Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Color Throw Down #369–I am Grateful!


Hello Crafty Peeps!!


I’m back today with another project for the next Color Throw Down Challenge #369.  Check out this amazing color combo!


swatch 369


Isn’t it so beautiful?!!  I love those gorgeous fall colors, and the inspiration photo is yummy!  Here’s my take on the challenge:




I have had that tree border die for FOREVER!!  I’m so happy that I finally got a chance to break it out.  Here’s how I created my project:


  1. Trim an A2 side horizontal card base from White Linen Card Stock; score at 4.25”, fold in half and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Die cut a pierced frame from White Linen Card Stock using the Pierced Rectangle Frame Die-Namics.
  3. On a panel of Solar White Card Stock and using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, blend some Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress Inks.  Die cut the tree border from the ink blended panel using the Boddington Tree Border Die.
  4. Adhere the tree border die cut to the pierced frame die cut using Multi Medium Matte.
  5. Stamp the sentiment from the Sunday Sentiments Stamp Set onto the card base using Tangy Orange Dye Ink.
  6. Adhere the pierced frame to the center of the card base with foam squares.
  7. Adhere the sequins to the card base with Multi Medium Matte.


Easy peasy, lemon squeezie!  This little bit of fall loveliness will be going into the mail to one of my sweet high school girlies.  She’s always doing random acts of kindness, and her beautiful cards are often showing up in my mail box.  It’s time I finally repay the kindness!!!  I hope she likes it.  I’ve listed the products that I used below.


I’m pretty sure the amazing Color Throw Down Challenge team have some awesome inspiration for your perusal!!  I’ve listed the CTD Challenge Team below – please click on through  to check them out and leave them some love!  We’d love to see you play along with us, too!!  Can’t wait to see what you make!


Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen


I’m off to get a few more projects created for some upcoming deadlines!  Cross your fingers that it’s another productive day for me – I need it!  I hope you have a great day planned – and thanks so much for spending part of it here with me!



Geri said...

Wow - this is a fab on my must have list! Beautiful inking - love the warm, fall colors!

Wanda Cullen said...

Karolyn, I really love your cardmaking style and this card is perfection! That tree border die is gorgeous and has made its way to my wish list.

TK said...

I fell in love with that tree border die when I first saw it, and I love it even more now -- beautiful card!

Marlena M. said...

I LOVE THIS Karolyn!!! swoonworthy~

Lynn said...

Love, love, love this Karolyn!

Shirley said...

Beautiful card. Your card design and the way you matched up the colors is fabulous.

Susi Kelly said...

When I saw this card on the CTD Blog, I wanted to come over to comment on how lovely I thought the diecut colours are; however, that sentiment made this card all the more special. Great combination and fabulous card!

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Tammy Hershberger said...

I ADORE those trees and how you used the Throwdown colors, Karolyn! FANTASTIC design!

Broni said...

I just LOVE how you colored that great die cut with the CTD colors!! It's awesome and the sentiment is great!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, I love this...that is the coolest die ever and it looks fantastic with the CTD colors!!! Love all the sequins you added, too!!!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the blended inks on the line of die cut trees.