Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Happy 4th of July–CTD #247


Hey, everyone! It’s Color Throwdown time again! This week I’m the host and I’ve chosen some US patriotic colors for this challenge.

swatch 247

I know, it’s not July 4th yet, but if you’re planning on sending any kind of patriotic card to someone in the US, you’d better get hoppin’ so this might be just the push you need :) If you’re NOT sending any, then it’s still an awesome color combo, in my book :) If you’re planning a cookout you can make some décor item instead of a card—the sky’s the limit!

I’m using the new MFT Trendy Triangles and the coordinating Die-namics Triangles for the focal piece of my card today. I cut out some triangles then stamped the outline image in Red Hot ink and dark blue ink, then reversed to stamp the star, from DC Just the Ticket inside the triangle. They were stamped in Sweet Tooth card stock and my card base is Kraft card stock and popped up on foam. I stamped the sentiment, from PI – Lady Liberty with Black Licorice ink and tied around some postal twine. To finish it off I added red, white, and blue sequins.

Here’s the inside with another sentiment from PI – Lady Liberty and some star sequins.


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 CTD247 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
Wanda Guess – June Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Trendy Triangles, PI – Lady Liberty (MFT)
Kraft card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT)
Red Hot ink, Black Licorice ink (MFT); dark blue
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Triangles (MFT); sequins, foam tape, postal twine



  1. Such a great card, Bar! Love the graphic design of your layout using these fun triangles.

  2. Awesome CAS 4th card, Barbara! I love the twine and the sprinkling of sequins!!

  3. What a fun design! Love the clean, graphic design and the little bit of sparkle from the sequins.

  4. Love your fancy triangles and the sprinkling of sequins, Bar...wonderful CAS design!!!!

  5. Barbara...gorgeous card...the bakers twine is my fav...TFS.

    Stampin' HUGZ

  6. I'm such a fan of anything Patriotic, great job on this! I'm so glad you joined us at the A.R.T. Challenge Barbara, and we hope you'll join us again this Thursday for our "Anything-goes" challenge too! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  7. Such a great "less is more" design, and it is! Love what you did with our layout, your card is really classy looking. Thanx so much fo playing along with us at A.R.T. Joanne

  8. Great CAS design! Thanks for joining us for the A.R.T. sketch challenge this week!


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