Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Color Throwdown 470-Many Thanks

It's time for another Color Throwdown!  Wanda is our hostess with a color combination inspired by tomorrow's Thanksgiving holiday in the United States--yellow, orange, red, and brown.

Many Thanks card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Waltzingmouse Stamps
I stayed away from the turkey theme (I'll have a turkey themed design to share tomorrow though!) and went with a seasonal, general thank you design using a stamp set from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I used some pigment inks that matched the challenge colors to stamp up some feathers from the Funky Feathers set.  After cutting them out with the matching dies, I arranged the feathers on a kraft panel, using foam tape beneath some of the feathers for dimension.   The "many thanks" sentiment from another WMS set, Frame It, was stamped in brown pigment ink on an orange cardstock strip.  I positioned the strip on the kraft panel, tucking one end underneath the cluster of feathers.  A few brown enamel dots scattered around the panel completed the design.  The finished panel was adhered to an orange card base to match the sentiment strip.

To play along, just create a paper crafted 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.  Just be sure that the challenge colors are the dominant ones in your project.  And, if you upload your project to an online gallery, use the keyword CTD470.  If you upload your projects on social media, go ahead and use the hashtag #ctd470 and #colorthrowdown.  You can find us on Instagram (and on Facebook!) with the username colorthrowdown.

Before you get started, here’s some inspiration from the talented Color Throwdown team and our November guestie Kelly Lunceford.

** Amy Rohl **  Amy Rysavy ** Barbara ** Broni ** 
 ** Jodi ** Lisa ** Lynn ** Vickie ** Wanda **
** November guestie Kelly Lunceford  **

Materials Used:
Funky Feathers and Frame It stamp sets, Funky Feathers dies (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Memento Luxe Lady Bug, Morocco, Dandelion, and Rich Cocoa inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Orange Fizz cardstock (My Favorite Things); brown enamel dots (Eyelet Outlet); foam tape

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Warm (Woolly) Winter Wishes

Here's my card for this month's Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try.  I created a wintery design using RC's Smitten Mittens stamps and dies.

Warm Winter Wishes card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti
The green knit patterned paper was perfect for creating a pair of adorable mittens!  I cut them out, then arranged them on a silver panel, using foam tape for dimension.  The set's "warm winter wishes" sentiment was stamped at the top of the panel in black ink.  A trio of silver sequins were positioned around the mittens for a festive sparkle.

To set the shimmery panel off from the snowflake covered background, I positioned a piece of contrasting red cardstock behind it.  After adhering a pale blue cardstock strip across the patterned panel, I adhered the sentiment panel on top. The finished panel was adhered to a pale blue card base to match the strip across the card.

Materials Used:
Seasonal Sentiments stamp set, Salsa and Mist cardstock, Smitten Mittens dies (Reverse Confetti); Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Shimmery White cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Recollections Silver cardstock (Michaels); Knit Picky 6x6 paper pad (Lawn Fawn); North Pole 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug Design); silver sequins; foam tape

Monday, November 20, 2017

I {Heart} You

I {Heart} You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-dies from Clear and Simple Stamps
My card for the current sketch at Match the Sketch came together with no stamping at all!  I represented the layout's circles with a combination of letters and hearts, all cut with dies from Clear and Simple Stamps.  The "i" and "u" were cut from black cardstock. I paired them with two sizes of hearts cut from a scrap of red cardstock.  All of the pieces were arranged on a strip of shimmery silver cardstock, using foam tape on most of the pieces to give them dimension.  I adhered the silver strip to a gray cardstock panel, then adhered the panel to a red card base to match the die cut hearts.  Simple, but it gets the message across!

Materials Used:
Rouge Ruffles, I Steel Got It, Perfect Little Black Dress, and Sterling Silver cardstock, Lowercase, Build-a-Critter Pal:  Basics, and Shapes:  Hearts dies (Clear and Simple Stamps); foam tape

Sunday, November 19, 2017

You've Bean on My Mind

You've Bean on My Mind card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
Here's my card for the current My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.  I inked up my new Coffee Date stamps and dies for this retro-feeling design. 

