Choosing Greeting Card Color Combinations

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. 

one of my new favorite greeting card color combinations on a card made with dies from Rubbernecker

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.

I made this vase of flowers friend card using one of the greeting card color combinations in my new tool

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.

5217D Rectangle Combo OPC #4 Die Cut
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5309-05D Vases and Shelves Die
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5309-09D Small Flowers #3
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5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die
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3334 Best Friend Set
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Paper Blossom Tool Kit 4/Pkg
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Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
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Glossy Accents .5oz
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Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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Scor-Tape .125″X27yd
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
[ SRH ] Mini Foam Dots…
Picket Fence Studios – Tools – Life…
[ SBC ] Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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I will be sharing more fresh and new greeting card color combinations in upcoming posts so be sure to bookmark or pin your favorites!

7 thoughts on “Choosing Greeting Card Color Combinations”

    • Hi Tammy, it was worth the money for me so I can stretch myself to use more color combinations. I purchased both Volume 1 and 2. It may not be worth the price for others. I hope this helps.

      • Thanks Kittie. I just wanted to make sure before I invested the price of Volume 1 & 2. I think it would help me a lot with card making!!!! Thanks for the help!

  1. Beautiful, I love the vase over to the side and the sentiment with it, such pretty colors too!
    Yes I do have problems adding colors together, so much easier to go monochrome.


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