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Happy Holidays–Color Throwdown Challenge #517

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Hey, everyone, welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week our hostess is Lori and she’s challenging us to this interesting color combo based on her inspiration piece.


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I say interesting because it uses orange and red so after a little brainstorming about it I came up with this serene winter scene for another Christmas card. I started by sponging Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Spiced Marmalade Ranger Distress Inks on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper for my background. Then I added Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock and Birch Trees Die-namics sponged with Kraft dye ink and backed with strips of Kraft card stock, some popped up on foam, some not.

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I stamped the sentiment from Trio of Trees Stamp Set with Black Licorice dye ink and cut two cardinals from Delightful Deer Die-namics—one male and one female, which worked brilliantly with the color scheme. I popped them up on small bits of foam on branches and was done!

And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the
Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD517 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd517 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, along with our super talented Guest Designer, Biggan!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders (Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Biggan – October Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Trio of Trees
Die-namics: Delightful Deer, Birch Trees, Stitched Snow Drifts
Dye Ink: Black Licorice, Kraft
Specialty Inks: Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Spiced Marmalade Ranger Distress Inks
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Wild Cherry, Black Licorice, Kraft
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, craft tweezers, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper

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