But I gotta be honest and say this color combo freaked me out when I first saw it, LOL! Then I thought about it a while and decided to go with a flower. And you KNOW I gotta have leaves, right? I discovered the Summer Starfruit works really well as a green substitute. And I ended up LOVING this card!!
I also decided to go with a white base to keep it from being too busy with this palette of similar colors. I’m using a Kraft card stock base card with a Sweet Tooth card stock layer, then I added that perfect corner bling element that looks like it was MADE for this card :) Actually, I laid it out and stamped the sentiment , from MFT’s Essential Sentiments first, THEN added the bling. I then made a flower using MFT’s Die-namics Prima Donna Petals dies. The bottom layer is Pumpkin Pie card stock and the top layer is from The Sweetest Thing – Tangerine collection by MME, and as I mentioned already, the leaves were cut from Summer Starfruit. To finish it off, I made the center with Sahara Sand.
Here’s the inside with a sentiment from More Essential Sentiments.
Here are the Die-namics dies I used on this card:
And that’s it! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD211 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week!
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Sherry Cheever (September Guest Designer)
Thanks so much for stopping by! See you a little later for this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.
Stamps: Essential Sentiments, More Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Whip Cream card stock, Kraft card stock (MFT); Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit, Sahara Sand (SU!); The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine (MME)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Die-namics Prima Donna Petals (MFT); bling, hot glue/gun