Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Color Throwdown #64


Barbara is the hostess for this week's CTD, and she has picked a lovely combination....this is one I will keep in the back of my mind for future reference:


Baja Breeze, Black or Chocolate Chip (I chose Black), and Sahara Sand!  Love these together!!  My nephew and his girlfriend got engaged this weekend.  Oh my, what a romantic guy he is!  When I get some pictures that I am able to share, I'll tell you about it.  Mountains, horses, snow, a gazebo on a hill......it was something out of a movie!!!  Anyway, I wanted to make a card for his bride-to-be, and she is not a frilly sort of girl, so while this card is not totally clean & simple, it is a little subdued:


I used a Kraft base with Basic Black mats, and a piece of K&Co DP from the Berry Sweet line.  I used a Simon Says Stamp set that has lots & lots of sentiments and a couple small images, and I thought the little dandelion was cute with the design in the paper.  I added some Kaiser pearls, a couple ribbon treatments and then some die-cut vellum swirls to fill in that empty space!  I think I need another pearl, though, on the end of the little swirl that is just floating unattached....hmmm. Gotta think about that!  Here's the inside:


I also stamped the outside of the envelope with the dandelions, but I forgot to photo that!!!


Be sure to check out the other creations on the CTD blog, as well as the sponsor info and goodies! And link your own creation to Mr Linky there after you've posted it on your blog or an online gallery!  You may be chosen as a Featured Stamper or a Guest Designer!!!  Thanks so much for visiting today!

  • Stamps:  Sentiments by Simon Says Stamp
  • Paper:  Kraft, Basic Black, Berry Sweet DP by K&Co, Vellum CS
  • Ink:  Baja Breeze, Stazon Black
  • Acc:  Swirls & Scribbles Die Cut; Suede Ribbon, Taffeta Ribbon, Nesties, Slot Punch, Pearls, Eyelet Edge Punch


  1. I love the die-cut vellum. This card is so fabulous and I am sure your new niece in law will love it too.
    That teeny dandilion is so perfect.

  2. Congrats to your nephew and hos new bride to be! Your card is just smashing, love that clean design!

  3. LOVE this, LeAnne!! Just beautiful! Yeah, I love the soft beauty of these colors together too!

  4. Beautiful LeAnne...love the soft feel!

    Lesley :)

  5. You really used these fabulous colors in such a great way with this card! She's going to absolutely love it!

  6. Totally sweet! I love those flourishes and that little dandelion is all it needs! Fantastic!

  7. Le Anne, this card is subdued but elegant & sophisticated! I love how you used the color combo! Can't wait to see the photos-sounds dreamy :) TFS

  8. Murphy's Mom (North Woods on SCS)October 14, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    LeAnne! Your card is BEAUTIFUL! Amazing layout and design! Loved your challenge today, was so much fun!

  9. LeAnne, this is SO pretty! I see that "hoarded" suede ribbon back there! LOL What a sweet-sounding engagement story, too! Hope to hear more about it!

  10. Just beautiful, LeAnne!! I loveeee these colors & your layout! Congrats to the lucky couple! :)

  11. Wow, this is so pretty! I love your layout and that single flower stamped at the bottom! Gorgeous!

  12. I love my slice machine and have ordered many of the new cutting disks on ebay, but the swirls never had enough "swirls" for me. NOW, thanks to you, I know to cut some swirly parts and reposition them. I'm dumb: you're smart. What a great combination!

  13. Very PRETTY! LOVE the swirl and the pearls!

  14. How fun getting engaged in that way must be! Mine was simple, but it still made me feel special! Love your card and it's simplicity. But the swirls and pearls make it very special.

  15. Thanks for visiting my site and checking out my card!

    I love the dandelion on this card and how you used the black/white with it. It definitely completes this card!

  16. Wow! What a fantastic design. Super card.


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