Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Color Throwdown 702-You Make My Life Brighter


It's time for another Color Throwdown! Barbara is our hostess this week with a great mix of colors--yellow, aqua, green, and kraft.

You Make My Life Brighter card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Paper Smooches
The layout for my design is based on the current challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. My focal image is the adorable firefly from the Paper Smooches Giddy Bugs stamp set. The image was colored with Copic markers, then cut out with the matching die before it was adhered to an aqua pinking circle die cut. It's hard to see in the photo, but the firefly's wings are lightly coated with glitter for a bit of extra sparkle and shine! The image panel was adhered to a bright yellow cardstock strip on a piece of green striped paper. The yellow panel is edged with a narrow strip of kraft cardstock to set it off. I used my MISTI to stamp the "you make my life brighter" sentiment on the right side of the yellow strip. The sentiment has a teeny, tiny heart next to the word "life," but I covered it with a sticky note when I inked the stamp so it was left off of the design. The finished panel was adhered to an aqua cardfront matching the panel behind the focal image.

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 CTD702.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd702 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 Jennie Maier.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara **
** Broni ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Jennie Maier **

Materials Used:
Giddy Bugs stamp set, Giddy Bugs Icons dies (Paper Smooches); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); markers (Copic); Yoyo Yellow cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Hawaiian Shores and Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); All the Dots 6x6 paper pad (Lawn Fawn); pinking circle dies (Spellbinders); foam tape


  1. Lori, your card is so adorable! Love the little lightening bug and his happy face... you did a great job coloring him!! Your card does a great job with our Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch and theme "shine"... thank you for sharing it and your creativity with us at TSOT!!! -Donna

  2. Such a fun card! That firefly is super cute and I love the beautiful colors you chose. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

    sue n.


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