Hello, and welcome to my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge # 698.   I missed the deadline for the layout, CASe’d from the Try Stampin on Tuesday #560 challenge while I was at our annual family beach week.

Here’s my all-occasion card:


Here are the challenge banners from which I drew my inspiration:

I used Poppy Parade, Petal Pink, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive to play along with the #ctd698 challenge.


What I Did:

For this short and sweet blog post, here’s how I put it together:

  • The Poppy Parade base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • I already had an embossed piece of white cardstock. All I had to do was trim it down to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • All three DSP patterns come from the Flowering Fields DSP, which retires on June 30,2022 at midnight. It’s a gorgeous DSP pack and well worth looking at it in the January – June mini-catalog on page 15. It’s actually on sale for $8.05. Here’s a look at this gorgeous paper:
  • The background DSP measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches. In order to have this DSP pop off the white embossed background, I used the Poppy Parade Stamping Write Marker to outline it.
  • The Old Olive checked DSP strip measures 5-1/4 by 1-3/4 inches.
  • The tulip banner measures 1-5/8 inches wide.
  • The sentiment comes from the Special Moments stamp set. I stamped it in black and quickly added clear embossing powder to the wet ink. Then, I heat embossed it using my heat tool. I didn’t want to cover any of the DSP and I thought the heat embossing would help the sentiment stand out.
  • I used multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the layers, except for the banner. That’s popped up on dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added five Crushed Curry dots to the front surrounding the sentiment.
  • That’s it. Actually, working out the measurements took longer than putting the card together.

Without further ado, I need to get this post closed out and published so I make the ctd#698 deadline. Come back tomorrow morning to check out my four-fer card using the Sale-a-Bration Hippest Hippos stamps and dies!

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Have a Peachy Day!