There are some color combinations are just classic. I would have never thought to pair dark blue, light gray and light purple. I’m disappointed with myself for not thinking of it on my own. Without one moment of “creator’s block”, I went to work on this floral card in these not-so-floral colors. Are you starting to see a trend here? Here’s my card:
- Go all the way. Sometimes it’s fun to be bold with color choices. While you might see me embrace two colors and then add a smidge of the third color in certain color challenges, I decided from the start to embrace these three colors whole-heartedly. The tiniest pops of white against a dark background can be very striking. A large piece of Night of Navy doesn’t photograph so well, but it sure looks lovely in person.
- Adding a touch of color to these flowers. I like to think that white embossing powder is becoming a signature of mine (although that might just be wishful thinking). Anytime I see a stamp with a negative image, I instinctively reach for the white embossing powder – I just love how it looks. I embossed the image in Smoky Slate on the Night of Navy paper. I also embossed the image in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Wisteria Wonder and then snipped out the flowers. It’s a subtle difference, but it is an important one.
- Bold, masculine stripes. I created bold, masculine stripes behind the image to ground the central panel and to add a masculine strength to these delicate, polka-dotted flowers. I really like the look of the stripes here.
Stamp sets: Gifts of Kindness, Teeny Tiny Wishes Inks: Night of Navy Papers: Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate Accessories: Squares Collection Framelits, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Word Window punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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