Trying something new…

Hello! It’s Jennifer here. I hope your new year is off to a great start and that you are finding time to stamp a bit!

When I saw that our theme here this month was to “try something new,” I was quite stumped. So I thought about the aspect of cardmaking I struggle with the most - coming up with new color combinations. I normally reach for a clothing catalog for inspiration. But today I decided to do something new… and challenge myself to use the colors of what I was wearing at that exact moment. Here is what I was wearing…


I had never used this combination - coral, navy and ivory - so this was the perfect challenge for me! Here is what I came up with…


Find out how to make this card — click for complete supplies and instructions.

I also was inspired by the stripes on my shirt and wanted to add this to my card. So I stamped the Tweed Background with Navy ink and cut strips from it… lining them up into continuous diagonal stripes. Worked great!


And since I had a necklace on with fun beads, I just had to add some to the center of the flower! Oh - and that new Pale Tomato Ink? It is a great coral color!


I hope this inspires you to “try something new” with your colors. Happy stamping!


Pale Tomato Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (AF233) Eggshell Folded Cards (PS565) Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (AF234) Soft Sand Shadow Ink (AF144) Green Hills Shadow Ink Mid-Tone (AF209) Smooth Clear Gemstones (CH153)
Thanks a Bunch (CL663) Scalloped Flower (F5727) Tropical Leaf (B5724) Tweed Pattern (S5654) True Friendship (K5636) So Many Thanks (S5657)

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69 Responses to “Trying something new…”

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    Annette Vesth said:

    Beautiful card. And what a great idea for challenging yourself. I’ll remember.

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    Renee VanEpps said:

    I am loving ANYTHING and everything Navy right now, so happy to see this beautiful card with my fave color :) TFS Jennifer, it’s gorgeous!!

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    Joan VanCourt said:

    Oh, love the card. What a great way to get inspiration, from what clothing we are wearing. Thanks for sharing.

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    katie brooks said:

    Wow, this is just beautiful!

  5. 64

    Daria Z. said:

    What a beautiful card! And I love how you were inspired by your outfit!

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    Karen L K said:

    Clever and a great looking card as usual. Interesting inspiration.

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    DebbyH said:

    Wonderful colour combination! It’s given me heaps of ideas….

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    Kim H said:

    love the color combo, wonderful card. thanks for sharing.

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    Wanda R said:

    Totally loved this idea! I borrowed your idea and made a couple of really cute cards! You can view them on my facebook album page here:

    Lots of fun! Keep the ideas coming!

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    Jennyfer L said:

    Love the color combo and thanks for the tip Jennifer.

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