Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wishing You Happiness–CTD #206


Happy Wednesday, everyone! I’m back with my Color Throwdown Challenge card. Kerri chose this week’s colors based on this lovely inspiration piece.

swatch 206

Nice, sweet colors, perfect for a wedding card. Which was precisely what I needed for this coming Saturday! I’ll be taking it and the gift card to the wedding, so I’ll just wrap them both in a box and tie it up with ribbon :) Hmmm, I hope she doesn’t read my blog, LOL! Don’t think she does.

Anyway! I wanted it mostly white with just some pops of color, so I made the base of lots of layers of MFT’s Sweet Tooth card stock. Some layers were embossed and some cut out with my Die-namics Designer Labels 3 STAX dies. The sentiment panel was cut from part of the Die-namics Well Worn Greetings Die Only with foam tape between layers. Then I adhered a Die-namics Royal Rose, a couple of Die-namics Rolled Flowers, and some Die-namics Upsy Daisy leaves. I swiped some white pigment ink over the flowers to highlight them a bit, and added pearls to the rolled flowers. There’s a Die-namics Leafy Flourish die cut peeking out from under the “bouquet”, too.

Here’s the inside, with a sentiment from Clearly Sentimental About Romance.


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 CTD206 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
Denise Marzec
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Vickie Zimmer (August 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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More Essential Sentiments, Clearly Sentimental About Romance (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT); Cameo Coral, Pretty In Pink, Tempting Turquoise (SU!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Designer Labels 3 STAX, Die-namics Royal Rose, Die-namics Rolled Flower, Die-namics Upsy Daisy, Die-namics Leafy Flourish, Die-namics Well Worn Greetings Die Only (MFT); embossing folders, foam tape




  1. Wow!! What a fabulous card - I love the white layers and the embossing really makes them stand out, especially with the pop of color from the rolled flowers. Just gorgeous, Barbara!

  2. Bar, what a STUNNER! LOVE all the white on white layers and all the texture with the embossing! Your flowers are AMAZING too! You ROCK my friend!!!

  3. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Love all the white space with just the flowers making the pop of color!

  4. So pretty! Love all the white on white layers. Perfect wedding card!

  5. What a pretty design with all the white, textured layers and the sweet little rolled this, Bar!!!!

  6. Simply elegant and beautiful, Barbara! I love all the texture!

  7. Bar this is so elegant with the layers of embossed white your sentiment and pop of color with the pretty flowers! It's wonderful!

  8. This is so beautiful, Bar! I love all the texture and those gorgeous handmade flowers!

  9. Love all the embossing and flowers/leaves are fabulous!

  10. Love all the different textures to show off the layers of white. Great combo of die-cut flowers, too. Beautiful card!!

  11. Loverly embossed layers, and your flowers are so pretty!


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