Saturday, January 9, 2016

Color Inspiration

My cards generally have either one or two colors plus a neutral (usually black), but my "Color My World" Pinterest board contains 447 pins, each with four-, five-, or six-color schemes.

Sometimes, we just need to break out of our habits and play around, don't we?

Tip: Whenever you're going to stamp a sentiment over an image, it's a good idea to use a nice pigment ink (which is opaque) for the sentiment and dye ink for the image. That way, the sentiment stands out over the dye inks and is more easily read.

This card will go to a friend who is fighting that respiratory crud that is going around here in southwest Ohio. It's an icky bacterial infection, with a lingering cough.

Stay healthy, readers. Stay healthy.

stamps: Technique Tuesday One of a Kind, Gina K sentiment
ink: Memento sweet plum, pear tart, bamboo leaves; Hero Arts butter bar; Ancient Page amethyst; Memento Luxe black
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: craft foam, glue, corner chomper


  1. LOVE the colors!! Good tip about the layering of different ink types. I always enjoy your blog for the eye candy and sharing of knowledge. and the laughs. and the wit. Blessing to you!
    Lu C

  2. Beautiful card Susan, love your mix of colours.

  3. So very pretty, Susan. Thanks for the tip! :)

  4. This card with all of its colors made me smile. I guess that would be perfect for a feel better card :) I never use more than three colors on my cards but I think you are right about mixing it up ... once in a while :)

  5. Ooh, lovely! I like how you used all that colour! :-)

  6. Lovely card! I love this beautiful composition and your wonderful use of the inspiration colors.

  7. Love, love, love, the color combo. Did a double take to make sure whose blog I was on though! Had to scroll back up and check the header ;-) Your card is just gorgeous! I will be totally CASing!

  8. I really love the simplicity of this! It's really pretty

  9. This is beautiful Susan! Love the color mix.

  10. happy, refreshing card especially in all this snowy weather at my house!


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