Color Coordinates Olive!


I’ve got a nice manly color for you today! Let me introduce you to Olive!

Olive 600

Simon Says Stamp Olive 100# Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Olive Premium Dye Ink
7 Gypsies Maritime 6×6 Paper Pack
My Mind’s Eye Remember Twine
My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Measure Pennant Garland
My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Grow Washi Tape
Prima Adventurer Cartographer Flowers
Hemptique Natural Hemp Cord Twine
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Custom Knobs
Copic Sketch Marker Spanish Olive YG97

Simon Says Stamp Olive Green is a wonderful deep green with just a hint of yellow. Reminds me of the program M*A*S*H with all their Army fatigues! But most of all Olive is a great color for making masculine cards (which are the most difficult.) I found some fun products to go with it and some that compliment nicely.

I’ve shot a video of the walkthrough with a little explanation of my card. Enjoy!

To start my card off, I used a sheet from the Breeze My Mind’s Eye Paper Pad. Then I started building up layers using a strip of Olive card stock stamped with YOU using Olive ink.

Shari Carroll CC Olive

I incorporated the Indi Chic Grow washi tape and strips of pattern paper. And finally, I used the Indi Chic Pennant Garland to top off the card design.

Shari Carroll CC Olive D1

This is going to one of the men in my family for sure!


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  1. Olive is not the prettiest of the greens but it sure has it’s place. So many things I color and match up require a bit of olive. Wonderful collection of “stuff” today. You always make reviewing the colors so much fun. I can’t wait until you get to fuschia!

  2. Olive is a great color! I love it for masculine cards especially. Thanks for showing us all those wonderful products.

  3. Olive, khaki, sage, any & all greens, LOVE THEM ALL!!!
    LOVE your coordinates and card today Shari – the colours & layers are DELIGHTFUL!!!

  4. I’m extremely fond of green and these warm shades are just my cup of tea and the card with all those fabulous layers and details is just gorgeous!

    xx Irene M

  5. Even though we live in olive country (Crete, Greece) and have several olive trees in our garden, I would not normally pick olive green for my cards. Yet your mix of products and your card is so pretty that I may have to reconsider…

  6. I’ve always loved the color “Olive”. It’s one of those colors that we don’t think of as a neutral, but can be used like one.

  7. I love the olive!!! Green is my favorite color and everything coordinates so beautifully. I really like the patterns that you chose.

  8. I love this feature! Great idea to show some items that coordinate (vs. not just match) with the key color. Shari’s cards are always beautiful…it takes courage to collage!

  9. I really like olive green, its such a great green to go with most other colours. I have to agree it’s a great masculine colour. Great card love all the stacked banners.

  10. Gorgeous! Love the dimension! Green is one of my favourite colours, and this olive is so pretty!

  11. Very cute card, so detailed! I love olive colors–it’s the perfect neutral. And you’ve picked out excellent coordinating stuff, I’m definitely inspired!!!

  12. Such a great video. Really helpful. Helps me get “outside the box” with colors. These color lessons are a wonderful idea. Thank you!!

  13. This is a fabulous card Shari! I find masculine cards so difficult. the Olive is definitely a great colour to use .. never thought of this colour before ! strange…! loved your card. :)

  14. Quite simply stunning! Love that colour selection and the green is very much reminiscent of camouflage fatigues! Thank you for sharing Karen x

  15. Great collection! I personally love the olive family of color (I think it’s so versatile & of course great for masculine cards)!! Your card is is simply wonderful and I’m sure the lucky recipient will cherish it!! TFS! ^_^

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