April 11, 2009

A Real Color Inspiration Challenge!


This was definitely a "challenge"! Individually, I love the Stampin' Up colors kiwi kiss, pacific point and rose red, but I just wasn't too sure they worked together.

After much pondering, I decided to create a card similar to one I saw a couple months ago on one of my favorite blogs ~ Stamp & Smile. Michelle is SO talented and always blows me away with each and every one of her creations.

If you like using punches, you'll love making this card. I've used the wide oval punch for the flower pots, cut off the top and bottom and sponged white craft ink on one side for highlights. The other side is sponged with the same ink as the cardstock color. Actually, you wouldn't necessarily have to use the punches to make this card, you could cut them freehand too. Any flower punch would work...I chose to use one from my 3-flower Stampin Up punch. This card is very bright and cheery, but I had quite a time tonight trying to get a decent photo without shadows. :)
MW and I had a wonderful time in Sioux Falls and I got to do some SHOPPING! I was happy to use my Michaels coupons on some new ribbon, designer paper and a cool little oval punch by Jolees. Also, we drove downtown and found The Stamp Garden...a darling little shop full of a wide variety of rubber stamps and products to tempt me! I was wishing I had my camera to take photos to share with you. Next time I will! Of course, I didn't walk away empty handed...I bought all four of the Changito monkey stamps they had on the shelf and ordered a newly released birthday set too.

If you want to play along with this color inspiration challenge, just go to KWernerDesign.com. Even if you don't participate, be sure to take a minute to view all the fabulous creations others have made. It is truly amazing! I find SO many fantastic new blogs this way.
Do you have special plans for Easter Sunday? I'm so blessed to have a sweet DIL who loves to cook and we're invited to Andy & Jami's for dinner. That makes my day! :)
God's blessings!




Quote for Today ~
Let the resurrection JOY lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and HAPPINESS. ~Floyd W. Tomkins

17 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

Well done, Pam! I love how you used the challenge colors ... AND punches! Such a FUN card!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

I love your card layout! Very simple, clean and fresh looking! Nice job!

Kristina said...

This turned out wonderfully! What a great idea to use your punches to create the vases! I'm going to have to try that one of these days!

KimmyS said...

I ADORE your take on the challenge

Creative Mish said...

I love using punches and I love finding new ideas! The flower pot idea is wonderful! I love our card and the color inspiration.

LeAnne said...

This card sooooo makes me smile!
Love it!
LeAnne

Randee E said...

Love this! Great use of the colors

Ange Kelly said...

Wow! I love this. It looks fabulous, and those flowers really pop!

pescbrico said...

Very well done!!! Happy Easter to you!

Alex said...

This is a really fun card Pam!! Love the fresh, clean feel to this and the colors are amazing together! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

LINDA said...

Great card!!!
Hugs, Linda

chelemom said...

Awesome card Pam!!! Love how the colors just pop off the white paper!!!!

Deb Rymer said...

Love your card! Such a great idea to use your punches that way. The colors work great with this design!

Stamp and Smile said...

OMGosh Pam... Your card is SO AWESOME!! I like the wide oval punch to make the flower vases... and the brads make the flowers even more special!! SWEET CAS card!! :)

We were out of town for Easter and just now blog surfing tonight! I was so excited when I seen my Google Alert with the link... he!

Rebecca said...

You did an awesome job with this challenge. This is a very cute little work of cart. I like it a lot!

Savannah B. said...

This card is so cute and simple!!
Your colors are great!!

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