Wednesday, February 27, 2013

CTD#231 - Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hello friends!  I hope you're ready for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge because it's sure to get you in the mood for spring.  Our hostess for this week is Broni who chose these bright cheerful colors and fun inspiration photo.
For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Strawberry Patch & Strawberry Patch Sentiments along with the coordinating dies to create a birthday card.  I started out with a crumb cake card base, added a barley banana embossed panel and a horizontal strip of melon mambo which I stamped using the pattern stamp from the Strawberry Patch set.  I die cut and stamped my tag using the leaves from the set and a sentiment, then die cut and stamped the individual berries, flower and two leaves.  Before adhering my die cut pieces to my tag I added a little bit of shading to each piece using my Copic markers.  Once I had all my pieces taped down to my tag I added my ribbon with button and added it to my card front.
Be sure to visit the other Color Throwdown design team members for more inspiration using this week's color challenge!
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Kerri Michaud - Cards by Kerri
Denise Marzec - The Paper Landscaper
Our February Guest Designer -
Kim Hahn - Love of Flowers

 As much as I'm waiting for spring, we're having yet another snow storm with up to 6-8" of the white stuff.
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Sunehra Koshy said...

Lyn - you seriously have it nailed - your take on the colors is just perfect! I mean when I see an inspiration pic, I envision a card, and yours is exactly how I would like it to turn out but regretfully it doesn't always happen that way... I think I shall try this time... your card is in every sense a great inspiration :)
Crafting Till The Crack of Dawn

Dawn Easton said...

Lynn, this is wonderful! Love your strawberries! Great clean and classy card, as always ;)

Kim said...

I love your card Lynn!!! The strawberries look so yummy. I agree that this color palette was a fun one to work with. I like how you added the button and ribbon to your tag. Your paper piercing looks great too!!

I had so much fun working with your team. Thank you for the opportunity!! Kim :>)

Jennifer Jackson said...

This card is so pretty! It brightens my day since it is yucky and snowy here!

Kerri said...

Love it!!! I need to pull out this set:) Those strawberries look amazing and your layout is fabulous!

Lori said...

So pretty! The strawberry image is perfect for this color palette.

Wanda Cullen said...

What a sweet card! This was a perfect set to use with these colors! I feel bad for complaining about the rain all day could have been snow! I'm soooo ready for spring, too!

Vicki Stys said...

Lynn, you rocked the color challenge, as always! Wonderful details, as always. Love it, as always (do I sound like a broken record yet? LOL)!

Enjoy the snow... haha! I'm soooooo ready for spring!!

Denise Marzec said...

Love those pretty strawberries! REALLY great looking card!!

Jennifer Grissom said...

Sooo sweet! We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

Broni said...

What an awesome card, Lynn! Absolutely perfect way to use the colors. Those strawberries are wonderfully colored and they're making my mouth water!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oh geez, I'm smacking my forehead now wishing I had thought to use strawberries with these colors! This is so perfect, Lynn! LOVE the way you used these colors!