Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Focus On What Matters–CTD #327


Hey, everyone, welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! Wanda has chosen this pallet of bold colors based on her inspiration piece.

swatch 327
I hadn’t inked up Bokeh Builder in a while so I thought it was time to get it out and use it. I started my card with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then on another piece of Sweet Tooth card stock, I swiped some embossing paste using Grid Stencil. While that was drying I stamped up my Bokeh Builder panel using Wild Wisteria dye ink, Blu Raspberry dye ink, Limelight dye ink, and Lemon Drop dye ink. I popped the embossed layer up on foam, then popped the stamped panel up, as well, at a wonky angle. Next I added a Pierced Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics cut from Translucent Vellum and stamped it with an image from Eye Charts and Sweet Tooth pigment ink. I heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder, tied some silver cord through a punched hole, and popped it up as well. I placed the foam tape under the “Y” and under where I knew the sentiment strip was going to go so none shows through the vellum. Next is a strip of silver glitter paper, then the sentiment strip. It’s made from Steel Gray card stock stamped with more Sweet Tooth pigment ink and also heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder. I finished off with some LLD Geek Is Chic Glasses Die-namics, cut from more silver glitter paper.

Another sentiment from Bokeh Builder was stamped on the inside with Steel Gray dye ink.


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 CTD327 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 January Guest Designer, Bonnie Sharp, and this week’s Guest Star Stamper, Marlena McDeavitt!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Bonnie Sharp – January Guest Designer
Marlena McDeavitt – Guest Star Stamper

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

1CAS Supplies2

Bokeh Builder, Eye Charts (MFT)
Wild Wisteria dye ink, Blu Raspberry dye ink, Limelight dye ink, Lemon Drop dye ink, Steel Gray dye ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Steel Gray card stock, Translucent Vellum (MFT); glitter paper
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Pierced Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics, LLD Geek Is Chic Glasses Die-namics, foam mounting tape, clear detail embossing powder (MFT); silver cord, embossing paste, heat tool

1CAS Signature2


  1. Amazing card Barb. Love the colorful dots in the background... and that vellum tag... oh, so perfect... the sparkly glasses are awesome. Want a pair for myself! :)

  2. Love the bokeh background and the stamping/embossing on the vellum tag!! Love that sentiment!!

  3. I love this! The mix of soft colors with the silver and the vellum makes you feel like you're floating in the clouds!

  4. Amazing background using the bokeh dots! The vellum really softens up the colors. LOVE your card!

  5. This is SO gorgeous Bar! The vellum and silver glitter paper just pop!

  6. Those sparkly glasses are awesome, and I LOVE the bokeh background! You know, I bought this at the retreat and have yet to use it! What's UP with that?

  7. Love the bokeh technique in the background, Bar, and the little sparkly glasses are just tooo cute!!! Beautifully designed card!!!


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