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Jul 8, 2021

Color Throwdown 650

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Today I am joining the Color Throwdown #650

This card features a very old stamp that I've had since 2007 at least.
I started off with looking for some patterned paper that I though would work well with the colors (Yellow, Gray, Black & White).  -  I happened upon a piece in my stash that I just loved so that became the basis for my card.
The yellow is much more subtle then the inspiration photo but I liked the leafy pattern that the paper had.  Next I decided to use a piece of Barely Banana (old SU retired color) card stock and a border punch (EK Success).  - I search high & low for stamps that I though would go with this paper and ended up picking out this Geisha by JudiKins that I've had forever.  Next up I wanted a sentiment that reflected, peace, tranquility or harmony.  
Wouldn't you know it I did not have a single stamp in my stash that was what I was looking for.  I went to a couple of local stores to see if they had anything and finally decided that I would have to go with something else. - So I will say upfront the sentiment is not stamped.  I typed it out on the computer and printed it off on card stock.  
Card Base, Basic Black, Punched border, Barely Banana, Circles are Whisper White and Basic Black.
I edged the white circle with a Barely Banana ink pad that surprisingly still has decent ink in it. 
The Geisha was colored with Prisma Color Pencils and blended with Gamsol.  I fussy cut her out and mounted her on top the circle with foam tape. - To finish off the card I added 3 small black pearls.


  1. This is a great color combination and what you put together is perfect. Since my stamp collection isn't real big, I've printed things out before. It's a nice way to get exactly what you want the card to say.

  2. LOVE LOVE the color scheme and your card is a wow for me

  3. Your Asian inspired card is so beautiful in the Throwdown colors! So glad you were able to join us!

  4. Stamped or printed, your card is amazing -- great image, great paper too