Saturday, March 5, 2011

Different Colors Can Change the Entire Look of a Card!

I was working on cards earlier today and trying to figure out how I could get more done, more quickly. I found a sketch that I liked, completed the card and said to myself, "self, this is a great sketch than can be repeated quickly AND a great card to do for the City Crafter Challenge this week."

As a reminder, the challenge this week is to complete a card using the great spring colors of Blue, Pink, Green and Cream. And, here is what I came up with...





It is a very simple card as I intended it to be. The stems are stamped from the CTMH stamp set called "Smiles" and the sentiment is a combo of two sets...one retired and "Happy" is from "Tag the Occasion." The colors used include: Heavenly Blue, Cotton Candy, Colonial White and Pear. Now for the original card I made using the same sketch...



I used Sunset and Colonial White for this card instead of the pastel spring colors. It is fun to see how changing a colors can change the look of a card. Sunset is not a color I use often and wouldn't think of it as a normal spring color. One of the things that I teach my students is not to be afraid to stray away from your normal color choices. That is exactly what I did with this card and I think it works. What do you think? For Now, Happy Crafting!

6 comments:

Sheila Bennett said...

Such a nice card. And I really like the Sunset one, it is so much more vivid than the pastel colors.

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful cards, love both colour combo's, so different but both so pretty.xxxx

Ros said...

Sure is a great card for CCCB and I love the other one too ... thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful creation, love the both, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Linda R. said...

Both of your cards are so pretty. I love seeing your creations here.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Cheryl Nelson said...

These are just lovely! Thank you for joining us at CCCB this week!