Wednesday, September 01, 2010

A good book - CTD #108

Well, can you? LOL, I wasn't sure I was going to be able to at first. Laura chose this week's colors and they were a challenge for me. But after brainstorming a bit and a little trial and error I came up with a card I *really* like.

I'm using an MFT set that's being previewed today and released tonight: Clearly Sentimental About Books. Another FABULOUS set in the Clearly Sentimental line.

I stamped my image on a piece of Basic Grey's Basics: Manilla with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, cut the edge with MFT's soon-to-be-released (as in tonight at 10:00pm EDT!) Notebook Edge Die-namics die and matted it with Chocolate Chip. The base card is a Fossil Scalloped Notecard with a layer of Chocolate Chip and a layer of So Saffron DSP along with a scrap of Basics: Manilla. I'm using Mojo Monday Sketch #154, flipped, so I added that strip of twill and made a flower with the new ROCKIN' Perfect Petal Trio Die-namics die. I am TOTALLY in love with this die set!!! The petals are cut deeper than most so you can get so much dimension with your layers! For the flower, I used Basic Grey's Basics: Kraft and added a glazed brad center. I have a ton of these brads so I thought I should get them out and actually use them--novel idea, right? This one is from Bo Bunny and the colors were perfect. I also added some leaves cut with the leaves from the Flower and Leaf Trio Die-namics die (hey, I had to get my green fix, LOL!). Other than that, I did a little distressing and stitching and I love it.

Here's the inside:

And here are the Die-namics dies I used:

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 CTD108 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, amd welcome September's Guest Designer, the fabulous Silke Ledlow!!!

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
Silke Ledlow - My Life

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Clearly Sentimental About Books (MFT)
Paper: Fossil Scalloped Note Cards and card stock (MFY); Chocolate Chip, So Saffron DSP (SU!); Basics: Manilla and Basics: Kraft 6 x 6 pads (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Tea Dye Duo (PTI)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Notebook Edge, Perfect Petal Trio, and Flower and Leaf Trio Die-namics dies (MFT); twill, library clip (SU!); foam tape (Scotch); glazed brad (Bo Bunny); sewing machine


  1. Oh how I LOVE this... it's SUPERB Barbara!!!!

  2. LOVE that we're both on a book theme this week. Your card is awesome! I still don't know how you find the time to get all this creative stuff done!!

  3. Oh my goodness! This is wonderful!

  4. I can't tell you how much I love this one! The flower is stunning, the new die, perfect and the mini clip, the whole things works!

  5. Gorgeous card Barbara!!! Love the flower and the book theme!!! Hugs ~S~

  6. I really like this to! Great layout and the sentiment is wonderful! The flower is just the perfect touch!

  7. I can't even imagine you struggling with a card or colors for that matter! This is stunning, Bar! I am head over heels for your layout with the text on the side and your offset main panel. That flower is beautiful, and the stitching is a nice touch.

  8. LOVE IT!!!! Perfect use of the colors this week!

  9. Love your book-themed card...the mini clip and the notebook edge punch are little touches that go perfectly with the sentiment and theme!

  10. Gorgeous card, Bar! LOVE the notebook edges!


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