Wednesday, October 09, 2013

A Candy Corn BOO!–CTD #263


Hello, all! It’s Wednesday so that means it’s Color Throwdown time! I’m the host this week and I thought I’d whip up a sweet little candy corn banner with these colors. Not only am I having my Halloween Printer’s Tray published this month, but they also picked up my banner that I made last year so I’m banner-less, too! Not complaining, mind you, but I needed a banner so this filled the bill nicely.

swatch 263

This banner worked up pretty quickly, actually. I used my Jumbo Banner Day STAX Die-namics and first cut out my black corrugated paper layers with the largest die. I cut the “header” out twice, once with black glitter paper and once with silver and adhered them together before popping them up on foam. Using the second largest size of the banner dies, I cut out white, yellow, and orange glitter paper, then just trimmed off part of the yellow and orange copies. I layered them up to form the candy corn look. I usually do some rosettes on my banners but in this case I felt they would cover too much of the corn so left them off. I cut out my Mini Doily Circles Die-namics from black corrugated paper and popped them up on foam. My letters were cut from By the Letters Uppercase Die-namics and silver glitter paper, also popped up on foam.

To put it together, I punched some holes in the upper corners, reinforced the holes with Black Licorice card stock, and tied on some Black Licorice button and Orange Fizz button embellishments.


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 CTD263 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
Joan Ervin
Lori Tecler
Melody Rupple
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Sankari Wegman – October Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: None
Black Licorice card stock (MFT); black corrugated paper, silver, yellow, orange, black glitter paper
Ink: None
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Mini Doily Circles Die-namics, Jumbo Banner Day STAX Die-namics, By the Letters Uppercase Die-namics, Black Licorice button, Orange Fizz button (MFT); foam tape, Halloween baker’s twine



  1. WOW!!! This is so exquisite!! What a beautiful banner! Or should I say - BOO-TiFul!!! :D Awesome creation Barbara!!!

  2. Too fun! Love how you made each of the pennants look like a piece of candy corn.

  3. You are the queen of banner creations! This is so awesome that you made the pennants layered like candy corn! Love it!

  4. What a cute Candy Corn Banner! Like the Glimmer letters.


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