Saturday, March 29, 2014

IKEA Color Inspiration & Mini Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends!  I'm back again with my troupe of crafty friends--Cindee, Patty and Wendy--to share some projects we created based on the colors we spotted on our field trip to IKEA last week.

I LOVE color, and IKEA had lots of it…everywhere!  

We kept seeing polka dot pillows in several color variations.  They are definitely eye-catching, don't you think?  Two of these pillows gave me some great color inspiration, and I can't wait to share what I came up with!

Color Inspiration #1

When I saw this polka dot pillow, I also saw some of my favorite Stampin' Up! colors--Night of Navy, Tango Tangerine, Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry and Primrose Petals.  Taking these brilliant colors, I created this Life Doesn't Have to be Perfect Card based on a sketch I pinned to my Sketches :: Cards Pinterest board a few days ago.

I used new elements and one retired element for this card.  The sketch called for stripes on one of the elements, so I had to whip out my Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder from the 2013 Holiday Catalog to make that possible.

I believe that these colors work very well together.  

I decided to add a little bit of detail to the inside of the card as well.

I love how this card turned out and hope that you like it too!  So, what do you think?

Color Inspiration #2

When I saw this owl pillow, I saw Mambo Melon, Tango Tangerine, Old Olive, Basic Black and Whisper White.  Using these bright colors, I created this Thank You Flower Card based on another sketch I pinned to my Sketches :: Cards Pinterest Board a few days ago.

I couldn't resist whipping out my Spiral Flower Die for the flower.  (You know how much I love this die if you've been visiting me here for the past couple of months.  If not, check out one of my favorite cards featuring this double spiral flower.)  

I don't care that this card isn't mailable…it's beautiful!

This flower is more of an anemone than a rose like I've made in the past.  Using the Fringe Scissors and a small piece of Basic Black Cardstock, I created the center of the flower to give it more oomph.  I also used the retired Blossom Petals XL Punch, which is currently on the Clearance Rack, for my petals.  So, what do you think about this one?  

I love this card too, and I hope that I have inspired you to play with color…and lots of it…as well as whip out your old and new Stampin' Up! supplies and discover for yourself just how well all of our products play together.  You will find a list of all the supplies I used to make these cards below.

Well, that's all folks.  Be sure to see what Cindee, Patty and Wendy have to share as well.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!



Wendy Cranford

Beatiful cards Lisa! This was so FUN!


Thank you, Wendy! It was FUN! Can't wait to see what we come up with next.

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