Wednesday, August 13, 2014

S.W.A.K.–CTD #305


Hey, there, it’s Wednesday so it must be Color Throwdown time! This week, Lori has a color combo that I adore! In fact, I was using this so much a couple or months ago I had to make myself stop. Put I HAVE to use it now, right?

swatch 305

I’m using a few MFT products that were just released last night: You’ve Got Mail, You’ve Got Mail Die-namics (Free With $60), and Small Checkerboard Stencil, along with a bunch of previously released products. I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then added a Steel Gray card stock layer on which I spread some embossing paste using Small Checkerboard Stencil. I cut my envelope from copy paper and assembled it, then sealed it with a Washi Tape Die-namics stamped with Washi Patterns and Orange Fizz ink, Sour Apple ink, and Berrylicious ink, then over stamped with Steel Gray ink and the sentiment. I added some Orange Fizz card stock lips from Zipper Die-namics and an Upsy Daisy Die-namics cut from Berrylicious card stock and Sour Apple card stock. The Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics flags were stamped with images from Washi Patterns, More Washi Patterns, Grid Background, LJD Spring Backgrounds, and Striped Backgrounds.

On the inside I stamped more images from You’ve Got Mail.


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 CTD305 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, including our awesome August guest designer, Jodi Collins!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Cindy Lawrence
Joan Ervin
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Jodi Collins – August Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Stamps: You’ve Got Mail,
Washi Patterns, More Washi Patterns, LJD Spring Backgrounds, LJD Darling Dots, Striped Backgrounds, Grid Background (MFT)
Steel Gray ink, Sour Apple ink, Orange Fizz ink, Berrylicious ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Berrylicious card stock, Sour Apple card stock, Orange Fizz card stock, Steel Gray card stock (MFT); copy paper
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; You’ve Got Mail Die-namics,
Washi Tape Die-namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, Zipper Die-namics, Upsy Daisy Die-namics, Small Checkerboard Stencil (MFT); embossing paste, enamel dots, clear gems

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  1. Gorgeous I just love your cards to bits :)

  2. Cute, Cute, Cute! An envelope sealed with a kiss, how fun is that.

  3. Fantastic card Barb. Love the colorful banner and the background!

  4. Too cool, Barbara! Love the SWAK and the all the cute banners!

  5. This is awesome, girlfriend! LOVE all the patterns on the banners, and the lips!

  6. Love all the layered banners and the wee bit of checkered BG peeking out! Fabulous card!

  7. Love the stenciled background, all those banners, and that sealed envie!! S.W.A.K. To you!!!

  8. Cute Cards! Glad I found your blog!

  9. What an awesome design with the banners and that cute little envie!!! Love all the different papers you used, too, and how fun is that sentiment!!!!

  10. What a fun card! Love your cool background and all those little flags! I have enjoyed guest designing with all of you this week!

  11. Amazing use of patterns and colors. All of those banners look just right on top of the stenciled gray background and they perfectly highlight the simple sentiment and envelope.


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