If like me you are sometimes challenged by colour co-ordination, I have a little secret to share. It's called the Stampin' Up! Colour Coach. It's a fantastic little tool for those times when you want to use a colour but aren't sure what other colours will go with it. Every colour in the Stampin' Up! range has its own card with two suggested colour combinations.
Let's take Bermuda Bay as an example (just because it's one of my favourites). You can combine it with Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight for a bright vibrant feel or you can combine it with Tangerine Tango and Smoky Slate for a more subtle look. Some of the colours also have a "Dynamic Duo" for a monochromatic scheme: Bermuda Bay's is Pool Party but Pool Party can also be used with Island Indigo as well.
My project today uses the Dynamic Duo combination as well as a pop of colour using one colour from the suggested colour combinations. I started off by stamping the watercolour mark in the lighter colour and the sentiment in the darker. I stamped the bubbles over the top in either gold or silver. I attached the top layer to a coloured mat (using the lighter colour from the duo) and then mounted this onto a 3"x 3" card base. I then punched out the butterflies again using the dynamic duo combination with a contrasting candy dot brad and mounted these over either silver or gold baker's twine.
From Top Right clockwise, I used the following combinations:
Soft Suede/Early Espresso with Gold - Candy Dot is Blushing Bride
Crisp Cantaloupe/Calypso Coral with Gold - Candy Dot is Soft Suede
Pool Party/Bermuda Bay with Silver - Candy Dot is Crushed Curry
Pear Pizazz/Old Olive with Gold - Candy Dot is Pumpkin Pie
Daffodil Delight/Crushed Curry with Gold - Candy Dot is Cherry Cobbler
Smoky Slate/Basic Grey with Silver - Candy Dot is Daffodil Delight
Basic Grey/(StazOn) Black with Silver - Candy Dot is Melon Mambo
Perfect Plum/Elegant Eggplant with Silver - Candy Dot is Rose Red
I am giving these cards to the ladies in my class to say Thank you for their class orders. I'm really lucky that I have such a great group of ladies who come every month. The class is very informal, friendly and cheerful and we have a lot of fun - so thank you again ladies! I appreciate your support.
For today's project I used the following products:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizazz, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink Pads: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, StazOn Black, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizazz, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry, Crisp Cantaloupe, Encore Metallic Ink - Gold and Silver
Stamp Sets: Happy Watercolour wood or clear, Fabulous Phrases Wood or Clear
Embellishments: Brights Candy Dots, Neutrals Candy Dots, Subtles Candy Dots, Regals Candy Dots, Candy Dots Brad Bases
I hope you've enjoyed today's project. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend and see you soon.