Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Shades of Orange

I don't feel as though I use bold colors well and decided the best way to practice was to CASE a color scheme and layout, changing the stamps used. I need to watch the budget and use what I already own a bit more anyway. Nichole Heady had a card using this layout and this color scheme a few days ago and I found it intriguing, so decided to try it out.

I used Berry Sorbet sponged with SU's pink passion around the edges for two panels. A favorite SU background stamp, with the open feel and dotted flower centers served for the back panel and I decided to see what the sunflower set looks like stamped in pink passion and spiced marmalade. I experimented with a bunch of different green inks and papers to get the color combination I wanted, this uses SU's glorious green on PTI new leaf cardstock. I never used that color green very much, it was often too bold, but in this case, I think it works.

I might want to try this same idea using blues. Anyway, thanks for looking, have a great day!

Stamps: PTI sunflower set, SU background stamp, SU for sentiment
Paper: Orange Zest, Berry Sorbet, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Spiced Marmalade (Ranger), Pink Passion (SU), Memento black, Glorious Green (SU)
Other: gold gel pen (sakura), orange ribbon


Traci M said...

Now that is about the only way I can take orange...mixed in with pink!! Great color combo and beautiful spring card!! Will have to check out the original now to see how you were inspired!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

I love the colors you have used on this card! Nice and bright. Reminds me of Summer!