Wednesday, March 23, 2016

I Am Beyond Grateful For You–CTD #385


Hello there! It’s time for another Color Throwdown Challenge! This week the uber talented Jodi has chosen our colors based on her gorgeous inspiration piece!

I still haven’t gotten enough of MFT’s March Release so I’m using them again: Arrow Ends Background Builder, Kind Thanks, and Twice the Thanks Die-namics. They make card making easy peasy! For my card this week I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Then on some Ranger Watercolor paper, I stamped the background with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, then added the extras in with Delicata Gold pigment ink and heat embossed with gold detail embossing powder—I find I get the best results when using them both. Then I did a watercolor wash with Peerless Watercolors, stamped Distressed Patterns with Tropical Teal dye ink, and popped it up on the base with foam mounting tape.


The sentiment was also stamped with Delicata Gold pigment ink on Black Licorice card stock cut with Blueprints 13 Die-namics, heat embossed with gold detail embossing powder, and also popped up on foam. I cut Twice the Thanks from Gold Shine card stock and several more layers of scrap paper, them adhered them together for strength and adhered it to the sentiment strip. To finish off I added a few gold glitter enamel dots and it was 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 CTD385 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd3854 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 March Guest Designer, Leslie Miller!

Amy Rysavy!
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Leslie Miller – Marchy Guest Designer

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


Kind Thanks, Arrow Ends Background Builder, Distressed Patterns (MFT)
Tropical Teal dye ink, Versamark, Delicata Gold Pigment ink (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Ranger Watercolor Paper, gold shine card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Blueprints 13 Die-namics, Twice the Thanks Die-namics, foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, gold detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, Peerless Watercolors (MFT); heat tool, enamel dots



  1. I had to read every detail. This is so awesome, Barb!

  2. Thanks for the reminder that I STILL want to get those Distressed Patterns stamps! Awesome card... the background is fabulous!

  3. This is so pretty, Bar! I love how you created your background with the resist, gold and watercolor.

  4. This is such a perfectly balanced and gorgeous BG with just the right touch of gold! LOVE this!

  5. Beautiful! Love the emboss resist background with the added touches of gold.

  6. LOVE this! So incredibly elegant and beautiful!


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