Thursday, October 23, 2014

Card Inspiration—Color

Linda Vich Creates: Card Inspiration–ColorIn my job as cashier at Walmart, I occasionally get a moment between customers. It is then that my thoughts turn to possible card projects.

One of my favorite activities is to make a list of new color combos. I love color and can't imagine a world without it. I glean ideas from all sorts of things. A printed fabric, packaging, or like today, from a magazine.

I saw this cover for Style At Home magazine and right away I knew I wanted to use Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Gold. I even jotted down a description of the card, complete with a rough sketch.

This card idea gnawed at me all through my shift until I could get home and bring it to fruition!

My apologies for the difference in color between the two card images—the second image is closest to how the card actually looks.

Linda Vich Creates: Card Inspiration–Color

Linda Vich Creates: Card Inspiration–Color

The card deviates only slightly from my design idea. I decided to use a smidge of Island Indigo to make the card pop. Also, I stamped on a die cut rather than straight on the card. I used two now retired stamp sets on this card: Million & One and En Francaise. I also used a punch from the retired set of punches, Itty Bitty Shapes.

Leave me a comment below to let me know where you find your best color ideas!

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