Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Color Throwdown Challenge #266

Hello's Wednesday again and that means it's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!!!! Lori is our hostess this week and I just love the color combo she's perfect for any theme any time of the year!! I chose to make a Christmas card because I have got to get busy building up my stash. Christmas will be here before we know it!!! 

My card features the Tag Pocket die from Taylored Expressions. It was cut out of a piece of SEI patterned paper....the pink tag and the background red paper are from the same SEI collection called Christmas Mint. 

The snowflakes were cut out of the SEI paper with TE's Make a Snowflake dies and the banner sentiment is from TE's Baby It's Cold Outside stamp set.

The tag sentiment from TE's Big Bold Christmas set was stamped with red ink and the scroll motif is from the TE Chalkboard Elements set.  The ribbon, stamper, button, twine and sewing on the background edges finish it off. 

Remember, you don't have to use the exact colors.....use what you have as long as they are close to the challenge colors and be sure to add CTD266 to the keywords section when you upload your cards to an online gallery so we can find your creations!!

You can find out all the challenge details on the Color Throwdown Blog

Now, do you want to see some beautiful inspiration?? Check out what the Color Throwdown Designers have created for you this week!!

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion - that's me! 
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler Inking a Loud
Melody Rupple -  A Paper Melody
Sankari Wegman - October Guest Designer -Sankari's Sunshine Corner

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!!

Supply List:
TE Stamps:  Chalkboard Elements, Big Bold Christmas, Baby It's Cold Outside
Paper: Close to Cocoa (SU), Choise Buttercream (TE), SEI Christmas Mint patterned paper
Ink: Ruby Red (SU), Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Twine (TE), Button (PTI),  Ribbon (SU), Stapler, Sewing Machine
TE Dies: Tag Pocket,  Make a Snowflake


Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful, Joan! Love those warm colours!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow this is absolutely stunning Joan!! Love your design with the button and added snowflake! It has a touch of Vintage to it! :) HUGS

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! What a stunner !! I would love to receive such a beautiful card such as this one!! Would make a fab gift card holder, too!! :))
The stitching, embellies & colors are all delish!! Looks as pretty as a pastry!!

I've missed your posts. Hope all is well w: you & your family !! :))

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful color combo and I love how you used it for a Christmas card. Your card is adorable!

jimlynn said...

Such a pretty color combo! Love the button in the center of that snowflake. SO lovely!

Wanda Cullen said...

Goodness...this is some kind of gorgeous!! Love that tag w/envie!

Broni said...

Wow, Joan! This is beautiful! LOVE that mix of elegant patterns and that totally cool pocket!

Tammy said...

Beautiful Christmas card, love the gorgeous paper combo you used and the pink button topped-snowflake is perfect!

Vickie Z said...

There's a whole lot of Christmas going on!! Love the tag/pocket and banner!! Fantastic!!

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely gorgeous Joan.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very pretty, Joan! Love the die-cut snowflakes... they're so fancy!

Sue B said...

Wow! this is really beautiful Joan! I love the colours that you've used - so pretty together. Really like how the tag comes out - it's a fab design!
Hope you are keeping well
have a fab weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Lori said...

This is beautiful, Joan! Love how you incorporated the tag pocket into your design.

Maria said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! Just love that tag and pocket and the colorful stamping, so pretty! Very well it!:-)