Wednesday, February 15, 2017

I Miss Your Hugs–CTD #430


Hello and welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! Wanda has chosen a very artsy color palette based on her equally artsy inspiration piece.


There were several ways I was thinking of going with this challenge but decided to use the just released Friends Furever and Friends Furever Die-namics from MFT for my card, along with Twice the Hugs Die-namics—also just released. I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base and then air brushed a background on some Smooth White card stock for my background, then adhered it to the card base with foam mounting tape. I stamped the sweet little bear with Black Licorice hybrid ink on X-Press it Blending Card, cut him out with the coordinating die, and colored him with Copic markers. To create the “fur” look, I used Blender Solution and a washcloth.


The stamped part of the sentiment was stamped on Chocolate Brown card stock with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, then popped up on foam. The die cut part of the sentiment was cut from Gold Shine card stock and also popped up on foam. I adhered the bear with foam and finished off with some enamel 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 CTD430 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd430 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 February Guest Designer, Donna Mikasa!

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

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


Friends Furever (MFT)
Black Licorice hybrid ink, Versamark (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Smooth White card stock, Chocolate Brown card stock, Gold Shine card stock, X-Press It Blending Card (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Friends Furever Die-namics, Twice the Hugs Die-namics, foam mounting tape, MISTI, white detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic (MFT); heat tool, Copic markers, Copic Airbrush System, enamel dots



  1. Awwww…….. this is unbelievably darling!

  2. Aw...he's so cute! Who wouldn't want to give him a hug?

  3. This is adorable and your coloring is AMAZING!!


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