Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lucky Me, CTD434 & MOJO488

Hi everyone! Today I am excited to be a Guest Star Stamper at the Color Throwdown Challenge! This week is a fabulous color trio by Amy, and I was inspired right away, not only by the colors but by the black and white stripes in the inspiration photo.

I used my much neglected Bold Blossom dies to create a black and gold focal point. The leaves are a single layer, the blossoms three layers of black and then a layer of gold foil. I love layering up dies like that; they have a nice heavy feel like chipboard. The patterned papers were mixed up from three different stacks but I think they work together quite well.

For my layout, I was inspired by this weeks sketch at Mojo Monday. I added a couple layers; I hope they don't mind! I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Bit of Green.

eta... How could I not add this to the Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge?! A big thank you to @ellenhutsonllc for reposting my card on Instagram :)

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Fancy Thanks (Essentials by Ellen)
Card Stock: Ivory, Black, Green Leaf (Simon Says Stamp), Gold Foil (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Words of Love (Carta Bella), I Am (Simple Stories), Here Comes Santa (Doodlebug)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn), Bold Blossom Stand-Alone Dies (Essentials by Ellen)
Accessories: Moonshine Sequins (Simon Says Stamp)

Thanks for visiting, and please pay a visit to the fabulous Design Team at Color Throwdown! 


LeAnne said...

I just love this! What a great layout, but the gold florals and that wonderful sentiment put it over the top! SO very pretty!

LeAnne said...

Oops, and congrats on the GD gig, too! ♥

Nancy Farrell said...

Hi Sandy, great card. I love the sentiment and the font too. I think your extra layers look good too.

Wanda Cullen said...

Sandy, you totally rocked both challenges! Love your design with the pop of gold! Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday and at Color Throwdown as our guest star stamper!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card, love how the gold works so well with the green.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.