Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Love You to Pieces–CTD #324 + a Video


Hi, everyone, and welcome to the first Color Throwdown Challenge of 2015!! Monika is our host this week and she has chosen a classic color combo based on this gorgeous Winter scene!

swatch 324

If you saw my New Product Launch post from last night, it will come as no surprise that I am totally smitten with the new Damask Background stamp from MFT. I decided to try emboss resist with this stamp and ink refills to watercolor for today’s card. I have a video, showing the process and card construction, that can be viewed HERE on my You Tube channel or by clicking the button below.

In addition, I’ll run through the steps quickly. Using Ranger water color paper (I love it because it is pure white) I stamped Damask Background with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder. Then, with a water brush, I applied Wild Cherry dye ink refill and Black Licorice dye ink refill several times until I got the coverage I was after. I trimmed it down and popped it up on Grout Gray card stock with foam mounting tape, then popped up Heart Puzzle Die-namics, cut from the new Cherry Crisp card stock with another heart piece cut from silver glitter paper and also popped up on foam mounting tape. The sentiment, from the just-released Smitten With You, was stamped on Black Licorice card stock with Versamark and also heat embossed with white embossing powder. These strips were popped up on foam and the card was finished off with silver sequins, adhered with my Quickie Glue Pen.

On the inside, layers were cut with Blueprints 1 Die-namics and Blueprints 6 Die-namics from Cherry Crisp card stock and Sweet Tooth card stock and another sentiment from Smitten With You was stamped with Cherry Crisp dye ink and Black Licorice 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 CTD324 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, Jenny Engelke!

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  
Jenny Engelke – Guest Star Stamper

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!

1CAS Supplies2

Smitten With You, Damask Background (MFT)
Black Licorice dye ink refill, Wild Cherry dye ink refill, Cherry Crisp dye ink, Black Licorice dye ink, Versamark (MFT)
Grout Gray card stock, Cherry Crisp card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT); water color paper (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Heart Puzzle Die-namics, Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 6 Die-namics, foam mounting tape, Quickie Glue Pen (MFT); white embossing powder, sequins

1CAS Signature2


  1. Wow Barbara! This is just stunning! I had to pop over here and see how you did that fabulous background. The damask is beautiful but the coloring used for the background really makes this card over the top beautiful.

  2. Gorgeous as always now off to watch your video <3

  3. This is GORGEOUS my friend! The background is SO beautiful and I LOVE the sentiment panel treatment!

  4. Beautiful card Barb. I love that damask background and the technique you used.So classy and elegant.

  5. Fabulous background technique! Love the wee pop of silver in the heart!

  6. I LOVE that watercolored background!! And the sentiment placement is very cool!!

  7. Delicious creation and such a great tutorial! One for my "to do" list for sure!

  8. What a fabulous background technique, Bar...your card is a real beauty!!!! Thanks for the great video, too!!!

  9. Love that fantastic background!! Fabulous card!!

  10. Barbara I love your card to pieces!! That watercolour resist background is superb. Cx

  11. Beautiful card!!! And background, OMG, stunning!

  12. Beautiful! The emboss resist on the background looks great.

  13. I absolutly love, love, love that damask background. So out looking fo a stamp like that ;-)


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