Saturday, January 28, 2012

Congratulations - Color Throwdown CFD176

Hi there!  I needed to make a card this weekend for a co-worker that will soon be starting a new job within the company.  So, I wanted to make "congrats" card for her.  When I looked around at the challenge blogs this morning, these colors caught my eye at The Color Throwdown Challenge #176.
Take a look ~
And...I was really wanting to use some of the Pool Party seam binding that arrived at my door on Monday.  This was my chance :)
Even though this is a pretty color palette, I really struggled to work some Rose Red into my card.  It seemed to overpower the other colors when I used it for one of the punched pieces.  So, I ended up using it in just a few small doses.  I think it works.  I'm hoping the recipient thinks so!


Gotta love that Pool Party color right now, in the middle of winter.  It's reminding me that spring (and warmer temps) aren't TOO far off!





The recipe ~
card stock: chocolate chip, pool party, crumb cake, rose red (Stampin' Up!)
ink: chocolate chip (SU)
stamp: petite messages (Hero Arts)
punches: decorative label, large oval (SU)
other: lace impression plate die, doily details die (Papertrey Ink), pool party seam binding (SU), vintage trinkets small pin (SU), mini key (7gypsies), gems (Recollections from Michaels)

4 comments:

  1. fabulous job with the color combo...I'd love for you to link up with me at 52 Card Pickup, a cardmaking celebration!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/01/52-card-pickup-week-4.html

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  2. So beautiful Susie! I adore your colours and the lovely sentiment panel, it's sooooo pretty!

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  3. Sooo pretty! Love the pool party seam binding bow! And the small touches of the rose red! Thanks for playing with us at the Color Throwdown.

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  4. What a beautiful design...I love how you used the Color Throwdown colors and the bling is sooo pretty!!! Thanks for playing along!!!!

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