Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Color Throwdown 671-Holiday Wishes

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Amy Rysavy is our hostess this week with a pretty mix of colors--pink, gray, silver, and white.

Holiday Wishes card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud
I paired the colors with the current challenge at The Paper Players. I mixed and matched patterned paper panels in shades of pink, gray, and white, arranging them on a shiny silver mat once I settled on an arrangement I liked. The trio of panels was topped with a gray square with a single die cut shimmery white stitched snowflake at the center. I stamped the small "holiday wishes" sentiment from Mama Elephant's Holiday Messages stamp set beneath the gray square in black ink. I used my MISTI so I could stamp the delicate text multiple times to get a bold, crisp impression. The finished silver panel was adhered to a gray card base matching the mat behind the snowflake. I thought about adding a clear crystal to the center of the flake, but decided it would be easier to mail if the flake was flat. I may go back and add a large silver sequin, though...

o 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 CTD671.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd671 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 and this week's guest star stamper Nancy Thomas. 


** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** 
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
 ** Guest Star Stamper Nancy Thomas **

Materials Used:
Holiday Messages stamp set (Mama Elephant); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Weathervane cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Crystal Stardream metallic cardstock (The Paper Cut); silver paper (Target); Hello Sunshine Remix, Let It Shine and Let It Shine Snowflakes 6x6 paper pads (Lawn Fawn); square dies (Spellbinders); stitched snowflake die (Lil' Inker Designs); foam tape


  1. These colors are so pretty together! Love your mix of papers and the snowflake looks great center stage! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

  2. Gorgeous and elegant, Lori! That color combo is stunning, too. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch over at The Paper Players this week!


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