Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Timeless Tulips in Soft Pastels

Today's card features the Timeless Tulip Stamp set.
Its spring here in Wisconsin and while there's no flowers yet 
the leaves are beginning to peek through the ground.

Easter Card made with Stampin'UP! Timeless Tulips stamp set and Mint Macaron Ribbon

Tulips come in a huge variety of colors, but for this card I chose soft pastels:
Highland Heather,    Blushing Bride     So Saffron    Mint Macaron

Tulips and flowers in general are nice, but the main reason for this post
is to talk about colors, specifically the Stampin'UP! color pallette.

Stampin Up Colors 2020Perhaps you've experienced this too?  I clearly remember years ago a card I was really excited about, but my supplies had been cobbled together from a variety of sources:  dollar store ink, big box store paper and garage sale ribbon. 

I spent a lot of time on that project and when it was finished it looked terrible. Everything was pink, but they were different pinks and the colors really clashed.

I now buy all my color product from Stampin'UP! Yes, they have pretty colors and a good variety of colors. But the important thing for me is that everything color coordinates!

Sets of colors blend nicely with each other
- - * - -
and everything in a single color is a perfect match
Inks, ribbons, paper, markers, embellishments, they all match.

Stampin Up Mint Macaron 1/4" Textile Ribbon and 1/8" Sheer Linen Ribbon

The current catalog offers 2 choices of ribbon in Mint Macaron
Both are drop dead gorgeous and since I couldn't decide I just made both!

Easter Card made with Stampin'UP! Timeless Tulips stamp set and Mint Macaron Ribbon

The card at the top of the post has the 1/8" ribbon
this one has the 1/4" ribbon.

Easter Card made with Stampin'UP! Timeless Tulips stamp set and Mint Macaron Ribbon

I hope I've got you thinking about color and how you coordinate your projects.
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we've got a green color challenge going on right now.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today - I hope this gives you some ideas for playing with your supplies.  And please leave a comment below  to let me know what you think of this technique. 

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