Happy with a Paint Chip

It’s Simple Saturday.  Let’s do this thing!  Woo hoo!

This is not a new technique – but it might be new to you, so I am happy to share this happy, little card.  If just one person gets as excited about this as I did when I first saw it, then my job here is done.  🙂  With just a few layers on a notecard, this project definitely falls into the “Simple Saturday” bucket.  Bright.  Cheery.  Quick.  Easy.

Here’s my card:

Hello Lovely, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, FM156I am submitting this card to the Friday Mashup challenge – one of the two challenges is to create a card with an ombre background (graduation of colors).  Here’s the challenge banner for Friday Mashup:

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Painter’s Chip.  When I was having my living room painted last year, I spent a lot of time at Sherwin Williams.  While I ultimately decided on warm tan, I left the store with a bunch of paint swatches – those little sampler sheets they give us to take home and match against our current colors.  Maybe I never intended to paint my walls yellow, but I snatched up a couple of those chips, too.  Crop it.  Border it with paper.  Stamp on it.  !Viola!
  • Little Black Flowers.  Who would think black flowers would be cute?  Certainly not I.  When paired with beautiful pearls, though, these black flowers are a perfect accent to this happy, sunny backdrop.  I considered Whisper White candy dots, Crushed Curry candy dots and Melon Mambo candy dots but decided pearls would be the perfect accent here.
  • Threes.  You already know I love threes.  If you don’t know it, I love threes.  There’s perfect balance in threes.  An odd number makes things even – isn’t that odd?  There are three yellow panels on this card, coupled with three little flowers.

Stamp sets:  You’re Lovely  Papers:  Whisper White Notecard, Basic Black  Inks:  JetBlack StazOn  Accessories:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Basic Jewel Pearls

I paired this card with a Watercolor Wonder Envelope Liner (the paper pulls in a mix of Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry, so it’s a perfect accent to this yellow background).

Hello Lovely, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Please come back tomorrow – I’m sharing a new video using this stamp from Hello Lovely.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Brian,
    You made my day! I have never seen this technique before. How cute, clever and quick 🙂

  2. I have seen a lot of the paint chip cards, but this is the BEST! On my way to the paint store …

  3. Happy Saturday Brian. I love the simple Saturday cards. Keep up the tradition. What a perfect way to feature the ombré technique with a big paint chip.

  4. There will be no paint chips at Home Depot this weekend…B

  5. Great card using a paint chip, Brian! I love that you stamped right onto the chip.

  6. Love, love, LOVE! What a fun card!


  7. The paint strip is one stop shopping for the ombré look! Genius!

  8. Beautiful card. Now I know what to do with those paint chips that I have.

  9. Definitely a Happy Saturday kind of card!

  10. A paint chip??? How cool us that? I have a ton of these laying in a drawer…never ggot the painting done but I know what to do with them now! Thanks for a super idea Brian. ..you are truly “a chip off the old block” 🙂

  11. Raquel (Rocky) Martinez

    I just love this card! Simple and stylish. You taught me a new trick too. Thankutoomuch!

  12. Love how clean and simple this is! Great job!

  13. this is super cute! my only question: how do you mail it with those bumpy pearls? hand cancel or pad the envelope?

  14. I love to use Paint Chips . The colors are endless and so pretty . This is a cute card !
    And for Jenn`s question ….I always put Hand Stamp or Hand Cancel on my bulky cards …use a folded note over the front ….padded envie or do like Maria …turn it inside out . Take your pick …. depends on how bulky !
    Good card for Simple Saturday !

  15. What a FUN easy card, Brian! Now where are those paint chips that I’ve collected…hehehe! Thanks so much for the inspiration…well done! And, Happy Easter to you!

  16. Card is great, lined envelope makes it over the top!

  17. I love creating with paint chips, anytime Hubby goes to HomeDept you will find me in the paint area stealing chips, LOL. Great card

  18. I thought about the paint chip thing for the Mashup challenge, but you beat me to it! Your card looks very crisp and bright..great job!

  19. Love using up those ‘random’ items from around the home – and this paint chip looks great!! Definitely a happy card 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week!

  20. This fun and clean card really made me smile. I love you chose a yellow paint chip, paired with black. Perfect! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  21. I must confess, I made a card with my “paint chip” freebies the other day. I punched out flowers in various colors and put a candy dot in the centers. Quick and Easy.

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