Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Color Throwdown #360

Color Throwdown #360 cropped

Monika has a great trio of colors for us for today’s Color Throwdown #360!  I hope you’ll join us!

swatch 360

For my card, I CASE’d this cute design from my Throwdown sister Jodi Collins, and created my own version to send to my daughter at school.  I’m trying to send her a card every week, and this one is especially appropriate because she’s only 2 weeks into her schooling and is already rockin’ out some fantastic grades!  And she’s a purple lover, so I’m hoping she’ll like this card!

Color Throwdown #360

The background panel was a piece that I already had laying around and I had stamped the BG Grid background on it with Versarmark and embossed with white detail embossing powder, and then had cut it out with Blueprints 24.  I think I did it one day intending to do a watercolor wash on it, then smacked myself in the forehead when I realized I hadn’t used watercolor card stock!  But I decided to see what I could do with it for this card, and just LOVE how it turned out!  I took some Pure Plum dye ink from My Favorite Things and applied ink direct from the pad to a piece of acetate.  Then I spritzed the acetate pretty heavily with water… some of it even splattered from the acetate onto the card stock… and applied the wet ink directly over the grid background.  I did the same thing with some Blueberry dye ink, and the final result turned out pretty cool, don’t you think?  The sentiment comes from the LLD Count the Stars stamp set, and is stamped on a Zig Zag Stitched Circle STAX that was cut from vellum.  I used Blueberry and Pure Plum card stock to die-cut the “Star” from the LLD Stars & Wishes Die-Namics, and the LLD Count the Stars Die-Namics.  Behind the vellum circle is a piece of black and white polka dot paper from the Dots & Stripes Neutral paper pack, and that was cut with a Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics.  Finally I added some silver glitter card stock stars that were cut with the LLD Lucky Stars Die-Namics and Blueprints 25

Please stop by the CTD blog today for all the challenge details, and visit my Throwdown sisters for plenty of inspiration…

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Wanda Cullen
Vickie Zimmer
Kelly Latevola, September Guest Designer

Happy Hump Day!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Celeste Goff said...

Great card Tammy! Your daughter will love it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Tammy. The background looks amazing. Also love the chunky die-cut (and layered) word. Another fun and A+ design.

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE this fun, grungy card! Your daughter will love getting this happy mail!