Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Happy Birthday Flag - CTD #113

OK, we've got a fun-packed Color Throwdown challenge for you today! Danielle chose this weeks colors:

And, we have a fabulous sponsor this week, none other than our own, Lil' Inker, Laura Pryor! She has ventured out into the world of stamp and die design and is releasing her first set at Lil' Inker Designs. And what an awesome idea this is! We all use these sentiment flags and have had to do them by hand until now--now we have a die that cuts perfect flags every time. And awesome stamps to go with it! Be sure to check out the Throwdown blog for all the deets!

And, here's my card using this week's colors and Laura's flag die and set.

I'm also using PTI's Butterfly Dreams set, stamped with Perfect Plum, cut out, and popped up. That ribbon really is dark brown, although it looks black in my picture. Very simple layout, using some Basic Grey Manilla Basics paper.

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 CTD113 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, including our October Guest Designer, Carla Suto!!! Welcome, Carla!!!!!!!!!!!

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
Carla Suto -SCS Gallery

Thanks for stopping by!

 Stamps: Sentiment Flags (Lil' Inker Designs); Butterfly Dreams (PTI)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Early Espresso (SU!); Manilla Basics (Basic Grey)
Ink: Early Espresso, Perfect Plum (SU!)

Accessories: sewing machine; ribbon, flat backed pearls, Pop Dots (craft store); Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Sentiment Flags die (Lil' Inker Designs), Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); button, twine (PTI)


  1. Oh but I LOVE those flag dies... I NEVER get my corners right... LOL

    GREAT Card and YUMMY Perfect Plum, mmmmmmmm :)

  2. How very pretty! Love your little butterflies!

  3. So elegant and beautiful
    love tasha xx

  4. Beautiful, Barbara! I love the purple butterflies! Now why didn't I think of using that BG paper?

  5. Beeautiful card, Barbara! I love the clean lines and pretty butterflies! The sentiment flag is perfect!

  6. I love the flags and your card is wonderful like always.

  7. The layered flag sentiment looks great and love the layout you used! Beautiful card!

  8. This is such a wonderful card! I love love the simplicity of the layout. The beautiful details you've added makes it anything but simple. I just love what you did on this project with Sentiment Flags. It works SO perfectly. Thank you SO much for your support this week!

  9. Fabulous use of those colors! I love how you made a mat for the sentiment flag with the wider base below it... it really sets it off well!

  10. Very pretty!!! Love your butterflies---someone will enjoy this birthday card!

  11. Oh hello, it's just me again. I neglected to mention in my earlier comment that it was brilliant of you to frame your sentiment with the ribbon behind it! Great idea!

  12. Love your card. I just had to stop by your blog and tell you.

  13. This is stunning, Bar! I love that Basic Grey paper with the bold, contrasting butterflies! Great way to frame the flag sentiment and really make it a focal point!


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