Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bow Ties Are Cool–CTD #342


Hello, everyone, it’s Color Throwdown Challenge time! This week Monika is our host and she has a bright color combo for us this week.

swatch 342

My colors aren’t as bright as the inspiration piece but they’re all there. I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then on another panel of Sweet Tooth card stock I arranged three images from Terrific Ties stamp set and Terrific Ties Die-namics. Top one was done with Blueberry dye ink, the center with Electric Red dye ink, both on Sweet Tooth card stock, and the bottom one was stamped with Orange Zest dye ink on Daffodil card stock. After I arranged my ties, and using a ruler for guidance, I free roughly drew in a double line frame with a fine line black marker. I popped that panel up on foam mounting tape and added the sentiment, from Terrific Ties stamp set, stamped on Black Licorice card stock with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, then also popped up on foam. I finished off with some Scattered Stars Die-namics and Blueprints 25 Die-namics stars, cut from wood veneer card stock and Ranger silver foil card stock.

A sentiment from For the Boys stamp set 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 CTD342 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd342 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 May Guest Designer, Tenia Nelson!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!

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For the Boys, Terrific Ties (MFT)
Blueberry dye ink, Electric Red dye ink, Orange Zest dye ink, Black Licorice dye ink, Versamark (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Daffodil card stock, Ranger silver foil card stock (MFT); wood veneer card stock
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Terrific Ties Die-namics, Scattered Stars Die-namics, Blueprints 25 Die-namics, white detail embossing powder, foam mounting tape, Quickie Glue Pen (MFT); heat tool, black fine line marker



  1. Fantastic card Barb. Love the different prints on those sweet bow ties. The little stars look great.

  2. Your trio of bowties are just too cute!

  3. What a fun Father's Day card, Bar...I'm lovin the colorful bow ties!!!

  4. Sweet card... makes me wish I had time to use the new ties stamps and dies, too!


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