Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Color Throwdown 222-Soar

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Broni is our hostess this week and she's challenging us to use Bashful Blue, Summer Sun, Pacific Point, and Basic Black as inspired by this photo. I used the colors and this week’s Mojo Monday sketch to make a sweet encouragement-filled card using some new stamps and dies from The Cat’s Pajamas.

I used the rocket ship flying bunny from the new Soar set as my focal image. I colored the image with Copic markers and added some metallic Smooch as a detail. The cutout image is attached to a Pacific Point panel that’s debossed with a dotted pattern. I attached a die cut star strip, cut with one of the new CutUps Holiday Toppers dies, to the top of the panel and wrapped some black baker’s twine around it as an accent. The set’s “soar” sentiment is stamped on a light blue banner strip and adhered so it extends out from beneath the stamped image.

I found a piece of Bashful Blue-ish star patterned paper to use for the wide strip behind the image panel. It’s matted with black cardstock for a nice pop, then set on the Bashful Blue card base. I used the new CutUps Star Rosette die to make a decorative edged panel from Summer Sun cardstock to place over the patterned paper strip. Once it was in place, I added the finished image panel on top.

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 CTD222. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our December guestie, Miriam Napier.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Denise ** Joan **
** Kerri ** Lynn ** Tammy ** Wanda **
** December Guestie Miriam Napier **

This is our last CTD challenge of the year. We’ll be taking a two week break for the holidays, but we’ll be back with new color inspiration in January 2013! Hope you’ll join us again then.

Materials Used:
Soar stamp set, CutUps Holiday Toppers and Star Rosette dies, Divine Twine black baker’s twine (The Cat’s Pajamas); Memento Basic Black and Bahama Blue inks (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, and Basic Black cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Campy Trails--Elk Creek Trail designer paper (American Crafts); Polka Dots embossing folder (Lifestyle Crafts); Silver Fox Smooch (Clearsnap); foam tape


  1. This is awesome, Lori! The star rosettes are terrific and your coloring is awesome!

  2. So fun! I love all the star accents!

  3. when I saw the swatches at this week's color TD they really had me stumped. Then I saw your card and I love what you did with this week's colors and how you're using the new toppers and rosette.

  4. Fabulous card, Lori! Adorable image and a great layout--love all those stars!

  5. This is so fun! Love your cute image and all of your great details with the stars and embossing!

  6. What a fun card, Lori! Love your interpretation of the colors!

  7. I love the star-theme of this cool inspirational card, Lori! Perfectly put together!!

  8. This is sooo fun and adorable, Lori....the image is sooo cute and I love how you added the star punched trim!!!!!


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