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.
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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Wonderful Fall color combo & love your card!
Loving everything that’s Fall colored! Great combos!
Pretty card and a great fall color combo. I already follow by email.
Really beautiful colours and very pretty card
LOVE these colors!
omg that merlot is gorgeous!! it’s Spring here atm so I’m loving all the Autumn inspo!
Lovely card. The colors blend well. The leaves evoke everything beautiful about Fall! Thank you!
Love these colors and how you blended them together for those fabulous fall leaves. Gorgeous!
Gorgeous fall card
Thanks for the tips…and the color combinations are always great.
Beautiful card, love the colors and the blending, just gorgeous! Thanks
Love the fall colors, beautiful blending!
How beautiful with
the colors and the
Carla from Utah
Gorgeous colors those leaves!
This is a very sophisticated color combination. I love it.
I love all these gorgeous fall colors. And they look even better against the black background.
The leaves look absolutely beautiful against the black background!
Those leaves jump right off the page! Amazing job!
The leaves look so cool with the mottled colors.
Gorgeous Fall leaves – the inking is so soft and lovely.
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!
What a beautiful thanks card! Love the colors! :)
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors & Everything about this card. Shari Carroll always has the BEST!!Keep up the beautiful work Shari!
I love the stitched leaf dies.
Shari never disappoints! Love her mixed media style.
Beautiful color blend thank you for sharing
Beautiful colors for the fall leaves!
Beautiful card! I love those colors and the touches of gold really toook them to the next level. TFS!
Gorgeous fall colors! Love the leaves!
What beautiful soft colours on the leaves, they are really pretty. A beautiful card and the copper Thanks is perfect with those leaves.
I love the addition of the Merlot and Coral Reef colors in your nontradional color theme of your absolutely gorgeous fall card! So inspiring!!
Gorgeous card. Thanks for the tutorial.
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.
I just love fall leaves, amazing card!!!
Wow! Gorgeous card! I love how you colored the leaves! They really pop off the dark background!
Love this new color combo–I’m a Fall fan!
Ooo . . . this is just gorgeous! Fabulous color combo!
Gorgeous! This is such a beautiful autumnal card!