Monday, February 29, 2016

Color Throwdown #381

Hello Everyone!  In my recent attempts to find other challenges to participate in, I came across one called "Color Throwdown".  They give you a color combination and you see what you can make that utilizes all of the colors shown in some way. The colors for this challenge are Pink, Light Green and Kraft.

I had recently purchased three cover plates off of a "For Sale Or Trade" thread on a forum.  I like all of the Papertrey Ink Cover Plates I have so far and the three I bought as a group were all ones I had on my wish list at Papertrey Ink.   I was pretty happy to get them for a discounted price. Today I wanted to play with the Cover Plate: Quatrefoil

I started by misting a panel of Pink Cardstock with some Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels.  This spray doesn't cover up a color, it merely enhances it.  While the pink is still pink, in the light you can see the beautiful iridescent shimmer.  I didn't capture that shimmer in the photo, but it's definitely there.  I love shimmer mists.  I have several although the Iridescent Gold and Tsukineko's Sheer Shimmer Mist are my two favorites.  I cut the cover plate from Gold Foil Cardstock and kept all the positive pieces from the die cut.  I used the cover plate with an embossing mat to deboss the design onto the pink paper and then adhered the gold die cut on top of that.  I popped up a few of the positive pieces on that panel using some Thin 3D Foam Adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives.  I like to use the thinner foam sometimes as it makes for slightly easier mailing.

I wanted to send this to someone who is is getting ready to celebrate an anniversary so I chose the "Perfect Pear" instead of flowers.  The die I have is a Quikutz Revolution Die from several years ago. For the Light Green, I cut the My Favorite Things Leaf Filled Flourish Die to make a flourish out of some Creative Memories Cardstock in Honeydew.  This is really the only Light Green I have. Typically, Creative Memories Cardstocks don't work the best for card making as they are too thin, but this was exactly the color I needed for the flourish and it was such a small part of the overall design, so it worked.  For the final element on my card, I stamped the "Mr. & Mrs." from the Simon Says Stamp Congratulations Stamp Set onto vellum and heat set it using Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder and cut the swallowtail end for that banner.  I like that it goes up and down instead of across.  I think you could also do something similar for a Wedding Card.

I hope you all enjoyed this Color Throwdown #381 Challenge Card.  I'll be linking this up over on the challenge which I linked at the top of this post.  


  1. I'm so happy you found our challenge and sure hope you will join us again! Love the touch of vellum for the sentiment!

  2. A stunning card! What a great idea with the pears!


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