Wednesday, February 25, 2015

You are Amazing–CTD #331


Hi, everyone, it’s time for another Color Throwdown and this week the amazing Jodi Collins is our host! You can’t go wrong with pink and green in my book, and I love the photo that inspired her color combo.

swatch 331

I’ve got a scrappy card for you today and I must say I’m quite happy with now it turned out! It’s OK to say that, right? I started with a Kraft card stock base and built from there, adding, first, a Sweet Tooth card stock panel on which I spread embossing paste through Polka Dot Stencil. Next is a piece of water color paper, created with Small Chevron Stripes Stencil and Razzle Berry dye ink, Cotton Candy dye ink, Jellybean Green dye ink, Black Licorice dye ink, and Kraft dye ink and popped up on foam mounting tape. Then I added a Stitched Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock and then dry embossed with Zebra Stencil and tied with hemp cord. Next is a strip of Kraft card stock stamped with Grid Background and Black Licorice eye ink, a Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics cut from Sour Apple card stock and a Flower Medley Die-namics made with Razzle Berry card stock and Daffodil card stock. The sentiment was created by die cutting the “you” from Love & Adore You Die-namics five times and gluing them together with my Quickie Glue Pen then adhering to the Kraft strip. It was finished by stamping the sentiment from Simply Fabulous Sayings on Black Licorice card stock with Sweet Tooth pigment ink and heat embossing with clear detail embossing powder. I finished off with some enamel dots.

Two images from Friends Like Us were stamped on the INSIDE with Black Licorice dye ink, stamped off once, and Razzle Berry 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 CTD331 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, Jen Shultz and this week’s Guest Star Stamper, Stephanie Severin!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Jen Shultz – February Guest Designer    
Stephanie Severin – Guest Star Stamper

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!

1CAS Supplies2

Simply Fabulous Sayings, Grid Background (MFT)
Black Licorice dye ink, Razzle Berry dye ink, Cotton Candy dye ink, Jellybean Green dye ink, Kraft dye ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Kraft card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Razzle Berry card stock, Daffodil card stock, Sour Apple card stock (MFT); water color paper (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Stitched Traditional Tag STAX Die-namics, Love & Adore You Die-namics, Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics, Flower Medley Die-namics, Polka Dot Stencil, Zebra Stencil, Small Chevron Stripes Stencil, hemp cord, foam mounting tape, Quickie Glue Pen, clear detail embossing powder (MFT); enamel dots, water brush, embossing paste, palette knife

1CAS Signature2


  1. Beautiful card Barb. Love that background with the different colors. The flower is so pretty.

  2. Oh my...I love everything about this gorgeous card!! Great layout!

  3. What a beautiful card! Love everything about it, every detail.

  4. So much beautiful visual interest and texture! Love the watercolor through the stencil! And the negative look of the sentiment!

  5. Amazing card! Love all that layering and stenciling! And colors are beautiful too!

  6. Beautiful! Love all the layers and the gorgeous flower!

  7. Just beautiful! The watercoloring with the small chevron stripes stencil is fabulous--such a cool look!

  8. This turned out so pretty... I just LOVE that watercolor background. One of these days I must give that a try!

  9. This is RIDICULOUSLY gorgeous! That background is AH-mazing! LOVE LOVE LOVE!


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