Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Color Throwdown Challenge #157

Hi everyone.  I'm here to share a very quick card I made for a special man in my life, using Bar's fab Color Throwdown (CTD157) combo for the week!  Check it out:
Awesome, right?  I used my new stamp set being released at MTME this month (available tomorrow), Happy Hallows.  It pairs beautifully with my paper, Trendy Forest also.  I used three of my sheets from the collection to whip up this card.  It was SO came together effortlessly. 
I used Lauren's Round Up Tag to cut my tree out (using Lauren's instructions on cutting digi images with cut files found HERE).  I layered three of the images to make the top of my tree (the kooky circle at 80% transparency, the fill leaves, and the outline leaves in blue).  My tree base is in kraft (kind of)...and my sentiment from So Sentimental is in burgundy.  SO, I eDID use all the colors, but like normal, I focused on two of them ;]  Not sure why I always do day I hope to be as creative as our other gals and be able to incorporate all of the colors thoroughly. 
Notice my sentiment panel.  I pinned the rectangle from Round Up Tag to my limeade plaid with a couple of brads.  I wrapped my hemp twine around the brads and tucked them behind the two notches I punched using the SU punch that has two little rectangles on it (couldn't find the link, sorry) on each side of the plaid panel.  I layered everything with dimensional tape (as usual).

I used Chupa's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #26 for my layout

That's all I have for you today, but be sure to check out the rest of our talented DT and super-talented guest designer!
Sharon Johnson ~ Tonight's Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'm finally getting back into the swing of things, and hopefully chanelling my mojo again (if not today, maybe next week).

Have a great hump day!  It's almost over...


Broni said...

GET OUT about the not being so creative comment!! You are SO talented and creative! Love that tree...I've got to check out your new stamps!

Monique said...

Great card Kristin..I Love how you attached the sentiment..Your stamps and paper are awesome :)!!

Barbara said...

You rock, gf!! LOVE that new paper and that tree!!!

Debbie said...

So masculine and FUN, Kristin! Love the color combo and the way you did the sentiment tag!!

Lisa Kind said...

Gorgeous Kristin! I love how you layered the tree to get that cool effect! Love how you pulled the colors together!

Year Old Birthday Party Ideas said...

LOVE that new paper and that tree!!!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

I LOVE your colours!! Pairing blues & greens is one of the coolest things to do, imho :)
Wonderful card, love that tree! xxx

Lori said...

Great masculine card! Thanks so much for having me as a guest this month at the Color Throwdown--I've enjoyed playing along with you talented ladies!

Auntie Em said...

I really like your card! Great take on the sketch and I love the tree with all the layers. The brads make such a great accent especially with the twine.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Yep, that Round Up Tag is going to be my next cut file purchase! LOOOOVE it! Fabulous card, Kristin! Hope that *special man* loves it, too! :)

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