Using color combinations for handmade cards

Color Combo Blog Hop

Do you struggle choosing color combinations for handmade cards? if so let me tell you that challenges like this one will help you a lot for when you are struggling with ideas of which colors to use in your projects.  

This is why I am joining this amazing team to help you with lots of ideas using the same color combination, and hopefully inspire you to make your own card.

Please note that all of us will be using the same color combo, however you will see that each of us used it in different ways, so make sure you got thru all the blogs participating in this blog hop to see all the ideas with only one color combination. 

The color combination 

For this challenge the color combination to use is the following:Color combo - Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sea Foam, Daffodil Delight

I will be honest, I thought this combination was going to be hard, however it was super easy. So let me share with you an easy process to make a card using the colors that this challenge called. 

Using Color Combinations for handmade Cards 

As I mentioned above, I put together a quick and easy process to help you make cards using color combination.

  1. Get a sheet of card stock of each of the different colors in the color combo
  2. Then try to put it in pairs, one sheet on top of each other and then alternate, this will help you visualize which color you want for the card base and which one for the secondary color on your card.  Below you will see all possible pairs you can form with this color combination. 
    • Flirty Flamingo with Soft Sea Foam
    • Flirty Flamingo with Daffodil Delight
    • Soft Sea Foam with Daffodil Delight 
  3. Once you define which color you want to have as your card base, then start looking at the remaining two and check which one would go best as a highlight 
  4. Select the stamp set you want to use and follow the colors you picked in the same way when stamping. 

Below you will see my card following the above process, I selected the Soft Sea Foam as the card base (Main color), the Flirty Flaming as the secondary color and then Daffodil Delight as the highlight color. 

When I stamped you will see that the larger image were in Soft Sea Foam and the smaller images were in Flirty Flamingo. And as far as the Daffodil Delight, I actually use some enamel dots to add some pop of yellow. 

Learn how to use color combinations when you are making handmade cards


Soft Sea Foam 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, Flirty Flaming 5 1/4″ x 4, Whisper White 5″ x 3 3/4″ and scraps to stamp and cut the flowers, Daffodil Delight 3″ x 3/4″ 

Other Details on this Card 

I wanted to keep this card simple and clean as I had the idea of using the Lovely You stamp set to make a wreath. Specially because I noticed one of the leave stamps had a curve, so I knew it would be perfect for a wreath. Below are the steps I took to make this card:

  1. Fold the Card base in half using bone folder to have a crispier fold. 
  2. To make the wreath mark a circle with a pencil (lightly) to have a guideline as you stamp.
  3. Stamp with Soft Sea Foam the leaves image following the circle you draw on the Whisper White card stock.
  4. If you see any pencil lines, wait for the ink to dry and then erase these pencil lines gently
  5. Glue down the Whisper White onto the Flirty Flamingo card stock and then glue this to the card base.
  6. Stamp with Flirty Flaming 5 flowers and cut them with scissors. 
  7. Stamp the sentiment with Early Espresso on the Daffodil Delight and cut the banner ends using the Tailored Tag Punch.  
  8. Glue the sentiment using dimensionals onto the middle of the wreath 
  9. Glue the flowers using dimeniosnals
  10. Add a few yellow enamels dots around the wreath
  11. Color a piece of the gold edge ribbon using Flirty Flamingo – dark  stampin’ blends (alcohol marker)
  12. Make a bow with this ribbon and glue it to the card using glue dots  

Hope you have enjoy this project and as mentioned before, make sure you go thru all the blogs participating in this blog hop! I know you will love it!!  Click on the button below to go to the next blog. 

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The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my onlline store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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Stamp ink Paper Challenge #132 – Fun Cake – Birthday card

Hello Friends!! so here I am again participating in the SIP challenge of the week!! this week the theme was fun Cake! so when I read the challenge I immediately thought of using the sweet soiree suite!! which is the one that has a cake in it!! I mean it was just perfect.. I just got this set and I have been wanting to play with it, but since my focus has been valentines I have not had time to play with this!! so I love that this challenge is giving me the perfect excuse to play with this suite!! 

So here is my sample!! I use the designer series paper (DSP) on this suite, it is the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP, and what is cool about this paper pack is that each sheet has silver foil, it looks gorgeous!! and on all projects this will have a WOW effect!!
Did you see the cake stand??? This was die cut with the coordinating framelits! and you guess it, when you get both the stamp set and the coordinating framelits on a bundle, you save 10% on both items!!! 

I colored the flowers on the cake using the blends markers!! I love these alcohol markers!! and then I added Wink of Stella on the flowers, this adds a lot to the card!! on the below picture you can see more details on the flowers!!  you definitely need to get all the colors of these markers!!! 
The best way to get all of these markers is by purchasing the starter kit!! no kidding (keep reading).. the full collection of blends cost $121.5 plus shipping (10%) plus tax so total is about $144 (depending on your state tax), but if you purchase the starter kit, you actually get $125 worth of products for only $99 plus tax, there is NO Shipping fees on the starter kit, so about $107 (again depending on your state taxes), and during Sale-A-Bration which is going on right now, you get TWO stamp sets of your choice from the annual or occasions catalog for FREE. And the best thing is that you get to enjoy at least 20% discount in any of your future orders, plus you get to be part of my team 🙂  

you can see more samples being made with the challenge of the week HERE 

And here is the video tutorial where I show you how to make this beautiful card, hope you enjoy watching this video.

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration is still going on, so for every $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products on my store you get a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!!! don’t miss out on this great promotion!! this is truly the best time of the year!!! 

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