Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Color Throwdown #333

Color Throwdown #333 cropped by Tammy Hershberger
Monika is our fabulous hostess today for Color Throwdown #333!  I hope you’ll stop over at the CTD blog to check out the challenge details and join us today.  If you’re a purple lover, this challenge is right up your alley…
swatch 333
I received a text message about 10 days ago from the sweet lady who does my nails, asking me if I could make a birthday card for her to give to her granny for her 104th birthday!  How could I refuse?  And since granny’s favorite color is purple, it worked out just perfectly to make her this Center Step card with the Delightful Dahlia Additions from Papertrey Ink.
Color Throwdown #333 by Tammy Hershberger
I die-cut the dahlias, then stamped each one with Wild Wisteria hybrid ink, Grape Jelly hybrid ink, and Lavender Fields hybrid ink from My Favorite Things.  The leaves were done with Jellybean Green hybrid ink (the lighter layer was just stamped off once.)  On the gray card stock panels, I stamped the Greenery background from Impression Obsession.  I thought this style of card would be neat for Deb’s granny so she could set it up beside her and see the pretty flowers (especially since there aren’t any outside our windows around here!)
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
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Holly Brown, March Guest Designer
Betty Wright, Guest Star Stamper I hope you’ll join us for the challenge, and thank you for stopping by today!


12 comments:

Unknown said...

That is a WOW card!!!
Gloria

Heather Shore said...

Love this card!
You rock!

Juliana said...

This is sooo pretty!
I love how you used the purple! (I am purple impaired)
This card screams SPRING!! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

A-H-MAZING! Gorgeous flowers and fantastic shading Tammy. Love the side-step-folds.

Jen Mitchell said...

Oh my gosh, I think my eyes popped out of my head when I saw this at Color Throwdown. What a magnificent creation!

Barbara said...

Simply fabulous!! Perfect stamping and just right for that side step card! Outta the park, gf!!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG!!! Your flowers are sooo pretty, Tammy, and I just love the step design!!! I know your friend's 104 year old granny will love this, too!!!!!

Broni said...

This is SUCH a beautiful card, Tammy. and it's so special that such a sweet lady will receive it!

Holly said...

Wow! This is GORGEOUS! I love the multiple colors of purple on your flowers - awesome shading!!

Lori said...

This is so pretty! That fancy center step layout is perfect for showing off the flowers.

Jodi Collins said...

This is SO absolutely GORGEOUS Tammy! Those flowers are amazing! LOVE this!

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Tammy, this is gorgeous! I have this set and need to play with it after seeing this beauty! Hugs!