Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hello, Friend–CTD #225


Happy Wednesday, all! Since it *is* Wednesday, it’s time for Color Throwdown! Today’s challenge is brought to us by Kerri, based on this gorgeous inspiration piece!

swatch 225
My design is super simple. First thing, on a Sweet Tooth card stock base, I adhered a Die-namics Large Fancy Flourish die cut from Kraft corrugated paper. Then I stamped the sentiment, from Finishing Flourishes, with Black Licorice Ink and started working on my butterflies. I substituted Razzle Berry card stock, Bubblegum card stock, and Orange Fizz card stock for the challenge colors and die cut some butterflies with my Die-namics Butterflies set. Then I stamped some flourishes on them with Kraft Ink, adhered some clear jewels, and then popped them up on bits of foam.

Here’s the inside with another sentiment from the set and more butterflies.



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 CTD225 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
Miriam Napier (January 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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Finishing Flourishes (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Razzle Berry card stock, Bubblegum card stock, Orange Fizz card stock (MFT); Kraft corrugated paper
Ink: Black Licorice Ink, Kraft Ink (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Large Fancy Flourish, Die-namics Butterflies (MFT); clear jewels, foam dots




  1. Gorgeous card, such a sweet idea love it

  2. These are both such wonderful cards! Love them!

  3. Love both of these Barb! Great ideas.

  4. Wow, love both of these beauties, Barb! Love that you cut the flourish from corrugated paper on the first one, and the stamping on the butterflies in the second one looks cool!

  5. Your little butterflies perched on the vine are sooo sweet, Bar, and the inside looks fabulous, too!!!!

  6. Gorgeous card Barbara, I love butterflies. Perfect for this week's colours. x

  7. I like your card very much, it's beautiful.
    Evie xxx

  8. Beautiful design, Bar! Love the flourishes stamped on the butterflies!

  9. I love your card for the CTD225. I like how nice and elegant it is, and on the clean and simple side. Very pretty Barb!!

  10. Gorgeous CAS card, Barbara! Love how you used these colors! And my goodness, the inside could be another beautiful card all by itself!!

  11. Love the creative use of the flourish for a butterfly branch! Gorgeous card...inside and out!

  12. This is gorgeous Bar! Love how your card almost feels like it has movement with the swirls and pretty butterflies!


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