Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happy Birthday - Color Throwdown Challenge

Hi. Well, the weekend is winding down isn't it?  It goes SO fast.

I'm sharing a card that I made for the Color Throwdown Challenge CTD205.  It's been quite a while since I've joined in.  But, when I checked out the colors for this week...I had to give it a try.  Very pretty combo.  Take a look.
That wedding cake photo is gorgeous, but I was more inspired by those blocks of the challenge colors - along the right side of the photo.  I originally thought that I should go primarily with white and just a few small pops of color.  Hmmm.  Nope.  I just had to do some color blocking :)

So, this is what I created.

I pulled out my Top Note Sizzix die from Stampin' Up!.  Love that die, but I hadn't used it in a while.  This was so easy!  I adhered strips of cardstock to a base of whisper white, then ran it thru my Big Kick with the die.  The word "you" is also a die cut.  Since my happy birthday sentiment stamp included the work "you", I had to ink the stamp very carefully to avoid inking that one tiny word.  A piece of pool party finished off the panel.  Then I used dimensionals to adhere the panel to my card base.

Thanks so much for spending a few minutes here!

card stock: lucky limade, pool party, whisper white, pumpkin pie, wisteria wonder (Stampin' Up!)
ink: onyx black (Versafine)
stamps: signature greetings II (Papertrey Ink)
other: pool party seam binding, top note die, dimensionals (SU), wonderful words die (PTI), sticker maker (Xyron)


  1. Super clever take on the inspiration! Love love love the colour blocking Susie!

  2. Oh COOL! Love how you did those diagonal strips! Thanks for joining us at the CTD this week. :)


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