Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Color Throwdown 354-Celebrate

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Amy Rohl is our hostess this week with a versatile color combination--green, kraft, and white.  I paired the colors with the current sketch at CAS(e) this Sketch to create a clean and simple masculine birthday design.

Celebrate Your Special Day card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
I used a big, bold word die--"celebrate" from the My Favorite Things Die-namics Celebrate die set--for my focal image.  The word was cut twice--once from white cardstock and once from kraft cardstock.  I pieced the two together, filling in the negative space in the white panel with the kraft die cut.  The seam between the two panels was hidden with a narrow green cardstock strip.  I stamped the "your special day" sentiment from MFT's Birthday Greetings stamp set just beneath the die cut word in green pigment ink. I accented it with a trio of brown enamel dots.  The finished panel was adhered to a green card base to match the stamped sentiment and cardstock strip across the panel.  The background fills in the negative space in the letters in the "celebrate" die cut perfectly.

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 CTD454.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd454 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 August guestie Sheri Gilson, and this week's Guest Star stamper, Kelly Schirmer.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** August guestie Sheri Gilson **
** Guest Star Stamper Kelly Schirmer **

Materials Used:
Birthday Greetings stamp set, Die-namics Celebrate dies (My Favorite Things); Celery pigment ink (Avery Elle); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Green Acres cardstock (WPlus); brown enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet)


  1. Great card, Lori! Love the CAS design! So excited to be joking the team as a guest designer this month!


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