Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Hugs–Color Throwdown Challenge #486


Hello and welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Lisa is challenging us with a trio of pastels.

This one stumped me for a short while until I started going through patterned paper. Once I found all the colors I got out my new fave Triangle STAX Die-namics to use for the color elements.


To create a little interest on the background, I dry embossed Sunrise Radiating Rays Stencil and built my design on it after popping it up on foam on the base. Then I added my patterned paper triangles, overlapping and popping them up on foam. To this I added Leafy Greenery Die-namics cut from Silver Sparkle card stock, Flutter of Butterflies – Lace and Flutter of Butterflies – Solid, both cut from Translucent Vellum for an airy feel, and popped up on clear foam tape. Next I cut Twice the Hugs Die-namics from Sweet Tooth card stock three times layered them up, and adhered them to the card from. To finish off, I added some Sprinkles 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 CTD486 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd486 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, Cheiron Brandon!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe – taking a few weeks off
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Cheiron Brandon – March Guest Designer

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


All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Die-namics: Triangle STAX, Flutter of Butterflies – Lace, Flutter of Butterflies - Solid, Leafy Greenery, Twice the Hugs
Stencils: Sunrise Radiating Rays
Patterned Paper: Bundles of Blossoms Pastels
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth
Specialty Papers: Silver Sparkle, Translucent Vellum
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Sprinkles: Silver, Tangerine, Cupcake, Bubblegum, Clear foam tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, craft tweezers, plastic eraser
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter



  1. So pretty! I love the embossed background!

  2. I really enjoy the way you use triangles as elements in your cards. Feels very architectural to me. Really interesting and at the same time very clean. Thank you for the inspiration!


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