Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The Circus Is In Town–CTD #232


Hi, everyone, it’s
Color Throwdown time! This week, the amazing Joan is challenging us to a fabulous color combo, inspired by this gorgeous picture.

swatch 232 

I decided to go somewhat simple—still not up to coloring a lot, so I put my Die-namics LJD Circus Spectacular Die & Stamp Set to work. First, I used another new embossing border on some Sweet Tooth card stock, then stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice ink. I cut out the elephant and stamped him with Kraft ink and popped him up on foam. To add the other colors, I used some Tangy Orange buttons, some Berrylicious buttons, and some Banana Split buttons, all anchored with hemp cord. Then I layered it up on some Black Licorice card stock and added it all to a Kraft card stock base.

Here’s the inside with a sentiment from
All Smiles:


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 CTD232 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. And since it’s a new month, we have a new guest designer—help us welcome Kim Howard, March’s guest designer!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Denise Marzec
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Kim Howard– March Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you back a little later with this week’s
MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge.

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Die-namics LJD Circus Spectacular Die & Stamp Set, All Smiles (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Kraft card stock (MFT)
Kraft ink, Black Licorice ink (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics LJD Circus Spectacular Die & Stamp Set, hemp cord, Tangy Orange buttons, Berrylicious buttons, Banana Split buttons (MFT); foam tape, embossing folder



  1. Too fun! Love the button balloon bunch!

  2. i LOVE it!! your balloons are so sweet in the elephant's trunk :)

  3. I absolutely love how you used the buttons, Bar...what a fun and super cute birthday card!!!!

  4. Love Love LOVE this card with all those buttons. So sweet!

  5. Creative idea to have the ellie holding a button balloon bouquet! Love this fun card!

  6. Love button and twine balloons, so cute!


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