Skip to main content

Color Throwdown #124

Color Throwdown #124

This is the first time I have played along with the Color Throwdown. I was initially attracted to the beautiful colour combo especially because I could get to use some retired Soft Sky and matching DSP from my stash (It was my favourite in-colour when I joined SU). It also had Early Espresso (my current favourite colour) and the beautiful Melon Mambo! I couldn't resist.

Then I read on to discover that this week's challenge was for such a lovely cause. In addition to entering the colour challenge, participants have the wonderful opportunity to send their entry off to a fellow stamping enthusiast named Katie. Katie is undergoing treatment for stage 4 gastric cancer and could do with a bit of cheering up. So this card will soon be winging its way to the USA to hopefully help put a smile on Katie's face while she undergoes treatment.

The Lovely Colour Palette

Stamp Set: Bliss (SAB)

PS: Thanks so much to the Color Throwdown Team for choosng this card as a 'Real Stand Out'. I LOVED playing around with the colour palette!

Thanks for stopping by,


Sandra said…
Stunning card Bronwyn! And such a wonderful cause. I'm sure Katie will love it.
Jodene said…
Wow Bron, this is a STUNNING card!!
Kristi said…
this card is absolutely lovely!
Patrice said…
Wonderful Bron. I was reading Katie's blog earlier today and came across the Colour Throwdown with the added 'cause' and decided to do it myself.

Love your card!
Broni said…
What a beautiful card this is!! Thank you so much for joining us in wishing Katie well this week at the Color Throwdown!
Debi said…
Lovely card- lovely cause x
Tandra said…
Just gorgeous! I love using this set! This is my fave SAB set. Your colors are awesome!!!
Tania Gould said…
WOW I really love this card Bronwyn!!!! I so need that stamp!
Beautiful ... simply beautiful, Bronwyn! And ... thanks for highlighting this "cause". I hope to join in. Hugs xxaxx
Judy May said…
This is gorgeous Bronwyn. Love the colours and the layout. I'm sure it will be appreciated.
Ravengirl said…
How beautiful! Your card design is fabulous!
Janine said…
What a beautiful card. First visit to your blog and I love some of the cards in the header.
Anonymous said…
This is gorgeous. Love the colour combo and the butterfly just pops off the page. :)
Susan Wong said…
Beautiful card! Love the way you've stamped so successfully on the textured card.

Popular posts from this blog

Doily Cards

I was going a little stir crazy so decided to end my 'blog fasting' today. I lasted 2 weeks which isn't the entire month of March that I was aiming for but I have severely cut down my Internet usage and spent my 'free' time getting my priorities a little more in order :)

Here are some doily cards I wanted to share with you on this beautiful March Long Weekend Holiday. Inspiration came from a very CAS Card I found through Pinterest.

For a Stampin' Up! ® version of this card, please check out what I made using the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and co-ordinating die.

Butterfly Die - Marianne Creatables
(Thanks to Lisa Lara at Splitcoast for recognising this card as a CAS favouritefor the week)

Newsprint Bird - Hero Arts

Gorgeous DSP from First Edition Paper - Isabelle

Flowers from Kaiser Craft

Sentiments from STAMP-IT

Leaf Flourish - Marianne Creatables
Stamps - SU

Bird Die - Sizzix Oval Frame Bird and Pendant
Stamps- Hero Arts and SU

Here's a gorgeous hand made bird…

Pop-Up, Z-Fold, Card in a Box

Hi there.  I've been eying off some great examples of Z-fold, pop-up cards on Pinterest and thought it would be fun to make one.  I tweaked the basic design a little by adding some inserts; the ones you use in card-in-a-box style cards.  So I've called my take on this fun fold, a Pop-Up, Z-Fold, Card in a Box! - It's a crate full of summer strawberries with some home-made strawberry jam sitting on the kitchen bench.

Summer Strawberries
This card was made for a dear friend's birthday and I'm also entering it into two card challenges -
JAI #318 - "Just Add S"

S is for ... strawberries, strawberry jam, straw and summer!
Thanks, JAI!
and ...
 JUGs #350 - Word Week

Here's a bird's eye view before I added all the stamped strawberries etc. -

Folds flat and fits inside a standard (C6) card size envelope -

Thanks for stopping by, Please note that this is the original card for this type of fold. I came up with the idea of adding the card inserts to a z-fold. A v…

Scallop Circle Easel Card Tutorial

Punch Potpourri Scallop Circle Easel Card
in the Dynamic Duo of
Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink

1. Score a piece of card stock through the middle (which is double the length of your die) and line up the folded piece over the Scallop Circle Die (SCD) leaving 4 scallops at the top to form the base of your card.

This is how it should look after you run it through the Big Shot Machine.

2. Score a line through the middle of the top Scallop Circle and fold upwards.

3. Apply Sticky Strip or glue to half the Scallop Circle as shown above.

4. Cut out a single Scallop Circle in the same colour (Melon Mambo) and stick it to the folded half so the top layer sits up like an easel (The top half that is facing will now be a double layer and the bottom half, a single layer of card stock).

5. Cut two circles using the lighter shade (Pretty In Pink) and attach one to the base of the card. Sponge around the edges with the darker shade of ink before gluing the other circle to the front of the card.

6. Stamp…