My mom and I are huge fans of Kristina Werner. She has on her blog every week a Color Inspiration where she takes pictures (usually of home decor items) from magazines and converts the colors to Stampin' Up colors, giving us a color combo to work with. This week the colors are Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, and Bashful Blue. Here is my card for this combo:
For this card I pulled out a set I've had for a LONG time but never inked up. I have a lot of those sets...(sigh). It is called Sheltering Tree. I stamped the leaves in Certainly Celery and then the trunk in Close to Cocoa (using the stamp-a-ma-jig to get things lined up YAY!). I used the little flower stamp in Bashful Blue in the spaces provided and scribbled some grass at the tree base with my celery marker. I trimmed this image down, matted it in So Saffron, and again in Celery.
I made a Bashful Blue card base and tied a piece of striped ribbon around the front. This ribbon AMAZINGLY had every color except cocoa...couldn't have planned it better. It came from an old Ribbon Originals collection called Seaside. I stamped Thinking of You from the Warmest Regards set in Close to Cocoa at the bottom right and then placed the tree image above it with dimensionals. Thanks for having a look, and thanks to Kristina for the inspiration!