500 Challenges! WOW!
Color Throwdown is celebrating their 500 (!!) challenge this week. 500. weekly. challenges. A huge accomplishment therefore, many, many congrats are in order.
The color combo for this week got it’s inspiration from a fireworks display: navy blue, blush, gold, and white. I used Night of Navy, Blushing Bride, and gold accents in the form of ribbon, thread, and Wink of Stella. I’m not really a gold person and making this card convinced me that I need to at least have more gold embellishments.
Here’s my sweet card:
Here’s the ctd500 challenge link:
Varied Vases is such a sweet stamp set, and the coordinating punch makes it very easy to use individual pieces. Million dollar sales demo, Mary Fish ( in whose third level I happily belong), designed the set, including her signature tulip. I used Night of Navy and white Tutti Frutti DSP, also retired, to punch out the vases. Night of Navy, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White paper, inks or Stamping Write markers were the only colors used, which I think adds to the sweetness.
My Need for Gold is Evident
I really thought I at least had gold faceted gems. Wrong. Therefore, I have had to resort to just touches of gold. The ribbon used across the separation between the Night of Navy and Blushing Bride cardstock for the base of the card. The gold thread, also retired, forms a sweet little square knot on the two smaller vases. Wink of Stella, also retired, highlights the stems and flower centers.
Clear Wink of Stella usually is difficult to see in pictures, but the gold one photographs much easier. Here’s a close-up of the Wink of Stella and gold thread touches:
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Have to Love a Two-fer!
Color Throwdown #496 is one of my favorite color combinations with black, aqua, and white. CAS(E) This Sketch #275 is a Retro sketch from CTS#3. I put both of these challenges together, and used on of my current fav stamp sets, Petal Pallette, and also the Sheet Music background stamp. Petal Pallette, Swirly Bird, and Stitched Shapes die sets were also used. WOW! When I type everything I used, it appears that the card would be a hot mess, but I think it is actually pretty clean.
Here’s my card:
All These Parts Working Together
I had the basic card in my head, and knew I would turn to Petal Pallette yet again. I just love that bird, the sentiments, the label die, all of it. The rest evolved.
Pool Party is a soft color, and I wanted that to contrast with the black. The CTS sketch called for a vertical banner on the left, but I wanted something with more movement. Therefore, I turned to Swirly Birds die set. I thought I needed more white space so I ran the die through the Big Shot again and used the white negative space on the left border. I cropped out the Basic Black and Whisper White circles using the Stitched Shapes dies, and also cropped the bird.
When I started to layer everything together, I realized the Pool Party base needed something and that’s when I decided to pull out my Sheet Music background stamp. I used Pool Party and stamped it off once for a very subtle background. The bird really needed to stand out, so I Bermuda Bay Stamping Write marker so it would still be aqua, but a deeper shade. Then I decided that the white circle was just too white and blank. I pulled out the leaves stamp from Petal Pallatte, used Pool Party stamped off once for another subtle element. The pieces just need to be put together using dimensionals, Tombow liquid glue, a ribbon, and two Bermuda Bay enamel shapes.
Here’s the CTS challenge:
I hope you can see the inspiration of the sketch in my card. My circle wasn’t cropped out of the banner, but the inspiration was there.
Here’s the CTD challenge post:
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Red, Pink, and Sky Blue
I used Real Red, Powder Pink, and Soft Sky for this card. When I got these colors together, I decided that I needed black to ground the card and give the eyes some place to rest.
Here’s the challenge post:
This bundle containing the “celebrate” and “you” die cuts is so versatile! I combined those elements with the black branches and tag from the Petals and More thinlits. The black branches and black layered mat really seem to pull the color combination together so it makes sense.
I finished this card off with 3 rhinestones in a triangle pattern. The Powder Pink DSP is from the In-Color stack and I really, really, really wish SU would bring this fabulous set of patterns back for the In Colors. Maybe the new ones coming out shortly??
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Pink, Grey, and Kraft
This week’s CTD challenge is to use the soft colors of pink, grey, and kraft. I wanted a soft floral card, so I chose Painted Harvest stamp set used Blushing Bride and Powder Pink for the layers. I stamped the center of each flower in Crumb Cake and used Smokey Slate for the stamped leaves.
When starting this card, the colors and stamp set were the only things I knew I was using. After a period of trial and error, I finally decided on the layout and elements to finish the card. For the bottom layer, I used the new Basket TIEF on Crumb Cake cardstock, onto which I sponged Crumb Cake ink for dimension. Smokey Slate cardstock provided the middle layer. Crumb Cake ribbon anchored the sentiment, also from Painted Harvest, stamped in Basic Grey on Whisper White cardstock. I wanted a mat for the sentiment, which I punched out with the Everyday Label Punch. I wasn’t sure how a piece of embossed cardstock would punch. However, it was very easy to punch out the basket embossed cardstock. Almost as an afterthought, I stamped and punched out a trio of leaves to tuck behind the sentiment.
Color Throwdown Inspiration
This inspriation photo is so peaceful, which I also wanted to convey in my card for this challenge. A soft thank you card which matched what I wanted to accomplish. A baby girl card is now running around in my head using these colors, so I think it’s time to create.
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