Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Strawberry Jam - CTD647

Hello, crafty friends! I haven’t been blogging much lately because I’ve been super busy with social events but I hope to get back to it soon. Today I’m sharing the card I created for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge where I instantly thought to create something with strawberries.
For my card I used the sweet Hello Bluebird stamp set Strawberry Jam and the coordinating Strawberry Jam dies. I started out by stamping and die cutting all of the images I knew I wanted to work with and then coloring them using copic markers. Next I used the Outside In Stitched Rectangle dies to cut first a piece of pink gingham paper and then a piece of white card stock. On the bottom of the white card stock piece I masked off the bottom half and blended on some twisted citron and mowed lawn distress oxide ink and stamped a few grass images as well as the sentiment.

Next I added my images, popping up the two mice and the bread with foam tape and then added more foam tape to the back of my white rectangle piece and adhered everything in place.
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
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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Always in Bloom - CTD645


Hello, crafty friends! I’m here with this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge card where we have the bold colors of aqua, pink and black to create with.
For my card I used the fun new stamp set, Always In Bloom along with the Always In Bloom dies from The Greetery. I started out by die cutting all of my shapes and then used aqua mist, hawaiian shores and tropical teal along with hibiscus burst and raspberry fizz to stamp all of my images. I added a piece of raspberry fizz card stock to a white card base, then added a die cut stitched black panel and then added my images popping up the bloom and three of the flower stems above my white embossed sentiment.
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
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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Have a Pawsome Birthday! - CTD644

Hello there and welcome! It’s time for another Color Throwdown Challenge where we have some fantastic new colors and an awesome art piece by artist Terry Runyan who I admire as our inspiration. 
For my card, I tried to draw inspiration directly from the inspiration photo but used dogs instead of cats. I used the stamp set, Critters at the Dog Park as well as the Critters at the Dog Park dies from Lawn Fawn. 
For my background, I used the Outside In Stitched Rectangle dies with some gray card stock and then using the Critters at the Dog Park set I stamped all of the dog images. I also used the Say What? Pets stamp set and dies for the small dog, speech bubble, sentiment and paw print. I colored all of my images using copic markers and used foam tape to pop up four of the dog images and the dog bowl.
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
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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Hey Lady Ladybug Card and Gift Tag - CTD642

Hey there, crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a fun birthday card and gift tag set that I created for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge where we have some sweet colors for all of us to create with.
The Lawn Fawn stamp sets I used to create my card and tag are Hey Lady with the Hey Lady dies along with the How You Bean? for the jar with the How You Bean dies. I used some red striped Doodlebug Designs paper which I die cut using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle dies and I also used those dies to die cut my white card stock rectangle that I blended with kitsch flamingo distress oxide ink. The sentiment and the leaves, stick, thought bubble and larger ladybug are from the A Bug Deal stamp set with the A Bug Deal dies.
I used the Grassy Hillside Borders die with some new leaf card stock for under my jar and stamped the happy birthday sentiment onto a die cut Everyday Sentiment Banners. The tag for my bag of chocolate ladybugs was die cut using the Stitched Circle Tags and red card stock with a smaller stitched circle die cut using the Outside In Stitched Circle dies. On the tag I popped up the leaf and ladybug with foam tape and on the card I popped up the jar and the three ladybugs inside.

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
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Monday, May 10, 2021

Where it Leads

Hello, crafty friends! I’m sharing another card that I created for the Papertrey Ink/Ink to Paper April release featuring the stamp set, Where It Leads.
The Where It Leads stamp set is such a great set for scene building, for my card I used the set to create a beach scene by adding the seagulls from the Seas of Life stamp set and adding some watercolor.

To create my card I used a panel of water color paper and watercolored the top portion aqua blue color and the bottom in a sandy beige. I die cut all of my images using the Where It Leads dies and I stamped out the steps image in chocolate and kraft ink, the grasses in ripe avocado, the rocks and seagulls in gray and the shrubs in new leaf inks. I stamped my sentiment from the from the Just Sentiments: Steps set onto a die cut circle and added foam tape to the bottom of the steps, three of the rocks and the sentiment circle.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Seas of Life Birthday Card - CTD641

Good morning! It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge where we have some great new colors to create with.
For my card I used the new Seas of Life stamp set and dies from the April release for Papertrey Ink/Ink to Paper. This set is awesome for masculine cards and perfect for creating a birthday card for my brother who loves the nautical look.
To create my card I first used the Seas of Life dies and die cut the pieces I knew I wanted to use. Next I stamped the sailboat in chocolate, hawaiian shores and pure poppy ink, the sun in harvest gold and the seagulls and anchor in smoky shadow ink. 

