Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Color Throwdown #525 - January 2019 Guest Designer

Hello all!  I'm back with this week's guest post for The Color Throwdown Challenge #525.  This week's colors are Black, Brown and White.

The inspiration image has a rustic farmhouse vibe and I really wanted to capture at least the "rustic" part of that in my project.  To that end, I recently purchased the Tree Ring Die from Altenew.  I felt like it would be an easy way to give a more masculine feel to guy cards which I sometimes really struggle with.

I started my project by selecting the papers I wanted to use.  As always, I started with a cardbase made from Papertrey Ink's Stamper's Select White Cardstock.  I die cut a 4.25 x 5.5-inch panel of Bitty Big Black and White paper using the larger checked background side to mimic the pillow and blanket in the photo.  I die cut three of the leafy branches from Stamper's Select Vellum using the Papertrey Ink Songbirds Dies.  This die puts a little stitch line down the center of each leaf.  For a more rustic feel, I used Delicata Gold Ink with a Stencil Brush to add a little bit of very light color to the semi-translucent vellum.

I die cut the tree ring from Tonic Studios Cinnamon Silk Cardstock.  I love this cardstock because of the texture it gives my projects.  They have a few in this style called Silk Look or Silk Effect.  I have another in Tonic Golden Satin Silk Look that is more of an antique gold rather than the brown of the Cinnamon.

For the sentiment, I used the Papertrey Ink 2012 Birthday Tags with the Limitless Layers 2¼ inch ovals and stamped in Black Amalgam Ink.  I wanted the black to be super crisp and it is.  My grandson, Charlie, turns 18 in a few weeks and I am planning to make a card similar to this for his birthday card.  He loves graphic design and I know he will appreciate the design of this card and the fact that it isn't girly.

I can't wait to see what you create using The Color Throwdown's Challenge colors for this week.

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Vicki Finger, January Guest Designer (You are here)


  1. I am in love with your tree ring but you did not tell which product is it
    I love to buy it too sweety
    it made your Card Looks so WOOOWW
    I Always love woodgrain or tree ring
    if you could tell me which product is it and I hope they sell in Germany too
    Your Card is FANTASTIC
    love this

    1. mail me please About the tree ring DIES at : monik1973 (@) yahoo (dot) com

  2. Love your card! It's an awesome card for guys! That tree ring is gorgeous and is the star of your card!

  3. I love how you played this color combination for the challenge. Beautiful collage, or I should say handsome! Last week's too, with the yellow and black.


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