Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Friend: It Takes One to Know One–CTD #323


Hi, everyone, and welcome to the last Color Throwdown Challenge of 2014! We’ll be taking the rest of the year off to enjoy the holidays but we’re already planning next year’s challenges and will see you back on January 7th for the first challenge of 2015!

But for today, Lori has a subtle color combo chosen for us, based on this vintage looking design.

swatch 323

First up, I don’t have any rose colored ink, so I used MFT Razzle Berry dye ink, Bubblegum dye ink for the pink, and Fuse Green dye ink and Olive dye ink for the green. My card started with a Kraft card stock base from which I cut Friend Die-namics (Free With $60). Under the die cut, I stamped the line image from Desert Bouquet with Kraft dye ink and over stamped the sentiment, from Friends Like Us, with Steel Gray dye ink.

I added a piece of Sweet Tooth card stock to the inside and stamped lots of images from Desert Bouquet using the inks mentioned above, along with another sentiment from Friends Like Us. When the card is closed you can see the flowers through the die cut and opened, everything shows.


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 CTD322 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 December Guest Designer, Sue Lelli and this week’s Guest Star Stamper, Rosemary Dennis!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Sue Lelli – December Guest Designer 
Rosemary Dennis – Guest Star Stamper

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!

1CAS Supplies2

Friends Like Us, Desert Bouquet (MFT)
Bubblegum dye ink, Razzle Berry dye ink, Fuse Green dye ink, Olive dye ink, Steel Gray dye ink, Kraft dye ink (MFT)
Kraft card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Friend Die-namics (
Free With $60) (MFT)

1CAS Signature2


  1. Very pretty Barb. Love the word die-cut and the pretty flowers behind... the colors look so nice.

  2. You're so creative with letting the floral strip shine through the die cut card front! Love this idea!

  3. What a cool friend cutout and the flowers peeking through are beautiful!

  4. Barbara, LOVE the die cut Friend with the FABULOUS flowers peeking out! The inside is Beautiful and that sentiment is just perfect! Great card!

  5. I just love that sentiment die and how clever to have the paper in the inside show through the front....fabulous design, Bar!!!!

  6. This is fabulous! Love how the front gives you a peek at the stamped images inside.


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