Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator!

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I've been a demonstrator with Stampin'Up! since 2011. I'm located in Bozeman, Montana, but have customers all over the country. I have a very fun and active downline called "Big Sky Stampers" and we get together in person and online to share what we love. My blog posts feature what I'm up to recently and I try to share new product information, tips and tricks and creative inspiration. You can shop from this site or find out more information about our products and becoming a demonstrator! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

You're Sweet!

One thing that is stretching me a little with my Valentine cards this year is choosing some different colors combos besides sticking to strictly red and pink.  How about some blue? How about some turquoise? How about some Crisp Cantaloupe?  It's always a bit of a challenge to think outside the box and color can be particularly tricky. Some accent colors bring out the best in a main color theme and others destroy it. How do you know?  I don't have a scientific answer although I suspect it has something to do with color theory which I know very little about. I have been a quilter for years and I know that honed my color choosing skills immensely.  Thankfully, using Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper takes much of the guesswork out of color choice. They have designed the paper with the latest color trends in mind and I would bet they understand color theory really well too. The specific colors they have chosen are always listed on the paper pack so it just doesn't get any easier to figure out what to use. I love to add something else when I can. I have two cards for you today; a valentine and another birthday card where I added a 4th color that is not in the original color scheme, dictated by the Designer Paper.  First the Valentine:

I used the same supplies I did in my card yesterday, for the most part, as far as the paper stack and stamp set, but emphasized  the main color of Crisp Cantaloupe~~ kind different, but okay!

Here's my second card and you'll see what I mean about adding  a color that happens to compliment what I already had going on. In addition, the Designer Paper actually inspired my party hat idea!

There are some short thoughts on color and how I think through the process sometimes. I have to admit that other times I don't think at all and throw stuff together randomly until I like how it looks. That's a theory too, right?

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