Showing posts with label colors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label colors. Show all posts

April 27, 2023

Choosing Colors for you Greeting Cards


2023-2025 InColors

Handmade greeting cards are a wonderful way to show your loved ones how much you care about them. Whether it's for a birthday, anniversary, or just to say hello, a handmade card can bring a smile to anyone's face. However, one of the most important aspects of making a greeting card is choosing the right colors. In this article, we'll explore some tips for effectively choosing colors when creating handmade greeting cards.

Consider the Occasion

The first step in choosing colors for your handmade greeting cards is to consider the occasion. Different occasions call for different colors. For example, a birthday card might have bright, cheerful colors, while a sympathy card might have more muted tones. Think about the message you want to convey with your card and choose colors that support that message.

Choose a Color Scheme

Once you have an idea of the occasion and the message you want to convey, it's time to choose a color scheme. A color scheme is a set of colors that work well together. There are many different color schemes to choose from, such as monochromatic (using different shades of the same color), complementary (using colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel), or analogous (using colors that are next to each other on the color wheel).

Think About Contrast

Contrast is an important aspect of choosing colors for your handmade greeting cards. Contrast refers to the difference between light and dark colors, as well as between warm and cool colors. Using contrasting colors can help make your card stand out and draw attention to important elements, such as the text or a specific design element.

Consider the Recipient

When choosing colors for your handmade greeting cards, it's also important to consider the recipient. Think about their personality and their favorite colors. If you're not sure, you can always ask them or do some research to find out what colors they like.

Test Different Color Combinations

Finally, it's important to test different color combinations before you start creating your card. This will give you a better idea of how the colors will look together and help you make any necessary adjustments before you start working on the final product. You can do this by creating small color swatches and placing them next to each other to see how they look together.

In conclusion, choosing colors for your handmade greeting cards is an important part of the creative process. By considering the occasion, choosing a color scheme, thinking about contrast, considering the recipient, and testing different color combinations, you can create beautiful and effective greeting cards that will bring joy to your loved ones.

I hope you found this helpful. Happy Stamping,

April 19, 2016

The Retiring List Has Posted

Well, it's that time of year again, the retirement list has been released and it's huge! Lots of wonderful items, and much of it marked down up to 50% off! If you have had your eye on anything now is the time to get it because once it's gone, it's gone forever! Yes, as sad as it sounds, it's the way it works. Once an item sells out, it's gone forever (insert sad face) For one, if you love the 2 way glue pen, stock up because that made the list! So did Crystal Effects....I'll be stocking up that's for sure!

All things 2014-2016 In Colors are also going away by May 31st, and those will be the first things to sell out so don't wait on those items if you need to get anything. In colors are always the first things to sell out. I absolutely LOVE Blackberry Bliss and will be stocking up on all thing BB that's for sure. 

Now, I don't want you to be too sad over the retirement of all these great items, because I will tell you, I got a sneak peak of the new catalog coming out and OMG! Can we say UH MAY ZING! I can NOT wait to be able to begin the pre-order and share sneak peaks with you! AWESOME stuff. So awesome, you will forget all about the wonderful stuff going away. And we all know, in order to make room for new and wonderful stuff, we have to let go of some old wonderful stuff. It's all good. 

Well I've gone on long enough, you need to click the link above and see for your self and leave me a comment below and tell me which retiring item you will miss the most?

Happy Stamping,

April 14, 2016

Exciting Times

It’s that time of year again. Demonstrators from all over the US and Canada will be converging onto Salt Lake City Utah for Stampin’ Up! On Stage celebration. Unfortunately, I am unable to attend this year. Maybe next time. But with this time of year, and the coming of the new catalog go-live in June, we’re all gearing up for the release of the retirement list that will come out  on Monday (insert sad face) but with that comes the excitement of what new things we will have to look forward to. And that is what I focus my energy on, being positive regarding all the wonderful NEW things that will be available rather than focus on what we will be losing.

But on that note, I do want to remind you that we will, without a doubt, lose the 2014-2016 In Colors and all of the DSP and embellishments containing those colors. And if you are anything like me, you will have to admit that some of these colors are the absolute most gorgeous colors ever developed and I am so sad to see them go away. These are extremely popular colors and if you need or want to stock up before they’re gone, you need to do it now. I can’t tell you how many times I have had costumers and myself included miss the opportunity to replenish a color supply because once something is on the retirement list and it sells out, it’s never to be seen again, EVER. Trust me, I missed out on stocking up on my beloved Pistachio Pudding cardstock last year (insert sad face, a few tears and a banging head) I thought I had time and waited for the retiring list to come out and figured I would put in one last order for all of the few things I wanted at once and it turned out to be a bad idea and I missed out. I am telling you this because I don’t want that to be you.
Another thing going away after Monday is the Weekly Deals program.  Stampin’ Up! has decide to go to a new, less frequent program, “Special Offers”. With this, they will be able to offer greater discounts due to the decrease in frequency of the program and offer more product during the offers. We should be seeing these Special Offers every few months , so, keep your eyes and ears open for when these promotions begin. In the meantime, be sure to check out the final weekly deals for this week. They have some fantastic offerings and this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage.  Just click here or click the photo and it will take you to the weekly deals page of my on line store.

Well, that’s all for now. Have a great day and happy stamping,

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