August 12, 2015

Thanks For The Little Things You Do! {CTD355}

Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday!

It’s time for a new Color Throwdown, and this week, my dear friend Barbara has challenged us to use aqua, bright blue and gray!  What a great color combo!


I started by creating my background.  I cut a panel of Sweet Tooth Card Stock using Blueprints 1 Die-namics.  I took a piece of acetate and used two different Zig Clean Color Markers, 031 and 038, and scribbled onto the acetate.  I spritzed the acetate with water and then laid my Sweet Tooth Card Stock panel on top.  I pulled off the acetate and viola!, a watercolored background!  I added a mat of Sweet Tooth Card Stock cut with Blueprints 2 Die-amics.

I cut a panel of Steel Grey Card Stock using Blueprints 1 Die-namics and stamped “FOR THE LITTLE THINGS YOU DO” from LLD For The Boys using Versamark Ink.  I then embossed the sentiment with White Detail Embossing Powder.  I stamped a panel of Sweet Tooth Card Stock using the Diagonal Stripes Background (you all know this is my favorite!) with After Midnight Premium Dye Ink and attached it under the Steel Grey Card Stock panel. 

Using the Silver Sparkle Card Stock, which I L.O.V.E., I cut out “thanks” using the Many Thanks Die-namics.  I popped this panel up with some foam tape onto the Steel Grey Card Stock panel.  I added a trio of rhinestones to finish off the card.


MFT Supplies

Here are the colors for this week!

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

Lindsay Amrheim, this month’s AMAZING Guest!

Jenny Lane, this week’s FAB Guest Star Stamper!

Thanks SO much for stopping by!


Recipe: Stamps: LLD For The Boys and Diagonal Stripes Background (MFT) Ink: After Midnight Premium Dye Ink (MFT) and Versamark Card Stock: Steel Grey Card Stock, Sweet Tooth Card Stock and Silver Sparkle Card Stock (MFT) Accessories: Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics, Many Thanks Die-namics, White Detail Embossing Powder (MFT) Rhinestones, Zig Clean Color Markers and Jody Boosters


  1. oooo! pretty colors. love your background and the touch of silver.

  2. Incredible background! Must try the acetate trick (it would sure have kept my craft mat from looking so messy)!

  3. Such a YUMMY creation. I just love the vibrancy of those Zig markers. I really need them! Love the pop of silver too.

  4. I love this, Jodi!!!! You have created such a beautiful background with the acetate...gotta try that again!!! Love the sparkly sentiment, too!!!!

  5. Awesome eye-catching card! Cool technique for the background! :-)

  6. I love your fabulous smooshed background, Jodi! Works perfectly with the black cs and sparkly sentiment!!

  7. Fantastic card Jodi. Love the sweet robot... great coloring. The background is amazing.

  8. Jodi, girl... this is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! You ROCKED that background!


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