Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Color Throwdown 213-Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Broni is our hostess this week and she’s brought us this pretty combination to try—Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, and Pumpkin Pie. I combined the colors with new stamps and dies available as part of the Collection 5 release starting today at Clear and Simple Stamps to make a card and coordinating gift topper.

For the card, I made a simple scene, built on a piece of white cardstock that's debossed with a dotted pattern. I added strips of die cut grass along the bottom and some fluffy white felt clouds, cut with the dies from the new Clouds Combo stamp and die set from CSS. You'll be seeing a lot of clouds made with these stamps and dies on my creations!  To go with the clouds, I made a sun from an orange button, tied with matching orange baker’s twine. The panel is layered on a pink mat, then set on a white card base.

I stamped the “you are my sunshine on a cloudy day” sentiment from the new Cloudy Days Sentiments set in pink ink on a white panel. It’s matted on orange cardstock, then layered on the card base, overlapping the scene, too. The bright mats really make the white on white panels pop off of the cardfront.

To go along with the card, I packaged up a pair of small sunglasses in a cello bag with a decorative topper. The topper’s cut with one of the Toppers dies and stamped with the matching dotted image from the Toppers Fillers stamp set. I added another white felt cloud to the top, then stamped “little miss sunshine” on a Favor Flag die cut. The sentiment is layered on an orange Favor Flag die cut, then set over the cloud on the topper. I added an orange button sun, tied with baker’s twine, to finish it off.

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 CTD213. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our October guestie, Dawn Easton.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Denise **  Joan **
** Kerri ** Lynn ** Tammy ** Wanda **
October Guestie Dawn Easton

And, don’t miss the rest of the CSS team members who are sharing projects with the sets and dies releasing today. Here’s where to find them:

** Lori Tecler—you’re here! ** Dana Grothaus  ** Amber Kemp-Gerstel ** CSS Blog **

Materials Used:
Cloudy Days Sentiments and Toppers Fillers stamp sets, Paint the Town Pink ink, Mauved by the Paparazzi, Orange You Fabulous, Green with Envy, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Clouds Combo, Grass, Favor Flags, and Toppers Die Cut Combo dies, Divine Twine orange baker's twine, white felt (Clear and Simple Stamps); Polka Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug); orange buttons; foam tape


  1. Lori, I LOVE cards with scenes and this one is perfect! That debossed background is wonderful!!! Sweet little topper too for those sunglasses. Totally fun!

  2. I love your clean card and coordinating topper Lori!! The debossing is a perfect accent to your card. You did an awesome job with these bright colors!!

  3. Too stinkin' CUTE with the sunglasses, Lori! Great card and fabulous project!

  4. I love all the white mixed with the bright and cheery colors! Great job!!!

  5. Both your card and the treat topper are fabulous, Lori....I especially love how you used the white debossed background on the card and the cloud and button on the topper are just tooo cute!!!!

  6. Just adorable Lori!! I love your little sunglasses all wrapped up. So cute.

  7. Adorable CAS card. I love all the white space and the cloud. Especially lovin' the idea of packaging up a pair of sunglasses and your topper is really cute!!!

  8. OMGosh Lori, this is too darn cute! What a sweet idea with those adorable sunglasses!

  9. LOVE this great gift set, Lori! And I LOVE how you used the colors!!

  10. Lori, what an adorable set! Love, love, love your sunshine card and sunglass topper! Such a cute idea!


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