Thursday, June 4, 2009

Color Throwdown #45


I love the color throwdown! It is so much fun! This week, the colors are pink passion, green galore and chocolate chip. I first chose Trendy Trees (su) for my stamp set. I went ahead and cut my nesties in white, stamped the trees and then decided to add a second layer of nesties with the chocolate chip dsp from the bella rose dsp collection. (su). When I went to work on my layout I discovered that my nestie trees would not fit on a standard sized card. Well, I was totally not going to leave off the second nestie, so I improvised. The latest box of envelopes I just bought at walmart are bigger, they are 6 1/2 x 4 3/4" (for the same postage) so I made my card 6 1/4 x 4 1/2" which was just enough to make my layout work. I added a strip of embossed (delicate dots) green galore with a perfectly coordinating piece of ribbon from clear dollar . I embossed my chocolate chip background with the delicate dots and then used my word window to punch thru the front of the card. I used my very last tiny scrap of pink passion for my sentiment and it barely fit over the window.l I thought I was done, but something was missing. Finally, I added the green galore brads on the corners. Thank you for stopping by and for sharing your thoughts! It really does mean alot to me :0)

8 comments:

Cassie said...

This is so gorgeous, Christi! Love all that Chocolate Chip and your embossing. You're right the brads were a great finishing touch ;D

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Clever use of Trendy Trees, recently got this set, now I'm even more ready to use it.Love your card.
Beverly Gotthardt

dpkennedy said...

Oh very pretty! Love the swiss dot embossed panel and the dotted paper! Pretty design! Thanks so much for playing the CTD!

broni (waterchild12) said...

So cute! I love the pink trees!!! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Barbara said...

What a fun card!! You did a great job with these colors! Thanks for playing the Throwdown--hope to see you again next time!

Kathryn said...

Love this stamp set -- so cute !
The card is GORGEOUS! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Great job using the Trendy Trees stamp set :) I love all the embossing. TFS

LeAnne said...

Great job---Trendy Trees is such a fun set, and I love how you used the swirly image for the "grass"! Clever! Thanks for playing with CTD!