Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Blossoming Branches - CTD625

Hello, hello! It feels like forever since the last time I posted here on my blog and it’s been months since I actually made a card. As if last year wasn’t crazy enough, our family made some BIG changes in the tail end of last year, all for the good, but I’ve been super busy. I’ll explain all of that in my next blog post but I wanted to make sure I was able to jump in and join my Color Throwdown team mates in this week’s challenge. The colors for this week are blue, pink and green. 
I went with softer tones of the challenge colors and was thinking of spring and apple blossoms. I used the Ink to Paper stamp sets Blossoming Branches along with the Blossoming Branches dies and for my little blue bird I used the Feathered Friends Mini 1 stamp set and dies.

For my background I used a scrap piece of some My Minds Eye pink striped paper, added a horizontal strip of hibiscus burst card stock and stamped my sentiment from the Blossoming Branches set along the bottom. I stamped the bird in marina mist and bashful blue ink (su), the branch in chocolate chip (su), the flowers in hibiscus burst (stamped off) and raspberry fizz and the leaves in simply chartreuse and ripe avocado ink. I used the Mix & Mat Scallops die with white card stock and adhered all of my pieces, popping up the whole panel along with the bird and the three largest flowers with foam tape. I added some chunky glitter to the centers of the three largest flowers to give it some sparkle and to finish it off.
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, December 9, 2020

Feathered Friends - CTD623

Hello! I’m popping in with my card for our last Color Throwdown Challenge for this year. We’ve got the colors green, aqua and pink to create with and we hope you’ll play along.
For my card, I used two Ink to Paper/Papertrey Ink stamp sets to create a thank you card. I started out by using stamp set Blossoming Branches and the Blossoming Branches dies and stamping the images in hibiscus burst and raspberry fizz for the flowers, new leaf for the leaves and chocolate chip for the branches. 
Next I used the stamp set Feathered Friends Mini 5 with the coordinating Feathered Friends Mini 5 dies. I love this set not only because I love birds but because I actually own two parakeet’s so using this set is extra fun. I stamped the parakeet in limeade ice and new leaf ink with canyon clay for the beak and feet and used tumbled glass distress oxide ink for his cere (which shows that he’s a male). I also used tumbled glass and peacock feathers to along with a stencil to blend my background. I stamped my sentiment and added all of my images, popping up the bird and three flowers with foam tape then added some iridescent glitter to the center of each flower.
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, December 2, 2020

Sweet Birthday Wishes - CTD622

Hello! It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge and we have some delicious colors to create with.
For my card I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Cupcake dies to create a birthday card. I started out by die cutting several pieces in red, cranberry, chocolate chip, cream and kraft card stock then blended on some vintage photo distress oxide ink along the edges of the cream pieces.
I used the Outside In Stitched Rectangle dies as a base for my cupcakes and matted it in red card stock and adhered it to my white card front with foam tape. I assembled all of my cupcake pieces and adhered them together, then added the Scripty Sweet die cut word which I die cut three times from red card stock and a banner for the birthday wishes sentiment which came from the Happy, Happy, Happy set.
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, November 18, 2020

Garden Friends - CTD620

Hi there, crafty friends! It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge where we have the colors violet, mint and cream.
For my card I created a simple scene using the Hello Bluebird stamp set Garden Friends along with the coordinating Garden Friends dies. I stamped and die cut my images then colored them using Copic markers. I used the Outside In Stitched Square dies to die cut first a white card stock square for my images and then a square of some mint colored Lawn Fawn paper. I added some purple gingham paper along the bottom of my card base. I attached my images popping up the bird, butterfly and snail using foam tape and then used more foam tape to attache my mint polka dot paper to my card base.
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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