1/9 KW Color Inspiration & Project Cards

This afternoon, I started getting caught up on all my blog reading. I have several . . . ok, MORE than several! . . . that I like to check out on a regular basis. But, the holidays were busy and the days after the holidays were busy and then I was just busy and you know how it goes. So, I started skimming and then I had to stop and play with my stamps because I got to this post on Kristina Werner's blog. I love her color challenges and this is what I came up with. The colors to play with were: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze, Old Olive and Whisper White.

I double layered the Top Note for some extra punch and I loved how it turned out. I had to include a little picture, too, of what I did on the inside. I've read on a couple of blogs that decorating the inside of your cards in now the "in" thing?! Hello . . . I've been decorating the inside of my cards for years!! I just think it gives your cards that finished touch. And besides . . . what is the very first thing people do when they see a card? They OPEN it up!! How disappointing if there is nothing on the inside!

Here are the supplies:

Stamps: Sweet Stems, On Birthday
Paper: Chocolate Chips, Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Autumn Vine DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain, Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain, Wide Oval Punch, Earth Elements Button, Linen Thread, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Once a month I do a little demonstrator meeting at my house and we always have such a nice time. We take turns coming up with different project cards or techniques to share. The card above is one that my upline, Shanna McLaughlin, shared with us. Now, I wish I had the actual sample Shanna made because I know it was quite different than what I actually created. I am just terrible at following directions!

This card that uses the soon to be retiring set called Pretty Peony was shared by my downline, Katherine Narog. We used just a touch of glitter to create some sweet accents on this card. the ribbon edges are rounded with a scissors. Love that simple technique!


Sherri said…
I'm particularly fond of the first card - like the way you layered the die a lot!
Tenia Nelson said…
What awesome cards!! Great job on the challenge!! Thanks for sharing!!
Nancy Riley said…
Your Color Inspiration card is FANTASTIC, Kay!

The other demos' cards are GREAT! So ... you're one of THOSE that can't case a card exactly! (just kidding!)
LeAnne said…
Love your color challenge and the other two are wonderful as well! Love those litle Pocket Silhouettes--esp. with that striped DP!
Norine said…
like them all and love how you double layered the die on the first one
Denise Clark said…
Love the way you layered the Top Note. It looks terrific! These colors are wonderful together!
wendyp said…
love the layered top note! awesome cards!
Vera said…
Wonderful cards, Kay! I especially love the design of the first one. Thanks for the inspiration.
Beth M said…
Love your color inspiration card! It's just beautiful!