Pink and Red
There’s nothing like a good color combination to give you that shove of creativity for your cards. Sometimes we need that challenge to use bold colors and other times we just need something soft and lovely. This month we get to focus on the colors of love and femininity – reds and pinks. Since the two colors are from the same family, sometimes it can be hard to come up with a card that doesn’t seem too overwhelming. For someone whose favorite color is pink, though, one can never have too much!
Some easy tips to put into action when working with an analogous color combo, is to throw in a neutral or complimentary color. Both are from different color families on the color wheel and can add that pop and divide up the similar colors. Check out how the following three designers worked their magic with this fun, lovely color combination.
Love You by Dyane Fogleboch
Supplies:Paper: Colorbok, Making Memories, My Mind’s Eye, Cardstock: Recollections (Michaels), Chipboard: K & Company, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Ink: Colorbox, Other: button, cotton twine, lace, fabric tape. Tools:Stamps: Heidi Grace Designs, Scissors: Fiskars, Corner Punch: Marvy Uchida, Other: stapler.
Design Notes: This is a standard sized card. It all started from the patterned paper that’s full of hearts. I thought it would be a lot cuter if a couple of hearts will be peeking out on the card. So I decided to add another piece of patterned paper with cut and curled parts. And from there, I added different kinds of elements to balance everything.
I Love You by Audrey Pettit
Supplies:Paper: Crate Paper, Cosmo Cricket, K & Company, Chipboard, Acetate Heart, Felt Heart: Making Memories, Doily: Wilton, Seam Binding: May Arts, Floss: DMC.
Design Notes: The back side of patterned paper often have solids that perfectly coordinate with the colors in the patterned paper.
You Are The Love Of My Life by Teresa Horner
Supplies: My Mind’s Eye, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Flowers: Authentique Paper, Ribbon: May Arts, Markers: Copic, Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives. Tools:
Dies: Spellbinders, Embossing Machine: Grand Caliber (Spellbinders), Border Punches: EK Success.
Design Notes: The paper from My Mind’s Eye had so many yummy shades of pinks and reds I thought that it would be perfect of all of them to create this card for my wonderful husband. I wanted to create something old fashioned so I used the Spellbinders lacey die as my base and hand cut the flowers and popped them up with foam squares to make it more dimensional. To make the flowers pop out a little more, I used Copic markers around the edges to shade them.