Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Color Throwdown 370-My Coolest Friend

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Vickie is our hostess this week and she's found an adorable photo to use for our color inspiration this week.  The colors we're using are blue, orange, and dark brown.

My Coolest Friend card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Paper SmoochesAfter taking a look at the photo with this week's color swatch, I couldn't resist making a snowman themed design.  Some of my favorite snowman stamps are from Paper Smooches, so I used two different snowman themed sets on this card.  The layout is from a Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge from a few weeks ago--I stretched the layout to fit an A2 card instead of a square one. 

My snowman is from the Cool Dudes stamp set.  I stamped him on shimmery white cardstock and colored him with Copic markers, then used the matching die to cut him out.  He was adhered to a white circle using foam tape.  I set the snowman on a blue card base over a piece of blue chevron patterned paper with an orange cardstock strip layered across it.  The :my coolest friend" sentiment from the Swanky Snowdudes set was stamped on the orange strip.  I cut a short fishtail flag strip from dark brown cardstock and tucked it underneath the bottom of the orange strip.  A pair of silver brads at the top of the patterned paper panel completed 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 CTD370. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd370 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 November guestie Karolyn Loncon, and this week’s guest star stamper, Mona Pendleton.

** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Jodi ** 
** Tammy ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** November guestie Karolyn Loncon **
** Guest Star Stamper Mona Pendleton **

Materials Used:
Cool Dudes and Swanky Snowdudes stamp sets, Cool Dudes Icons dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, and Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Playful 6x6 paper pad (Authentique); circle dies (Spellbinders); Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax dies (My Favorite Things); silver brads (Michaels); foam tape


  1. Cute card...great design. I like how you used the throwdown colors...awesome.

  2. Such a cute little snowman, Lori, and I love how you used all the blue in the background...sooo sweet!!!


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