Wednesday, January 4, 2012

CTD#173 - Happy Valentine's Day

Hello and welcome to the first Color Throwdown Challenge of 2012!  The team is starting off this year with a fresh new look to our CTD weekly badge to give even more inspiration in using the challenge colors for each week.  Our hostess for this week is Bar who picked these dramatic colors to start us off for the year.

For my card using this week's colors I used the Papertrey Ink stamp sets Happy Day with the coordinating die and Background Basics Hounds Tooth and kept my card clean and simple.  I started out with a black card base, then added a basic grey panel and a real red panel on top that I had stamped along the bottom using the hounds tooth and embossed along the top using a polka dot embossing folder.  I stamped the Happy Day stamp in real red and stamped the Valentine's in black onto a small banner die and both pieces were added to a oval cut piece of black cardstock using foam tape.  To finish off my card I used the My Favorite Things rose die to create two roses and added pearl centers and added black leaves.

Be sure to check out what the other design team members have come up with for this week's Color Throwdown challenge!

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Keva Brown - How Now Brown Kow
Kristin Eberline - Mindless Creativity
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Kerri Michaud - Cards by Kerri

Please give a warm welcome to our January Guest Designer
Stacy Morgan - Twinshappy

Hope you'll find time to play along!

17 comments:

tiya-b.com said...

Gorgeous card!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful, lush card! ;)

Dawn Easton said...

Lynn, this is fabulous! Love how bold it is! GREAT colours! Hope to play along this week!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, this is bold and beautiful! Love the subtle houndstooth stamping and the texture of the dots! Perfect rolled roses!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful design, Lynn! I love how bold and vibrant this is!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very classy! Great flowers and sentiment focus.

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is really pretty. I love the little roses with the pearls!

Michelle said...

what a striking card - so very pretty! I just ordered that stamp set from PTI and am hoping I have it by the weekend so I can play with it.

Joan Ervin said...

Your red Valentine is gorgeous, Lynn....there's another stamp set that I don't think I can live without and I looove those sweet little red roses!!!

Barbara said...

This is beautiful, Lynn! I love all the red--it really makes a statement! Awesome design!

Vicki Stys said...

Oh, Lynn... this card is absolutely pure gorgeousness!!! Red IS my favorite color but I love the way you layered the sentiment, the beautiful rosettes and the mix of embossing and subtle background pattern. Wonderful job!!!!

Broni said...

I absolutely LOVE the bold red and black graphic design! And it's so perfect for Valentines! Happy New Year!

dpkennedy said...

This is so pretty Lynn! I love the embossed swiss dots at the top and the houndstooth at the bottom. Very bold and classy!

Michelle said...

Very pretty and elegant. The roses with pearls are stunning.

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the mix of pattern and texture.

Shannon White said...

Goodness This is so Bold and Vibrant! 8-) Perfect for Valentines day! Just Wonderful!

Hugs
Shannon

Elsea Designs said...

Lovely card, I love the layout and the bold colour combo.
Lorry :o) xx