As I was cleaning my stamping area I walked by my EK Success big border punches and came across a punch that I haven't used yet. Okay, there are a lot of punches I haven't used yet. This one caught my eye and the sparks in my brain started to fly.
What can I do with the circles large edger punch though? Then I found this paint idea card from Valspar that I picked up at Lowe's. It contains a fabulous color combo - see it below.
How much fun are those colors? I used Lovely Lilac, Gable Green, Real Red and Tempting Turquoise from Stampin' Up for my pallette. I am sorry, but just because a color is retired doesn't mean that I won't use it. I like to be able to use the color I want when I want it!
Then I made the card, but I had a heck of a time with the bow. I hate tying bows - did I ever mention that? I think I spent almost an hour working on getting this bow just right. UGH!
Without further ado, here is the card. The sentiment is Sweet Essentials from Stampin' Up. I wasn't sure what sentiment to use, so I made it a non-traditional Christmas card.
My take home message is: color inspiration is all around you - you just have to be aware of it. Oh yes, and you have to carry a camera or phone to take a picture of it so you can reproduce it later!
Have a great night - Heidi