Welcome everyone to another edition of my Color Coordinates series. This time of year, I’m all about fall!!! I’ve come up with a combination of colors to use with the Simon Says Stamp Large Stitched Oak and Large Stitched Maple Leaf dies.
The colors I’ve come up with are Merlot (a rich red), Sparrow (a nice neutral to blend with), Coral Reef (a sweet pink/orange tone), Beanstalk Green (a mellow, warm green), and Duckling (Yellow of course!).
To start off, I traced the leaves onto some Simon Says Stamp 120# cardstock, I like this cardstock because it’s so smooth and the inks blend well. The tracing of the leaves helps me to determine areas of where to apply the inks. I used a larger Life Changing Blender Brush to apply the initial color.
Once I had the sheet colored, I die cut the leaves. I used a small brush to add darker details of color. Why color the paper first? I find the ink glides across the cardstock when it’s precoated.
I splatted some gold paint onto the leaves and background cardstock and assembled the leaves onto the card. To finish it off, I die cut the Bold Thanks from Tim Holtz Copper Metallic Kraft cardstock and added a Sentiment Strip greeting.
If you are interested in printing out the Color Coordinates and creating a swatch book, I have the downloadable templates available below.
- Book template and past Color Coordinates
- May 2018
- July 2018
- August 2018
- October 2018
- January 2019
- March 2019
- April 2019
- May 2019
- June 2019
- July 2019
- August 2019
- October 2019
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