath card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-dies from My Favorite Things
I pulled out the Filled with Joy dies from My Favorite Things again for the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I used the dies as decoration for a kraft circle that I turned into a simple, modern wreath. 

The circle was cut with a pair of circle dies, one with a pierced pattern that adds interest to the simple shape.  I positioned the circle on a cream panel, using foam tape for dimension.  The red "j" and "y" were added to the bottom of the circle with a silver snowflake between them.  The center of the flake was dotted with a clear crystal.  After topping the wreath with a red gingham bow, I adhered the panel to a festive red card base.

Materials Used:
Filled with Joy and Pierced Circle STAX dies (My Favorite Things); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Silver cardstock (Recollections); clear crystal (Darice); red gingham ribbon; Bow Easy; foam tape

Saturday, October 13, 2018

You Got This

Here's my card for the current challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches.  I paired the sketch with the adorable Tiny Heroes set from Mama Elephant for this encouraging design.

You Got This card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Mama Elephant
The superhero image was colored with Copic markers, then cut out with the matching die.  I made a background for the image from some blue dotted paper that's been sitting in my scrap pile for a long, long time.  The dotted panel was matted on darker blue cardstock before I adhered it to the right side of a light blue card base.  The image was added on top, using foam tape for dimension.  I added a pair of clouds, die cut from shimmery white cardstock, to fill in the scene. The set's encouraging sentiment was stamped beneath the image in navy blue ink to finish the design.

Materials Used:
Tiny Heroes stamp set, Sunday Stroll dies (Mama Elephant); Memento Tuxedo Black and Nautical Blue inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, and Shimmery White cardstock; blue dotted patterned paper; foam tape

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Caramel Apple of My Eye

The Caramel Apple of My Eye card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Lawn FawnThe theme for the current Lawn Fawnatics challenge is "awesome autumn."  Caramel apples say "autumn" to me, so I stamped up an adorable pair of apples using Lawn Fawn's Caramel Apple stamp set.  I colored the images with Copic markers and even added the cute smiling faces to the images.  I used foam tape to adhere the sweet treats to a golden yellow gingham panel.  After matting the panel on kraft cardstock, I positioned it on a golden yellow card base.  I stamped the "you're the caramel apple of my eye" on a wide red cardstock strip and placed it on the cardfront, tucking one end beneath the pair of apples.  A pair of red enamel hearts placed just above the apples completed the design.

Materials Used:
Caramel Apple stamp set (Lawn Fawn); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Harvest Gold and Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Riding Hood Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Yellow Gingham designer paper (The Paper Studio); red enamel hearts (Eyelet Outlet); foam tape

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Pure Magic

Pure Magic card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Ellen Hutson
Here's my card for the current Ellen Hutson Essentials challenge.  I used the Pure Magic stamp set and some bold and vibrant rainbow patterned paper for this fun design based on the challenge layout.  I started out by cutting the patterned paper and arranging it on a coordinating turquoise card base.  Once the pieces were evenly spaced and secured in place, I added the round sentiment panel on top.  I stamped two of the set's sentiments on the panel--I thought they worked well together!  The turquoise mat beneath it sets it off from the stripes but ties all of the elements together.  I accented the sentiment panel with a small silver stitched star die cut and a bit of a clear crystal flourish.  I threw in a trio of silver silver glitter enamel dots for a final touch of "magic" to go with the sentiment.

Materials Used:
Pure Magic stamp set (Ellen Hutson); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Tempting Turquoise cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Silver cardstock (Recollections); circle dies (Spellbinders); stitched star dies (Lil' Inker Designs); clear crystal flourish (Want2Scrap); silver glitter enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet); foam tape
 
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