The color scheme was inspired by the patterned paper panel I used on the card.  I matted the panel on a coordinating aqua cardstock square, then adhered it to a green card base.  The coffee pot and coffee mug were stamped in coordinating colors of pigment ink, then cut out with the matching dies.  I used foam tape to adhere them to the patterned panel.  The "you've bean on my mind" sentiment from the coordinating Coffee Break stamp set was stamped on a long double ended fishtail flag strip and positioned just underneath the raised images to finish the design.

Materials Used:
Coffee Date and Coffee Break stamp sets, Blu Raspberry, Sno Cone, and Sour Apple cardstock, Die-namics Coffee Date and Fishtail Flag STAX dies (My Favorite Things); Aquamarine and Lemon Grass pigment inks (Avery Elle); Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Ducks in a Row designer paper (October Afternoon); foam tape

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Sending Love

Sending Love card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs
Here's my card for the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I'm skipping ahead a holiday or two with this love themed design using stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs

I represented the trio of elements in each corner of the sketch with a die cut envelope and a pair of red stitched hearts.  The hearts were adhered with foam tape for dimension.  For the sentiment I used a combination of die cuts and stamps.  The "sending" from the Mini Envelopes and Accessories die set was cut from red cardstock and adhered to the center of the pink panel.  I stamped the "love" from the "love and peace" sentiment from the Instant Camera: Christmas set beneath the die cut word in red.  I liked the contrast between the lines of the typewriter style print and the curves of the cursive die cut.  For a touch of sparkle, I arranged a trio of silver sequins around the panel, then adhered it to a red card base.

Materials Used:
Instant Camera:  Christmas stamp set, Of the Heart and Mini Envelopes and Accessories dies (Lil' Inker Designs); Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Pink Pirouette and Cherry Cobbler cardstock (Stampin' Up!); silver sequins; foam tape

Friday, November 17, 2017

Fall Thanks in a Big Way

Here's my card for the current Fusion challenge.  I combined the sketch with elements from the inspiration photo (the leafy wreath, rustic color scheme, gold accents, script text) for my thank you card.

Fall Thanks card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Reverse ConfettiThe larger of the dies in Reverse Confetti's Swirlies die set works perfectly as a wreath!  Here, I layered 4 kraft die cuts to give my wreath dimension, then adhered them to a cream panel with curved corners.  I dressed up the wreath with a trio of gold leaf die cuts with stitched detailing.  A twine bow "gathers" the leaves together and brings in the big bow detail fund on the wreath in the inspiration photo.  I adhered the panel to a piece of subtly patterned paper.  To bring in an element from the sign in the inspiration photo, I heat embossed the "thanks" sentiment from RC's In a Big Way stamp set in gold on a kraft banner strip.  After adding a strip of brown grosgrain ribbon beneath the banner for texture and contrast, I used foam tape to adhere the sentiment to the cardfront.  The panel was matted on gold cardstock, then adhered to a cream card base.

Materials Used:
In a Big Way stamp set, Swirlies and Tag Me dies (Reverse Confetti); Delicata Golden Glitz ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); gold paper (Target); Buttercup 6x6 paper pad (Lily Bee Design); Stitched Autumn Icon dies (SugarPea Designs); Gold Zing embossing powder (American Crafts); twine (Lawn Fawn); brown grosgrain ribbon;  foam tape

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Filled with Good Cheer

Filled with Good Cheer card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Verve Stamps
Here's my card for this month's Viva la Verve sketch.  I created a coffee themed design with a seasonal feel courtesy of the snowflake patterned paper used to cover most of the cardfront.  I used a sentiment from Verve's Coffee Helps set on the card's focal panel.  The text was stamped in brown pigment ink.  I accented the words with a pair of to go cups from the Holiday Treats stamp set, stamped in kraft ink and cut out with the matching Cup of Cheer dies.

The rest of the panels were chosen to coordinate with the colors in the patterned paper.  I mixed in a patterned paper scrap from the same paper collection as the snowflake paper to add interest.  The finished panel was adhered to a coordinating blue card base.

Materials Used:
Coffee Helps and Holiday Treats stamp sets, Cup of Cheer dies (Verve Stamps); Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa and Toffee Crunch inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Winter Fun 6x6 paper pad (Carta Bella); foam tape
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