Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Many Thanks–Color Throwdown Challenge #435


Hello there! It’s time for a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! My girl Jodi is our hostess this week and she has chosen a great color palette for us to play with.

I went CAS with this card in order to really highlight these gorgeous colors. I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then on more Sweet Tooth card stock, I stamped Whimsical Woodgrain Background with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder and popped it up on the card base with foam mounting tape. Since I planned small areas of color, I wanted a distinct background but one that would not take away from my focal point.


Then I stamped an image from LJD Geometric Greenery with Black Licorice hybrid ink on Ranger Watercolor Paper and colored them with Peerless Watercolors. I popped them up with foam tape on a bundle of white thread and added the sentiment, stamped with Versamark on Black Licorice card stock cut with Blueprints 22 Die-namics, heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, and also popped up on foam. I finished off with some matching 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 CTD435 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd435 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, Lisa Lara!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
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Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Lisa Lara – March Guest Designer

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


LJD Geometric Greenery, Whimsical Woodgrain Background (MFT)
Black licorice hybrid ink, Versamark (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Ranger Watercolor Paper (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
LJD Geometric Greenery Die-namics, Blueprints 22 Die-namics, foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, Peerless Watercolors, waterbrush, MISTI (MFT); heat tool, enamel dots



  1. Beautiful pops of color Barbara. I love the enamel dots and woodgrain background.

  2. What a beautiful card. This one could be used for both male of female recipients. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love the coloring on your leaves and the curled thread! So pretty with the woodgrain background! Julia xx


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