Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Make Today Beautiful–Color Throwdown Challenge #529

Hey, everyone! It’s time for a brand new
Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Wanda is our hostess and she’s challenging us to a warm color palette based on her gorgeous inspiration piece.

I decided the best way I could use these colors was to do an ombre’ sponged panel and cut it—and some Black Licorice card stock, with Bold Beautiful Die-namics. I sponged on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and then inserted the pieces into the black die cut, taped the entire back, and popped it up on foam tape on a Sweet Tooth card stock base.

Then I heat embossed the sentiment from Hello, Beautiful Stamp Set and popped it up on foam tape as well. To finish off I added 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 provide a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD529 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd529 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, Leigh O’Brien!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders (<--You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Leigh O’Brien – February Guest Designer

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

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Hello, Beautiful
Die-namics: Bold Beautiful
Dye Ink: Lemon Drop, Orange Zest, Electric Red
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Supplies: foam mounting tape
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: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, white detail embossing powder, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Embossing Magic, plastic eraser, heat tool, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper


  1. I love the bold word & sentiment. This would be a nice piece to hang on a creative gallery wall as a reminder to find the beauty in every day! Love it!

  2. I love dramatic card creations...and this is dramatic! The die is stunning, made more so by the colors and black accent. (Your card was an inspiration for my own. Thank you.)


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