Merry Christmas! No, you didn’t sleep through the holidays, although some days I bet you wish you could. LOL. But I do have a “Merry Christmas” card to share with you today for my last post as the November Guest Designer for the Color Throwdown. It’s been such great fun, and I feel so very honored to be invited to be a part of such a wonderful group of creative ladies. THANK YOU to the entire Color Throwdown team for making me feel so welcome.
Before I say my goodbyes, I want to share with you the beautiful color combination that is this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.
I may not have had all the specific colors that are listed in this week’s challenge, but that’s the beauty about this weekly color challenge – it’s perfectly okay to use something similar. Here is my take on this week’s challenge.
I began my card with an Ivory card base on which I layered a panel of Intense Kiwi cardstock. Upon that I layered a panel of Tempting Turquoise cardstock that I embossed with my Flourish Impressabilities. To get a good deep impression from these metal embossing plates, I first spritz my cardstock with a very light mist of water. Then I run it through my die cut machine (I use a Grand Calibur, but this also works with a Big Shot just as easily) using a No More Shims Embossing Mat from Scor-Pal. I always get a wonderful impression – even with heavy weight cardstock – when I use this method.
I then stamped the Vintage Labels 18 image onto Ivory cardstock using Tempting Turquoise ink and then die cut the image using my Labels 18 Nestabilities Die. I embellished the focal image by coloring a veneer wood heart and attached a tiny ivory silk bow.
To further finish my card, I stamped the green wreath using Pear Tart Ink and little red berries using Rhubarb Stalk ink – the same ink that I used to stamp the sentiment which was attached across the wreath using foam dimensional dots.
That’s it for me. But it would be great if you want to play along as well. Just create a paper craft project using these colors as a starting point and add a direct link to your finished project using the linky tool found at the end of this week's CTD post. As always, if you don’t have exact color matches, something close works just fine, as I have done. And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD220. Be sure to check out what the other design team members have created for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge!
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Kerri Michaud - Cards by Kerri
Denise Marzec - The Paper Landscaper
Thank you so much for stopping in today. Your visits are always welcome! And again, I’d like to thank all the wonderful ladies at the Color Throwdown for having me as the November Guest Designer!