You never know where you'll find inspiration for a card. The cover of a book, a magazine ad, a child's toy. Anywhere, really. Personally, my eye is often drawn to colors, from the serene hues of a misty morning on the beach (Mother Nature never makes a mistake with colors!) to the bold, bright packaging of a product in the grocery store. Yesterday I made cards inspired by two color combinations I found in, of all places, my bathroom.
And here is the inspired card:
Supplies (all Stampin' Up!®):
Stamps: Bring on the Cake
Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Summer Starfruit, Tempting Turquoise, silver glimmer paper
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Summer Starfruit, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Petite Curly Label punch, rhinestones, Dimensionals
What do you think? I noticed after I made the card that even the way I used the colors -- not just the colors themselves -- was inspired by the bottles. Each of the four pennants features one main color, just like the bottles. I decided to keep the colors in the same order as the bottles (except for the silver, which I moved to the background) because I really liked how they looked in that arrangement.
Here is the card:
Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Card stock: Textured Whisper White, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Ballet Blue, Basic Gray, Going Gray
Ink: Basic Black marker
Accessories: 1" square punch, corner rounder, rhinestones, Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue
On the shower curtain the colors are spread around and repeated, so I took that approach with the card, too. The card is 5-1/4" square, and all the margins are approximately 1/4". I added the faux stitching as an afterthought, and I'm not sure I would do it again with this layout. But I love the clean and simple design that really lets the colors speak for themselves.
I'd love to know what has inspired you lately. Thanks for stopping by!