Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Flower Arrangement - CTD494

 Hello! I hope your week is going well. It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge.
 For my card, I used the Altenew stamp set Flower Arrangement along with the coordinating Flower Arrangement dies to create a birthday card. I went with a clean and simple look for my card, starting out with a white card base then I blended on some stormy sky distress ink using a Papertrey Ink stencil to give my background a soft texture. Next I stamped my birthday sentiment from the Altenew stamp set, Painted Greetings and added a strip of enchanted evening cardstock right above my stamped sentiment. After that, I die cut all of my flower and leaves and stamped them in PTI inks, berry sorbet, pure poppy, spring rain, enchanted evening, spring moss and ripe avocado. To add a little sparkle, I used some red and blue Stickles glitter to the centers of each flower and glued on some iridescent sequins in my background.
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
Rachel Avarado - May Guest Designer

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Toadally Awesome

 Hello! Thanks for stopping by! Today is Wednesday and the start of a new Color Throwdown Challenge. We have the colors aqua, green and white to create with this week.
 For my card, I used the adorable new Lawn Fawn stamp set Toadally Awesome along with the Toadally Awesome dies to create a Father’s Day card for my husband. I started out by stamping all of my images and coloring them with Copic markers and then die cutting them out. Next I used the distress ink colors tumbled glass, twisted citron, peacock feathers and blended them onto a piece of white cardstock for my background. I then took a paintbrush and added some water droplets to my blended panel and soaked them up with paper towel. After that, I used the Grassy Hillside Border dies and die cut two from new leaf cardstock and then blended some new leaf ink along the edges on both pieces. Next I die cut the pond from the Bayou Backdrop die and blended on some tumbled glass distress ink along the edges. Before I adhered anything down, I lined up my sentiment and using my Misti tool, I stamped it in black ink. Then came the fun part, putting my scene together. I added the lily pad in the pond and popped up the “Dad” frog with one little frog on top using foam tape, added some cattails, a dragonfly and the two other small frogs (we have three children) sitting on the log which I popped out with foam tape as well. To finish it off, I added a white stitched frame which is actually the Bayou Backdrop with the leaves cut off. 




Wednesday, May 2, 2018

A Whole Lot of Lovely - CTD491

 Hello there!  It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge!
Welcome to our May Guest Designer, Rachel Avarado.
 For my card, I used the My Favorite Things stamp set Springtime Blooms along with the Springtime Blooms die-namics and an old favorite, Cat-itude with the Cat-itude die-namics. I kept my card fairly clean and simple. I used a white card base and blended on some berry sorbet ink using a Diagonal Bars stencil. Next I used the Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle dies to create a frame with kraft cardstock. I also die cut a circle of berry sorbet cardstock and blended some berry sorbet ink along the bottom. Next I die cut a Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips die and stamped my sentiment from the Springtime Blooms set. After that, I stamped my images and colored them with Copic markers and die cut them out. I adhered them to my layout, popping up the cat with foam tape.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Floral Fantasy - CTD490

Good morning! Happy Wednesday! It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge, for this week’s challenge we have the colors of pink, lavender, sage and light gray.
 For my card, I used the Altenew stamp set Floral Fantasy along with the coordinating Floral Fantasy dies. I kept my card clean and simple so the flowers would really pop. I used a white card base and stamped my happy birthday sentiment from the Altenew Painted Greetings set up along the top of my card. Next I die cut a bunch of the flowers and leaves to stamp, I went with a little more vibrant colors than the inspiration photo for this week shows because I love color. For my large pink rose, I used the Altenew Cherry Blossom ink set which is a set of 4 ink cubes that are just perfect for stamping from light to dark for a multiple step stamped flower like this. This is the first time using Altenew ink and I have to say that I really like it. For my purple/lavender roses, I used lavender lace (SU) and royal velvet ink and for the leaves I used going gray and ocean tides. I used my Misti tool to stamp the roses which made lining everything up a snap. Once my stamping was done, I adhered everything onto my card front popping up the pink rose with foam tape then added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins and a touch of Wink of Stella glitter pen onto the leaves.
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
Cheiron Brandon - March Guest Designer