Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Color Throwdown 230-With Gratitude

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Barbara is our hostess this week and she’s found this pretty, earthy color combination to work with—Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, and Vanilla. I took my cue from the earth tones to pick the image I used on this thank you card

The tree is from Papertrey Ink’s Trendy Tree Tops set. I stamped the tree trunk in Soft Suede ink, then added the leaves using Memento Potter’s Clay ink. The bird is stamped with Marina Mist ink. I used Copic markers to add some grass around the base of the tree trunk.

I matted the stamped panel on Kiwi Kiss cardstock (no Lucky Limeade here, so I had to improvise!), then set it over a strip of Soft Suede cardstock topped with a rust colored ribbon. The panels are adhered to a piece of patterned paper with flecks of vanilla. I added the “with gratitude” sentiment from PTI’s Lovely Leaves set on a pair of layered fishtail flag die cut pieces, then balanced the design with a blue button tied with hemp cord.

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 CTD230. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our February guestie, Kim Hahn.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Denise ** Joan **
** Kerri ** Lynn ** Tammy ** Wanda ** 
**February Guestie Kim Hahn **

Materials Used: 
Trendy Tree Tops and Lovely Leaves stamp sets, Fall Prints and Patterns patterned paper, Terracotta Tile grosgrain ribbon (Papertrey Ink); Soft Suede and Marina Mist Classic inks, Soft Suede, Kiwi Kiss, and Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Memento Potter’s Clay ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Fishtail Flag Stax and Fishtail Flag Layers Stax dies (My Favorite Things); hemp cord (Hemptique); blue button


  1. Simply gorgeous! That little blue bird is so cheery!

  2. Love that sweet bird in the tree, Lori! Great use of the colors!

  3. This is such a sweet tree image and I love your balance of these colors! Super springtime card!

  4. Such a sweet card using this week's colors! Love the peaceful feel to it with your pretty scene.

  5. Super sweet, Lori!!! I just love the stamps you used and what pretty paper in the background!!!!

  6. Cute card, Lori! LOVE that tree, and the layout is great! (And THAT'S my favorite version of how to use Marine Mist.... sparingly!)


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