Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Color Throwdown #368 Guest Star Stamper

A happy hello to you! I'm glad you've stopped by my blog today where I'm sharing a card as a Guest Star Stamper for Color Throwdown Challenge #368. You may already know that color challenges are one of my favorite types of challenges. They push me to be more adventurous with color. Besides color challenges I also enjoy sketch challenges, so I used the Sweet Sunday sketch to create this card.

At first glance of the challenge colors one might think Christmas, but I decided to go with a Thank You card. I was inspired by the circles on the tablecloth and searched through my patterned paper for the Basic Gray background paper from the retired Twitterpated dsp by Stampin' Up!. For the stamping on the focal circle I used the Thankful Accents stamp set by Verve Stamps along with Old Olive and Basic Gray stampin' pads. The white panel was embossed with the decorative dots embossing folder and matted to Old Olive cardstock. The red and pink patterned papers were both in my scrap bin and for detail I added some charcoal twine from The Twinery. That's it! The finished size of this card is 5.25" square.

Challenge Color Palette: 

For all the challenge details click over to Color Throwdown. If you upload to a public gallery, please use the keyword CTD368, and please use #ctd368 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites! (Submissions close Monday at 6:00 p.m. EST).

Visit the Design Team:
Barbara Anders    
Broni Holcombe 
Joan Ervin 
Jodi Collins 
Lori Tecler 
Tammy Hershberger 
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen 
Karolyn Loncon – November Guest Designer

Enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. Love seeing the colors in a non-Christmas card...this is beautiful! Congrats on being our guest star stamper! Hope to see you in the gallery again!

  2. You really nailed the color challenge in a great way -- love the graphic and message you selected. The papers and accents really make this card pop.

  3. Guest Star?! I like the way that sounds! Congratulations! Your card is gorgeous! Love these colours and I especially love that intricate circle stamp!

  4. Great take on both the colors and the sketch...beautifully done!!! I'm so glad you you are the Guest Star Stamper this week!!!

  5. Beautiful design! It was so nice to have you join us this week for the Color Throwdown!

  6. I love how you used the colors, Andrea! The touch of pink is just right!!!


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