Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy Birthday–CTD #338


Hello! Welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Broni has chosen this rich, earthy color palette for us to work with.

swatch 338

I’ve been having fun doing the emboss resist backgrounds so I thought I’d try it again. I started with a Kraft card stock base, then stamped Garden Flourish Background on Ranger watercolor paper with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder. Then I did the smooshing thing with Jellybean Green dye ink and Tropical Teal dye ink on my craft sheet, sprayed a little water, and dragged the watercolor paper through it. I reapplied a couple more times to get full coverage and a look I liked. I added some Black Licorice grosgrain ribbon and popped it up on the base with foam mounting tape. Next I cut four copies of Sentimental Flourish Frame Die-namics from Kraft card stock and Black Licorice card stock, adhered them together for strength, and popped them up on foam over the ribbon. A few enamel dots finished it off :)

A sentiment from lJD Birthday Greetings was stamped on the inside with 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 CTD338 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd338 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 April Guest Designer, Karen Giron!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Karen Giron – April Guest Designer        

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!

1CAS Supplies2_thumb1

Garden Flourish Background, LJD Birthday Greetings, LJD You’re the Sweetest (MFT)
Black Licorice dye ink, Jellybean Green dye ink, Tropical Teal dye ink, Versamark (MFT)
Kraft card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Ranger watercolor paper (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Blueprints 24 Die-namics, Sentimental Flourish Frame Die-namics, foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Black Licorice grosgrain ribbon, Quickie Glue Pen (MFT); enamel dots, heat tool



  1. Ooo, Barbara! Your background is gorgeous :D

  2. So pretty and elegant Barb. Love the flourish background with the decorative frame.

  3. Our minds were in the same channel with using emboss resist! This is such a gorgeous background!

  4. Love the background you created! Very pretty card!

  5. Gorgeous BG!! Love the fleur panel too!!

  6. That emboss resist background panel is so pretty! Love the flourish background with that elegant framed sentiment.


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