Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy Birthday to You–CTD #335


Hi, everyone, it’s time for another Color Throwdown Challenge! Vickie is our host this week and she has picked some soft spring colors to work with.

swatch 335

I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then added a Black Licorice card stock layer on the wonky. I’ve come to like this for grounding rather than a mat under my patterned paper. Next up is some of that patterned paper that I created with Plaid Builder Background and Lemon Chiffon dye ink, Wild Cherry dye ink, and Spearmint dye ink, also placed on the wonky. Next up is a panel I stamped using some little flowers from LJD Spring Backgrounds. I added a black dot to the center of each with a fine point pen to tie it in. Next I cut LJD Circle Scribble Flowers from Wild Cherry card stock and Spearmint card stock and stamped the images from LJD Circle Scribble Flowers with Black Licorice dye ink. There are a couple LJD Scribbles Die-namics cut from Black Licorice card stock under them. The sentiment is from Totally Happy and was stamped on Black Licorice card stock with Sweet Tooth pigment ink and heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder, then popped up on foam mounting tape. I finished off with some enamel dots.

A sentiment from LJD Birthday Greetings 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 CTD335 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd335 and #colorthrowdown on social media. 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 March Guest Designer, Holly Brown, and this week’s Guest Star Stamper, Natasha!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Holly Brown – March Guest Designer        
Natasha – Guest Star Stamper

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon

1CAS Supplies2_thumb1

LJD Circle Scribble Flowers, LJD Spring Backgrounds, LJD Birthday Greetings, Plaid Builder Background, Totally Happy (MFT)
Lemon Chiffon dye ink, Wild Cherry dye ink, Spearmint dye ink, Black Licorice dye ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Wild Cherry card stock, Spearmint card stock, Black Licorice card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
LJD Circle Scribble Flowers Die-namics, LJD Scribbles Die-namics, foam mounting tape, clear detail embossing powder (MFT); enamel dots, fine point black pen, heat tool



  1. Super purty card! I LOVE how you did the posies in the background with the tiny black dots for accents, and the Scribble Flowers are fabulous!

  2. Gorgeous!! I like the wonky panels too, backgrounds you created and black outlined leaves!!

  3. Beautiful card Barb. Love the scribble flowers. The slanted paper panels look so nice. The touch of black adds a nice contrast...

  4. LOVE this Bar!!! The patterns are incredible, I especially love the flower panel, and I ADORE those scribble flowers!

  5. I agree...the wonky layers just add the perfect touch of visual interest! LOVE this gorgeous card!

  6. This is amazing!! I love how you create pattern paper. You rock it each and every time. I need to add the Spring Backgrounds to my next order!

  7. So pretty! Love the mix of different scaled florals and the contrasting stripes.


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