Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Inspiration in Action IA120

Are any of you like me and really struggle at times with colors to use? I sure do. In fact, it is probably the hardest thing for me. Once I do have my colors figured out coming up with the rest isn't quite so bad.

I don't know what it is, but I have been having a hard time working on cards and liking them when I am done lately. We have had a lot going on here at home. It has been good things though. My daughter, son-in-law, and grandson have been visiting us. It has been very nice getting to spend time with them. We are not sure when we will get to see them again once they do go back home. I try to spend as much time with them as I can. I am sure you can all relate with that.

Anyways, back to the card. I thought I would try one of the many challenges you can do. I got mine from here. I thought this was a cute design to work with. Below is my interpretation of her sketch. These are a lot of fun to do. If you ever have a hard time coming up with a sketch or even a color combo there are a ton of places you can get inspiration from. I hope you will try it sometime.

These are the Stampin' Up! supplies I used to make this card.
Cardstock: not quite navy, kraft, and very vanilla
DSP: Bella Bleu
Ink: not quite navy
Tools: color spritzer, modern label punch, word window punch, boho blossoms punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 5-petal flower punch, 1/16" hole punch, Shimmer paint, and large flower punch
Accessories: earth elements brad (not quite navy)

Please leave a comment and tell me what you think. Thanks so much for visiting.

Now go-n-stamp!!


Becky Jensen said...

Very pretty Chris - thanks for sharing!

Bethany Keeney said...

I love the card! It is one of my favorite stamp sets right now. I need to try this technique.

Lee Bradford said...

Wow! Chris! Great card using Bella Bleu DSP;) I needed some inspiration with that and this is just perfect! Love your layout, colors and embellishments! Way to go, making it on Blog Finds! ~Lee

Heidi Michel said...

Pretty card Chris. Love the blues and the spritzing!!