The ColourQ and Retrosketches blog sites inspired today's card with their challenges. The only substitution that I made was swapping out the Crushed Curry for the Hello Honey as well as Real Red for the Ruby Red colors in the pallette. I wanted to use currently available Stampin' UP ink colors.
Stampin' UP's copper foil sheets shine on in the little leaves and floral images on this card. The flower at the top is placed so it looks like a crown on top of the sentiment. It is so simple to cut these intricate shapes on the Big Shot with the precision plate. The Flourishing Phrases stamp set adds a little background color with the large floral image stamped in Dapper Denim ink. Finished off with a textured background created by the Petal Burst embossing folder, this card is simple to make but looks like it took you hours.
This sweet little train is just one of the nostalgic images in the new Christmas Magic stamp set found in Stampin' UP's new holiday catalog. It also comes with three lovely sentiments to make your holiday cards unique and wonderful. The images in the stamp set lend themselves to coloring in with markers or watercoloring.
The Merriest Wishes stamp set from Stampin' UP adds a lovely sentiment to the Merry tag framelits forest scene. Set off in an Emerald Envy Card stock background with a touch of Dapper Denim Card stock as an accent color, this card is sure to be a hit with it's recipient.
Inspiration comes from many different places. Pinterest, Facebook, Card Challenges and the Stampin' UP catalog are places that I turn to the most when trying to come up with an idea for a new card. Today's challenge from SUO Challenges gave me a fun color palette to work with as well as this cute stamp set from the annual catalog. The adorable kitten images lend themselves to coloring which is one of my favorite things to do. This features the Pretty Kitty stamp set from Stampin' Up. It uses Pacific Point, Real Red and Delightful Dijon as the primary colors.