Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hello Friend–CTD #343


Hi, everyone! It’s time for another Color Throwdown Challenge! Today my BFF Tammy is the host and she has picked some cheerful colors for us to work with.

swatch 343

I do seem to be stuck in shaker card mode ;-) But they are SO much fun to make and I love all those sequins and beads… ;-)

I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then on another piece of Sweet Tooth card stock I created some patterned paper with Desert Bouquet and Tropical Teal dye ink, Summer Splash dye ink, Daffodil dye ink, and Chocolate Brown dye ink. I popped that up on foam mounting tape and set about to create my shaker box. I used TRANSFORM-ables Say Hello Die-namics for my window, cut from Sweet Tooth card stock and stamped a sentiment from Friends Like Us at the bottom. Then I added some Heat Resistant Acetate behind the word, filled it up with sequins and seed beads, closed up the back with more Sweet Tooth card stock, and adhered it to the base. A few enamel dots finished it off!

Another sentiment from Friends Like Us 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 CTD343 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd343 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!

1CAS Supplies2_thumb1

Desert Bouquet, Friends Like Us (MFT)
Tropical Teal dye ink, Summer Splash dye ink, Daffodil dye ink, Chocolate Brown dye ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Heat Resistant Acetate (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Blueprints 24 Die-namics, TRANSFORM-ables Say Hello Die-namics, foam mounting tape (MFT); enamel dots, sequins, seed beads



  1. Oh I LOVE how you used these colors, so fabulous!

  2. What fabulous designer paper you created for the BG! Gorgeous shaker card!

  3. Love the shaker,'s sooo purty!!!!

  4. What a fabulous shaker card!! Look at ALL those sequins!! Yumminess!

  5. Such a pretty shaker Bar. Love the flowery background and the rich colors on the sequins.

  6. I love the fact that the colours are all in the background paper and the sequins. Fabulous Idea.

    Thanks for having me along as Guest Star Stamper at CTD this week. Claire x

  7. LOVE that word bubble shaker, and the background flowers are AWESOME!


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