September 9, 2014

Happy Birthday {CTD309}!

Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge!  This week, we are up to CTD309!

CTD309 Happy

I’ve combined this week’s color combo with the current Deconstructed Sketch Challenge, DS167!  So fun!  I used the super fun Happy Everything set and coordinating Happy Die-namics!  I cut the “happy” from Blu Raspberry Card Stock using the Happy Die-namics and the added a coat of Glossy Accents.  I put it to the side to dry.  All day.  I hate to wait so the one you see on my card is my second attempt.  The first attempt wound up in the trash since I was impatient and smooshed it.

I placed the glossy happy onto a panel of Smooth White Card Stock and I stamped “birthday” below using Steel Grey Premium Dye Ink from Happy Everything.  The flower, from Blueprints 12 Die-namics, was cut from Sno Cone Card Stock and stamped with the Happy Birthday Background using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink.  The flower center was also coated with Glossy Accents.  I used Sour Apple Card Stock for the leaves as well as the panel underneath the Smooth White Card Stock focal panel.

CTD309 Happy Closeup

The Sno Cone Card Stock panel was cut from Blueprints 1 Die-namics and I added a mat of Smooth White Card Stock using Blueprints 2 Die-namics.  I stamped the Sno Cone panel with the Happy Birthday Background using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink.

CTD309 Happy Closeup 2

On the inside, I cut two panels of Smooth White Card Stock using Blueprints 1 Die-namics and Blueprints 2 Die-namics.  I cut another panel of Blu Raspberry Card Stock using Blueprints 1 Die-namics, and stamped it with the Star Background using Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink.  I stamped “a little bit late” using Sour Apple Premium Dye Ink.

CTD309 Happy Inside

MFT Supplies

Here are the colors for this week!

swatch 309

Check out what The Color Throwdown Team has created today:

Barbara Anders

Broni Holcombe

Joan Ervin

Lori Tecler

Monika Davis

Tammy Hershberger

Vickie Zimmer

Wanda Cullen

Lisa Henke, this month’s AMAZING Guest!


Recipe: Stamps: Happy Everything, Happy Birthday Background & Star Background (MFT) Ink: Steel Grey Premium Dye Ink, Sour Apple Premium Dye Ink and Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink (MFT) Paper: Steel Grey Card Stock, Blu Raspberry Card Stock, Berrylicious Card Stock, Sour Apple Card Stock and Smooth White Card Stock (MFT) Accessories: Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics, Blueprints 12 Die-namics, Happy Die-namics (MFT), Glossy Accents and Jody Boosters


  1. Gorgeous design and would be perfect for a masculine card as well - even with the simple flower! I always struggle with cards for men.

  2. So pretty Jodi. Love the die-cut word and the shiny finish. That little flower is so sweet. The print look great on the DP.

  3. Ya' know I love the glossy accents on the die-cuts, so this rocks, Jodi! LOVE how you used the Deconstructed Sketch, too!

  4. You have used the colors perfectly, Jodi...I love the shiny happy die and what a great sketch!!!!!

  5. I love the shiny sentiment! It makes me happy!!! Gorgeous card, my friend!

  6. This is super fun, Jodi! I love all the great layers and I especially love the glossy "happy". I totally understand not wanting to wait for that stuff to dry too!!!


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