Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Happy Birthday–CTD #249


Happy Wednesday, Color Throwdown fans! Today Joan has chosen some rockin’ patriotic colors for us to play with. I love the Bermuda Bay tossed in the mix, don’t you?

Before I tell you about my card, I have a couple more things to mention. Denise has decided to step down from the team to spend more time with her family. We will really miss her gorgeous creations every week and I know you will too.

AND, next week is Color Throwdown 250!!! We have a little celebration planned so be SURE to check back next week—you won’t want to miss it.

swatch 249
So, on to my card. I used MFT’s Washi Patterns in a different way again. I LOVE these small patterns so much and decided they would make great candles. I stamped several patterns on Sweet Tooth card stock and cut them in half lengthwise to make two of each. I popped them up on foam tape on a Sweet Tooth card stock base and set to making the flame. The two smaller leaves in Die-namics Flower & Leaf Trio made a perfect flame. I cut the larger one from Lemon Drop card stock and the smaller from Orange Fizz card stock. I adhered them together and popped them up on foam, as well, slipping the point just under the top of each “candle”. I stamped the sentiment, from LLD Document It – Bingo, on more Sweet Tooth card stock cut with a Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon flag and Black Licorice ink. I popped that up on foam and was done!

For the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Clearly Sentimental About Birthdays. This card is already on the way to a very special recipient—I hope she likes it :)


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 CTD249 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 help us welcome July’s Guest Designer, Stacey Schafer!  

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Denise Marzec
Joan Ervin
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Tammy Hershberger
Wanda Cullen
Stacey Schafer – July Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Washi Patterns, LLD Document It – Bingo, Clearly Sentimental About Birthdays (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT)
Red Hot ink, Blu Raspberry ink, Black Licorice ink (MFT); Brilliant Blue (SU!)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Die-namics Flower & Leaf Trio, Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon (MFT)



  1. Love the fun line of candles you created! Great use of the patterned stamps.

  2. adore this fun display of candles, Barbara! so happy to work with you this month over at CTD!

  3. Those candles are so clever! Love this card!

  4. I absolutely love your birthday card, Bar...the candles are really fun and festive!!! I am sooo going to case this!!!!

  5. GF, you are brilliant!


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