Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Color Throwdown 342-Let's Celebrate

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Monika is our hostess this week and she's chosen a fun, bold color palette--red, yellow, blue, and orange.  I used the colors and the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch to make a clean and simple birthday card.

Let's Celebrate card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lil' Inker DesignsI used the Party Hats dies from Lil' Inker Designs to cut a pair of festive hats from cardstock that matched the challenge colors.  After assembling the hats, I used foam tape to adhere them to a white card base over a pair of handcut fishtail flag strips.  I stamped the "let's celebrate" sentiment from the Just Sayin' stamp set on the wider fishtail flag strip.  I can tell I'm going to get a lot of use out of this set!  A few enamel dots scattered around the hats 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 CTD342. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd342 and #colorthrowdown. You can find us on Instagram (and on Facebook!) with the username colorthrowdown.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our May guestie, the talented Tenia Nelson.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Jodi **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** May guestie Tenia Nelson **

Since this card uses lots of goodies from Lil' Inker Designs, I'm linking this up to the Lil' Inker Designs May Monthly Meetup Challenge, too.  
Materials Used:
Just Sayin' stamp set, Party Hats dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); Real Red,  Yoyo Yellow, and Brilliant Blue cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Orange Fizz cardstock (My Favorite Things); foam tape


  1. Oh, this is so fun! Great take on the sketch, Lori!

  2. Always love those party hats! And they're perfect in this card layout.

  3. Such a sweet and fun card Lori. Love those hats and the layering. Just perfect!

  4. Fun and festive! Love this sweet CAS design!

  5. Fun take on the sketch--love those party hats!

  6. Totally cute & fun!!
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    Crafting With Creative M

  7. What a fun and happy CAS design, your take on the sketch especially with the party hats!!!!

  8. Super cute, Lori! Those hats are sweet!

  9. WOWOWOWOW!! I Love this!! AMAZING Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  10. Hi Lori!!!! You make the BEST cards with our Party Hats Dies! I'm so glad you had a chance to play along with us again at the Monthly Meetup Challenge! Thank you so much! This is a super sweet design!
    Lil' Inker Designs


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