Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Den Sweet Den - CTD612

Hello there! I’m popping in with my card for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge #612.
I used the new Lawn Fawn stamp set, Den Sweet Den along with the coordinating Den Sweet Den dies and I went a little crazy with the patterned paper. As an avid reader, I as soon as I saw the books in this adorable new set I couldn’t resist. To create my card I started out by stamping a bunch of the images from this set and then die cut them out, I used Copic markers to color all of the images I knew I wanted to use for my scene (I love how the bears hands can be die cut to hold a book, mug or little bear).
Next I used some Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper and die cut two pieces for my background using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle die. After that I used the Outside In Stitched Square dies and die cut two more pieces of paper from my paper pack, one for the wallpaper and one for the ground and then matted my square in espresso brown card stock. I added my images to my die cut square popping up the cute bear and the die cut square itself and ten added it to my card base. Then I stamped my sentiment onto an Everyday Sentiment Banner and added it below 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 see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

You’re a Friend like Gnome Other - CTD610

Hello, hello! Today has been a gloomy day and on top of that, I woke up with a terrible migraine headache but now that its afternoon and I’ve had some Motrin, some tea and time to rest I was determined to get my card post for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge.
For my card I used the new Hello Bluebird stamp set, Next Door Gnomes along with the slimline Gallery Frame Die #5. I stamped and die cut all of my images then colored them using Copic markers. Next I used the Gallery Frame Die #5 and die cut it first from white card stock and then from brown card stock for the inner frame. I used a white slimline card base which I covered with a piece of pumpkin pie card stock.
For my background, I used a cloud stencil and blended on some carved pumpkin distress oxide ink then die cut my hills using the Stitched Hillside Borders dies from a piece of mellow moss card stock and blended on some vintage photo distress ink on the hills and also on the birch trees that I die cut using the Birch Tree dies.
I used a few other Hello Bluebird stamp sets to add a fall look to my card including the Fairy Garden set for the smaller mushrooms, the Pumpkin Time set for the pumpkins and leaves, the snail from Garden Friends and the Pig Day set for the little bird.
I stamped my sentiment onto a banner I die cut using the Everyday Sentiment Banners die and adhered all of my images, popping up the three gnomes, the snail and butterfly 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 see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Have Your Cake

Hi there! Today I’m sharing a card I created using the Spellbinders September Large Die of the Month kit. The “Have Your Cake” die set is a super fun set that comes with different sentiments that you can combine in the cake layers and a bunch of dies that you can use to personalize your cake, everything from strawberries, cherries, citrus wedges, frosting and more.  
To create my Have Your Cake birthday card, I started out by die cutting the side and top of the cake slice along with the die cutting the happy birthday sentiment from pretty in pink card stock. Next I used the fun Sprinkles stamp set that comes with this month’s kit and stamped sprinkles on the side piece. Once that was done I die cut the front layered piece, strawberries and candle stripes from real red card stock and the cake layers, frosting and candle from white card stock.

Before assembling my pieces, I blended on some pretty in pink and real red ink along the edges of the cake slice, sentiment and strawberries. Knowing that I was going to pop up my cake slice with foam tape, I cut a piece of white card stock slightly smaller than my cake slice and used it as a base to adhere all of my die cut pieces. For my background, I used the Sprinkles stamp set again on a piece of barely banana card stock with barely banana ink and blended around the edges with some wild honey distress oxide ink then adhered my cake slice and glued on a few sequins.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Happy Bird-Day Slimline Card - CTD609

Hello, hello! I’m here with my card for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge where we have an awesome new color palette to create with.
For my card I created a slimline card using the new Hello Bluebird Garden Party along with the Garden Party dies. I started out by first stamping and die cutting a bunch of the images from the Garden Party stamp set as well as the flowers and mushrooms from the Fairy Garden set and bugs from the Fairy Dance set. I colored all of my images using Copic markers.
For my background, I used the Small Slimline die, which I blended on some tumbled glass oxide ink using a cloud stencil, as well as the Stitched Hillside Borders dies with some chartreuse card stock which I blended on some peeled paint distress oxide ink around the edges. I used my Misti Tool to stamp my sentiment and music notes and then I adhered my die cut panel to a piece of pale plum card stock and then onto a brilliant blue card base. I adhered all of my images to my card front, popping up the three birds and one of the bugs using foam tape.
In the close up photos above and below you can see that I added some lime green glitter to the jitter bugs and some clear Wink of Stella glitter to the flowers and the wings of the flying bug.

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 see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
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