Color Coordinates: Soft Colors for Year Round Cardmaking

Welcome to the blog my friends! It’s Shari here with a new color coordinate combination. I have been waiting to do a color blocking background using an ink blending tool, so I chose some colors that sit well on top of each other.

They are all pastels and are pleasant for many occasions.

Shari Carroll, Color Coordinates

The technique used is quite simple and is a great jumping point for those of you wanting to ink up a quick background. I started out by using my Rectangle dies cut from cardstock to create a quick stencil. I also used some Post-It tape to adjust the size of the openings to get a variation of the rectangles.

Shari Carroll, Color Coordinates

Once I had the background colors blocked out, I trimmed up the panel and put it on a top folding notecard. Next, I die cut the Bright Blossoms die from Neenah card stock three times and glued them together. This gives the flowers nice dimension. I did the same with the Script Thanks die and mounted it to a strip of cardstock colored with Sea Glass ink.

Shari Carroll, Color Coordinates

I filmed a video that you can view below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

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  1. Simply stunning. Love this color palette Shari. You are the master of coordination. Nicely done.

  2. What a beautiful card created with this color combination! The video tutorial is so helpful–shows how doable something like this is. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love this color blocking technique and the colors you used. The resulting card is delicate but stunning. Thanks for the video and the inspiration!

  4. Beautiful card. I love the soft colors for the background and the color blocking. Thanks for sharing….

  5. This is one of the most elegant cards I’ve seen. It takes skill to choose colors so well and I wish we could have gotten some insight into that process as well.

  6. Pretty card with a lovely soft colour combo. Like the idea for the ink-blended geometric background!

  7. One of my favorite segments is the color coordinates! Always gives me inspiration for my card making and my scrapbooking! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

  8. This is such a cool card, Shari! I really love the color blocking and the die-cut flowers. Nice colors too! Hoping to CASE this one!

  9. Shari I love the colors you put together. This is so beautiful and delicate. If u do not write in the card do u have stamps for the inside messages? I am going to order this but why wait til July for the flower u are showing now? Well SS is out of one of the things I need but I could have got it here in our area. Luv Luv this card. Have SS ever thought about making a stamp to put on back of card > Hand Made by Dolores Holloman or Crafted with love by their name? I would like one of them I Love this card. TYFS

  10. Shari I love the colors you put together. This is so beautiful and delicate. If u do not write in the card do u have stamps for the inside messages? I am going to order this but why wait til July for the flower u are showing now? Well SS is out of one of the things I need but I could have got it here in our area. Luv Luv this card. Have SS ever thought about making a stamp to put on back of card > Hand Made by Dolores Holloman or Crafted with love by their name? I would like one of them TYFS

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