Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thank You Roses–CTD #239


Hey, everyone, it’s time for Color Throwdown Challenge! I’m hosting this week and I’ve got some sweet colors for you to play work with. I hope to see lots of you participating this week!

swatch 239

My card has a very simple design, but it’s made special with a set I am in love with! LJD Sweet Roses is just that: sweet. The coordinating Die-namics LJD Roses and Leaves are equally fabulous and make it so easy to create a great flower card with a low profile so it’s mail-friendly.

My base card was made with Whip Cream card stock and Kraft card stock, then I die-cut the roses from Pink Lemonade card stock and Banana Split card stock, along with some Blush Blossom. The roses were then stamped with white pigment ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The leaves were done the same way, using Sour Apple card stock then everything was arranged and adhered with foam tape and hot glue. The sentiment was also embossed on a Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon flag and tucked under the roses.

Here’s the inside with another sentiment from the set.


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 CTD239 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
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Frances Byrne – April Guest Designer

LJD Sweet Roses (MFT)
Whip Cream card stock, Kraft card stock, Banana Split card stock, Pink Lemonade card stock, Sour Apple card stock (MFT)
Ink: white pigment ink
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics LJD Roses and Leaves, Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon (MFT); clear embossing powder, heat tool, foam tape, hot glue/gun



  1. Simple yet sooo pretty and this, Bar!!!

  2. this is so pretty- love everything about it...color, layout....just perfect!

  3. Beautiful card. I pinned it to my card board. Ty.

  4. This is lovely, Bar! Your embossed flowers and leaves really make them pop and give such a fresh look!

  5. Beautiful CAS design, Barbara! The touch of kraft really made all the soft pastels pop!

  6. So pretty! Love the white embossing on the flowers.


Thank you for your kind comments--they make my day and I appreciate every one!