Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Color Throwdown #148

Hi friends!  I'm popping in to share my Color Throwdown card for this week.  Bar is our hostess and she chose an unconventional palette, that actually works beautifully together!  Check it out:
I shied away at first, but then a light bulb went off and I envisioned my very simple-in-appearance card.  I made the flower using the new Rainbows and Clouds die from our very own Lil Inker, Laura Pryor.  I decided to use the small and large arches from the small rainbow to create 6 petals.  I cut the arches from the free coral paper I created for the CTD.  You can still download it HERE :]  
I basically used one glue dot per "petal" and adhered them to a 1" circle.  I hot glued the button to the center to help firm up the bloom.  I added the MTME Branching Out cut file (trimmed into two pieces) for some foliage (and to use Garden Green :), and stamped the sentiment from the Lil Inker Rainbows and Clouds Sentiments in Pacific Point.  That's all there was to it other than cutting/layering my top panel and rounding the corners.  I popped it up on dimensional tape, and my card was done.
We certainly hope you'll take on the challenge this week and help to show everyone how well these colors work together!  If you don't have these exact colors, just use the closest you have.  Be sure to post a direct link to your project over at the CTD blog and use keyword CTD148 in any online galleries!  Before you get started, swing by our CTD gals' blogs to check out their inspirational projects!!
Betty Wright ~ June Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you're having a fantastic week!

20 comments:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [29 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Andreja L. said...

Very beautifull card,
great technik by flower, realy!
Greetings from Slovenija :-))

Cheryl Wright said...

Gorgeous card! So simple, yet stunning...

Laura Pryor said...

WOWEEEEE!!!! Kristin! I had yet to discover the out of the box use for the Rainbow dies! Totally and utterly amazing idea! You are brilliant. I bow down to you!! I can't wait to try this! I am off to post this on face book with links back to you!!!

Nancy said...

A stunning card, I love the flower. Thanks for the free download of paper, it's adorable and I'm sure I'll get lots of use from it. I do enjoy seeing your blog and your wonderfully creative posts.
Many thanks,

Chris said...

that flower looks great, very creative!

Broni said...

Brilliant, girlfriend! I love it!

Nancy said...

I tried to read the blog for Color Throwdown, but the background of blk-white checks makes it impossible to read. Sorry I couldn't even read it to leave a comment
Thanks

Evette K. Ciampo said...

Just fell in love with your flower. Is there a tutorial on how to do it??? I am a visual type and need to see how things are made. Thanks so much. Your card is just terrific.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is incredible, Kristin! I love what you did with those rainbow bands!!

dpkennedy said...

This is just fantastic! What a clever use of the rainbow die and a perfectly fabulous card!

Cristy said...

I love the flower! I wish there was a picture of the die, so I could get a better idea of how it was done - the rainbow bits I assume?

Marlena M. said...

Such a great idea. Perfect! ;)

Carma said...

Like everyone else, I LOVE the flower but I also love how deceptively simple it appears. Fabulous!!!

Andrea M said...

GORGEOUS Kristin!!! That flower is just too fabulous for words! Love the gorgeous blue sentiment! Thanks so much for the free digi paper!

Teena in Toronto said...

So pretty!

Happy blogoversary :) Mine was yesterday.

Elise said...

*Thunk*

{That was my HEAD... on the KEYBOARD!} This is AMAZING! GIRRRRRRRRRRRRLLLLL! You are SUCH a talented paper conductor! Play me ANOTHER symphony! I'm SUCH a fan! Yipeeeee!

Luci said...

Wow - absolutely stunnnnnnnning! Gorgeous flower and card...just gorgeous!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is so freakin' clever, Kristin! What a fabulous idea, and very beautiful card!

Robyn Oliver said...

Wow Kristin, I love your card, how creative is that flower, I'll be sure to check out your blog from now on...your an inspiration, thanks

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