Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Have a Tweet Birthday–CTD #356


Hey, there everyone! It’s time for another Color Throwdown and Broni has a bold color palette for us to work play with this week.

swatch 356

It was hard for me to NOT use a butterfly, but I haven’t gotten enough of the recently released Birds of Paradise yet so I went with another winged critter ;-) I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Then, with another Sweet Tooth card stock panel, I split it, inserted a strip of Dots & Stripes Fresh Paper Pack on the left, cut an offset circle using Circle STAX Die-namics, inserted some Dots & Stripes Neutral Paper Pack. I then spread some embossing paste through Wonky Chevron Stencil—oh, how I love this stencil!—and popped it up on foam mounting tape. I cut the parrot from Birds of Paradise Die-namics, stamped the coordinating image from Birds of Paradise with Black Licorice hybrid ink, colored with Copic markers, and popped it up inside the circle—in essence framing it. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark on Black Licorice card stock cut with Say What? Die-namics and popped up on foam as well. I finished off with some enamel dots and called it done!


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 CTD356 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd356 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 August Guest Designer, Lindsay Amhrein!

Barbara Anders
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Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis – taking a few weeks off
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Lindsay Amhrein – August Guest Designer 

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Birds of Paradise (MFT)
Black Licorice hybrid ink, Versamark (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Dots & Stripes Fresh Paper Pack, Dots & Stripes Neutral Paper Pack (MFT); Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 110lb
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Birds of Paradise Die-namics, Circle STAX Die-namics, Say What? Die-namics, Wonky Chevron Stencil, foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder (MFT); Copic markers, enamel dots



  1. darling! I love the bits of designer paper peeking through and the bird is gorgeous!

  2. LOVE that inset polka dot panel, and the great layout! Plus Mr. Parrot looks very handsome!

  3. LOVE everything about this card! The recessed stripe is such a great detail!

  4. So "tweet!" The bird image is perfect for these colors.

  5. The black and white draws the eye to the focal. The rest is a treat to the eyes. Love how your creative mind works.


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