Color Coordination in Card Making

Hello Stampers ~ how do you use Color Coordination in Card Making?

I have had several people contact me and say they really struggle with color coordination when making cards.  I know it can be hard to choose the colors you want to use in your crafting.  Here are some ideas I use.

If I have to create a card that has a theme ~ ex. Fall, Christmas, etc. ~ I think of colors that go with the theme.  For Fall I will look at using green, orange, red, and brown.  Some colors that look well together are Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, and Early Espresso.  For Christmas I will turn to red and green.  There are several color combinations that work for this theme ~ Real Red and Garden Green for a classic color combo or Shaded Spruce for a bright color combo.  Don’t overlook pink and green such as Blushing Bride and Soft Sea Foam and throw in some silver for an elegant look.

Sometimes I want to use a specific stamp set that may contain a flower.  I will google pictures of the flower to see what possible colors you find in nature.  Speaking of nature, that is a great way to get color combos.  Check out photos and look at the colors you see and use the closest match you can find.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are some papercrafters whose work I love and often it is the color combination they use.  I will check out their cards and choose my color combination from a card they have created.

And don’t overlook our designer series paper!  The color coordination is already done for you.  Choose a piece of designer series paper you just love and then check the back of the package to see what colors were used.  Then use those colors on your card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope these ideas are helpful for you.  If you have a problem you would like me to share ideas for, please reach out and contact me.  I would be glad to help you out.  Have a Super Saturday and don’t let Color Coordination in Card Making halt your creative juices!

 

 

Snowflake Wishes from Stampin’ Up

Hello Everyone ~ I have another beautiful Snowflake Wishes from Stampin’ Up card to share with you today.

Every time I make a card with the Snowflake Wishes Suite of products they get prettier and prettier.  This suite is gorgeous and so easy to play with.  If you struggle with coordination you don’t need to worry with this suite.  The papers use 5 different colors for you to choose from.  I love having options when I play with paper as the same layout will have an entirely different look just by changing the paper.

The designer series paper features snowflakes of all kinds.  The way the paper is printed you actually get depth as some are clear and towards the front while others are faint and in the background.  The style of snowflakes used varies from bold to soft and delicate.  The style is mimicked in the stamp set with bold images and soft and delicate ones.  That makes the designer series paper a perfect compliment to the stamp set.

The stamp set has a variety of sentiments that are not just for Christmas.  There is even a Happy Hanukkah stamp so you can make cards for your Jewish friends.  Here is my Snowflake Wishes from Stampin’ Up creation.

Features of the Card

  • Snowflake Wishes bundle
  • card base ~ Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″    and   scrap
  • Snowflake Splendor dsp – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Shimmery White card stock ~ scraps

 

 

I love beautiful snowflakes! I love watching them fall from the sky. The Snowflake Wishes from Stampin' Up creation creates this image through it's gorgeous paper. Make sure you order it from my online storeso you can create beautiful cards like this one!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These adorable snowflakes are part of a beautiful stamp set. To see the card front and the products used so you can order them from my online store, click the photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some other cards that use this perfect snowflake suite so you can order you supplies from my online store and come back so you can make these fabulous cards.

To make it easy for you to order, here are the supplies I used for today’s card.  Click on the photo and it will take you to my store where you can order the products.  If you need help placing your order, let me know.

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I am so glad it is Friday.  This week has been busy and I have a lot to get done this weekend.  Good thing it is supposed to rain as it will be perfect to play in my studio.  Have a Fabulous Friday and I love the gorgeous Snowflake Wishes from Stampin’ Up card don’t you?

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Sunflowers and Buffalo Check

Hello Everyone ~ are you ready to see what my Celebrate Sunflowers and Buffalo Check card looks like?

Fall means beautiful sunflowers.  Stampin’ Up has a gorgeous stamp set with this fun flower.  There is a large flower that is fun to  stamp in a variety of colors just like the flowers.  To add depth and dimension there is a lacy overlay for the large image.  The small image is so cute and a great size as an added element on your card front.  Both the large image and small image has a die to cut it out.

The sentiments are perfect for a variety of occasions.  The font used can be formal or fun.  The stamps are easy to split the sentiment apart if you need it to fit into a smaller space.

Today’s card used the large sunflower with the Buffalo Check background stamp.  I went with Bumblebee as my main color as who doesn’t love yellow and black together.  I used those lacy overlays to add some texture and interest.  I also added some of the cotton Bumblebee ribbon with a cute bow.  Here is my Celebrate Sunflowers and Buffalo Check card.

