Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday already????

I could have sworn that it was Monday yesterday! It is crazy how fast the weeks have just been flying by and it's hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner. Does anyone have a trick to make the hours in a day last longer?? If you do, please pass it along here ;)

One of the hardest things I have been dealing with lately in card making is how to use color. I naturally gravitate towards soft earthy type color schemes but have been inspired by so many of you talented stampers that can whip up bright, gorgeous cards that I decided at giving it a try. Here is my first attempt at 'bold and bright'. I actually like how this card came together but it definitely needs some kind of embellishments (next on my 'learn how to do' list).

This card was made using 3 of the new mini sets that were just released- Treemendous, Everyday Greetings, and Flourish. I absolutely love how versatile all of the mini sets are and how well they work together! I find myself reaching for them just about every time I sit down to stamp. Guess, I'll just have to design some more huh? ;)
The colors used are Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red. It's sad to say but 3 of those 5 colors have hardly been used! I vow to bring them out more often because I will no longer fear color lol!

And of course I had to make the inside just as colorful as the front!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that you will be inspired to stamp a little color in your life as well :)


Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How FANTASTICAL is this??? Lordy...I LOVE this!

Kim P said...

This looks amazing! You handled the brights perfectly! Love how the tree goes over each color

kerianne said...

This a a really great card!!

Wendy said...

Honey, this is outstanding, love the panels !