Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Happy Purrthday–CTD #334


Hey, there! It’s time for another Color Throwdown Challenge! Tammy has picked a really preppy color combo for us today—a bit different but I ended up loving it!

swatch 334 

My theory is that if you’re in doubt, make your own background paper and no color combo will be a challenge, LOL! My card started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then I added a wonky Nightshift Blue card stock panel before popping up my stenciled background on foam mounting tape, also on a wonky angle. My paper was made by using Harlequin Stencil along with Cotton Candy dye ink, Orange Zest dye ink, and a dark blue fine point marker. You can see exactly how I did it if you go to yesterday’s post at the MFT Blog where I have a video showing how to use this stencil for eight different backgrounds.

Next up is a Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics cut from Nightshift Blue card stock stamped with Polka Dot Background and Sweet Tooth pigment ink. Peeking our from under it are three flags cut from Nightshift Blue card stock, Cotton Candy card stock, and Orange Zest card stock with a flag die from Blueprints 12 Die-namics. The focal image is PI Feline Better and her kitty (cut with PI Feline Better Die-namics), stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 110lb paper with Black Licorice hybrid ink and colored with Copic markers. They were popped up on foam as was the sentiment, stamped on Say What? Die-namics.

A sentiment from Totally Happy was stamped on the inside with Nightshift Blue 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 CTD334 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 March Guest Designer, Holly Brown, and this week’s Guest Star Stamper, Julie Beech!

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       
Julie Beech – Guest Star Stamper

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!

1CAS Supplies2_thumb1

PI Feline Better, Polka Dot Background (MFT)
Black Licorice hybrid ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink, Orange Zest dye ink, Cotton Candy dye ink, Nightshift Blue dye ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Nightshift Blue card stock, Cotton Candy card stock, Orange Zest card stock (MFT); Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 110lb
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
PI Feline Better Die-namics, Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, Say What? Die-namics, Blueprints 12 Die-namics, Harlequin Stencil, foam mounting tape (MFT); Copic markers



  1. LOVE your SWEET looking card!!!!! hugs, Heidi

  2. Super adorable layout to highlight this sweet PI image! Love your coloring and the pleat details. I need some lessons. :-)

  3. Love how you made your harlequin background such a good idea.
    So pleased to be your GSS this week. :)

  4. Darling card Barb. Love the sweet images and the fantastic coloring. The background is COOL!

  5. Fabulous!! Yes, your are right...just make your own it!! Sweet PI!!

  6. This is just adorable! Love your background! The girl and her little kitty accent this card beautifully!

  7. Nana nana boo boo! No one else can say they got this card for their birthday.... EXCEPT ME!!!!!!!!!!! I'm the proud owner of this beauty, and it's even better in person!

  8. Totally and utterly AWESOME!!

  9. Love your custom background! This one was perfect for Tammy's birthday!

  10. Your background panel with the harlequin stencil is AWESOME!! I love your creativity using MFT products.


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