Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Starring... CTD #110

The lovely LeAnne chose the colors for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge and they WERE a challenge for me.

This card is also for this week's MFT Wednesday Stamp Club, which is to use stars in your project--get the deets here. Since these colors "challenged" me, I decided to use a lot of white and use the colors as accents. I think everything should be fairly simple to figure out, but I will have to say how happy I'm that I tried SU! Heat and Stick powder for my glitter--I've always had trouble getting it to stick, no matter what kind of glue I tried, but this stuff WORKS! I cut the star with a Nestablilities die, covered it with Versamark, applied the powder, melted it, sprinkled on some Glitzy Glitter and hit it with the heat tool again to set it. Nice :) I also embossed the Framed Greetings border and the sentiment, from Clearly Sentimental About Emerson, with silver embossing powder before cutting it out with the Framed Greetings Die-namics die. Not exactly Basic Gray, but close enough ;-)

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 CTD110 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!!!

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: Framed Greetings, Clearly Sentimental About Emerson (MFT)
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry (SU!)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Stars embossing folder (Provocraft); Framed Greetings Die-namics die, Glitsy Glitter (MFT);
Nested Stars Nestabilities die (Spellbinders); bling (craft store); Heat and Stick Powder, Embossing Buddy (SU!); heat tool; Silver Fine Detail Embossing Powder (Ranger)


  1. Oh my gosh what an awesome card. I love how those rhinestones take center stage. I would have never thought to do that but I LOVE the look of it!

  2. Super card! Love the sparkle of the star.

  3. I just love this card!

  4. OOOOOH! This is GORGEOUS Barbara!! WOW WOW and more WOW!

  5. This is SO elegant and gorgeous, Barbara!! I love it!!!

  6. Hi Barbara
    Love your the details on your beautiful card... Love the rhinestones.


  7. I am so in love with all the bling! I really like how you went white and used the colors as accents. It gives a realy beautiful effect!

  8. That pink gem flourish is gorgeous! Love the sparkly star too...really pretty card!

  9. CAS style at it's best Barb!!! Love the rhinestones and the embossing!!! Hugs ~S~

  10. Barbara, this is gorgeous! Beautiful way to do these colors, too! Gorgeous gem flourish and CAS styling!

  11. Love all the bling on this card...the glitter, the jewels, etc. Very pretty card!


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