Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Color Throwdown 218-The Most Wonderful Time

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Lynn is our hostess this week and she's challenging us to use Cool Caribbean, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso as inspired by this photo. I used the colors and this week’s Deconstructed Sketch to make a holiday card with a non-traditional color scheme.

I started off with a turquoise panel, embossed with a snowflake pattern. To give the raised areas a little snowflake-like sparkle, I lightly rubbed the panel with a shimmery white inkpad. I adhered two notch-ended strips to the panel, one in Soft Suede and one in Cool Caribbean, then set the panel with the holiday sentiment from Verve’s Christmas in the Air stamp set on top. The sentiment is stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle ink—a super dark brown that’s pretty close to SU!’s Early Espresso. I wrapped the panel with a piece of dotted brown ribbon edged with a scallop edged strip, then added a snowflake embellishment to the center of the ribbon. It’s dressed up with a clear crystal, colored blue with a Copic marker. The panel is layered on a Soft Suede mat, then set on a Cool Caribbean 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. And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD218. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our November guestie, Lynn Mercurio.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Denise **  Joan **
** Kerri ** Lynn ** Tammy ** Wanda **
November Guestie Lynn Mercurio

Materials Used:
Christmas in the Air stamp set (Verve Stamps); Memento Espresso Truffle and Brilliance Moonlight White inks (Tsukineko); Cool Caribbean, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, and Whisper White cardstock, scallop edge punch, Soft Suede dotted ribbon (Stampin’ Up!); marker (Copic); snowflake embossing folder (Cuttlebug); clear crystal (Michaels); snowflake button (Blumenthal Lansing); foam tape


  1. I love your take on the sketch, Lori, and how you used the bold swatches of this week's colors. They're just perfect with your snowflake theme!!

  2. Really love how you worked that sketch! This is gorgeous!

  3. Such a beautiful card, Lori. Love your embossed background and the notched panels...such a lovely design. Your snowflake embellishment is perfect!

  4. What a great sketch, Lori, and I love the snowflake texture in the's just perfect for a winter hiliday card!!!!

  5. This is such a pretty card Lori!! I love the embossed snowflakes and the white one!! I like the way you used the colors.

  6. Beautiful card, Lori! Love those wide Fishtail banners!


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