Saturday, November 18, 2017

Season's Greetings - (CTD469)

Hello there!  I'm finally chiming in with my card for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.  I've been super busy lately and my creative mojo has been missing.  I'm hoping it returns soon.
 For my card, I used the new to me Papertrey Ink stamp set, Silver White Winters along with the coordinating snowflake dies.  The base of my card was covered with spring rain cardstock with a strip of enchanted evening patterned paper along the bottom.  I watercolored two different colored blues onto a piece of watercolor paper and trimmed it down, die cutting a stitched line across the top and corner rounding along the bottom.  I stamped my sentiment in enchanted evening, some of the swirls from the stamp set in bashful blue and five of the snowflakes in brocade blue.  I adhered this piece to my card front and added two die cut snowflakes, some silver sequins and some dots of iridescent ice Stickles.  My watercolored panel is busier than I wanted but I guess I went with the blizzard look instead of a gentle snowfall ;)
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Kelly Lunceford - November Guest Designer


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

So Thankful for Your Kindness - (CTD468)

Hello!  I'm hosting this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #468 and I've chosen some fall harvest colors for all of us to create with.  I hope you'll join in and play along!
For my card, I used the adorable Lawn Fawn stamp set, Jump for Joy along with the Jump for Joy dies to create a window card.  To do this, I cut a piece of white cardstock 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (for my base) and adhered a piece of Doodlebug Designs fall paper, then I cut a piece of pumpkin pie cardstock to 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" along with a white piece of cardstock which will be the inside of my card.  Before attaching the pumpkin pie and white cardstock pieces, I cut the flap of the card from kraft cardstock to 6"x 3 3/8" and die cut a rectangle window toward the top using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables die.  Then I stamped my sentiment along the bottom of the kraft cardstock flap and scored at 1/2" on the opposite end and adhered that to the back of my pumpkin pie cardstock piece and then adhered the both pieces to the card base.  Once my card was constructed, I stamped my images and colored them with Copic markers then die cut them out and adhered the pile of leaves at the bottom of the die cut window and popped up the owl and fox with foam tape.  I also die cut a tree using the Leafy Tree Backdrop: Landscape die from some brown Knock on Wood Lawn Fawn paper and glued that into the window opening from behind then attached the cute hedgehog with foam tape.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Kelly Lunceford - November Guest Designer


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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Christmas Cloche - (CTD467)

 Welcome!  I'm kicking it off the first of November with a Christmas card for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge!  Our colors for this week are so versatile that they could be used to create almost any kind of card so we hope you'll join in and play along.  Before I get to my card, I'd like to welcome our talented Color Throwdown November Guest Designer, Kelly Lunceford.
For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Cloche Quarters: Winter Fillers along with the coordinating dies.  I used a white card base and rounded the bottom corners then added a horizontal strip of pure poppy polka dot paper.  Next I die cut my scalloped tropical teal rectangle using the Mix & Mat: Scallops Die and stamped it with snowflakes and swirls from the Silver White Winters stamp set.  After that, I die cut and stamped my images from both the original Cloche Quarters stamp set, for the pedestal, wood platform and dome and the new Cloche Quarters: Winter Fillers set along with the Merry Christmas from the Cloche Quarters: Sentiment Mini set.  I die cut two of the snowflakes from the Silver White Winters dies and adhered the larger on the bottom left corner, then added my scalloped rectangle with foam tape and arranged and adhered my images and the smaller snowflake in the top right corner.  I added some dots of white gel pen, iridescent glitter and dots of red glitter to complete my scene.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Kelly Lunceford - November Guest Designer


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Friday, October 27, 2017

Fall Fairy - (CTD466)

Hello!  I'm behind schedule for my Color Throwdown Challenge card but better late than never.
 For my card, I used the My Favorite Things stamp set Fairy Happy and Fairy Happy Die-namics and created a fall themed birthday card using this week's colors.  I started out with a white card base, added a horizontal panel of simply chartreuse and then a die cut panel of perfect plum which I die cut using the MFT Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle Die-namics. Next I added a vertical piece of Doodlebug Designs fall designer paper and a white rectangle which I die cut from the Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle Die-namics as well.  After that, I stamped and colored my fairy using Copic markers then die cut her out.  I wanted a feel of her flying in a swirl of leaves so I stamped the leaves from the Pure Innocence Jumping For Joy set and added them to my card along with the fairy which I adhered with foam tape.  I added a die cut and stamped Stitched Sentiment Strip and some Wink of Stella glitter pen to her wings and I was done.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Michele Ferguson - October Guest Designer


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Happy Halloween - (CTD465)

Hi there!  Hope your week is going good so far.  We have a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge that starts today and we'd love it if you'd play along.
 For my card, I used the colors from this week's challenge and the Lawn Fawn stamp set, Booyah along with the Booyah dies to create a Halloween card.  I started out with a white card base that I blended on some pumice stone distress ink around the top edges.  Next I used the Leafy Tree Backdrop:Landscape die and die cut it twice using black cardstock along with the Little Picket Fence Border.  I also die cut a piece of lovely lilac cardstock using the Stitched Hillside Borders die and blended on some wilted violet distress ink along the edges.  I adhered the upper right tree first, trimming a bit, then the picket fence with hill and then the left black tree with frame.  Next I stamped my sentiment using the Happy Happy Happy Add On set and die and I stamped and added some Copic marker to my ghost and die cut them out then adhered each of them with foam tape.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Michele Ferguson - October Guest Designer

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

So Thankful - (CTD464)

Hello!  It's Wednesday and time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge.
 For my card, I used the cute Lawn Fawn Stamp set, Jump for Joy and the Jump for Joy dies.  I wanted to keep my card fairly clean and simple with the focus on the little scene in the center of my card.  To start off, I used a white card base and die cut a stitched white rectangle for a frame and die cut a white rectangle that was slightly bigger to go underneath the frame which I blended some tumbled glass distress ink on.  Next I die cut my tree using the Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop:Landscape and some Knock on Wood patterned paper.  Once I die cut the tree, I cut it down to fit inside my stitched rectangle.  Next I stamped my sentiment and all of my images and colored them with Copic markers then die cut them out.  After that I adhered all of my pieces, popping up the little hedgehog with foam tape.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Michele Ferguson - October Guest Designer

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Foxy Thinking of You - (CTD463)

Hello there!  It's time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.  Before I get to my card, I'd like to welcome this month's talented guest designer, Michele Ferguson.
For my card, I created a clean and simple thinking of you card using the My Favorite Things stamp set, Fall Friends along with the Fall Friends Die-namics.  I started out by adhering a panel of kraft cardstock to a white card base.  Next I cut a square piece of some orange gingham Doodlebug Designs paper and adhered that to my kraft cardstock panel.  After that, I die cut a white cardstock panel using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle dies and Square Peek-a-Boo Window die and adhering that to my card with foam tape.  I stamped my images and colored them with Copic markers, then die cut them out and added them to card front popping up the fox.  The sentiment is from the All Smiles stamp set and was stamped onto an Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip.  As a final touch I glued on a few fall colored sequins.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Michele Ferguson - October Guest Designer


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My Favorite Things FALL FRIENDS Clear Stamps CS143




Lawn Fawn OUTSIDE IN STITCHED RECTANGLE STACKABLES Lawn Cuts LF1442

My Favorite Things SQUARE PEEK A BOO WINDOW Die-Namics MFT1113

My Favorite Things ESSENTIAL FISHTAIL SENTIMENT STRIPS Die-Namics MFT1124