Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Color Throwdown #302

Color Throwdown #302 close-up by Tammy Hershberger
Happy Wednesday, everyone!  Are you ready for another Color Throwdown challenge?  This week my BFF Barbara Anders is our hostess, and I think she’s trying to relive her recent trip to Rome and Venice with this photo for our colors this week!  :)
swatch 302
Isn’t that scene pretty!  I’d SO love to go to Venice sometime, wouldn’t you?  I hope you like these colors and will join us this week!
For my card, I pulled out my new, but not-yet-used Pure Innocence Sending Big Hugs stamps…
Color Throwdown #302 by Tammy Hershberger
The really awesome thing about this stamp set is that it comes with a matching Die-Namics die!  How cool is that?  Now, I’ve never been averse to fussy-cutting images like this, but the die makes it SO nice!  You just zip it through your cutting machine, and presto!  So, my image was stamped on Copic X-press It blending card stock, and colored with Copics (my Copics were starting to gather dust, I think!)  Then I stamped a Lemon Drop card stock panel in Sweet Tooth pigment ink with the LJD Darling Dots stamp set, and stamped a Blu Raspberry card stock panel also with Sweet Tooth pigment ink and the BG Gingham background.  Another Blu Raspberry panel was cut with the Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-Namics.  I cut a Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX from Lemon Drop card stock, and stamped it with a sentiment from the Sending Big Hugs stamp set.  On the Sweet Tooth card stock background I embossed with the new Diagonal Stripes stencil, cut it out using Blueprints 13, and mounted to a Rich Razzleberry card stock base.  A few enamel dots finished the front of the card.
On the inside…
Color Throwdown #302 inside by Tammy Hershberger
A few more stamped panels, and the Pure Innocence image.  This card is going to my dear friend Cindy, who just needs to be reminded that friends are near!
I’m also excited to help celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge and enter my card!  Congrats to Stacey and her team!
Be sure to stop over at the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and please join us!  And don’t forget to see my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration…
Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Cindy Lawrence
Joan Ervin
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer (poor baby is sick this week!)
Wanda Cullen
Diane Jaquay, July Guest Designer
Sue Rose, Guest Star Stamper
Here are my supplies…

All supplies from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted…
Stamps:  Sending Big Hugs, BG Gingham background, LJD Darling Dots
Card stock:  Lemon Drop card stock, Blu Raspberry card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, X-press It blending card stock; Rich Razzleberry card stock (Stampin’ Up!)
Inks:  Steel Grey hybrid ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink
Dies/Stencils:  Sending Big Hugs Die-Namics, Horizontal Stitched Strips, Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Blueprints 13, Diagonal Stripes stencil
Accessories:  enamel dots (Doodlebug)
Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate it!  Remember, if you see anything you just HAVE to have, click on the highlighted links to be taken directly to the products!


Celeste Goff said...


Unknown said...

Oh Tammy, she is just so darling sweet ! I love your card ! Anita

Lori said...

Aww, so sweet! Love how you colored that adorable little girlie.

Joan Ervin said...

She is adorable, Tammy, and so beautifully colored!!!! Your friend will feel the love!!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love everything about this card, Tammy, it's absolutely ADORABLE!!!

Vickie Z said...

Adorable!!! Yes, we need to do a Venice trip....all of us....BIG wishful thinking! AND....poor baby is sick!! This bug is something....just finally started looking at blogs!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a darling card Tammy. Love the sweet image, the coloring... the gingham strip looks awesome. I am so jelous of all your fun MFT images and dies!

Monika/Buzsy said...

:) I've just realized that you linked this sweet card up at Curtian Call! Thank you for playing along with us! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Sweet image and fun colouring! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

Broni said...

LOVE this, Tammy! Perfect mix of patterns and textures!! That diagonal embossing on the background is wonderful!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous design, gf!! Love the embossed background!