Freshly Made Sketches and Color Throwdown pair very well together, and I have done just that again today.

Here’s my card:

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Color Throwdown 577 and Golden Honey DSP

ctd577 calls for navy blue, pink, and green. I chose Night of Navy for the base of the card. Then I picked two Brights colors for the rest of the card: Granny Apple Green and Flirty Flamingo. I’ve already posted two cards for which I colored this fabulous DSP, and you can find these here and here. These colors pop right off the Night of Navy base, just as I hoped they would. Originally, I planned to just have a black, white, and Flirty Flamingo on the focal piece. Then, I decided to outline the stems in Granny Apple Green, and am pleased with the result.

After I photographed the card the first time, I realized I needed something else on the card. So, I grabbed some basic pearl jewels and colored them with the dark Granny Apple Green blend. I made sure to let them dry completely (don’t ask me what happens when you try to adhere them while they are still wet) and put them on the center of the full flowers.

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Now that I am typing and looking at my finished card, and the placement of the sentiment label, I realize two things. First, the flower DSP slants down instead of up. Second, the placement of the sentiment Everyday Label kind of covers the end of the slant. However, the slant is obvious when looking at the Night of Navy at the left and bottom of the DSP.

I knew that I wouldn’t be able to tie a bow with this textured ribbon, so I didn’t even try. The square knot is much cleaner than a bow and ties the DSP together with the sentiment label.

That sentiment label! I knew I wanted to use this Flirty Flamingo DSP because I really like the subtle texture of the rows of script. Then I decided to punch a Granny Appple Green label, cut it in half, and create a mat only on the top and bottom of the pink label.

In order to be able to use that matted label punch, I needed to find a way to have the sentiment pop. I already had the cropped white square. Using Night of Navy ink, I stamped the sentiment on the white square and used dimensionals to pop it up on the label. Without really trying to do so, I’d combined all three colors on the sentiment part of the card.

Finally, I stamped and colored three matching flowers from the Honey Bee stamp set. I also adhered a strip of Flirty Flamingo 6×6 DSP on the envelope flap. With that done, the card set was finished.

As always,

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