More Color Combinations from Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper

Have you fallen in love with the aqua tones and fun, graphic patterns in Stampin’ Up!’s Tranquil Textures Specialty Designer Series Paper like I have? Not only are the abstract patterns perfect for masculine projects, but the pages can be used for delicate, sweet cards, too!

Over the past two months, I have shared cards that showcase the patterns in the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, and I’m excited to share a bit more about the papers today. I often pull my colors right from the Designer Series Papers as a starter. That’s a huge benefit of our Designer Series Papers – they are designed with the amazing shades in our color families, so the pair perfectly with our cardstock, inks and accessories. Here’s a look at the patterns and colors in the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper:

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Such a gorgeous mix of abstract patterns and wonderful colors, don’t you think? This pack of papers includes Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Fresh Fig, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Soft Sea Foam, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White. So many aqua tones in one pack of papers!

Here are some cards I’ve made with the pages from the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper (you can click on the photo to read the original post about each project):

Detailed with Love, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingStitched All Around, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingLittle Elephant Bundle, Detailed with Love, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS277Kindness & Compassion, Lovely as a Tree, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, sympathy cardIt’s such a diverse group of projects with the same pack of paper, don’t you think? Today I’m going to share a couple more suggestions for pulling these colors right from the patterns in the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper.

Straight from the Papers

These colors are combined from the colors exclusively in this pack of Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Mint Macaron, Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy

Combined with Other Colors

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

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Night of Navy, Merry Merlot, Crumb Cake Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lovely Lipstick, Balmy Blue, Fresh Fig Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron

By limiting the colors you’ll use in a project (or expanding the colors to those outside a pack of papers), you can really find some beautiful color combinations for our projects.

The Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper is featured in the Tranquil Textures Suite of products. To see all of the items that are part of the Tranquil Textures Suite, click on the image below:

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Good News!

Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper is one of ten packs of Designer Series Papers in Stampin’ Up!’s “Buy 3, Get 1 FREE” promotion in July. There’s no better time to stock up! Click on the picture below to check out the sale in my online store:

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. To follow me on Pinterest, please click here: follow me on Pinterest.

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  1. Lemon Lime, Tranquil and Mint get my “must try” vote! Love how you have added the subtle texture with this paper to your projects!

  2. Love your ‘not straight from the paper’ combos. I’m inspired!

  3. Donna J Billingsley


    The sympathy card is stunning! A perfect card.

  4. I love your outside-the-box color combos, Brian šŸ™‚ I think I need to step outside my comfort zone and try one. The Lovely Lipstick, Balmy Blue, and Fresh Fig combo is one I would never think of…Iā€™m going to challenge myself to give it a whirl. Iā€™m feeling inspired!

  5. Thank You Brian for the Colour Combinations, I have started a Board on Pinterest for all the Combos I come across now starting with yours. Thank You so much for sharing and helping others to create. Angex Australia

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