Saturday, November 18, 2017

Season's Greetings - (CTD469)

Hello there!  I'm finally chiming in with my card for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.  I've been super busy lately and my creative mojo has been missing.  I'm hoping it returns soon.
 For my card, I used the new to me Papertrey Ink stamp set, Silver White Winters along with the coordinating snowflake dies.  The base of my card was covered with spring rain cardstock with a strip of enchanted evening patterned paper along the bottom.  I watercolored two different colored blues onto a piece of watercolor paper and trimmed it down, die cutting a stitched line across the top and corner rounding along the bottom.  I stamped my sentiment in enchanted evening, some of the swirls from the stamp set in bashful blue and five of the snowflakes in brocade blue.  I adhered this piece to my card front and added two die cut snowflakes, some silver sequins and some dots of iridescent ice Stickles.  My watercolored panel is busier than I wanted but I guess I went with the blizzard look instead of a gentle snowfall ;)
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 you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Kelly Lunceford - November Guest Designer


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

So Thankful for Your Kindness - (CTD468)

Hello!  I'm hosting this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #468 and I've chosen some fall harvest colors for all of us to create with.  I hope you'll join in and play along!
For my card, I used the adorable Lawn Fawn stamp set, Jump for Joy along with the Jump for Joy dies to create a window card.  To do this, I cut a piece of white cardstock 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (for my base) and adhered a piece of Doodlebug Designs fall paper, then I cut a piece of pumpkin pie cardstock to 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" along with a white piece of cardstock which will be the inside of my card.  Before attaching the pumpkin pie and white cardstock pieces, I cut the flap of the card from kraft cardstock to 6"x 3 3/8" and die cut a rectangle window toward the top using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables die.  Then I stamped my sentiment along the bottom of the kraft cardstock flap and scored at 1/2" on the opposite end and adhered that to the back of my pumpkin pie cardstock piece and then adhered the both pieces to the card base.  Once my card was constructed, I stamped my images and colored them with Copic markers then die cut them out and adhered the pile of leaves at the bottom of the die cut window and popped up the owl and fox with foam tape.  I also die cut a tree using the Leafy Tree Backdrop: Landscape die from some brown Knock on Wood Lawn Fawn paper and glued that into the window opening from behind then attached the cute hedgehog 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 you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Kelly Lunceford - November Guest Designer


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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Christmas Cloche - (CTD467)

 Welcome!  I'm kicking it off the first of November with a Christmas card for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge!  Our colors for this week are so versatile that they could be used to create almost any kind of card so we hope you'll join in and play along.  Before I get to my card, I'd like to welcome our talented Color Throwdown November Guest Designer, Kelly Lunceford.
For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp set Cloche Quarters: Winter Fillers along with the coordinating dies.  I used a white card base and rounded the bottom corners then added a horizontal strip of pure poppy polka dot paper.  Next I die cut my scalloped tropical teal rectangle using the Mix & Mat: Scallops Die and stamped it with snowflakes and swirls from the Silver White Winters stamp set.  After that, I die cut and stamped my images from both the original Cloche Quarters stamp set, for the pedestal, wood platform and dome and the new Cloche Quarters: Winter Fillers set along with the Merry Christmas from the Cloche Quarters: Sentiment Mini set.  I die cut two of the snowflakes from the Silver White Winters dies and adhered the larger on the bottom left corner, then added my scalloped rectangle with foam tape and arranged and adhered my images and the smaller snowflake in the top right corner.  I added some dots of white gel pen, iridescent glitter and dots of red glitter to complete 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 you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Kelly Lunceford - November Guest Designer


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