Creating with Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral

Hello friends, and Happy 2019! It’s Nina-Marie here with you today and I have to tell you… it’s hard to believe we are beginning a brand new year!

One of the most exciting things about 2019 is the anticipation of fresh ideas and new ways to get creative. Discovering new colors is something I always love; did you know that every December, Pantone selects a color to embody the upcoming year? For this new year they have selected Living Coral; a vibrant, warm color that exudes comfort… and in my opinion, love as well. Which is why I centered my card’s theme around this very topic.

The challenge I gave myself was to make a card that was primarily made up of coral tones. As you can see, most of this card is white and coral, with a kiss of gold. I really love how well this card came togehter!

The main focal point includes the gorgeous Clustered Leaves and Outline Clustered Leaves die sets; I cut one from vellum and the other from white cardstock. Using Abandoned Coral Oxide ink, I blended color onto the outline leaves. That same Abandoned Coral ink was used to add some soft blending to the background panel as well.

I splattered a watery mix of Perfect Copper Perfect Pearls onto the background, along with splashes of plain water; this created great texture. Around the leaf clusters, I added white leaves (covered with Moxi Glitter Glue), pearlized dots and Simon Says Stamp sequins; each sequin is filled with Morning Dew Nuvo Drops.

For the greeting, I used the Birch Press Design Sugar Script Love die, and a stamped sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Floral Bliss set.

I hope you will watch the video to see how I created this coral-inspired project! I also encourage you to try using coral colors on your upcoming cards and papercrafting projects; the color is perfect for  just about any occassion, not just love. Imagine birthday, Valentine, thinking of you and thank you cards all featuring this heartwarming tone.

Thank you so much for visiting with me today; I will be back again very soon with more crafty ideas to share!

WATCH THE VIDEO

SUPPLIES USED

Simon Says Stamp CLUSTERED LEAVES…
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Simon Says Stamp OUTLINE CLUSTERED…
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Birch Press Design LOVE SUGAR SCRIPT…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps FLORAL BLISS…
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Simon Says Stamp WONKY RECTANGLES…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins GIRL’S BEST…
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Simon Says Stamp PEACHES AND CREAM…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress BLENDING BRUSHES…
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Ranger Perfect Pearls COPPER Powder…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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American Crafts Moxy GLITTER GLUE…
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM SSSVEL12
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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Tonic HONEY GOLD Mirror Card Satin…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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  1. Tried to order the outline die the other night but it’s sold out. Sadness!! Love this card; the design and the coloring!

  2. I love the softness of the background and that gorgeous shiny glitter on this card. You did a beautiful job, Nina! Happy 2019!

  3. Today’s card is so pretty because of the coral color. I just read that coral is going to be the top trend fashion color for 2019.

  4. Thanks for sharing such a lovely card, Nina-Marie. Love the clustered leaves and hope to purchase it when it’s back in stock. Thanks, too, for the very helpful video.

  5. Oo, this is so pretty. The offset leaves are gorgeous, and with the way you inked the outline, I thought for a second it had shine. It just looked like it had that perfect highlight. Also, thanks for the tip on how to tone down sequins; that’s going to come in really handy in the future.

  6. What a beautiful card!! I love the sparkly leaves! Coral is such a gorgeous color to use. I love tropical colors and it fits right in!!

  7. Happy New Year Nina-Marie for you and your loved ones. What an stunning card, your challenge is certainly succeeded. Coral is a great colour and I love how you used it with a hint of other colour as finishing touch.
    Thank you so much for showing this beauty!

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