COLOR COORDINATES: Shari Carroll’s Purple


Happy Friday everyone!! It’s Shari here with a Color Coordinates set that I think you’ll enjoy.

One of my favorite two colors together is purple and green, a combination I don’t use it often, but it’s always been a favorite. For this Color Coordinates I started with those two and added in a few more to complete the look.


I totally experimented with inks to create this background. At first, I wasn’t sure if it would work… but it did! I used Yupo with the inks and blended them together with a blending tool and my finger, then added spritzes of rubbing alcohol. Yupo is an interesting synthetic paper that let’s the ink sit on top of the surface. Alcohol breaks down the ink so it can flow… resulting in this amazing marble effect.


Once I had my background, I die cut the Tim Holtz Wildflowers from white cardstock and added them to the background. Then I die cut “Love” from a Tim Holtz silver Deco sheet which is set onto a strip of black cardstock with the white embossed “You”.


I’m so glad I filmed this technique as I was experimenting so I could share it with you. You can watch the full process video below or on our YouTube channel HERE.


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  1. Oh how beautiful
    these colors are
    all together!
    They are just my
    colors and a
    gorgeous card.
    Carla from Utah

  2. Oh my goodness. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love Shari’s Color Coordinates and this one is going in the SAVE file. :)

  3. Wow!!! Really Gorgeous card and color combo!! I love how the ink and alcohol reacted on the Yupo paper!!!

  4. This color combination is gorgeous and I have not heard of Yupo!! This looks very intriguing, you have definitely inspired.

  5. Beautiful card, love the background, I am keen to watch your video when my internet speeds up as I love this look, Cathy x

  6. Lovely color coordination. I didn’t realize you had used the Elizabeth stamp until I watched the video, it’s very subtle…but I’m loving the three background stamps (Elizabeth, Emma and Elinor).

  7. That is very pretty Shari! Purple has always been one of my favorite colors too.
    Green and purple go great together I have to try that out soon .thanks for the inspiration.


  8. Oh Shari, this is gorgeous. Your background is stunning & the white die cuts were the perfect choice.

  9. Shari, I look forward every month to read your color coordinates post. I really love the purples and blue. What really makes this card is how the white flower pops off the colored background.

  10. OH MY GOODNESS Shari! Am I inspired???? HECK YA! This is stunning! Trying this tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!

  11. A stunning card?! LOVE that gorgeous background! Didn’t think these colors would blend so well but am loving them. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Such a striking card, Shari, and love the marbling effects from your technique! One can’t go wrong with purples, right?

  13. Shari, the color palette is simply gorgeous! I love the results of your ink blending and alcohol application, so cool! I can’t wait to try this technique as I so happen to have some yupo paper in my possession. Thank you for sharing your technique.

  14. These colors are gorgeous together and I love the white die cuts against the burst of purple and green, wow!

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