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.

Altenew StunningStarflowers3How to Choose Fun Color Combos

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.

IMG 1211 2Another 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.

IMG 1210I 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.

Altenew StunningStarflowers2I 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.

Altenew StunningStarflowers1Hope my tips help you pick the perfect colors and fun color combos for your next project!  Thanks for stopping in today!



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Michele F February 3, 2022 - 10:25 AM

Stunning, Laurie!! Those black leaves are gorgeous! [why don’t those look good on my houseplants?]

Karen Brown February 3, 2022 - 10:37 AM

Beautiful card, really nice post!

Tara Prince January 27, 2023 - 2:24 PM

so lovely


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