Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Happy Birthday–CTD #345


Hello, everyone, welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! Wanda is our host this week and she has chosen a color palette that is a favorite of mine: black, white, green, and red.

swatch 345

I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, stamping the sentiment, from LJD You’re the Sweetest, at the bottom with Black Licorice dye ink. Next I stamped more Sweet Tooth card stock with Garden Flourish Background and Black Licorice dye ink, trimmed the edge with Stitched Basic Edges Die-namics (another product being released this month) and “piped” the stamped background layer with another one cut from Black Licorice card stock. I popped it up on foam and added two Simple Leaf Flourishes Die-namics, cut from Sour Apple card stock, and a Rolled Blooming Rose Die-namics cut from Wild Cherry card stock. I finished off with enamel dots.

On the INSIDE, I stamped a sentiment from lJD Birthday Greetings


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 CTD345 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd345 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 June Guest Designer, Nancy Thomas!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Nancy Thomas – June 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 (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Sour Apple card stock, Wild Cherry card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Rolled Blooming Rose Die-namics, Simple Leaf Flourishes Die-namics, Stitched Basic Edges Die-namics, foam mounting tape (MFT); enamel dots



  1. Just stunning - that flourish background is divine!

  2. Totally striking use of the colors in this challenge!

  3. Absolutely LOVE the colors you've chosen. This is a awesome release!!

  4. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing. Great use of the colors. My mom would love this. ^_^

  5. Such a classy design! I see we both love the stitched edges dies...I reach for them all the time it seems!

  6. Gorgeous!, the background is the diagonal cut!!

  7. Beautiful card Barb. The background is so pretty and the red flower looks wonderful with it.

  8. Preeeeety, preeeeety! I love how that rose is so vibrant against the black and white!

  9. Gorgeous, elegant design! The red rose looks beautiful with the black and white.


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