Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hope Your Birthday Is Simply Wonderful - CTD #161

Hi, everyone, back again with this week's Color Throwdown Challenge! This week's color palette was chosen by Kristin and what a pretty palette it is!

And here's my card.

I'm using a sentiment from MFT's Polka Dot Greetings Die-namics and Stamp Set stamped on a flag cut with my First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics set and my flowers were made with the Pretty Posies Die-namics set. The leaves were made with the Upsy Daisy Die-namics die. I colored a Zva pearl flourish with a Copic marker and I added some twine-tied buttons to the flower centers.

Here's the inside, with a sentiment from Clearly Sentimental About Birthdays.

OK, that’s it for me today. Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. 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 CTD161 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

Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy

Kristin Beuter - Mindless Creativity
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs (sitting this week out) 

Carole Burrage - Mother's Little Helper

Julee Tilman - Poetic Artistry September Guest Designer 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Polka Dot Greetings Die-namics and Stamp Set, Clearly Sentimental About Birthdays (MFT)
Paper: Hot Fudge, Whip Cream (MFT); Lost & Found Two: Rosy 6 x 6 (MME)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); First Place Award Ribbon Die-namics (MFT); pearl flourish (Zva), buttons, twine


  1. I love those flowers and the flourish on that book print paper! This is so pretty!

  2. Hi Barb, these days I mostly stalk my favorite blogs because I don't have much time for commenting but I wanted to leave some love for your Color TD card. It's beautiful.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, Bar! You make it look so easy, but this would have taken me FOREVER to make something so simply elegant. Dazzling! :)

  4. I'm such a sucker for flowers, so I really LOVE this gorgeous b-day card...inside and out!

  5. Barbara, this card is just jaw-dropping for me. I love the feel of simplicity even though I can see there was a lot of work in it. Beautiful job, TFS!

  6. Oh my word... I just love your cluster of flowers. Such a gorgeous card!

  7. This is truly gorgeous, Bar! I love that text patterned paper as your base with the pretty pop of colored blooms! So elegant, yet kinda vintage...just pretty all around :]

  8. What a great card, Barbara! I love the bold flowers on the printed paper! Beautiful!

  9. Those blossoms are alive and blooming! Love it. ;)

  10. That is STUNNING! I love those flowers!

  11. LOVE the cluster of flowers and the polka dot leaves are fabulous! Beautiful design, girlfriend!


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