Monday, February 16, 2009

Ocean Commotion

Do you have days when inspiration is just not forthcoming? When that happens to me, I turn to my Stampin' Up! catalogue. If I need colour inspiration, a little trick I use is to go to page 134, 135 and 136 and look at the Designer Series papers. There you go, lots of tried and true colour combinations, just waiting to be used! Here I've taken the colours in "Spring Break" DSP to make a card with. Then when I looked at all those blues and greens with a dash of orange, I thought of a coral reef, so I pulled out the 'Ocean Commotion' set from the Summer Mini.
I was still feeling a little uninspired, so rather than coming up with a layout of my own, I pulled out the trusty catalogue again and copied the layout of the card on page 85 and voila, a card was born! I reckon there are enough cards and colour combinations in that catalogue to last a whole year without having to have a single original thought...what a relief! I guess that's why they call it an "Idea Book" ;o)

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Ocean Commotion, Short and Sweet
ink: Old Olive, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie
card: Old Olive, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie
other: Old Olive Wide grosgrain ribbon

Thankyou all for all your comments, thoughts and prayers. It has been a tough week for us all, I think (and I think I speak for all of Australia here), but it gladdens my heart to see how we have all rallied to support each other through this....


  1. Marelle,
    I love this card. I have been using this set to make some boy cards and there are not too many examples around. Love the colour combination.

  2. I loooooooove the Ocean Commotion set, and the card is fantastic! I should look at the DSP papers & the IBC more.



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