Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Happy Holidays–CTD #371


Hi, everyone, and welcome to the first Color Throwdown Challenge of December! Can you believe it’s DECEMBER??? I’m having a little trouble wrapping my head around THAT, LOL! But, here it is and Wanda has a very festive color combo, based on an equally festive inspiration piece, for us this week.

swatch 371
So, I went with the whole presents inspiration and put Birthday Present Die-namics box on my card. It was cut from Black Licorice card stock and the bow was cut from gold foil card stock. My base card was made from Sweet Tooth card stock with a strip of Sweet Tooth card stock stamped with Candy Stripes Background Builder in Delicata Gold pigment ink and Black Licorice dye ink—see, Candy Stripes Background Builder is NOT just for candy stripes—I love to use it for ANY color combo. Next I added another piece of Sweet Tooth card stock dry embossed with Weave Stencil, popped up on foam mounting tape.


I adhered the present, added a sentiment from LJD Trim the Tree, stamped with Delicata gold pigment ink on Black Licorice card stock and heat embossed with my FAVORITE gold detail embossing powder, also popped up on foam. To finish off, I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

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 CTD371 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd371 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 December Guest Designer, Torico!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Torico – December Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!


LJD Trim the Tree, Candy Stripes Background Builder (MFT)
Black Licorice dye ink, Delicata Gold pigment ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, gold foil card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Birthday Present Die-namics, Weave Stencil, foam mounting tape, gold detail embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh sequins (MFT); heat tool



  1. What a gorgeous card. Love the EF you used and that little strip of DP is perfect!

  2. Hmmm... what do I like better? The new blog banner, or the card??? OK, they're both equally awesome! That gold bow on the package is spectacular. And those ornaments... fabulous! When exactly are you going to do a whole new blog for me???

  3. Ooooh, I love that beautiful gold bow and all the elegant!!!!

  4. LOVE that shiny bow and that cool background!! Very pretty and elegant!!


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