Often, many of those who make cards too where I get inspiration for my designs. Honestly, the answer is "everywhere I look!" I'm active on Facebook where cardmakers post their work for "scraplifting", and there's Pinterest too.
I also subscribe to HGTV Magazine, and I just love many of the shows on that network too. I look to this magazine to see what is trending, as I'm an older dog who until recently never used the term "trending." (And funny enough, my 85-year old Mom gave me my first HGTV subscription, proving once again there is no such thing as too old to be trending!)
This picture caught my eye in the December 2015 issue:
I'd never otherwise think of pairing these colors together (and grew up thinking pink and red clashed!). But using this as inspiration, I made this Christmas card:
Untraditionally, I used the holly leaf and berries stamps from The Ton Stamps to form flowers on a solid white cardstock. I stamped using Memento ink ("London Fog" color) and colored using an assortment of Copic markers. This photo makes the berries and ribbon look red, but they're really hot pink. I dabbed the flowers using "Wink of Stella" in silver to pick up on the silver edging on the ribbon by Really Reasonable Ribbon. I matted the card on hot pink and black cardstock and mounted it onto a white A2 card. The sentiment is on the same stamp set as the holly berries and leaves, from The Ton.
I think of you as someone who is VERY adept with color and design principles and this card shows you can be trendy too. I love this gorgeous card! The colors make me happy.
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