Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Color Throwdown 208-With Gratitude

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Denise is our hostess this week and she’s sharing a feminine color combination—Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, and Garden Green—based on this floral photo for our challenge.

When I sat down to make my card, I couldn’t get flowers out of my mind, so I just went with it! The card’s layout is from this week’s I Spy Sketches challenge. For the focal image on the large panel, I used the Flowers set from Clear and Simple Stamps. Instead of creating two toned flowers like in the photo, I stamped the flowers in two shades of pink on the green stems. The white panel is layered on a bright pink mat, then set on a pale pink panel. I wrapped some white satin ribbon around the top of the panel, adding a pretty bow to secure it. I stamped the set’s “with gratitude” sentiment on a white circle in pink ink, then added it to the cardfront after matting it on a matching pink circle for contrast.

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. And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD208. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team. Be sure to give a warm welcome to September's guestie, Sherry Cheever, too!

** Barbara ** Broni  ** Denise **  Joan **
** Kerri ** Lynn ** Tammy ** Wanda **
September Guestie Sherry Cheever

Materials Used:
Flowers stamp set, I’m a Princess Pink, Paint the Town Pink, and Kraft Like a Rockstar Green inks, I’m a Princess Pink, Paint the Town Pink, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Shapes: Circles dies, A Blanc Check satin ribbon (Clear and Simple Stamps)


  1. Absolutely gorgeous use of color. Love this combination!

  2. LOVE the design of those flowers... I find myself *needing* those stamps! LOL Beautiful design, Lori!

  3. This is perfectly SWEET, Lori!

  4. Total cuteness. Love that sweet white bow!

  5. What a lovely thank you card! I really like this pretty rose image and your white satin bow is perfect!

  6. OMG!!! I loove your flowers, Lori!!! Love how you used the rounded corners, too, and the white bow is the perfect detail!!!

  7. Cute card and that image is wonderful!

  8. Wow, Lori, this is gorgeous! Love that floral image in the 2 shades of pink! Great layout!


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