Thursday, February 4, 2010

Color Inspiration #109

It's Thursday, and you know what that means at the Stamping 411. It's time for another Color Inspiration Challenge.

I've been busy in the Stampin' Studio designing Valentine's Day cards for both my classes and personal use.

I think cards for little boys are especially challenging. I want to use red and pink. I like all the hearts and frilly things, but boys absolutely do not want any part of that!!!!

So, with that in mind, I put together this color combination......just for the boys!!! This week's color combination is Taken with Teal, Real Red and Apricot Appeal.

Now, just because I stayed away from the girly stuff doesn't mean I can't make it cute.

I used a brand new stamp set called "Love Bandit". Isn't it cute? It's perfect for boys too!!!

This card is for my nephew, Matthew. The entire family gets together once a week for dinner. My mom brings a bag of candy for after dinner. There's Tootsie Pops, Kit Kats, Hershey Bars, caramels and M&Ms.

The focal image says "I like you more than M&Ms". He's going to start giggling for sure when he opens his Valentine!!!

Are you ready to take the Color Challenge? I hope so!! We'd love to see your project if you do. Leave a comment on this post with a link to your project.

We'll be back tomorrow with the Stamper's Showcase highlighting the operators' favorites from Saturday's Sketch Challenge.

Until next time....Happy Stamping everyone!!

Card Recipe
stamps: Love Bandit, Teeny Tiny Wishes
paper: Real Red, Taken with Teal, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
ink: Basic Brown, Taken with Teal
accessories: Silver Eyelets, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions die, Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, aquapainter, markers (Real Red, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie)


  1. I {heart} this card Patti! Adorable and no, not feminine at all. :)

  2. This is fun! I substituted Teal with Turquoise...since I did not have any! Love this color combo!

  3. Thanks ladies!!! Great colors for guy cards. I needed a guy teacher card, and this worked perfectly.

    You can see my card here:

  4. Tough colors for me, LOL!

  5. here is mine card using the sketch and the colors......

    enjoy *~*

  6. Here is the link to the card I made for the color challenge. You have to scroll down past the sketch challenge to find the color challenge but it's there! Thanks so much!

  7. lol, once again I went crazy with the colors on the table... one project bred another for me.. R ;)

  8. I had fun with these colors. Love the brightness of the colors.

  9. Here is my card the colors were fun.

  10. Love this colour combo - teal is always a winner.

    here is a link to my super simple card: