Hey there, it's Laurie here with some simple tips about fun color combos. Altenew has absolutely gorgeous floral layering stamps and a wide variety of ink colors to choose from, but how do I pick my colors? Well, sometimes it's hard to nail down just the right colors and I struggle a little.
My top tips are very simple. The first one is to use Pinterest and simply type in “color combos.” You will find a huge variety of all kinds of fun color combos that work beautifully for card making or scrapbooking. Sometimes seeing the combos spelled out in front of you can really trigger inspiration.
Another option is to use a color wheel. These show you complementary colors to work with what inks or cardstock you may have one hand. Complementary colors work together well and using the wheel really helps when choosing what will look best together.
Another way to choose color combos is by using Altenew's Ink Swatches. When you purchase the Oval Ink Pad sets, these cards come with the ink set. I use them all the time for choosing inks to layer and to pick fun color combos. All you have to do is pop a hole in the corner and put them on a ring so they are handy to access.
I chose today's color combo by using the Altenew Ink Swatches and laying out ink pads together. There is a very light blue in the background of this card. I used washi tape to mask off the edges and then blended in lightly.
I stamped out the Stunning Starflowers using the Golden Sunset Inks. I added a pop of red to the centers of the flowers and then black for the final step of the flower and for the leaves. It was fun to challenge myself to use colors that I don't normally reach for or put together. The best part of stamping flowers is that you can use any color you want!
I finished the card off with a sentiment and a red enamel dot from the Tea Party Enamel Dot Set.