Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy Birthday - Color Throwdown #80

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It's another Color Throwdown day! Danielle has chosen a great combination: burgundy, rust, and light green.
I was sort of puzzled about how I was going to go about these colors until I found this paper in my stash. Designer paper to the rescue again!!! It's from the Butterfield 6 x 6 pad by Memory Box. It has all the colors PLUS does most of the work for me. Sweet.

So, I came up with a CAS card, using a PTI Rustic White base and then a layer of the patterned paper, sponged with some Vintage Touch ink. I stamped the sentiment, from PTI's Birthday Basics, on a scrap of the paper with Terracotta Tile pigment ink, ran it through my Cuttlebug with a label die and slapped it on the ribbon. A little bow using Scarlet Jewel ribbon, and some Vintage Buttons in Spring Moss and Terracotta Tile tied on with Rustic Twine finished it off! Quick and easy and, I think, kinda cute :)

Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play. 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 CTD80 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! And be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week!

Broni Holcombe--Splashes of Watercolor
Cathy Indelicato--Crafty Thoughts
Danielle Kennedy--Wild Dragonfly Designs
LeAnne Pugliese--Wee Inklings
Tammy Hershberger--Stamp Happy
Kirstin Beuter--Mindless Creativity
Debi Southard--Debi's Crazy Life--February Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Birthday Basics (PTI)
Paper: Rustic White (PTI); Butterfield 6 x 6 pad (Memory Box)
Ink: Terracotta Tile pigment ink(PTI)
Supplies: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Lable Trio die (Spellbinders); Perfect Match ribbon, Vintage Buttons, Rustic Twine (PTI); Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)


  1. Oh I love the effect of the hills - so clever!

  2. This is beautiful, that paper is gorgeous and perfect for a CAS card!

  3. LOVE this! What great paper! Hey, and I LOVE your new photo too!!

  4. This is BEAUTIFUL!! I love those "hills"!

  5. This is awesome, Bar, and yes, totally cute! Love that paper you found and how you made rolling hills with trees. So clever! I also adore that ribbon and button embellishment with your tag. You truly do wonders with those bows, I gotta tell ya! Just gorgeous!!!


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