I am always looking for new ideas for color combos, layouts, and project designs. It is so easy for me to get stuck in a rut. But then one day I got a Crate & Barrel ad in the mail and I was struck by how much the colors in the display looked like Island Indigo, Elegant Eggplant, and Basic Black and just knew I had to keep it for inspiration.
So how about one more card... this time, one you could use for a guy or a girl in your life.
I was inspired by the colors (though I think our retired More Mustard would have been a closer match, but instead I used Crushed Curry). I also loved the hexagon artwork on the wall on the right side of the ad and wanted to replicate that in my card. I punched out the hexagons using the Hexagon punch and then edged them with the Gold Encore ink pad from the Holiday Catalog.
Other fun touches are the embossing with the Alphabet Press embossing folder and throwing back to the tablecloth by heat embossing with white embossing powder the Pleasant Poppies background stamp.
So, in addition to the great sketch, color, and layout challenges here on Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration, don't forget to watch for that unexpected inspiration in your everyday life!