Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Birthday Carnation–CTD #188


Hi, all, back again with another Color Throwdown Challenge! This week, Kerri is hosting and here are the colors she chose:

swatch 188


I decided to go a little rustic today ;-) I ran across a piece of burlap and decided to figure out if I could incorporate it into my card. I’m decently happy with how it turned out, LOL!

First of all, I stamped my carnation, from MFT’s Inspired by Flowers, Set #1, and colored it with Copic markers. Then I cut a piece of the burlap about 1/2” larger all the way around and stitched the image to the burlap with a zig zag stitch. Then I trimmed it evenly, pulled out some of the threads to make a fringe, and sponged the stitches with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Before attaching it to the card base, I added a Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX die cut, using patterned paper with all of the challenge colors. After I adhered the focal element, I wrapped some twine around and tied it with a button. Finally, I added a couple more buttons for balance.

For the inside, I cut another Fishtail Flags STAX and stamped the sentiment, from Finishing Flourishes before adhering it.


Here is the
Die-namics die I used on this card.


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 CTD188 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!!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!) 
Broni Holcombe
Danielle Kennedy
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Julia Aston (April Guest Designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back a little later with my MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge card!



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Stamps: Inspired by Flowers, Set #1, Finishing Flourishes (MFT)
Fossil (MFT); Six by Six - Vanity Fair (MME); Rustic Cream
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Fishtail Flags Die-namics die (MFT); buttons, twine, burlap, sewing machine, Copic markers




  1. Love how you used the burlap on this Barbara! Your carnation is colored wonderfully and the cluster of buttons is so pretty!

  2. I LOVE the burlap as a background. Gorgeous!

  3. This is really beautiful, Bar...such a pretty flower and how cool is that burlap!!!!! I have got to try that!!!!

  4. Love the rustic look! The burlap is perfect with this beautiful bloom!

  5. So pretty! Love how the burlap panel frames the image--great idea.

  6. How cool, I love what you did with the burlap and stitching! And your flower image and cluster of buttons looks fantastic!


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