So I’d love to know what’s your favourite colour combo for card making? Have you ever stopped to think about this? Do you always start out with the same colour and add in others but they always seem to be the same? Or do you force yourself out of your comfort zone and take a chance on something new?

Today I want to share with you what I’ve noticed about my paper crafting colour combinations…and how I shook up my design process for a different look.

Our card today was one we made at a recent Koffee and a Kard class. The ladies had requested I use the Woven Heirloom set of stamps, but especially the dies and embossing folder. So that is what I designed.

How Do You Decide What's Your Favourite Colour Combo for Card Making?

What’s Your Favourite Colour Combo for Card Making?

Jo’s Design Process

Let me tell you how I came up with this – which BTW, is NOT one of my “normal” favourite colour combos!

While I was thinking about the design, I knew I wanted to use the Woven Threads DSP and I wanted to add flowers to the oval frame. But I didn’t want to use my four-petal punch like I used here.

And I also didn’t really want to use another stamp set with a flower to die cut.


But lucky for me, I dug around a bit and found I had some of the beautiful Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape. That I had NEVER used! (Can you relate?). So I pulled that out.

But then I had a challenge. Merry Merlot (which is what is listed in the colours on this washi tape) wasn’t really a colour I wanted to use at this time of year! And I just didn’t think I could to pair it with the Woven Threads DSP.


Here’s What I Did

1.I held the washi tape petals up to different colours of pink and purple-y cardstock. And lo and behold! It matched Rich Razzleberry equally as well as Merry Merlot!

2. Then I looked through the Woven Threads DSP for a colour that would coordinate with Rich Razzleberry. And found the Sahara Sand piece (the one right in the very back of this photo). Whew! What a great background to go with my card theme!

What's Your Favourite Colour Combo for Card Making? and Let Me Walk You Through My Process!

3. Next I decided on which green I thought best fit both the theme of my card (wedding or sympathy) and Sahara Sand and Rich Razzleberry. There actually was several that worked. But I thought Old Olive was the best fit.

4.Lastly I knew I wanted leaves behind the flowers and pulled out my Leaf Punch. And I punched an Old Olive cardstock one. But it was just a bit too heavy looking. And then I remembered the Floral Essence vellum. Perfect for the feel of the card!

What's Your Favourite Colour Combo for Card Making?

So there you have it. How I forced myself out of my colour comfort zone!

Now that might have been a bit of a long winded post. But what’s the moral of my story?

Move Out of Your Own Comfort Zone!

Take a chance on something new. Try my process above and see how it works for you. Maybe your jumping off point will be an embellishment or new designer paper. Or maybe it will be ribbon or a new stamp pad colour. Whatever it is, try it with things you already have at home and see how fabulous your designs end up!

If you just gotta have these supplies, here is everything I used. You can get them by clicking on any of them here.

What’s Your Favourite Colour Combo for Card Making?

Stop In Again Soon!

I always appreciate when you can stop by and see what I’m working on. I hope it gives you a different way to think about your paper crafting. But even more, a chance to get into your stamping space and create!

I Want to Know What's Your Favourite Colour Combo for Card Making?

Just one last little caveat! 😉 I DO love my classic colours. Navy, bright yellow, black, white, cream, beige, true red, green… And you’ll see them continue to pop up all over the place in future blogs and on my social media channels. But every once in awhile you might see something a little different!

What's Your Favourite Colour Combo for Card Making?

I’d love to hear what’s your favourite colour combo for card making? – leave me a comment and let’s see if you accepted my challenge!

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