Showing posts with label Color inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Color inspiration. Show all posts

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Simply Colorful Succulents Card & Finding Inspiration

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my colorful succulent card that I made for this weeks creative challenge over at the Spot Challenge.  This week the challenge is a inspirational challenge with a beautiful image that has some very colorful flowers and a succulent.  So, I thought it was a great chance to use my Simply Succulents Stamp Set and matching dies to create a card.  Here's a look at my card. 

My top 10 tips on finding inspiration for card makers and papercrafters, and my Simply Colorful Succulents Card  Click here

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Christmas Rose Color Inspiration by Rick Adkins

Hello and welcome to my blog; I am going to share with you another post for my bi-weekly series on Color Inspiration.  You are reading this post as I am returning from OnStage having just gotten my first look at some of the products from the 2020 Occasions Catalog and Saleabration Brochure.  Exciting I know to think about getting a look at some of the new Spring Summer products that will be coming out soon, but I will share more on that as it gets closer.  As I mentioned today's post is all about color inspiration.  Here's a look at the card I made using this weeks inspiration.

Tips & Tricks: 

One of the ways that I find the colors for my cards and projects is from the designer series paper.  I picked my colors based on the Christmastime is Here Speciality Designer Series Paper.  For my card I pulled Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Gold and Whisper White from the paper but added in Crumb Cake, and Smoky Slate just for fun.  See that's the great thing about designing you can use whatever color you pick.  
One thing to make your cards tied together just by color use is by repeating the colors at least three times.  As for example here you will see Mossy Meadow used at least five times.  Which acts as my tie in color for everything else.  I used white three times, and the reds three times.  Gold, Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate are supporting colors.  These three colors help add interest to the color scheme.  
By picking colors from designer series paper it makes it super easy to come up with colors to use in your projects.  Once you pick out at least a couple colors from the designer series paper you can either add a few other colors from the paper.  But, you can also add colors that you know from experience that coordinate with the other colors you have picked.   
I do have to mention that the products in the Christmastime is Here suite are only available for a limited time, or while supplies last.  If I don't mention this fact again each time I share these projects this month then I am not doing my job or doing justice to you.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Wrapped in Plaid Color Inspiration

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you this weeks color inspiration.  Every other week I have been sharing color inspiration with you, and where to find your color inspiration.  This week I pulled color inspiration from the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper.  Looking at the colors in any pack of designer series paper makes finding colors that work together super easy.  Here's a look at my card for today.

I started designing my card by pulling out the colors I wanted to use.  I went with Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce and Gold, all of which came from the designer series paper.  Once I picked the pattern I wanted to use I cut my cardstock.  For my cardbase I picked a piece of  Cherry Cobbler cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  I added my designer series paper to the front of the card.  I then stamped three of the pine trees and used the matching punch to punch them out.
I added some of the Shaded Spruce/gold stripped ribbon to the front of the card.  I stamped the sentiment to a piece of whisper white and cut it out using the stitched rectangle dies.  To finish off the card I added a bow made out of the same ribbon.
Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you are finding this bi-weekly series helpful.  If you need any of the supplies I used to create my card today you can picked them up in the online store.

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

If you live in the US.  I would love you to choose me as your demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase any of these products you can click on the Shop Now Button or by clicking on any of the images below.  Alternatively, you can also contact me by email to place your order.  Please be sure to use the monthly host code and I’ll send a little something out to you the following month to say Thank You!  

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1.     Spend any amount with me this month and receive the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle.  Plus get a gift from me in December.
Please remember that if you use the host code you cannot use that order towards my KCRP’s (Kinmon Crafty Reward Points) that would be double dipping and is not allowed.  For more information on KCRP’s click here.  


