Wednesday, December 06, 2017

What Makes You Different Makes You Special–Color Throwdown Challenge #472


Hey, everyone! Welcome to the first Color Throwdown Challenge of December and I’m your hostess this week! I hope to see lots of your gorgeous projects in the gallery!! Here are my colors, based on this wintery inspiration piece. Take it in any direction yo want—Winter, Christmas, or totally non-seasonal as I did, just play along and have some fun!


I love black, red, and white together and for this one I tossed in some gray. I cut Mod Rectangles from Graphic Grid and Gray & White Basics patterned paper and popped them up “randomly” on a Sweet Tooth card stock base with foam tape.


The sentiment, from Wild About You Stamp Set, was stamped with Versamark on Black Licorice card stock, cut with Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips, and heat embossed with white embossing powder, then also popped up on foam. I finished off with some hearts cut from Wild Cherry card stock cut with Tag Builder Blueprints 5. Easy peasy and very mass producible.

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 CTD472 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd472 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, Debra James!

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

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

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Wild About You
Die-namics: Mod Rectangle STAX, Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Tag Builder Blueprints 5
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Graphic Grid, Gray & White Basics
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Wild Cherry, Black Licorice
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic
Other: heat tool



  1. Fabulous take on the color palette! I love your choice of papers, and what a great sentiment!

  2. What a terrific idea for a "mod" card! It's a beauty, especially with your choice of papers for the colors.


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