Another color challenge was posted over at Kristina Werner's blog. My first thought was that these were some powerful bold colors! How to use them???
Then, I looked at the patterns in the photo, and noticed the stripes, circles and argyle which inspired me. So, here is what I came up with. I made the first one at my friend Tiffany's house this morning, and the other 3 when I got home this afternoon. I had a hard time getting going at Tiff's, but once I started working with this combo I kept getting more ideas! I just needed some of my supplies at home to finish them. This first one gave me a chance to use the new SU set Man's Best Friend. I think the doggy on the left looks a lot like my Monty (see the first blog post for yourself!).
Stamps: Man's Best Friend
Ink: Classic Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Stampin' Write Markers Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Brocade Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Ruby Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive 5/8" Wide Grosgrain ribbon, Earth Elements buttons
I got the inspiration for this simple card from one of my many idea books...yes, I'm an idea book junkie! Anyway, it's very simple but I really like how it turned out.
Stamps: Simple Shapes, In The Spotlight
Ink: Classic Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Brocade Blue
Paper: Whisper White
Accessories: Brown fiber (finally used something old from my stash!)
When I saw the argyle, I thought of this stamp set. A few markers later, and I had myself some argyle! I think I may have my Father's Day card already done for the year. ;-)
Stamps: All-Around Argyle
Ink: Classic Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Write markers Ruby Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Brocade Blue
Paper: Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Old Olive 1/4" Polytwill ribbon
Well, the ground-hog was right, at least for those of us in northern Illinois. It is frigid today. The wind chills must be pretty low. I did take Monty for a short trip to the off-leash park to drain some of his energy. Anyway, the cold made me want to use this new set I just received from Papertrey Ink called Warm Happiness. I'm liking this set, which means you'll see more of it soon. ;-)
Stamps: So Many Sayings, PTI Warm Happiness
Ink: Classic Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, Old Olive
Paper: Whisper White, My Mind's Eye Bohemia
Accessories: Ticket Corner punch, Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware
That's all for tonight! Have a great week.