Inspired By Color

We are always looking for those things that inspire us, that push us to create and spark that drive in us to make something out of this world.  I am often inspired by color, and pattern.  I absolutely love to get inspiration from challenge blogs and although I don’t make as much time for it as I want, I am lucky enough to be on a few design teams that helps me flex that creative muscle.  Today is the new Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge and it’s leaning towards traditional Christmas colors… with a twist.

Here is the card I created.

 Merry Messages make simple cards for the holidays with http://www.handstampedstyle.comThese are the colors that we were inspired by to use for our projects, I love the unexpected blue which adds a cool twist to it.

HSS Color Challenge

I added the splash of blue color in the tag that I used for the card front.  I threw in a little red onto it as well, so easy and fun!!

Merry Messages and some simple texture creates a simply adorable card with

I love putting a large texture on the card front base, I used the large polks-dot embossing folder.  Then of course I added some Dazzling Details over the raised circles for even more emphasis… it’s SOOO pretty in person!!  I am off to rinse out my sinuses AGAIN… ugh!! But while I am busy doing that, LOL!!- Join us over at Hand Stamped Sentiments to play along with this weeks color challenge.  It is a pretty traditional color scheme with a nice twist, give it a go!!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for a list of all my upcoming classes that I will post and update, I am a little behind- thanks to all the pollen and junk in the air… this too shall pass.

See you tomorrow!!!


  1. Oooh, nice work on that tag stamp! I love the blue and red combo. And you always work the embossing in so well! Love the shimmery polka dots!

  2. Breelin Renwick says:

    Loving all the sparkle and textures! And your layout is awesome!!

  3. This is adorable Erin! I love the dots and off kilter red and green. Makes the card interesting.

  4. Diane Vander Galien says:

    Very Cute!!! Love all your texture on the background- love the sparkle!!! Love the pop of red on your tag- perfect accent!!

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