Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Season’s Greetings—Color Throwdown Challenge #519


Hey, there, and welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! It sure is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas and this challenge from Miss Vickie proves it! I love this color combo for Christmas and what a happy inspiration piece she’s chosen!


Inspiration is everywhere if you just open yourself up to it and the inspiration for this piece is no exception. I saw a wall hanging that gave me a jumping off place and I went from there. To begin, I sponged Tumbled Glass Distress ink on some Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper, then stamped the foliage and the sentiment from Hand Lettered Holiday Greetings with Versamark and heat embossed with silver detail embossing powder.


Then I stamped the ornament from BB Happy Pawlidays Stamp Set with Extreme Black hybrid ink, colored them with Copic markers, added silver pen to the ornament cap, and fussy cut them out. Next I adhered the card front directly to a Sweet Tooth card stock base and added the ornaments—some directly and some popped up on foam tape. To finish off I added some retired red Prills to the foliage for berries. I love how this turned out!

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 CTD519 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd519 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, along with our super talented Guest Designer, Caly Person!

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

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


All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: BB Happy Pawlidays, Hand Lettered Holiday Greetings
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: paper cutter, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, Prills, Black Copic Multiliner, Versamark, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, E-Z Runner, silver detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, plastic eraser



  1. This is SO gorgeous! I love how the pine boughs look, and those red ornaments just pop off the page (even without the foam dots :))! It's been a pinning circus at your blog, so much inspiration...thank you, Barb!

  2. Beautiful Card! Perfect combination of colors!


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