Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Color Throwdown 345-Summery Thank You

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Wanda's our hostess this weekend and her colors are inspired by this photo featuring a planter with a graphic design--black, white, red, and green.

Summer Thank You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Mama ElephantI made a summery thank you inspired by the photo's planter.  My plant is a strawberry plant from Mama Elephant's Potted Pretties set.  I colored the plant with Copic markers, then cut it out with the matching die. It was adhered to a gingham patterned paper panel using foam tape. After edging the panel with a narrow strip of black cardstock, I adhered it to a white cardstock panel.  A half-circle stamped with the set's "thank you" sentiment was tucked underneath the bottom edge of the gingham panel.  I accented the sentiment and image with a trio of black enamel dots.  The panel was matted on black cardstock, then adhered to a red card base.

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 CTD345. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd345 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, our June guestie, Nancy Thomas, and this week’s guest star stamper, Maura.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Jodi **
** Monika ** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** June guestie Nancy Thomas **
** Guest Star Stamper Maura **

Materials Used:
Potted Pretties stamp set, Potted Pretties dies (Mama Elephant); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Real Red and Basic Black cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Lakeside 6x6 paper pad (Pebbles); black enamel dots (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Such a pretty card - Love the gingham strip and the pretty flower pot! Glad to GD with you this week!

  2. Nothing says summer like gingham and strawberries! Love this sweet card!

  3. Such a pretty card! Love that bright and happy gingham paper!

  4. Love the design and that sweet image...I've been "eyeing" it myself!!

  5. Darling card Lori. Love the strawberry image... the checkered strip looks great.


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