Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Color Throwdown 790-Thank You for All You Do

It's time for another Color Throwdown! Wanda is our hostess this week with a fantastic color combination--yellow, green, and aqua.

Thank You for All You Do card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud
Today is Administrative Professionals Day, so I used the colors to make cards for the two amazing ladies who keep our school's front office running smoothly. The layout for my design is based on the current challenge from CAS Colours and Sketches. I used a mug and saucer die to cut a trio of mugs and saucers for each card. For interest, I mixed and matched the colors and adhered the pieces to the white card base with foam tape. I angled the mugs a bit to get at the idea that the job requires a lot of balancing skills! I combined sentiments from a pair of Avery Elle stamp sets--Many Thanks and Sentimental--to get my message of appreciating across. The text was stamped in aqua ink to match the mug in the middle. A clear crystal flourish of "steam" extending from the top of the stack of mugs completed 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 CTD790. If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd790 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.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Broni **
** Kelly ** Lisa ** Lynn **
** Susie **  Vickie ** Wanda **
** Guest Star Stamper Rachel Evans **

Materials Used:
Many Thanks and Sentimental stamp sets (Avery Elle); Sprinkles ink (Taylored Expressions); Coffee Break dies (Honey Bee Stamps); New Leaf and Bright Buttercup cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Cool Caribbean cardstock (Stampin' Up!); clear crystal flourish (Recollections); foam tape


  1. Love these cards Lori! I almost made a coffee themed project myself.

  2. These cards are just perfectly CAS, Lori! And I love your clever "steam"!!

  3. Cute card, Loved the stacked cups in the challenge colors.


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