This post is also for The Color Throwdown Challenge and CAS-tastic Challenge. A triple hitter, LOL! However, I feel it's only fair to warn you that these cards are BRIGHT! You may wanna get out your shades before viewing, heh, heh.
Here are the colors that that wild-child LeAnne chose for the Color Throwdown Challenge:
I actually LOVE this color combo--my brand new BRIGHT Delovely paper is perfect for it. OK, the green is not *exactly* Green Galore but it's close, very close.
I really, really tried to make this card work for all three things--completely intending to make it CAS but it just wouldn't STAY CAS, KWIM? I stamped the sentiment on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut/layered it with Classic Oval Nestabilities. I also use my Jumbo Scallop Die-namics die (temporarily out of stock) on the pink border. I was thinking since this is a vacation sentiment and the paper looks very tropical to me, I should add some tropical flowers. Trouble is, I don't have any tropical flowers, so I punched out some and added some buttons from the Spring button collection. I also used MFT's Sour Apple card stock.
Here's the inside with another sentiment from the set.
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 CTD95 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! And just a little announcement we have: Laura Pryor will be joining the team full time, starting today! Be sure to give her some love! Our June Guest Designer is Wanda Cullen--be sure to give her some love, too!
Broni Holcombe--Splashes of Watercolor
Danielle Kennedy--Wild Dragonfly Designs
LeAnne Pugliese--Wee Inklings
Tammy Hershberger--Stamp Happy
Kristin Beuter--Mindless Creativity
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
So, since the first card went rocketing out of CAS range, I did another one--same papers, same stamp set. The CAS-tastic Challenge this week is to have a sentiment as the focal image, hence this card with another sentiment from the set. I used the Scalloped Scallop die for the central border and both scallop dies for the inside.
And yet another sentiment for the inside.
I hope you'll play along with the CAS-tastic Challenge this week, and don't forget to check out my team mates' creations :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope to see you tonight!
Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About Vacations (MFT)
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Passion (SU!); Sour Apple, Perfect Paper Panels (MFT); Delovely 6 x 6 pad (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Broken China Distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Die-namics dies (MFT); Classic Oval and Labels Four Nestabilities (Spellbinders); glue dots, Pearle cotton (craft store); leaf, hydrangea punch (Martha Stewart); flower punch (Marvy); buttons, ribbon (MFT)
such pretty cards BarbReplyDelete
So bright and cheery! I love these 2 cards! Great job.ReplyDelete
Both of these cards are awesome, Barbara! LOVE the travel sayings and the wonderful tropical feel of both cards.ReplyDelete
Bright IS beautiful-love these cards!ReplyDelete
Bar, Bar, Bar, you are so talented. Both are just so beautiful! BEAUTIFUL! Perfect papers for this challenge.ReplyDelete
Very bright but very lovely! Both cards are gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards! Love those colors!ReplyDelete
Barbara, both of your cards are great expressions of 'tropical paradise' and the sentiments are perfect for this theme! Great use of the vivid colors! Thanks for allowing me the chance to join your talented throwdown team for the month of June! I'm excited and looking forward to it...and yes, a little intimidated by being among ultra talent! :-)ReplyDelete
Fabulous cards (as always ;) Love those gorgeous colors!!!ReplyDelete
Well, how cute are those? I love te bright colors and the layout is pretty!ReplyDelete
Terrific cards Barbara! Love the bright colors this week :)ReplyDelete
These are SO beautiful! LOVE the colors and all those GORGEOUS flowers!!!ReplyDelete
Wowsa, these papers ARE perfect...both cards are just wonderful! I love the scallop treatments on the second one! Thanks for putting my colors to awesome use!!ReplyDelete
Wow....both cards are gorgeous. The first one is stunning and my favorite. Love the color combo.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards, girlfriend! I completely forgot that I said I was going to use my DeLovely paper for this challenge! LOL You rocked these colors!ReplyDelete
These are just gorgeous, Barbara ... love that DP!!ReplyDelete
Barb these are Gorgeous well done!!ReplyDelete
These cards rock Barbara. They're just awesome girl!ReplyDelete
Oh Barbara, these are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Barbara, these are gorgeous! Love the tropical look, so cheerful!ReplyDelete
What fun cards Barbara! Fun and bright! Perfect for vacation cards!ReplyDelete
What fun, bright colors Barbara! So fun!ReplyDelete
I love the Delovely and your cards are beautiful.ReplyDelete
These are both so pretty Barbara!! I love the colours and the layered flowers!ReplyDelete
love the fun, bright colors & your flowers! love the sentiments too!ReplyDelete
Wow all the details here! Very pretty card!!ReplyDelete
Sure, blame Leanne.ReplyDelete
I think the colors look great. Very fun, very summer, makes me want to go to beach with Leanne, you can come to but you gotta sit in the back of the car.
That wrinkledy ribbon with sentiment is AWESOME!!!!! You ARE the Sentiment Showcase card makin QUEEN!!!!!!ReplyDelete
I looked at this vacation card and just said Ahhhhhhhhhh to myself! It's lovely with all those brilliant flowers!ReplyDelete
These are awesome, girl!ReplyDelete
Fantastic cards Barbara!!! I am so not good with bright colors, you rocked the challenge!!ReplyDelete
How bright and FUN!!ReplyDelete
loved your card for the ctd challenge-really prettyReplyDelete