Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Hello Friend - CTD531

Hello there! It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge. We have the colors rust, purple, gray and white to create with and we hope you’ll play along.
For my card, I used the Hello Bluebird stamp set McGregor’s Garden along with the coordinating McGregor’s Garden dies to create a friendship card. I started out with a white card base, added a piece of purple gingham Doodlebug paper which I die cut using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies. Next I used the same rectangle dies to die cut a piece of white cardstock and used the Hello Bluebird stamp set Cheery Greetings to stamp my sentiment using my Misti tool. After that I used some kraft colored Doodlebug paper and die cut my hills using the Stitched Hillside Borders dies then blended on some frayed burlap oxide ink along the edges. I stamped my images onto white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers then die cut them out and adhered them to my scene, popping up the two bunnies and one of the birds 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

Leigh O'Brien - February Guest Designer

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Just a Little Note to Say...

 Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I’m sharing a couple of Valentine’s I created earlier this week for my sons. I used the Lawn Fawn stamp set Critter Concert along with the coordinating Critter Concert dies. These little critters from this set are adorable. 
I stamped out a bunch of the images from the Critter Concert set and colored them with Copic markers then die cut them out. For both cards I used the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies and cut two white rectangles for my images and two black Doodlebug gingham pieces of paper. I also stamped both of the Happy Valentine’s Day sentiments onto a white banner and used some Knock on Wood paper as a base or floor for my critters. For both cards, I stamped some little red hearts and used the Little Music Notes dies and die cut some notes for around the critters.
The raccoon card is for my youngest since he plays the flute.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hope Your Day Sparkles - CTD530

Happy Wednesday! We have a new Color Throwdown Challenge that starts today with some fantastic colors to create with. We hope you stop by and play along.
Today I have a fun Valentine shaker card that I created with the Lawn Fawn stamp set Fairy Friends along with the coordinating Fairy Friends dies. To create my card, I started out with a square card base then used I used the Outside In Stitched Square Stackables die with some white cardstock and added that to my card base. Next I added a piece of gingham pink Doodlebug paper. After that, I stamped all of my images, I stamped two of the larger fairies and the flowers from the Fairy Friends set and I stamped the unicorn and mini fairies from the A Little Sparkle stamp set. Once my images were stamped, I colored them with Copic markers and die cut them out. Once that was done, I die cut three of the same size circles from the Stitched Scalloped Circle Frames, one from cardstock and the other two from adhesive foam. I also die cut two circles larger than the opening for my shaker, one circle from clear acetate and the other from white cardstock. I took the die cut cardstock circle and blended on some seedless preserves and picked raspberry distress oxide ink and then stamped my sentiment in the center and glued on two of the mini fairies for the inside of my shaker. For the bottom of my card, I adhered my floral images and my Valentine sentiment from the Happy, Happy Happy Add On set which I stamped onto a white banner. Then I filled my shaker with sequins and adhered all of layers of my shaker together to seal it up then attached it to my card front. I added the two large fairies and my unicorn along the frame of the shaker and then added some gold glitter to the one fairies wand and the unicorns horn and some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen over the fairies dresses, wings, the flowers and the unicorn’s tail and mane.
I made a coordinating tag to tie up some Valentine goodies. I used the A Little Sparkle set and dies along with the Stitched Circle Tags die, a scallop circle die and some rhinestones.
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

Leigh O'Brien - February Guest Designer

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

You’re Stinkin’ Cute - CTD529

Hello, crafty friends! It’s Wednesday and time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge. Before I get to my card, I’d like to welcome this month’s talented guest designer, Leigh O'Brien 
For my card, I used the Lawn Fawn stamp set Stinkin’ Cute along with the Stinkin’ Cute die set to create a Valentine. I started out by stamping the cute little skunk, heart and flowers from the set and then decided that the skunk need a setting so I pulled out the Gleeful Gardens stamp set and Gleeful Gardens dies and stamped some mushrooms, flowers and a snail then colored all of the images with Copic markers and die cut them out. I used the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies to die cut a piece of Really Rainbow paper and a white rectangle for my images. Then I used the same rectangle die to die cut a rectangle into my red striped really rainbow paper so that my white rectangle would fit flush within the opening. After that, I die cut a piece of Knock on Wood paper with the rectangle die then with the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders die then added my images, popping up the skunk, heart, small mushroom and snail. I stamped the sentiment from the Stinkin’ Cute set, using my Misti tool, under my images and as a final touch I used a Glaze pen on the skunks nose and eyes.
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
Leigh O'Brien - February Guest Designer

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