Actually, today's card was not in response to anyone else's challenge. It was a challenge that I gave myself, based on some sharing that a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator did online today. What she shared was cards that she had made quite a few years ago and was encouraging us to laugh with her at what she thought was pretty good back then.
As I was looking at these cards, though, I wasn't paying attention so much to the actual card but to the layout and the color combos. And as I did this, I started wondering what I could do with what I have in my craft room today using the same layout and colors. I'm used to doing this as I subscribe to several card making magazines that do not necessarily have any Stampin' Up! products in them, but which always give me some ideas about how I can use what's in Robin's Craft Room (ALL Stampin' Up! all the time!).
So this is basically a copy of the card made oh, about 5 years or so ago, but using products that are current today. The stamp sets that I used are Day of Gratitude (the acorn) and the hostess set, Four Seasons (the leaf). The Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla colors were around back then, but the Gumball Green and Calypso Coral were not. Nonetheless, this looks a lot like that oldie but goodie card.
The group where I got this inspiration has some current rules that require cards shared with the group to have several layers and at least one embellishment, so I added some of the Calypso Coral 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon and embossed the center layers with the Perfect Polka Dots Sizzix Embossing Folder.
I have a layout for this card that I'll share with you today – along with a reminder that layouts and color combos can be used with so many different stamp sets! This is why I first started out to make myself my Greeting Card Layout eBooks – so I would have something to which to refer when I needed some inspiration. Both of my current eBooks have both layouts and at least one color photo of a card I made using that layout. But today, as on many days, I tried out something new. Or is that old?? Whatever it is, I hope it inspires you and that you have some fun with it!