CAS Card using Secondary Colors

As card makers, color is a key component in creating “pleasing to the eye” projects.  I’ll admit that I struggle a lot with choosing the right colors and venturing out of my comfort zone.  I recently finished the Online Card Class: Introduction to Color Theory  and came away with so much  in the way of choosing color and understanding the color wheel that I encourage you to check it out.

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On day one, we learned the basics of the color wheel and created our own.  For mine, I used a 1.5″ punch to create my wheel along with various colors of card stock.  I punched a second set of circles so I could move them around and play with color combos.


Each day had a “homework assignment” and for Day 1, I chose to create a project using the secondary colors from the color wheel–orange, green and violet.


I kept it CAS by just stamping a few flowers along the edge of a frame I made using a circle die from My Favorite Things.  The flowers are from the Papertrey Ink set, Doodlie-Do.


I blended some Distress Oxide ink in shaded lilac on the outside of a white note card and placed the stamped frame over it.


For the center of the frame, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Spellbinders Peony Cool Vibes set using Versafine Onyx ink and clear embossing powder onto some thick vellum.  I added Nuvo drops in coordinating colors for a finishing touch.


This class has taught me so much about color choices–I can’t wait to try more projects!  Thanks for joining me today.


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