I die cut a square of white card stock and stamped the wave images from the set in hawaiian shores, added my sailboat with foam tape and adhered the seagulls and sun. I attached my square to a piece of kraft card stock that I stamped using the Weaved Background stamp. On top of my white card base, I added some strips of chocolate and pure poppy card stock and I stamped my sentiment onto a die cut banner and added my anchor.
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
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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Scenic Path Mother’s Day Card

Hello! I’m popping in today to share another card that I created as a guest designer for Papertrey Ink/Ink to Paper. Today I’m sharing a Mother’s Day card that features the new Scenic Path cover plate die.
To create my card, I started out by using the Scenic Path cover plate die and die cutting it from spring moss card stock. Next I used the shrub stamp from the new Where it Leads stamp set and stamped the die cut shrubs from the cover plate and blended on some spring moss ink. On my white card base, I blended on some 
hibiscus burst and spring moss ink.

After that, I used the new Mother & Father sentiment stamp set and heat embossed my Mother’s Day sentiment onto vellum with white embossing powder and then backed it up with a piece of aqua mist card stock. Once that was done, I used one of my favorite sets, Blossoming Branches along with the dies and stamped them in hibiscus burst and simply chartreuse ink. To finish off my card I added some iridescent sequins.
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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Feathered Friends Birthday - CTD640

Hello there! I’m late to the party for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge but I’m finally getting my card posted. We’ve got some lovely colors for this weeks challenge and there’s still time to play along.
For my card I used the Papertrey Ink/Ink to Paper stamp set Effortless Beauties along with the Effortless Beauties dies. I also used the sweet Feathered Friends 2 Dies for the bird I added to my card.
For my roses, I stamped them in pretty in pink ink then stamped off before stamping on my die cut piece then stamped the second layer in calypso coral ink stamped off and then I went back to roll just the edges of the first solid flower stamp in pretty in pink. I stamped the leaves in simply chartreuse and ripe avocado inks. Next I used the Love to Layer:Scalloped Circle dies and die cut the largest circle from white card stock. For my sentiment I use the happy birthday from the Feathered Friends Mini 3 stamp set. For my background papers, I use a coral gingham paper from Doodlebug Designs, a pale pink from Echo Park and the striped green from Papertrey Ink.
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
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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Feathered Friends Mini - CTD639

Hello and happy Wednesday! I’m sharing another card as a guest designer for Papertrey Ink/Ink to Paper for this month and also for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge where we’ve got the warm color palette of yellow, orange, red and kraft.
For my card I used the sweet new Feathered Friends Mini 10 stamp set and die along with the Blooming Branches stamp set (one of my favorites) and Blooming Branches dies. I stamped the flowers in bright buttercup with orange centers, the leaves in kraft and the branch in chocolate ink. For the cute parrot, I stamped him in orange, pure poppy and bright buttercup ink.

I used the Mix & Mat: Scallops die and die cut it from white for the frame and harvest gold for the center. For the background I used some canyon clay card stock and adhered it to my card base then used a second piece and die cut it using the Ornate cover plate and glued that on top. To finish off my card I glued on some 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 see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
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Monday, April 19, 2021

Seas of Life Card Set

Hi there! Today I’m sharing two more cards that I designed for the Papertrey Ink/Ink to Paper April release. Both of my cards featured the new Seas of Life stamp set.
For my first card, I started out by using the Seas of Life dies to die cut the sail boat, wheel, sun and seagulls and then stamped them in enchanted evening, pure poppy, spring rain, harvest gold, kraft, dark chocolate and smoky shadow. Next I cut a rectangle from white card stock and stamped the wave images along the bottom. After that I randomly stamped the ship wheel onto a panel of enchanted evening for my background and then used the new Weaved Background stamp to stamp a piece of kraft card stock. Once that was done, I assembled my card, popping up the sail boat with foam tape, added my sentiment and tied on a piece of twine.
For my next card, I again used the Seas of Life stamp set and dies and die cut and stamped in the same colored inks but I used the Tin Stitched Border Bling die for my background and used one of the larger sentiments from the set as a focal point.