More Color Combinations from Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper

Yesterday I shared a sweet, fun card with the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, a pack of 12″ x 12″ printed papers with a wonderful mix of fun and beautiful patterns.  You can see that post here.  While the piece of Designer Series Paper I showcased yesterday was black-and-white, I added two soft colors to the paper with Stampin’ Write Markers to easily transform the paper.  I often pull my colors right from the papers as a starter, so I want to talk a little about Pick a Pattern Designer Series paper.  After all, that’s a huge benefit of our printed papers – they are designed with the gorgeous shades in our color families.

Here’s a look at this pack of papers, which includes twelve 12″ x 12″ sheets (2 each of 6 double-sided designs):

Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!The pack of papers includes Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand and Whisper White. What a great collection of colors!  Here are some of the cards I’ve shared with the diverse patterns and colors in this pack of papers (you can click on any of the pictures to see my original post about each card):

Pieces & Patterns, Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP084

Pieces & Patterns, Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS219

Special Celebrations, Tabs for Everything, Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, GDP086

Colorful Seasons, Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper Stack, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Colorful Seasons, Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Today I’m going to share a couple more suggestions for pulling these colors right from the patterns in the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.

Straight from the Papers

These colors are combined from the colors exclusively in this stack of papers:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Sahara Sand

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand, Whisper White

Combined with Other Colors

By adding one other color to the shades in these patterns, you can really transform the feel of the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  Here are some color combinations starters that feature two colors from this stack and one color from outside the stack:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Berry Burst

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo, Sahara Sand

By limiting the colors you’ll use in a project (or expanding the colors to those outside a pack of papers), we can really find some beautiful color combinations for our projects.  I hope you find this helpful, I and I hope some of these combinations inspire you.  Please save any (or all of these) to Pinterest for future reference.

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  1. Great job of using this DSP, Brian. I frequently have difficulty using the patterns and need inspiration to get me started. I love your color combos, which also help me. I do save them. Have a great day!

  2. What a great parade of gorgeous cards you have provided us with today. I just love them and cannot pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing Brian!

  3. This DSP set is the one that I would choose if I could only get one !
    It is so so versatile ! Plus with your color alternate suggestions that would expand the fun of creating even more !!
    Thank you Mr. Color King !

  4. This dsp is definitely on my ” Get it now” list even though the jury’s still out on the coordinating stamp set. Brian I really appreciate your input on color choices that work with this dsp.

  5. Brian, I love your blog. I start my morning with coffee and Brian. I don’t know if you have used the stamp set, “You Move me” but a customer of mine wants this and I have heard mixed reviews on the Precision Base Plate that Stampin Up recommends for this set. Is is really necessary? I heard people say that it damages the thinlets over time. I know this has nothing to do with the above card. I didn’t know where else to turn. Did I say how much I love your blog every morning!!! Lol! Thanks for any help you can give me. Have a great evening!

    • Patricia, I’m so happy that you like my blog and stop by so often. Thanks! I absolutely love the Precision Base Plate – works wonderfully with all the amazing intricate Thinlits Dies Stampin’ Up! has been making over the past several years. You should get one and try it out! It’s not meant to be used for Framelits or for really small dies – those will warp on the Precision Plate and should be used with the regular platform and two plates. This plate is a must-have! 🙂

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