Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Color Throwdown 381-Thanks

It's time for another Color Throwdown!   Wanda is our hostess this week and she's chosen this sweets inspired color combination--kraft, light green, and pink.  I was inspired by the flowerpot idea in the photo and created a floral thank you note using the colors.  The layout for my card comes from the current sketch at Can You Case It?

Thanks card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Mama ElephantFor my flowerpot, I used one of the images from Mama Elephant's Potted Pretties stamp set.  I colored the image with Copic markers, then cut it out with the matching die.  It was adhered to the green pierced circle die cut using foam tape for dimension.  I layered the image panel on to a kraft panel with a pink cardstock strip across it. The strip was edged with some cream trim for an extra feminine touch.  I stamped the "thanks" sentiment from the Blogging Buddies set on the pink cardstock strip, then accented it with a pair of copper brads.  The finished panel was adhered to a cream card base to match the color of the trim.

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 CTD381. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd381 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 February guestie Kay Miller, and this week's Guest Star Stamper, Karren Johnson.

**  Amy ** Barbara ** Broni ** Joan ** Jodi ** 
** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** February guestie Kay Miller **
** Guest Star Stamper Karren Johnson  **

Materials Used:
Potted Pretties and Blogging Buddies stamp sets, Potted Pretties dies (Mama Elephant); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Spring Moss, Sweet Blush, and Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Pierced Circle STAX dies (My Favorite Things); cream trim (Hobby Lobby); copper brads (Joann); foam tape


  1. That little flowerpot is so adorable and your layout is perfect for it. Gorgeous card! Thanks for your help with the Guest Stamper spot!

  2. Great card Lori and your coloring on the cacti is awesome!

  3. Such pretty coloring on that super cute image, how you added the trim, too!!

  4. Beautiful card Lori!! Love the pretty colours :). Thanks for joining us this week at CYCI!! :) - Mandy

  5. Oh, i love your simple and fun card. just adorable. Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It? --Elizabeth Jeanne (Happy Stamper)

  6. Such a pretty card, Lori! Love your sweet image and lace trim.

  7. I adore that succulent image, Lori. Perfect use of this week's colors!

  8. So sweet, Lori!! Love that lace accent!


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