Features of the Card

  • Celebrate Sunflowers
  • Buffalo Check background stamp
  • card base ~ Bumblebee – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic Black ~ 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
  • Bumblebee ~ scrap for die cutting
  • Garden Green ~ scrap for die cutting
  • Pear Pizzazz ~ scrap for stamping and die cutting
  • Soft Suede ~ scrap for die cutting
  • So Saffron ~ scrap for stamping and die cutting
  • Whisper White ~ 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Bumblebee 1/4″ cotton ribbon

Don't you love this fun sunflower idea? See the supplies on my blog for the Celebrate Sunflowers and Buffalo Check card and order from my online store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This large sunflower is a perfect focal image on a card front. See how I used it for the Celebrate Sunflowers and Buffalo Check card and order your stamp set and dies to make my idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you seen these ideas using the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle?

Want to make my gorgeous card?  Click on the image below and place your order in my online store.  If you need help placing an order, feel free to contact me.

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  I would be happy to help you placing your order.  Let me know how I can help you.  Have a Great Day and did you enjoy the Celebrate Sunflowers and Buffalo Check creation?
 

 

Clean and Simple Peony Garden Thanks

Hello Everyone ~ check out my Clean and Simple Peony Garden Thanks card and then order supplies to make one yourself.

I got my house decorated yesterday.  I also made my Christmas Card Series designed and my Facebook Live card made.  Here are pictures of my Halloween decorations in my house.

my dining table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

my mantle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

my coffee table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you seen the Peony Garden designer series paper?  This gorgeous pink and gray paper is fun to play with.  There are beautiful images of peony flowers.  It also has some subtle patterns that are perfect for backgrounds.  The paper is double sided giving you lots of versatility.  This paper is a nice weight for layering on cards.  It is also perfect to color using your blends if you want to add some color.  The lighter colored patterns can be stamped on.  The flowers are line drawn with details making them realistic looking.  Check out my Clean and Simple Peony Garden Thanks creation.

Features of the Card

  • Butterfly Gala
  • card base ~ Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Peony Garden dsp ~ pink splatter pattern – 3 3/4″ x 5                                                                                                                                                                       gray peony pattern ~ 3″ x 3 1/2″

 

Here is the video showing how you can make the card after you order the supplies.

 

Have you played with the Peony Garden designer series paper? I love the line drawn flowers and pink and gray colors they used. Click the photo to see the products used for the Clean and Simple Peony Garden Thanks card and order them to make your own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image coordinates with the Peony Garden designer series paper. It is perfect for decorating the inside of your envelope. Check out how I created a Clean and Simple Peony Garden Thanks card using the coordinating paper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love using the Peony Garden designer series paper.  Here are some ideas for this beautiful paper.

I have used these Stampin’ Up supplies for several cards.  Here are the products used.  If you need help ordering, please let me know.  After you get them, come back and make this card and the other ideas I shared.

 

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Clicking on the images above will take you to my online store so you can order the products to make my share.  If you need help placing your order, feel free to contact me.  Have a Wonderful Wednesday and who would you send the Clean and Simple Peony Garden Thanks creation to?

 

 

Four Season Floral with Ornate Garden

Hello Everyone ~ I played with that flower again for my Four Season Floral with Ornate Garden card today.

I still did not get my peanut butter cookies made yesterday.  I managed to get my Facebook Live done after some issues with Zoom.  I still have a lot to figure out with it.  I also went to the post office to mail my packages mailed out.  I needed some groceries so I stopped and picked up them then came home and made my apple crisp.  After that I decorated the outside of the house for Halloween.  Check out my front porch.  There is a cauldron with purple and green foam boiling over it.

front door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

corner of the front porch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today I am going to decorate the inside of the house so that is finished.  I am also going to make my peanut butter cookies.  After that I will work on my Christmas Card Series cards as my order finally arrived late in the day.  If I have time I will cut and sew my covers for my bed pillows.  That will get done when I can as there is no rush for it.

I played with that stamp from the Four Season Floral stamp set that is the reason I bought that stamp set.  I decided to pair it with the Ornate Garden designer series paper.  To color the image I used the colors of the flowers in the paper.  Here is the Four Season Floral with Ornate Garden card.

Features of the Card

  • Four Season Floral
  • Daisy Lane
  • card base ~ Bumblebee – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Early Espresso ~ 4″ x 5 1/4″   and   3 3/8″ x 4″
  • Whisper White ~ 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″   and 1 3/4″ x 3 7/8″
  • Ornate Garden dsp ~ 1 3/8″ x 2 3/8″   and   1 3/8″ x 1 3/8″

Isn't this card gorgeous? The colors seem to pop off the photo. See the Four Season Floral with Ornate Garden card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image is from one of my favorite stamp sets. The Four Season Floral with Ornate Garden creation pairs this set and paper as they go well together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This designer series paper is perfect for Fall cards.  Here are some other ideas using this dsp.

Stampin’ Up supplies used for my creation

 

Thanks for visiting me today and I hope I inspired you.  Don’t forget to check out the Inspiration in the Mail online card class.  time is running out to sign up for this great class.  Have a Terrific Tuesday and don’t you think the stamp is the perfect one for the Four Season Floral with Ornate Garden card?