Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Mermaid in a Bottle - CTD502

Hi there! It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge and we have some dreamy blues and gray colors for everyone to create with.
For my card, I used the sweet Flora and Fauna stamp set Under the Sea and instead of a message in a bottle, I put a mermaid in a bottle. To create my card, I started out with a white card base, then added some brilliant blue cardstock. Next I die cut a piece of white cardstock using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables and blended on some tumbled glass distress ink along the bottom. After I did that, I stamped the wave image from the set in broken china distress oxide ink and one seaweed image then I stamped three of the seaweed images in blueprint sketch distress ink. Then I stamped the bottle from the Owl Always Love You set and the mermaid and sentiment all at the same time using my Misti tool. After that I did some water droplets and watered down white acrylic paint splatters along the bottom and once they were dry I stamped my fish. I colored my images using Copic markers  then added my colored panel to my card base with foam tape. I added some iridescent Stickles to the mermaid and bubbles along the bottom for some sparkle.
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
Kathy Schweinfurth - July’s Guest Designer

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hugs - CTD501

Hello there, crafty friends! It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge. Our colors for this week are gray, yellow and kraft.
 For my card, I used a new to me stamp company and stamp set, I used the Waffle Flower set Always. I wanted this set the second I laid eyes on it, not only was it drawn by Flora Waycott who is an artist I admire and I’ve followed on Instagram for quite some time, but it also features a sweet image of a girl with a bird (I love birds).
To make my card, I used my Misti tool and stamped out all of the images from the set. Next I used my Copic markers to color the images I knew I wanted to use and then since I don’t have the dies yet, I hand cut each image out. After that, I die cut a piece of white cardstock using an Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables die and blended on some wild honey distress ink. I stamped my sentiment along the bottom of my inked piece and adhered it with foam tape to a gray piece of Doodlebug Designs gingham paper and my card base. Next I adhered my flowers and stems and then the girl image with more foam tape. To finish off my card, I added some silver and iridescent sequins.
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
Kathy Schweinfurth - July’s Guest Designer

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Hello My Friend - CTD500

Happy 4th of July to those living in the USA! 
Today is the Color Throwdown’s 500th Challenge and all of us on the design team hope you’ll help us celebrate by playing along! Before I get to my card, I’d like to welcome this month’s Guest Designer, Kathy Schweinfurth
 For my card, I used the Flora & Fauna stamp set Floral Aviary. To make my card, I started out with a white card base, then used a strip of enchanted evening cardstock and repeatedly stamped one of the floral images from the set. Next I die cut a circle of white cardstock and stamped the same floral image and the small bird from the set in black ink and colored them using Copic markers. I stamped a second small bird onto scrap cardstock and fussy cut it out, colored it and adhered it with foam tape. I stamped my sentiment onto a strip of pale pink cardstock and adhered that to my circle and then adhered the whole circle to my card front with foam tape. For a little sparkle, I added some chunky iridescent glitter to the bird and roses and added three sequins 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 you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Kathy Schweinfurth - July’s Guest Designer

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

 Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing another card I created using the Flora and Fauna Butterfly Jar stamp set and the current colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge #499. If you’d like to see my card from Wednesday you can click here or scroll down.
For this card, most of the images were from the Flora and Fauna Butterfly Jar set with the birthday sentiment from the Glass Dome set, the smaller flowers from the Aviary Love set and the little green foliage from the Oh Hello Friend set. All of my images were stamped onto a die cut stitched rectangle with some of the images being masked off. The large butterfly was stamped twice, once on the stitched rectangle and once on scrap white cardstock then colored and fussy cut out. All of the images were colored using Copic markers. I used foam tape to adhere the stitched rectangle to my card base which I had added a piece of gingham blue Doodlebug designer paper. To finish off my card, I added some iridescent sequins and some yellow and blue Stickles to the butterfly.
 Above you can see my card from Wednesday and the card from today together.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Just because - CTD499

Hello! It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! This week we have the pretty colors of blue, yellow and green to create with.

For my card, I used a combination of Flora and Fauna stamp sets along with the masking technique to create a thinking of you card. The great thing about Flora and Fauna stamp sets is the fact that so many of their sets work fantastic together. The first thing I did to create my card was to die cut a stitched square to stamp my images onto. Next I stamped the jar from the Butterfly Jar set in black ink once on to my stitched square and another time on to scrap paper. I cut the one from scrap paper out and added some temporary adhesive onto the back and lined it up over the jar I stamped on my stitched square. After I had my jar mask in place, I stamped the watercolor looking image from the Texture Four set in brocade ink to ground my jar image then stamped my sentiment from the Butterfly Jar set just under the jar. Next I stamped my top two floral images which were from the Butterfly Jar set, then masked those over and stamped in new leaf ink a stem image from the Oh Hello set and to the right of the jar another stem image from the Aviary Love set. After those images were stamped, I colored them with Copic markers and removed the mask from my jar and stamped the medium sized butterfly in brocade ink inside the jar and the small butterfly onto a piece of white cardstock. I colored both butterflies using my Copics then cut out the smaller butterfly and glued it over the larger one to add some dimension to the image. I used a piece of blue Doodlebug design paper on a square card base and added foam tape to my stitched square with my stamped images and added  that on top. As a final touch, I added some yellow Stickles glitter to the layered butterflies.
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

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pig Day - CTD498

Hi there! I’m hostess this week over on the Color Throwdown site and I chose some fun flamingo colors for our challenge #498.
Since I don’t own any flamingo stamps, I used the adorable Hello Bluebird stamp set Pig Day along with the coordinating Pig Day dies to create a birthday card. I made my card with a clean and simple look using a lot of white and the emphasis on my stamped images. I used a white card base, then I added a panel of white cardstock which I had die cut using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables die and then stamped my sentiment in the lower right corner. Next I die cut a circle of white and blended on some crushed olive and tumbled glass distress inks then added that to my card front with foam tape. After that I stamped my images then colored them using Copic markers then die cut them out. I adhered the pig with foam tape and glued on the rest of my images. I added some iridescent glitter to the pom pom on the top of his party hat and some iridescent sequins on my white panel and I was done.
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