Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Color Throwdown 423-It's Your Birthday

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Broni is our hostess for our last color challenge of the year.  She's chosen a festive color combination--red, hot pink, and lime green.

It's Your Birthday card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea DesignsI paired the colors with the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch to make a birthday card since my birthday card stash has dwindled.  I used the SugarPea Designs Bring on the Cake set to fashion a cake as the focal image.  I love the wonky shapes of the layers and how they can be used for either a cake or presents--it's so nice when stamp sets pull double duty!  After stamping the cake layers in pigment inks, I used the coordinating Birthday Journal Card die to cut out the layers.  They are arranged on a white scallop edged panel cut with the same journal card die.  I used foam tape and dots of red Liquid Pearls to give the cake layers some dimension. 

The "it's your birthday" sentiment from the Celebrate All the Things stamp set was stamped beneath the cake in red pigment ink.  A few lime green sequins arranged around the cake added a festive sparkle. After matting the panel on hot pink cardstock, I adhered it to a lime green card base to complete 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 CTD423. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd423 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 December guesties, Leigh Penner and Kim Singdahlsen, and this week's Guest Star Stamper, Colleen Begley.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** December guestie Leigh Penner **
** December guestie Kim Singdahlsen  **
**  Guest Star Stamper Colleen Begley **

We'll be taking a break for the holidays, but we'll return on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 with a new color challenge!

Materials Used:
Bring on the Cake and Celebrate All the Things stamp sets, Birthday Journal Card die (SugarPea Designs); Memento Luxe Rose Bud, Pear Tart, and Love Letter inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Simply Chartreuse cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Rouge Liquid Pearls (Ranger); lime sequins; foam tape


  1. Very fun take on the colour challenge, Lori! I love it!

  2. Sweet CAS design! Hope your time off from school duties is merry and blessed!


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