Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Happy Birthday–CTD #395


Hi, everyone, it’s time for another Color Throwdown Challenge! The lovely and talented Jodi is our hostess this week and she has chosen colors from this very interesting piece of pottery.

I’m telling you right up front that when I saw these colors I just KNEW I’d be stumped. But, the wheels started turning and never stopped until I was done—and I LOVE this card! What a great color palette for a masculine birthday card, right?

I started with a
Whip Cream Card stock base. On more Whip Cream card stock I spread molding paste through Small Brick Wall Stencil and set it aside to dry. Next I cut Bold Greenery Die-namics from Ranger Watercolor Paper and colored them with Peerless Watercolors and a small waterbrush.


Next up is a piece of Kraft card stock stamped with Happy Birthday Background and Black Licorice dye ink, popped up on foam. I added Brushstroke Birthday Greetings Die-namics, cut
Black Licorice card stock, and finished the sentiment with BB Birthday Bears, stamped with Versamark on Dill Pickle card stock, heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, and slipped under the edge of the Kraft strip. I tied Bold Greenery Die-namics together with hemp cord, adhered them to the Kraft strip, and finished off with some enemel dots.

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 CTD395 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd395 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, Kara Vrabel!

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

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


BB Birthday Bears, Happy Birthday Background (MFT)
Black Licorice dye ink, Versamark (MFT)
Whip Cream card stock, Kraft card stock, Dill Pickle card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Ranger Watercolor Paper (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Bold Greenery Die-namics, Blueprints 9 Die-namics, Brushstoke Birthday Greetings Die-namics, Small Brick Wall Stencil, hemp cord, foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, white detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, small waterbrush (MFT); heat tool



  1. LOVE everything about this card!! The textured brick and the watercolored foliage...gorgeous! Pinning this to my faves!

  2. The watercolor effect on that foliage is beautiful, Barbara. This is a gorgeous card!


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