Working w/ Color

I do many Color Combo challenges per month. Some of the colors just seem to go together easily, while others do not. Last weeks SSC Color Challenge was a particularly difficult one for me.

I found this picture on the Martha Stewart website. The colors look fantastic together here, so bright & balanced. Hmmm, once I started trying to put my card together though, I couldn't get it to work! So, I made what I call my "Cheater Card".

A Cheater Card is when I use blocks of colors. Sometimes these block of colors are small squares, sometimes they are rectangles or even circles of solid cardstock. Then I try to balance it out by using pops of colors around my card (such as the ribbon & butterfly). I hope this gives you an idea the next time you are working on a difficult color combo!

What do you do when you are stuck on a color challenge? I'd love to here your suggestions.

Stamp: Beyond Basic Borders
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Paper: SU & PTI
Accessories: Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder, MS butterfly punch, rhinestones, corner rounder


Jennifer said...

CUTE! Fun colors to work with. Love the embossed dots!!

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful color combo and card! Great design! :)

Anonymous said...

Whether or not you cheated, I like this card. It is very cute!!!

Jennifer Carter said...

Beautiful card! YOu did great with this color combo!!

lynn said...

gorgeous "cheater" card!