Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Birthday Butterfly–CTD #283


Happy Wednesday, folks! It’s time for Color Throwdown! This week’s colors are brought to us by the fabulously talented Wanda, based her gorgeous inspiration piece.

swatch 283

I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then trimmed down another Sweet Tooth card stock panel. I cut the bracket element using Blueprints 13 Die-namics and stamped it with Steel Gray ink using MPD Distressed Background Blocks and “adhered” that with the Washi tape element stamped with images from Washi Patterns. Then I stamped the “BIRTHDAY” from LJD Snowflake Splendor on the little double flagged element, also from Blueprints 13 Die-namics and Sour Apple card stock. Next I cut the “happy” from Happy Birthday Die-namics using Orange Fizz card stock and popped it up on foam. The MPD Fancy Butterflies Die-namics were cut from Orange Fizz card stock and Steel Gray card stock and also popped up on foam. I finished it off with some sequins.

The inside has a sentiment from LJD Words of Inspiration, stamped with Steel Gray ink.


And that’s it from me! 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 CTD283 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!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Lori Tecler
Melody Rupple
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Gloria Stengel– March Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

1CAS Supplies2

Washi Patterns, MPD Distressed Background Blocks, LJD Snowflake Splendor, LJD Words of Inspiration (MFT)
Orange Fizz ink, Steel Gray ink, Sour Apple ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Orange Fizz card stock, Sour Apple card stock, Steel Gray card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
MPD Fancy Butterflies Die-namics, Blueprints 13 Die-namics, Happy Birthday Die-namics (MFT); foam tape, sequins

1CAS Signature2


  1. So gorgeous! Love all your great elements - the awesome butterfly...chevron washi tape...hexagon stenciling!

  2. Pretty card, really like the distressed block!

  3. Fabulous design, how you used the washi tape and what a wonderful divided sentiment!!!

  4. Great design! Love how you used the washi tape dies here.

  5. So pretty Barb. Love that butterfly and the collage style background.

  6. A beautiful card as always Barbara. Love the giant butterfly. Cx

  7. LOVE the "happy" butterfly, Barbara! What a great card!!

  8. Very loverly card, girlfriend! That butterfly is beautiful, and I love the added chevrons!


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