Wednesday, October 15, 2014

You’re On the Nice List–CTD #314


Hi, everyone, it’s Color Throwdown time! This week, Lori is our host and she has a yummy color palette for us to play with.

swatch 314
Although this IS a yummy color palette, it stumped me for a while because I wanted to use just released MFT products on it. I was stumped as to how I was going to make a Christmas card, but the creative use of black and white came to my rescue!

I started with a Black Licorice card stock base, added some Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock with the sentiment stamped at the bottom, and a moon from Witch Way Is the Candy? Die-namics (pale yellow). I stamped the Santa from BB Jingle All the Way with Black Licorice hybrid ink on a BB Jingle All the Way Die-namics cut from X-Press It Blending Card, colored it with Copic markers (red and pale pink), and popped it up on foam. Glitter paper from Sun, Moon, & Stars Die-namics and Scattered Stars Die-namics finished it off.

Here are the Copic markers I used on the image:


Another sentiment from the set was stamped on the inside.


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 CTD314 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 incredibly talented October Guest Designer, Tara Godfrey!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger—sitting out this week
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Tara Godfrey – October Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you again soon

1CAS Supplies2

BB Jingle All the Way (MFT)
Black Licorice hybrid ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Banana Split card stock, X-Press It Blending Card (MFT); glitter paper
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
BB Jingle All the Way Die-namics, Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics, Witch Way is the Candy? Die-namics, Sun, Moon, & Stars Die-namics (MFT); foam tape, Copic markers, gold pen

1CAS Signature2


  1. Gorgeous so enjoyed your cards for the release <3

  2. Barb, first, I love these little whimsical Santa and reindeer -- I must be getting old because usually I don't like whimsical images much! Second, the link from Kim's blog sent me to the September post-launch cards for everyone except Melissa (of course). Well, I finally decided to comment when I got to your fireflies because I love them so much! :) I love your stars here by the way! :) XOXO, Mary

  3. Your little Santa is sooo cute, the scene you created with the stary sky and snow drifts, too!!!

  4. REALLY creative use of the colors, girlfriend! I love this little guy!

  5. Oh, wow!!! The silver really stands out against the black licorice. Awesome card. Such an adorable set....a must-have, for sure!

  6. You did good, girl!! Wonderful use of the colors and stamps you wanted to use!! Getting me in the Christmas spirit!!

  7. Too fun! Love the black and silver with these colors. Those sparkly silver stars are fabulous!

  8. Love the stars and the snow slopes! Perfect for that cutie pie Santa!

  9. Super cute card Barb. Love the sweet Santa and the coloring. Those hills are fantastic along with the silver stars.


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