Come see what new tool I am using lately to help me come up with new greeting card color combinations!
For some people coming up with brand new greeting card color combinations is easy and while I haven’t really met too many colors I don’t love, I can use a little help now and then to bring a fresh eye to putting colors together. I challenged myself to step out of my color comfort zone and purchased The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark. This fun to use program has endless color inspirations and I had a blast making this card with my very first try of it.
Picking the Color Combination
Purple is one of my favorite colors to use when making paper flower projects. I chose a piece of purple cardstock, pulled up the catalog, chose to browse by the color purple and several really interesting combinations came up. I chose to use the color combination below, colors I would never have thought to use together and I love how the rich deep colors look together on my card.
The Card Base, Sentiment and Frame
- Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock and cut the frames using purple cardstock.
- Secure the sentiment stamp and card base in the MISTI and stamp using Color Fuse Cedar ink.
- Cut the frames, turn them face down and apply strips of mounting tape around the back and attach them to the card front.
The Shelf, Vase and Floral Arrangement
- Cut the vase using dark purple cardstock and the shelf using the dark cedar green cardstock.
- Use purple and dark purple cardstock to cut the flowers and dark cedar green to cut the foliage.
- Place all the flowers face up on the molding pad and form them using a small tipped stylus.
- Use glossy accents to attach the flowers to the foliage branches.
- Attach the foliage and flowers branches to the back of the vase using glossy accents.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the shelf and flower arrangement and attach them to the card base.
- Attach one single flowers and leaves under the sentiment using glossy accents.
Check out my Window Frame Card using the same die sets with a soft pastel color combination. It’s interesting to see how different color combinations make such a difference in the tone and theme.
I will be sharing more fresh and new greeting card color combinations in upcoming posts so be sure to bookmark or pin your favorites!