Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Color Throwdown 251-Blue Bundle of Joy

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Thanks to everyone who joined us last week for our big anniversary celebration. Be sure to check the CTD blog tomorrow to see if you’ve won any of the fabulous prizes up for grabs!

Lynn selected this week’s color palette of Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White. I combined the colors with the current Mojo Monday sketch and the current Lawnscaping challenge to use paper piecing to create this baby card. I used the stork from Lawn Fawn’s Plus One set as my focal image. The stork’s stamped on white cardstock and colored a bit with Spectrum Noir markers. I paper pieced the bundle with a scrap of denim patterned paper.

The cutout image is adhered to a piece of cloud patterned paper using some dimensional dots. I used my grass border punch on a piece of green dotted paper to make some grass to set at the bottom of the panel. The “bundle of joy” sentiment is stamped on the dotted strip in brown ink. I matted the panel on a piece of turquoise cardstock, then adhered it to a dot embossed green panel. My raspberry spacer plate for my Grand Calibur somehow broke during the embossing process—oops . . . After wrapping some brown twine around the panel, I adhered it to a turquoise card base. Not traditional baby card colors, but fun anyway!

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 CTD251. Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and July's guest designer, Stacey Schafer.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan **
** Lynn ** Tammy ** Wanda **
 ** July guestie Stacey Schafer **
Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Lawn Fawn Plus One stamp set, Crafter’s Companion ultrasmooth white cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa inks, Spectrum Noir markers (BT1, BT2, EB3, EB4), Doodlebug Design Flower Box 6x6 paper pad, Echo Park All About a Boy 6x6 paper pad, Lifestyle Crafts Spotted embossing folder, Hemptique Bronze hemp twine, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots
other: Tempting Turquoise and Kiwi Kiss cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Grass border punch (Fiskars)


  1. LOVE aqua & lime together!!! It's my blog theme - woo hoo!! This new arrival card is soooo fun & cute !! Love the stork!! :)) :))

  2. So stinkin' adorable, Lori!!

  3. How cute is you baby card, Lori!!!!

  4. Super cute! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)

  5. Awesome card, Lori! I love the texture of the embossing and the twine. And the cloud paper is perfect! Cute, cute stork!!

  6. Such a great card!! I love the colors and that cloud patterned paper is perfect with the stork! Thanks for playing along with Lawnscaping Challenges! :)

  7. How sweet! Your little scene with the popped up stork is adorable!

  8. fun baby card!!! :) thank you for playing a long with us at lawnscaping!

  9. LOVE this baby card!!
    Thanks for playing wius at Lawnscaping
    Hope to see you again next challenge :)
    xx Tamara


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