Color Throwdown #329 & 7 Days of Love Day 4!!

Hi everyone! I’m back today with another addition to my 7 Days of Love with the FANTASTIC Sankari Wegman and this card also happens to be my sample for this week’s Color Throwdown where I am SO EXCITED to be guest designing. I love this fantastic challenge and it’s ability to force me out of my usual color pairings into brighter and bolder color schemes!!

Hi Friend by Jen Shults, handmade card using Color Thowdown #329 and Verve Stamps

This card went through a lot of transitions and lives as I was working on it. I love this color combo now that my card is done but I won’t lie – it gave me some fits when I was working with it. I started originally with a white card base but scrapped it half way through for something stronger so I opted for the aqua color – one of my little color balancing secrets is I like to try to¬†use each color twice in the card – usually once large and once small and I ended up going with an aqua cardbase because it needed that larger presence of aqua in the card. So back to it, after I got the cardbase squared away I changed my mind on which flower stamps to use 3 times, once after getting them fully colored. THEN I started with one set of leaves, didn’t love it, cut another set and ended up using both of them together in the card. WHEW. It was a hard fought battle but I hope I won. ūüėČ

My layout is a slightly modified version of Karen’s Sweet Sunday Sketch #255!

Sweet Sunday Sketch #255

This is also my card for 7 Days of LOVE! You can’t leave your friends out on Valentine’s Day BUT you don’t always want to send hearts and romantic script so what better than a few flowers and a nice hello to a dear friend!


Card Details:

Stamps: Lean On Me (Verve), Dream Big (Verve)
Cardstock: Cookie Monster, Jelly Donut, Cherry Pop, Granny Smith, Peapod, Sugar Cube Premium Cardstock (Taylored Expressions), Rainbow Brights Paper Pack (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Bamboo Leaves, Espresso Truffle, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Copic Markers
Accessories: Dreamy Leaves Die Set (Verve), Sprightly Sprigs Die Set (Verve), Pointed Flower Die Set (Verve), Tag Me dies (Reverse Confetti), foam tape, Quick Dry Adhesive (3M), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Twine Thread (May Arts)

Here’s a look at the color inspiration for this week:


Be sure to check out what all of the other designers have for you this week!

Barbara Anders¬†–¬†Paper Pursuits
Wanda Cullen –¬†Cullen-ary Creations
Joan Ervin¬†–¬†Stamping¬†With¬†a Passion¬†
Broni Holcombe –¬†Splashes¬†of Color
Lori Tecler¬†–¬†Inking a Loud
Tammy Hershberger –¬†Stamp Happy
Vickie Zimmer –¬†Smitten With All¬†Things Stamping
Monika Davis¬†–¬†M.A.D Stamper
Jodi Collins –¬†Stamping a Latte
Jen Shults –¬†Deconstructing Jen¬†– February Guest Designer (That’s ME!)

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