Color Coordinates: Striped Summer Fun

Welcome everyone to another edition of my Color Coordinates series. I am so inspired by cardstock stripes lately especially from a few designers (Laura Bassen and Amy Yingling). I decided to try my hand at it for a Color Coordinates recipe. 

This recipe reminds me of summer with blues, greens, and a hint of lavender. I think I might have had a beach towel with these colors! 

I used Stick It sheet adhesive to stick down my 1/4″ strips of paper and created 2 panels. I used one panel for the background with the color stripes sitting at the lower right. 

I die cut the second panel using the Stamp Market “For You die” with the stripes in the upper left corner. When all the pieces were assembled, I ended up with a nice balance of color and stripes that mirror each other. 

To finish the card, I die cut “For” from Tonic Silver Silk cardstock and glued it in place on top. I think this combination would also be great for masculine cards. I hope I’ve inspired you to pull out some cardstocks, trim them up, and create some stripes!

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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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  1. These colors could cool off the warmest summer day! And the are perfect for a masculine card! Tank you for sharing this interesting technique!

  2. Love this combination of colors and the font of the “for” is gorgeous. Always looking for masculine card ideas. TFS.

  3. Such a pretty colour palette you’ve chosen! I recently made a pinterest board of colour palette inspo because it’s one of the things that always takes me the longest to decide on when I start making a card. I think I’ll try this stripes idea for my next one!

  4. You are so good at this! I need this kind of help to step out of my comfort zone and mix colors. Great card design, too!

  5. Pretty twist on stripes, thank you for the swotch downloads, will come in very handy for inspiration x

  6. This is so fun! The color combo is definitely perfect for summer creations and this is a great way to use up some card stock scraps!

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