Color Coordinates with Shari Carroll: Fall Thanks

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.

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  1. Wow! Thank you for all the downloads. When Halloween is over (which is never for me) I’m going to make me a swatch book. Your card is a real delight!

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors & Everything about this card. Shari Carroll always has the BEST!!Keep up the beautiful work Shari!

  3. What beautiful soft colours on the leaves, they are really pretty. A beautiful card and the copper Thanks is perfect with those leaves.

  4. I love the addition of the Merlot and Coral Reef colors in your nontradional color theme of your absolutely gorgeous fall card! So inspiring!!

  5. Oh my gosh! The colors are outstanding to look at. I keep going back and staring at this beautiful card. Such talent. Thanks for doing this beautiful card.

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