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First of all I'd like to give a big Shout out to Samantha - it's her birthday!
Happy birthday Sam, we hope your day is awesome and all of your wishes come true!
I planned to make a birthday card - but I didn't - LOL.
Let's talk about colours today. There are colours that we tend to use and combine, right? (Turquoise works with EVERY combo if you ask me!) Light blue and red are my fav christmas color combo, white and kraft are good for classy cards... and so on. There are soft colors, bold combos,...
But something we all want to achieve is to create well balanced cards.
I learned a lot about colours and their use by watching my favorite cardmakers create. Today I'd like to share a lesson that I learned from Debby Hughes. She's one of my favorite artists ever and she's the queen of soft. All of her cards are inspiring and make my jaw drop.
Today I created a card with a SOFT background - because that makes your main images pop.
- pick 1-2 very soft colours to create your background (stamping, Paper-layers, coloring,...)
- add some texture for interest
- white on white adds interest without distracting
- make your main image POP!
For my card I used Simon Says Stamp "Sea Glass" cardstock and ink. I stamped the swim-ring to crate a soft background pattern. Bazzill Vellum and Ranger Enamel Accents added some white on white texture. I picked shapes that make sense on that bach-scene - I tore the vellum to waves to give them the shape of a sandy beach and thought of little cobblestones in the sand when I added The enamel accents. I stamped the image in black (black lines make it pop) and colored with Copics with colours that are less soft, but not bold at all.
What's your favorite colour combo? Do you prefer soft or bold colours (or does that depend on the occasion you need the card for?) Do you use pinterest for color-inspiration?
Well, that's it for today.
Hope you got inspired to create your soft background!
Have a crafty good time!