Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Color Throwdown 297-World's Greatest Dad

It’s time for another Color Throwdown! Cindy is our hostess this week and she’s chosen this fun color palette—Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, and White. I used the colors along with the current Deconstructed Sketch to make a masculine card.

World's Greatest Dad card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from WPlus9
I built my design on a panel of yellow striped paper. The trio of solid cardstock rectangles in the challenge colors is a nice contrast against the busy stripes. I wrapped the panels with some cream twine before securing them to the striped paper. A strategically placed yellow cardstock star hides the spot where the twine overlaps at the center. The “world’s greatest” sentiment from the WPlus9 Epic Dad stamp set was stamped on the Bermuda Bay panel in gray pigment ink. I die cut the word “dad” three times from gray cardstock using a die from the Epic Dad die set, then adhered the three die cut pieces together to get a nice dimensional look before attaching them beneath the stamped sentiment.

To bring in a bit more pattern, I tucked a short fishtail flag strip cut from blue dotted patterned paper underneath the layered rectangles. A few gray enamel dots finished 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 dominant ones in your project. And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD297.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team, our June guestie, Susie Moore, and this week’s guest star stamper, Pat Knowlton.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Cindy ** Joan **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** June guestie Susie Moore **
** Guest Star Stamper Pat Knowlton **

And, if you're in the mood to do some shopping, be sure to stop by i {heart} papers.  IHP is having a big moving sale.  Use the code moving2014 to get 30% off of your order.  The code is good through early July.  Happy shopping!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: WPlus9 Epic Dad stamp set and Epic Dad dies; Tsukineko Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink; Echo Park Splendid Sunshine 6x6 paper pad; Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6x6 paper pad; Studio Calico gray enamel dots; Hemptique twine; Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight cardstock, star punch (Stampin’ Up!); Steel Grey cardstock, Die-namics Fishtail Flag Layers Stax die (My Favorite Things)


  1. AWESOME card!!! Love how bright and bold it is! Such fun!

  2. Lori, this is suh-weeeeet! I LOVE how you used the colors, and Jen's sketch!

  3. Fabulous card Lori. Love the chunky letters and the way you used the colors... the star and candy dots are the perfect embellishments.

  4. How much fun is this!! I love that you used these fun colors for a masculine card. It's great!

  5. Awesome *Dad* card, have used such a great sketch and I love the striped paper in the background!!!

  6. Stars and stripes with these colors make a fab guy card! Love it!

  7. Lori, your card is so bold and fun..your use of the chevron paper inspired me to dig out my own similar papers! Cx

  8. Definitely awesome!! Fabulous use of the colors and sketch!


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