Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Color Throwdown 456-Birthday Balloon Trio

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Lisa is our hostess this week with a trio of vivid colors--hot pink, lime green, and yellow.  I used the colors to create a fun and festive birthday card with stamps and dies from WPlus9.

Birthday Balloon Trio card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from WPlus9I started out by creating a sunny yellow background panel with distress ink on watercolor paper.  While the panel was drying, I die cut a trio of balloons in the challenge colors.  I also die cut the word "happy" from pink cardstock and craft foam.  The pieces were layered and adhered to the left side of the panel.  I stamped the word "birthday" from the Whole Lotta' Happy set beneath it in pink ink.  After stamping the balloon string three times in gray ink, I added the balloons on top, using foam tape for dimension.  A trio of silver sequins arranged around the balloon completed the design.  The finished panel was adhered to a bright pink 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 CTD456.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd456 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, Eliz Stewart.

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

Materials Used:
Whole Lotta' Happy stamp set, Whole Lotta' Happy and Happy Trio dies (WPlus9); Memento Gray Flannel ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Mustard Seed distress ink (Ranger); Ripe Raspberry ink (My Favorite Things); Limeade Ice and Lemon Tart cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Pink Passion cardstock (Stampin' Up!); silver sequins; craft foam; foam tape


  1. such a sweet and happy birthday card Lori. love the bright yellow background.

  2. Love this bright, cheery card, Lori. Enjoy your day.

  3. Lori... just love your bday card! Thanks for the invite to join Color Throwdown this week!


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