Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Color Throwdown 287-Welcome Little One

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! It’s my turn to host this week and I chose a soft pastel color combination based on a sweet and perfect for springtime centerpiece.

Welcome Little One-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Clear and Simple Stamps
I used the colors along with the current sketch from Retro Sketches to make a baby card. These pastel colors seemed perfect for a baby theme! I used one of the Clear and Simple Stamps Baby Shower dies to cut a giraffe from yellow gingham patterned paper. To give the shape a little definition, I added an eye using a small gray enamel dot.

I used foam tape to adhere the giraffe to a background made from blue dotted paper and mint green strips die cut with CSS’s Grass die. The “welcome little one” sentiment from the Special Delivery set was stamped just above the giraffe’s back using You’re Such a Gray-cious Host ink. I added a sweet little die cut cloud to fill in the top of the scene, then adhered it to a yellow gingham panel set on a white card base. I tucked a blue satin ribbon tab underneath the left edge of the gingham panel, then scattered a few mint green sequins around the image panel to complete the design.

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. Just be sure that the challenge colors are the primary colors featured in your creation.  And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD287.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our April guestie, Jeanne Jachna.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Melody **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** April guestie Jeanne Jachna **

Materials Used:
Special Delivery stamp set, You’re Such a Gray-cious Host ink, Trendsetter Blue, Make Mine Mint and A Blanc Check cardstock, Baby Shower, Clouds Combo, and Grass dies, Trendsetter Blue satin ribbon (Clear and Simple Stamps); Sweet Day and Bundle of Joy-Dots and Stripes Girl 6x6 paper pads (Echo Park); Fresh Mint sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); gray enamel dot (My Mind’s Eye); foam tape


  1. The Gingham and the Paper-piercing look so cute together. Great Baby card!

  2. This is adorable, Lori...such a darling design with the gingham giraffe and wonderful sketch!!! Love the soft, pretty colors this week!!

  3. Such a sweet baby card! Love that gingham giraffe and loved playing with this color combo!

  4. The soft colors are perfect for a baby card - why didn't I think of that? This is adorable!

  5. What a sweet little card! I love the color combo and all of the layers on your card!

  6. Darling card Lori. Love the sweet elephant... the stitched edge cloud is awesome.

  7. So cute! I used that color combo too!

  8. Adorable!! Love the gingham giraffe!! Wonderful colors!!

  9. That giraffe is adorable in yellow gingham, Lori! I love it!


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