CASEing Color

Sometimes all it takes to jump-start your next project is to fall in love—with a color combination, that is!

For this assignment, our Concept Artist borrowed a trendy palette from a card she liked from the January–April 2023 Mini Catalog. The colors? Basic White, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Old Olive, Petal Pink, and Sahara Sand. She also used Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, and Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends.

Images from the Way to Grow Stamp Set provided the focal point. “This set is a fun mix of line art and solid imagery,” she shared. “I used Stampin’ Blends to fill in some of the line art, then ink pads for the solid stamps. To color the shirt—since I wanted it white—I just used a Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to create outlines where shadows would appear in real life.”

“Masking to create a faux border is a fun way to add interest to your background,” she continued. “I cut Stampin’ Up! Masking Paper into strips and lined up all four sides with the strips 1/4″ (6.4 mm) of the way in. I used a Blending Brush to blend Pool Party ink all over the background, then peeled up the masking paper. This creates a clean look and is easy to do!”

And those lovely, little dots? “I usually look for embellishments that will enhance and not detract from the overall composition of a project,” she explained. “The Adhesive-Backed Milky Dots in the January–April 2023 Mini Catalog add a perfect touch without overwhelming to the card!”


Published by vandacreations

Just love to make greeting cards and other paper art and crafts! Having lots of fun, too much maybe? Teaching and inspiring others to be creative is my other love so here's my way to share!

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