Wednesday, November 07, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas To You–CTD #217


Hi, all, back again with this week’s Color Throwdown challenge! This week Denise has presented us with a stunning color combo!

swatch 217

I wanted to use today’s MFT teaser set, Stitched Stockings, again so I kept it simple. I embossed a Sweet Tooth card stock background with snowflakes and added a layered strip across the center, using Nightshift Blue card stock and Jellybean Green card stock. To jazz it up a bit, I covered the center green strip with glitter—easy peasy with 1” Scor-Tape. I stamped the Stocking Trio die cut with the new Jellybean Green ink and popped it up on foam.


I also used one of the Nightshift Blue buttons from the MFT Boutique, and some navy blue twine. The sentiment, also from Stitched Stockings, was stamped on a Die-namics Fishtail Flags Layers STAX die cut.
Here’s the inside with a sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments, the MFT October Triple Scoop set.



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




And that’s it from me! 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 CTD217 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 awesome October Guest Designer, Lynn Mercurio!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Denise Marzec
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Lynn Mercurio (November 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: Stitched Stockings, Seasonal Sentiments (
Sweet Tooth card stock, Nightshift Blue card stock, Jellybean Green card stock (MFT)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Jellybean Green ink (
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Fishtail Flags Layers STAX, Die-namics Stocking Trio, Nightshift Blue buttons (MFT); twine, foam tape, 1” Scor-Tape, glitter




  1. hi barbara,

    love the simplicity of this card!!! beautiful color combination and those stockings are really cute.

    greetings femke

  2. What a truly adorable card, Barb. Love the embossed background and the beautiful panel that holds your sentiment. The little Christmas stocking is so adorable.

  3. Love this Barbara! The colours are fabulous!!

  4. Love the embossed background and that sweet Christmas stocking - fab card!

  5. Wonderful card Bar! Love the embossed snowflake back ground, the strip of glittery paper and cute stocking!

  6. Love the sweet little stocking and all the sparkle, Bar....this is such a pretty Christmas card!!!

  7. Terrific CAS card, Bar! Love those new stocking dies...just too cute!

  8. Fun and festive! Love the sparkly strip behind the stocking and sentiment.

  9. This is just so cool! I love the strip of glitter and these colors worked perfectly with the cute little stocking!


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