Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fairy Happy - (CTD456)

Hi there, crafty friends!  It's Wednesday and time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #456!
For my card, I used the sweet My Favorite Things stamp set, Fairy Happy along with the coordinating Fairy Happy Die-namics to create a birthday card.
I started out by die cutting my main panel using the Lawn Fawn Outside-In Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies.  I then blended on some mustard seed distress ink and then using the new MFT Plentiful Petals stamp set from the All Smiles Card Kit I stamped the daisy flowers from the set randomly in yellow ink, stamping off some of the flowers before stamping on my panel. Next I stamped the two fairy images and three of the little bees and colored them using Copic markers then die cut them out.  I laid out my images and then stamped the bee lines and then adhered all of my images, using foam tape for the fairies.  I stamped my sentiment onto a die cut Stitched Sentiment Strips and added that along the bottom right of my card.  As a final touch, I added some Wink of Stella glitter pen to the fairies and bees and some Icicle Stickles glitter to the wings on the fairies.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Sheri Gilson - August Guest Designer


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Skating by to Say.. - (CTD455)

Hello there!  It's time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge and we have some fun pastel party colors to create with.  For this week's challenge, I made two cards using the sweet Avery Elle stamp set Skating By and the coordinating Skating By dies.
Both cards have the same layouts and supplies, I just switched up the Copic marker coloring on each one.  I started out with a white card base, then added a pretty in pink cardstock panel that I die cut using the Lawn Fawn Outside-In Stitched Rectangle Stackables die.  Next I die cut two rectangle watercolor paper pieces using the same die as my pink panel and watercolored in aqua blue and pink on both.  Once my watercolor pieces were dry, I lined them up in my Misti tool and stamped my sentiment.  After that I stamped two of the skater girl images and the balloons onto white cardstock and colored them using Copic markers then die cut them out using the coordinating dies.  I adhered my rectangle watercolored panels with foam tape and also adhered my images with foam tape other than the third balloon on my first card.  I added three iridescent sequins on each card and used my Wink of Stella glitter pen to added glitter to the bow, dress, socks and skates on both images.  These cards were so fun to make, I love how girly they are with the pinks, purple and aqua colors from this week's CTD challenge.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Sheri Gilson - August Guest Designer


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Avery Elle Clear Stamp SKATING BY 023789

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Smile - (CTD454)

Hello!  It's time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #454!  Before I get to my card, I'd like to welcome this month's Color Throwdown Guest Designer, Sheri Gilson.
I recently ordered and received the new My Favorite Things All Smiles Card Kit and I was excited to ink it up and create a card using it.  So I used this week's CTD colors along with the color black as a neutral and created my first All Smiles card.  I used a white card base, then a panel of kraft cardstock with a strip of simply chartreuse along the bottom.  Next I die cut a black frame using the Single Stitched Line Rectangle Frames and die cut two Smiles one in black and one in white and glued them together slightly off so that the black would act as a shadow.  After that, I used white embossing powder and heat embossed my three main flowers on kraft cardstock then stamped the centers in black ink.  I stamped the leaves in black ink and did some line work on them using a white gel pen and also added some white pen detail on the centers of the flowers.  I stamped and die cut two green flowers and stamped the centers black and added all of my flowers and leaves to my card front, popping up the largest flower with foam tape, and then glued on my die cut Smile.  I stamped the other half of my sentiment inside the card.  Now that I look at this card I think I'll go back and add a few black rhinestones or enamel dots.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Sheri Gilson - August Guest Designer


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Swinging by - (CTD453)

Hello there!  I'm late with posting my Color Throwdown Challenge card by a day but better late than never.  It seems like summer is speeding by and with my youngest son home all day and five members of our family coming and going I'm constantly cleaning, cooking, doing some school work with my youngest or trying to plan something fun for all of us to do before the summer is over.  It's hard for me to believe that within a few short week's that our daughter is heading back up to college for her junior year and that our youngest will be starting his last year in elementary school.  So I haven't had a lot of time for my card making like I'd like to, but it will still be here when I'm ready.
For my CTD card, I used the adorable new Love Ya' Bunches stamp set and die set which was a collaboration between Lawn Fawn and Ellen Hutson.  This set is so fun to work with and I was very impressed by the packaging from Ellen Hutson, the stamp set and dies came in a clear storage envelope just like the way I store my stamps.  It was very nice.  To create my card, I started out with a white card base and then using a LF Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables die, die cut a piece of watercolor paper.  I used some mustard seed and wild honey distress inks on my watercolored panel and added some water drops with a paint brush which I blotted with a paper towel.  Next I used the LF Grassy Hillside Borders die for along the bottom and the LF stamp set and Happy, Happy, Happy along with the dies for a portion of my sentiment.  I die cut two of the happy die cuts and glued them together for added dimension and lined up the other portion of my sentiment on my Misti tool to stamp them.  Once that was done, I added my monkeys which I had stamped and colored using Copic markers, then die cut.  I popped up the lowest swinging monkey with foam tape and to finish off my card I added a few black enamel dots.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Tracey McNeely - July Guest Designer