Color Coordinates with Shari Carroll: Fall Thanks

Welcome everyone to another edition of my Color Coordinates series. This time of year, I’m all about fall!!! I’ve come up with a combination of colors to use with the Simon Says Stamp Large Stitched Oak and Large Stitched Maple Leaf dies.

The colors I’ve come up with are Merlot (a rich red), Sparrow (a nice neutral to blend with), Coral Reef (a sweet pink/orange tone), Beanstalk Green (a mellow, warm green), and Duckling (Yellow of course!).

To start off, I traced the leaves onto some Simon Says Stamp 120# cardstock, I like this cardstock because it’s so smooth and the inks blend well. The tracing of the leaves helps me to determine areas of where to apply the inks. I used a larger Life Changing Blender Brush to apply the initial color.

Once I had the sheet colored, I die cut the leaves. I used a small brush to add darker details of color. Why color the paper first? I find the ink glides across the cardstock when it’s precoated.

I splatted some gold paint onto the leaves and background cardstock and assembled the leaves onto the card. To finish it off, I die cut the Bold Thanks from Tim Holtz Copper Metallic Kraft cardstock and added a Sentiment Strip greeting.

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If you are interested in printing out the Color Coordinates and creating a swatch book, I have the downloadable templates available below.

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Funny Friday! Watercolor Wheelies with Art Impressions

Happy FUNNY Friday, everyone! It’s Nina-Marie here with you today, sharing some Art Impressions Wheelie inspiration!

The interactive, Snowman Wheelie stamp and die set from Art Impressions is such a fun and unique way to make an easy but impressive statement on your card. Simply color the image, die cut a few small pieces and adhere them all together! The fun “turn” handle on the back will then make your image “ride” a bicycle on your card!

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