Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Thank You–CTD #359


Hi there and welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Lori has a fun combo that I used for a Fall-themed design.

swatch 359

I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Then, on a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 110lb I stamped the leaf image from Blissful Blooms over and over with Black Licorice hybrid ink, then colored them in the challenge colors with Copic markers. I thought it needed a little something else, so I overstamped with Burlap Background and Natural dye ink, more lightly stamped in some areas, then popped it up on the base with foam mounting tape.


Next I added the sentiment, from part of one from LLD Soda Pop, stamped on Black Licorice card stock with Versamark, heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, and popped up on foam. To finish off, I added a LJD Scribbles Die-namics cut from Kraft card stock, and the word “thank” from Words of Gratitude Die-namics, cut from Black Licorice card stock.

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 CTD359 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd359 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 September Guest Designer, Kelly Latevola!

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
Kelly Latevola – September Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!

1CAS Supplies2_thumb1

Blissful Blooms, LLD Soda Pop, Burlap Background (MFT)
Natural dye ink, Black Licorice hybrid ink, Versamark (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Kraft card stock (MFT); Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 110lb
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
LJD Scribbles Die-namics, Words of Gratitude Die-namics, foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder (MFT); Copic markers, heat tool



  1. Love everything about this card! You rocked the color challenge. Your background is perfect, at first glance I thought that it was textured.

  2. This is so pretty! I love how you used these leaves to make that great background panel!

  3. I love how you take one itty bitty leaf stamp and make it the crowning glory of the card. The Burlap background is one of my top favorites. Up to this very second, I thought that you used twine. I went back up to the card, and it is the Scribbles. Super great job.

  4. Love those cool and colorful leaves, Barbara!

  5. The leaf background is gorgeous!! Wonderful!!

  6. That subtle burlap background is genius and I love that you repeated the same leaf stamp in the different colors! Very creative!

  7. What a lovely card, Barbara - the burlap accent, and scribbles die, are fabulous additions too!


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