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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  1. SO GLAD TO SEE COLORS OTHER THAN RAINBOW!!!!! This is SO REFRESHING!!!!! The blues look wonderful together.

  2. I’ve been wanting to try this technique and have been meaning to search a tutorial for using strips of paper. You’re a mind reader!

  3. I LOVE this but this would also be a great use for those little strips of paper from any collection that I always save for cards – this is a great idea!

  4. Love the color combos. Colors that I may have never thought together. I like the graphic simple card too!

  5. Great card! I need to try that paper strip piecing technique! It looks easy enough and it looks so pretty! Love the color combination!

  6. Shari, as usual your colours are beautiful together, such a great combo. I love this card design also. Well done!

  7. Your card is clean and crisp looking and I enjoyed watching how you made the strips using Stick-it paper. I recently became aware of this. I downloaded the color chart. I found it very helpful.

  8. I always get excited when I see a notice from SSS but it is especially nice when it is from Sherri and her color coordinations! As usual, you did not disappoint, thanks again!

  9. Like the fresh, clean look of this card. The color coordinates work so well together. Thanks for sharing it and the video.

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