Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Color Throwdown #297

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Hello friends!  Happy Wednesday, and welcome to another Color Throwdown challenge.  Our hostess this week is none other than our newest team member, the fabulous Cindy Lawrence!  Cindy’s inspiration photo today is this fantastic cake with some beautiful colors perfect for summer!

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When I started on my card, I found that I must not have any of that gorgeous Bermuda Bay cardstock in my stash!  I don’t even have a swatch of it on my cardstock ring to try to match it to something else!  What’s UP with that???  (And seriously, if anyone HAS some, if you’d send me a 2x2 square of it I’d be MOST grateful!)  So I used good ol’ Cool Caribbean for my design instead.

As I was getting ready to create my card, I had just read about this awesome new challenge blog that’s starting up, The Cutting Edge Challenge.  AND they’re having a Guest Designer contest.  So I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring.  My inspiration was the die-cut flowers on the card on the lower left corner of their graphic.

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For my card I decided to peruse all the wonderful Die-Namics flowers I have in my collection, and settled on the Gerbera Daisy Die-Namics for my card…

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The daisy is layered over a Die-Namics Leaf-Filled Flourish and a stitched circle cut with the Blueprints 12.  On the blue panel behind the daisy I stamped the BG Linen background stamp, and over that used the new Large Polka Dot stencil with some white embossing paste.  On the gray background piece, I stamped the new BG Romantic Script background in Steel Gray hybrid ink, spritzed it with some MIX-ables Sheer Shimmer mist, and then layered over it with the Modern Morocco Cover-Up Die-Namics cut from Sweet Tooth cardstock.  The Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX die-cut was stamped with the “hello” sentiment from the LJD On the Line stamp set.

The layout for my card was inspired by the current Cardabilities sketch challenge #101.

Be sure to stop by the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration…

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Cindy Lawrence
Joan Ervin
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Susie Moore, June Guest Designer
Pat Knowlton, Guest Star Stamper
 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps:  LJD On the Line, BG Romantic Script background, BG Linen background (My Favorite Things)
Cardtock:  Cool Caribbean, Daffodil Delight (Stampin’ Up!);
Sweet Tooth, Sour Apple (My Favorite Things); Gray (Bazzill)
Inks:
  Steel Grey hybrid ink, Blu Raspberry hybrid ink (My Favorite Things)
Dies:  Gerbera Daisy, Leaf-Filled Flourish, Blueprints 12, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Modern Morocco Cover-Up Die-Namics (My Favorite Things)
Other supplies:  Large Polka Dot stencil, MIX-ables Sheer Shimmer Mist (My Favorite Things), white embossing paste, enamel dots

25 comments:

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

I love your card so many beautiful facets to it <3

Tracey said...

Just beautiful!!

LeAnne said...

This is GORGEOUS, Tammy! I love every element! Pretty colors...hoping to play this week!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I had to jump over here from the Color Throwdown blog and say how much I LOVE your card! I could look at it for hours. The colors, the gorgeous flower, the stenciling on the blue, the background peeking through the cutting plate. I love it!!!

Lisa H. said...

Tammy, I love this. Great combo of dies and beautiful use of color. Fantastic!!

Anna Srebrnolistka Vahovitz said...

I love it, it's so elegant :)
Thanks for playing along with Cardabilities :)

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. I just love that daisy and the pretty colors, and the extra touches you added to each layer. TFS

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Tammy. This color combo was perfect for a flowery card. Love the die-cut pieces and the candy dots.

Karen M said...

Tammy, I LOVE this bright sunny fun and sweet card! The flower just catches the attention immediately, it's a wonderful card full of texture x

Jean said...

Fabulous colors and texture! Thank you for joining us at The Cutting Edge!

Sharon SharonW said...

a very pretty card! I love the clean lines, and your creative use of the colors! very, very pretty!
thank you for sharing!

Broni said...

Absolutely beautiful, Tammy! Love all the texture and fabulous details. I can't believe you don't even have a scrap of Bermuda Bay! WTH??

Joan Ervin said...

I just love all the diecuts you used on this beauty, Tammy, especially that gorgeous flower...I sooo need to go shopping!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty use of the sketch and great job with the colors- Thanks for joining in at Cardabilities~

Amy Kolling said...

This is a delightful color combo Tammy! I love your layout and all those diecutS!!! Thanks so much for playing along with The Cutting Edge Challenge!

melania deasy said...

A very pretty card and the colors is fabulous!! Thank you so much for playing along at The Cutting Edge Challenge :)

Dolly LaBelle said...

Wonderful card Tammy! I love all the different layers and colors. It truly is a "happy" card.

Henryka said...

Very elegant and beautiful card. Thank you for joining us on Cardabilities. Henryka DT.

Lisa A. said...

What a pretty card, Tammy!! LOVE the colors and that Gerbera...wonderful(I had my eye on that over at MFT last week, you have inspired me!)!! thanks so much for joining us at The Cutting Edge this week for the contest:)!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous, Tammy! Love these colors used with florals!

Sara Castelo de Carvalho said...

Very pretty card!
Thanks for join us at Cardabilities!
Kissies,
Sara

Hammers said...

Your card is gorgeous Tammy, so many beautiful elements..but I especially love that Moroccan Tile die cut..Cx

Vickie Z said...

Just love every little thing! Works so perfectly girl!!

Olga KoroleVna said...

So beautiful, so gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities!

Teresa said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous die cuts!! Thank you for sharing it with us on Cardabilities this month :)