Summer Color Combinations

Ink blending technique featuring beautiful summer colors from Stampin' UP! Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com #gdp141 #luvinstampin #stampinup #crafts

Today’s card is inspired by the Global Design Project challenge.  The color combo they chose screams summer time.

It made me think of warm summer nights at my grandparents, sitting on their back porch, eating apple pie and listening to the frogs and crickets and Gramps tell stories.  I miss those days so much.

It is funny how a simple color combination can evoke a feeling that is so strong.  Or a memory that you thought was gone.  Colors, sounds, music, smells are all so powerful in bringing memories to life again.

Anyway, that’s a little deep for a card making session.  But it’s the truth and I wanted to share.

On to the card.

Ink blending technique featuring beautiful summer colors from Stampin' UP! Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com #gdp141 #luvinstampin

I obviously used the colors above Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Rich Razzleberry.  I used them in an ink blending technique which is one of my very favorite techniques to use.

TIPS:

  • When ink blending, use a light hand.  Do not push the sponge into the paper, rather glide it in circular motions over the paper again and again to add depth of color.
  • Do not mix Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie, you’ll get mud.  I was thoughtful in what color blended.  The red is your center or neutral color here.  It plays well with orange and purple.  It has to be the referee because purple and orange get ugly together.
  • Adding texture to an ink blended background is easy.  Just flick some water droplets on after ink blending and then soak up with a paper towel.  Instant texture.  I love the way it looks.

Ink blending technique featuring beautiful summer colors from Stampin' UP! Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampin.com

I also had to share a couple more summer color combos.  I would love to see if you use any of the combinations on my blog today.  Share them with me through email or on my Facebook page at Luvin Stampin.

I found these on Pinterest.  

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Comments

  1. Love this card. I may have to mix pumpkin pie and rich razzleberry to see how yucky it looks!

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