Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Color Throwdown #300

CTD300 close-up
Hello stamping friends!  It's time for another Color Throwdown challenge, and this week we're amazingly on our 300th challenge!  Holy smokes, I can't believe it!  Whoda' thunk that we'd still be going strong after six years?  There are so many of you that have been a part of our success with your continued support.... THANK YOU!  From the bottom of my heart, thank you!
swatch 300
So... Vickie is our challenge hostess today with this great Summery color combo!  I LOVE shades of blue and orange together, so this challenge was very enjoyable for me to create this card...
Color Throwdown #300 with My Favorite Things new July Release products by Tammy Hershberger  
One of the challenge teams I'm on is being sponsored soon by the wonderful folks at My Favorite Things, so I was incredibly lucky this past week to get a package of July new release goodies in my mail!  I freakin' LOVE this new Happy Die-Namics set... loved seeing it in the teaser posts, and was thrilled to find it in my package!  So it was a no-brainer to use it for my card today... I think this would be a perfect birthday card for a man, no?  I die-cut the Happy Die-Namics from Orange Fizz card stock, and mounted it with dimensional adhesive over a piece of Berrylicious card stock that was stamped with the BG Notebook Paper background in Berrylicious hybrid ink.  The "Wishing You" sentiment from the Birthday Sentiments stamp set was stamped in Nightshift Blue hybrid ink.  The "BIRTHDAY" sentiment comes from the new DC Happy Everything stamp set, and was also stamped in Nightshift Blue hybrid ink.  On the Nightshift Blue card stock panel, I used the MPD Small Brick Wall stencil to emboss... I really love how that turned out!  The Orange Fizz card stock back panel was die-cut with the Blueprints 13 Die-Namics, then I stamped the BG On the Diagonal background using Grout Gray hybrid ink.  (I like using the Grout Gray hybrid ink like this for a more-subtle color variation... sort of like a watermark ink, but a little more noticeable.)  To embellish the Berrylicious card stock panel, I die-cut Orange Fizz card stock with the LLD Accent It-Flags and Tags Die-Namics, and added a Nightshift Blue button tied with hemp cord.  I added a few enamel dots to finish the front of the card.
The inspiration for my card layout comes from the Sweet Sunday Sketch #226 for this week.
On the inside, I added...
CTD300 inside
…a sentiment from Birthday Sentiments stamped in Nightshift Blue hybrid ink, and some candles from the new Bring on the Cake Die-Namics!
So, be sure to stop over at the CTD blog for all the challenge details!  And for more inspiration, visit my Throwdown sisters…
Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Cindy Lawrence
Joan Ervin
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Diane Jaquay, July Guest Designer    
Jen Mitchell, Guest Star Stamper
Here are my supplies…

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted…
Stamps:  DC Happy Everything, Birthday Sentiments, BG On the Diagonal background, BG Notebook Paper background
Dies and Stencils: 
Happy Die-Namics, LLD Accent It-Flags and Tags, Blueprints 13, Bring on the Cake, MPD Small Brick Wall stencil
Card stock: 
Berrylicious card stock, Orange Fizz card stock, Nightshift Blue card stock
Inks:  Nightshift Blue hybrid ink, Grout Gray hybrid ink
Accessories:  Embossing Pad combo, Nightshift Blue buttons, hemp cord; enamel dots (Doodlebug)
THANK YOU so much to everyone for six years of support for the Color Throwdown, and thank you for stopping by today!


Celeste Goff said...

What a great card Tammy! I love the color combo!

Lori said...

This is a great masculine birthday card, Tammy! Love how you used the word die cut.

Joan Ervin said...

Awesome card, all the new goodies you used!!!! I especially like the happy word's even spelled correctly...LOL!!!!

Karen Giron said...

LOVE this Tammy! Especially the button and banner in the corner. Super cute! Can't go wrong with Broncos color either ;)

Diane Jaquay said...

Awesome card, Tammy!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Love this, Tammy Isn't that Happy die so fun? I can't get enough!

Jen Mitchell said...

I love this card! All those scrumptious layers and details. AND I'm adding the Blueprints 13 dies to my wish list now because I must have that stitched rectangle! Thanks for having me at CTD this week!

Wanda Cullen said...

Fabulous birthday greeting...inside and out! Love the little group of candles inside! Have a great w/e!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Tammy. Those colors look amazing! Such a bright and happy card.

Chris said...

woohoo, God bless you honey, you did a great job with these colors, they have me sitting and wondering if I really want to make a card today.

Barbara said...

You're rocking those background, gf!! Love this!

Claire Grantham said...

I always love your cards Tammy. This one is no exception..I love your use of the brick embossing folder. Cx