Color Throwdown

This is the first time I’m taking part in the color throwdown challenge. On first sight these seemed like autumn colours to me. It took me quite while to figure out, how to get them into a Christmas card design. But I got there in the end.

I decided to have white and grey as my neutral colours. So I took out some white cardstock and embossed it with that lovely snowman by Tim Holtz. The I picked inks to closely match the throwdown.

Tearing some paper, I inked blended bundled sage distress ink over the edge. This grounds the snowman nicely on a bank of snow. I love the uneven edge the paper gave me. I stamped snowflakes in pastel blue shadow ink across the whole panel. The orange I used on the carrot nose. I went with spiced marmelade distress ink here.

I stamped the sentiment in soft granite shadow ink to match the grey of my background paper.

dry embossed Tim Holtz snowman with the colors of a color throwdown challenge

I cut the panel with an Avery Elle wonky stitched rectangle die and cut along the inner edge of this. Then I cut the matting from the grey patterned paper. I adhered my panel on this, aligning the edges of the stitching.

I mounted this on a white card base, with some craft foam for dimension.

As a final touch, I coated the snowman in Wink of Stella and added apearl as the tiddle on the i. All done, and I love the subtle look with those three colours.

dry embossed Tim Holtz snowman with the colors of a color throwdown challenge

I am adding this card in the following challenges:

Color Throwdown Countdown #417


5 comments on “Color Throwdown

  1. A beautiful muted take on the colors! So happy you decided to join us for the first time at Color Throwdown…now we hope to see you again in the gallery!

  2. Love how you used these colors for a Christmas design! The sparkly embossed snowman is fabulous. Thanks for joining us for this week’s Color Throwdown!

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