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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Color Inspiration For: The Raven Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; this week we are back with another post for my little color inspiration bi-weekly series.  During this series I am showing you how to find color inspiration for your projects from sources online, life, and in your studio.  This week I am making a Halloween Card.  I used one of my favorite Halloween sets in the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, that by the way I have tried not to have to have, but finally gave in and purchased this fun spooky set.  Here's a look at my project.  


This week I am pulling my color inspiration from some of our Monster Bash Designer Series Paper.  The color inspiration for today's card came from this little scrap of Monster Bash Designer Series Paper that I found why cleaning my desk while hunting for my Snowfall Accents Puff Paint (which by the way I still haven't found.)  But, I did find this fun quarter sheet of designer series paper.  I didn't use the designer series paper on my card today, I just used it for inspiration.  So, I first pulled my supplies that I thought I would use on my project.  

I knew that this piece of DSP had Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray, Basic Black, and Whisper White on it, so I pulled some cardstock in those colors as well as my ink pads.  As you can see in these pictures.  I laid everything out to try and figure out what I wanted to use and how.  When I am looking for color inspiration I find this to be a great step to getting started.  


By pulling out all the products that I think match my inspiration I am able to better judge what I want to use in my design.  Now I mentioned above I knew which colors here was in this piece of paper.  You can find that information on the back of the pack of DSP and in your catalog.  Stampin' Up! does a great job of listing all the colors in the DSP to make color coordination easier.  If you ever have a problem finding color inspiration look no further then the back of that DSP that you love so much.  When Stampin' Up! designs their DSP they already have taken the guess work out of the color coordination for us so you know that all those colors listed on the back of it or int he catalog will all work well together.

I did make two versions of this card because I wasn't sure just which way I wanted to go.  I knew I was going to use the Raven Stamp Set on my card, but wasn't quite sure on which way I wanted to use it.   So, I started out with the one on the right with the black center and the white heat embossed raven and sentiment.  Then I did the one on the left with the white background and the black raven.  Which version do you like better?
Charles picked the regular stamped raven card as his favorite, which was no surprise.  And, after sitting and looking at them both together for awhile I decided that the black raven went more with the color inspiration for today.  So I started out with my cardbase in Pumpkin Pie cut at 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 (you know my standard to go card.)  Then I stamped the single feather image from the stamp set all over a piece of Basic Gray cardstock (4 x 5 1/4) in coordinating Basic Gray ink.  I stamped the feathers in a random pattern to create my own designer series paper background.  Then I stamped the branch and raven in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, which isn't necessarily a very dark black ink but it's black non the less.  I then added the sentiment to the front.
I added the stamped image to a Basic Black mat.  I cut this piece of cardstock to give a very very thin boarder around the stamped image.  I then started layering everything up with my Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  To finish off the card I stamped a few of the feathers on my Whisper White inside piece and added three of the enamel dots from the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes.  I went with the black dots and didn't use the basic gray ones at all.  I thought this was more striking on the card.
Well, that's all for me today, I am glad that you have stopped by for this part in my Color Inspiration Series.  If you know someone that would like this card or you would like to CASE it please feel free to pin it to your Pinterest board.  You will find a list of all the supplies I used at the bottom of this post.  


Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

If you live in the US.  I would love you to choose me as your demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase any of these products you can click on the Shop Now Button or by clicking on any of the images below.  Alternatively, you can also contact me by email to place your order.  Please be sure to use the monthly host code and I’ll send a little something out to you the following month to say Thank You!  

October HOST CODE:  SQ2WWJZN
1.     Spend any amount with me this month and receive the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle featuring Fall & Halloween Projects.  Plus get a gift from me in November.
Please remember that if you use the host code you cannot use that order towards my KCRP’s (Kinmon Crafty Reward Points) that would be double dipping and is not allowed.  For more information on KCRP’s click here.  


Three main reasons to Join!  
1.     You Get at least a 20% discount on all your orders while you are a demo.   
2.     You get to join my fun Kinsmon Crafters Team and Private Facebook Group.
3.     Access to directions to all my online classes 

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