Wednesday, November 9, 2011

So Thankful...Color Throwdown #167

Hi everyone.  I'm here to share my Color Throwdown card for the challenge Joan is hosting (CTD167).  She chose an awesome, vibrant palette this week:
I celebrated my birthday last week while I was in San Antonio for work...and I was lucky enough to have a very good friend who just so happened to be there at the same time.  He and I and some fellow, FUN co-workers, went to dinner.  We enjoyed some amazing steak and margaritas at a fab restaurant, and my friend was soooo sweet, he picked up the tab for my dinner!  Totally unnecessary and I argued with him, but he just would not let me pay on my birthday :]  I really appreciate his thoughtfulness...and I really don't feel deserving, but I'm SO THANKFUL to have such a great friend. I owe him so much more than a simple thank you card, and hopefully I can find a way to return the kind gesture.

As you can see, I kept my card very simple, and tried VERY hard to make this palette masculine!  The easiest way for me to do that was to recolor some of my plaid paper from last year around this time.  This sheet came from the Candy Shoppe collection.  I also started two other cards using two other recolored sheets from the same collection.  I hope to share those this week...I simply didn't have it in me to finish three tonight.  I got home pretty late and I'm feeling under the weather.  So...keep an eye out...I may be back tomorrow ;]  My leaves are from the Old Oak Leaf and Marvelous Maple Leaf cut files, the green tartan pattern was recolored from the Fresh Fabric Collection 2, and my sentiment came from my Sentimental Occasions stamp set.  The card was cut on my Cricut using the Creative Cards/Envelope 1 cut file. The button and twine are from my stash and I used a SU punch to cut out the word "thank".  I also sponged the edges of the green patterned paper with white acrylic paint.

That's all I have for you today, but swing by our very talented DTs' blogs for a great sampling of inspiring projects!
Wanda
Lydia Fielder ~ November Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you're hitting mid-week on a great note!!

11 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

Kristin, this ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You perfectly made these colors masculine! LOVE the layout, the leaves, and perfect use of your awesome stamps, too! I wish I'D bought you dinner so you can send this to me! LOL

Broni said...

I ADORE those 2 plaids together and this is definitely the perfect masculine thank-you card! Your leaves are wonderful and I really love the bracket bottom edge!

Barbara said...

You did a fabulous job of making this a masculine card! The leaves are perfect and your papers are wonderful together!

Joan Ervin said...

What gorgeous papers, Kristin, and I love how you added the leaves...your friend is going to love this!!!

Lynn Put said...

Wonderful card Kristin! Love your paper choices and your leaves with button and twine look fantastic!

Lori said...

Great masculine thank you, Kristin! Love the fun shape of the card.

dpkennedy said...

Such a sweet little card! I love the shape and those bold leaves are so pretty!

Wanda Cullen said...

Plaid always works so well for a masculine card and you rocked this one with the pair of leaves and twine/button accent! So glad you had a fun time on your birthday!

Marlena M. said...

Happy Belated Birthday! What a blessing, to have a friend like that. ;) Your card is amazing...such a great idea to color it. ;)

Dana Gustafson said...

OOOOOOoooo, love that curly card bottom and your pretty paper! I hope your birthday was as fabulosu as you are!

Helena said...

Those leaves are perfect! Brilliant card. Wish I could do stuff like this!

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