Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Pantone’s Colors of the Year

Hello crafty friends, it’s Nina-Marie Trapani here! We are just inside of 2021 and Pantone’s Color of the Year has been revealed – this year is actually 2 colors, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating yellow. I’ll be incorporating both colors into today’s project and I encourage you to try this color palette out for yourself – it’s so refreshing!

I die cut both our Simon Says Stamp Nested Hearts and Clipping Heart dies from many different sheets of pattern paper, glitter and foil cardstocks. The varying shades of gray and yellow paper creates a beautiful pattern!

For a sentiment I went simple and used our CZ Design Friends and Thanks word and shadow dies. You’ll notice I cut the sentiment from both Smoke cardstock and silver glitter paper; the dip-dye effect is trendy and compliments the glitter texture sprinkled throughout the card.

I then matted the panels onto cards created from Fog cardstock. The light gray base provides a perfect balance to the darker grays of the hearts and sentiment.

I had so much fun making these cards I also tried it with our Chunky Hearts Panel die on both a slimline and A2 card. You could try this technique with many other heart or other shaped dies!

Want to see how I made these refreshing cards? Be sure to watch the video below! These would be perfect as non-traditional Valentines or even as a more masculine love card!

WATCH THE VIDEO

SUPPLIES

Simon Says Stamp NESTED HEARTS Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp CLIPPING HEART Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp CHUNKY HEARTS PANEL…
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CZ Design Wafer Dies THANKS czd34…
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CZ Design FRIENDS Wafer Dies czd120…
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CZ Design HUGS Wafer Dies czd123…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock SILVER…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper…
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Echo Park I AM MOM 6 x 6 Paper Pad…
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Waffle Flower SPECIAL DELIVERY Paper…
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Waffle Flower MODERN NEUTRALS Paper…
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American Crafts Paige Evans GO THE…
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PinkFresh Studio SIMPLE AND SWEET 6 x…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120#…
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM SSSVEL12
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG…
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Simon Says Stamp Envelopes SLIMLINE…
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Altenew 2 IN 1 PRECISION GLUE PEN…
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Kokuyo LONG Dot Liner Adhesive Runner…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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  1. Years ago Authentique had a paper pad in grays and yellows. I loved it!!! Bought about 5 of them before they left. Thanks for reminding me how much I love this color combo!!!

  2. I adore gray with so many colors. Your examples are all wonderful. Love the chunky hearts so much…

  3. Lovely cards–the grey/yellow is nice, not my favorite colors, but still quite nice for a change of pace.

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