Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Birthday Balloons–CTD #346


Hi, there, and welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! I’m hosting this week and I’ve drawn my colors from this lovely Italian landscape.

swatch 346

I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then added a strip of Ranger watercolor paper on which I’d stenciled with Bold Paisley Stencil and the following dye inks: Razzle Berry dye ink, Kraft dye ink, Sour Apple dye ink, Steel Gray dye ink. I popped it up on foam after added some Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics cut from Razzle Berry card stock and a couple of stamped up backgrounds: Sheet Music Background and Fine Check Background. The sentiment is from MSTN Happy Pandas and was stamped on a flag from Blueprints 25 Die-namics with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, then also popped up. The balloons are from the same set and were stamped with Black Licorice hybrid ink and water colored with the challenge colors. I tied around some gray hemp baker’s twine, added some glitter stars and was done!

A sentiment from LJD Birthday Greetings 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 CTD346 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd346 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!

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MSTN Happy Pandas, LJD Birthday Greetings, Sheet Music Background, Fine Check Background (MFT)
Razzle Berry dye ink, Kraft dye ink, Sour Apple dye ink, Steel Gray dye ink, Black Licorice hybrid ink, Versamark (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Steel Gray card stock, Ranger Watercolor paper, Razzle Berry card stock (MFT); glitter paper
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
MSTN Happy Pandas, Blueprints 25 Die-namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, Scattered Stars Die-namics, Bold Paisley Stencil, foam mounting tape, Quickie Glue Pen, white detail embossing powder, medium water brush (MFT); heat tool, baker’s twine



  1. So sweet and festive. Love those balloons and sparkly stars Barb.

  2. Great paisley border and love the fun, popped balloons! Hope you arrived home safe and sound today!

  3. What a fun birthday card! Love the watercolored balloon trio.

  4. Super sweet card, girlfriend! LOVE that watercolored paisley on the background strip!


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