Thursday, August 14

Color Coach Challenge

Using the infamous Stampin' UP! 'color coach tool', I threw this card together late last night. I really like being challenged with their color choices. Sometimes you look at it and say to yourself, "WHAT? Those are ugly together!" But, then when you finish your card, you think, "It actually looks nice!".

I began with Bordering Blue, which is to be used as the mostly seen, main color. The coordinating colors they suggest are More Mustard, Sage Shadow and Not Quite Navy. The complimentary color is So Saffron; I used just one touch of this color on the middle brad.

This focal image comes from the stamp set Check It Out. I thought that this color combo could go masculine as well as feminine, so I used the double leaf stamp image (instead of a feminine flower) from Friendship Blooms, which I believe is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set, with a versamark/watermark ink to give the top of the card this subtle pattern. I didn't use any patterned paper for this card since I felt there was enough going on with the color-combo and the BIG focal image.

I didn't check off any of the sentiment choices, so I could make my choice before I send it out!! But I can see using a glaze pen or some glitter/stickles to mark the appropriate boxes. If you don't have a color coach or are interested in how this tool works, a Color Coach tutorial will be coming up sooner or later!

Stay Tuned for my SheetLoad of Cards DEBUT TOMORROW!


Kathleen said...

Those are great colors together Nicole. I haven't ever used that tool but I can see where it would be helpful. Nice job.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Your card turned out awesome!!! I just love using my color coach and just used it last night for a scrapbook page. I am sooooo happy you got that stamp set before it retired. I have been eyeing it but forgot to order it.

KJ said...

Great card!! I never say those colors wouldn't look good together anymore....the color coach has proved me wrong time and time again!!