Saturday, July 31, 2021

Citrus Blossoms

I loved the colors for the current Color Throwdown #653 Pink, Orange, Yellow & Green. Am I interpreting correctly that 653 means there have been 653 CTD challenges?  Wow. This must be one of the longest running challenges out there then. Kudos to the organizers!

I'm entering the below card although I made two cards using the palette.  Love me some citrus.

I used the Pinkfresh Studio Miss Your Smile image, stampig it with Versafine Onyx Black and drawing in the tip of the far right leaf myself using a 0.3mm Copic Multiliner.  Recall this set is slimline but don't let that stop you from using it on a different size card. Copic Multiliner to the rescue!

I colored up the image using Zig Real Brush 010, 025, 047, and 050. I used the Aall Create Heapza Hexagon stencil with Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade to add just a touch of color (and to cover up a bit of watercolor boo boo--shh, our secret).

Now I included the photo above so you can see my quick method for masking when I'm going to spatter a card for added interest. I just lay the stamp face down and spatter away. The excess ink wipes right off.  My spatter box keeps the mess contained too, a must for messy me.

I added the Pinkfresh Studio Small Butterfly hot foiled in black and watercolored with Zigs. The Pinkfresh Studio Perfect Sentiments were also hot foiled in black

See how glossy and fabulous the black foil is from a different angle.  You can also see the Clear Wink of Stella I added to the butterflies on my second card.

For the second card I used the same images and hot foil plates but I used Copics to color. I used the Copic Multiliner 0.3mm to draw in the same leaf (far right) as well as missing parts of the yellow blossom.

I really enjoyed making these cards and hope you enjoyed reading about them. Have a great rest of your day!



  1. These are such beautiful cards, Toni!! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Color Throwdown challenge!

  2. Both are simply gorgeous ... send warmth and happiness.


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