The Colour Throwdown is celebrating their 5 year anniversary with their 250th challenge this week! They're celebrating with a huge blog hop of past designers and also with some awesome prizes. This week's colours are summery, cheery and celebratory - a perfect combo! I broke out some NBUS for this card. My dear bloggie friend Jenny sent me a sweet set of stamps with a matching die from Clearly Besotted Stamps. I clear embossed the owls to make the colour pop and for the first time tried using a die to emboss an image. Quite a cool effect and easier than I thought. Be sure to check out the challenge and the blog hop for lots of inspiration!
ETA: I had originally planned to link this up the the Muse challenge as the colours were so similar to the ones Marion used on her adorable owl card but... I had a blond moment! Thanks to Lynn for the reminder!
Cardstock: (Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up, (Turquoise) Paperbilities
Stamps: (Owl & sentiment from You're A Hoot) Clearly Besotted Stamps
Inks: (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Punch: (1 7/8" square punch) McGill
Die: (Owl from You're A Hoot) Clearly Besotted Stamps
Gems: (Swimming Pool assortment) Doodlebug
Twine: (Lemondrop) The Twinery