Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The thing about courage–CTD #197

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Hi, everyone, and welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! This week the fabulous Joan is our host and here are the colors she’s chosen:

swatch 197

Beautiful color combo, isn’t it? It just so happens I had some patterned paper that would work for them. My design is pretty simple, to make use of the gorgeous patterned paper I used for my base. I’m using MFT’s Die-namics Vertical Greetings II Die & Stamp Set for my card today. I cut one die cut from patterned paper and another of card stock to adhere under it for more body. Then I stamped the sentiment, trimmed it to show some patterned paper and adhered that. The whole thing was popped up on foam tape, on top of a Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX die cut using corrugated cardboard. To finish it off, I made some little ribbon tabs and topped them off with a twine-tied button.

Here’s the inside with another Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX die cut and another sentiment from the set.


Here are the
Die-namics dies I used on this card:



And that’s it! 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 CTD197 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
Anna Wight (June Guest Designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you a little later for this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!



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Stamps: Vertical Greetings II (
Whip Cream, Kraft (MFT); Cajun Craze (SU!); Konnichiwa (Basic Grey); corrugated cardboard
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa 
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Vertical Greetings II, Fishtail Flags STAX
die-namics dies (MFT); ribbon, button, twine




  1. Bar your card is lovely! You always do such beautiful designed cards using designer paper! I really like your corrugated banner and ribbon tabs with button!

  2. Love the patterned paper! It's so beautiful with that vertical sentiment. Gorgeous card!

  3. SO beautiful! LOVE these papers, the stamps you used, and the trio of ribbon loops, well I ADORE that!

  4. What a beautiful card! I love the trio of ribbons with the button and the corrugated cardboard is too cool!

  5. This is such a fabulous design, Bar!!!!! You have used the perfect papers and the corrugated cardboard adds such awesome texture!!!!!


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