How to Make an Eye Catching Colour-Coordinated Card

Do you find yourself saying, “gee, that card looks really nice” and can’t figure out what makes it pop?  There are many ways to make your card pop, but today I will show you how to coordinate your colours with designer paper (DP).

Stamp out your image.

Stamp out your image onto designer paper this time. If you use a very dark colour, stamp on the backside of the DP.  This will work for small areas and not large areas as your image will be backwards when cut out.

Coordinate your pencil crayons/Copic markers with the paper you are using.  Paper pads are great; their papers coordinate well, lending itself to coordinate quickly and easily.  This pad of BasicGrey is available in my store.

Once the image is coloured, use a Micron pen to darken black areas.

Matt image with the darkest shade in your card.  In this card, the darkest colour comes from the designer paper that was used.

Put your card together to finish it.

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Posted on : Jun 25 2010
Posted under cards, Tutorials |

8 People have left comments on this post

Jun 25, 2010 - 09:06:03
K Hutchinson said:

Oh my heavens Bethie, this is gorgeous! I love how you darken some of the areas! You are the best!

Jun 25, 2010 - 11:06:54
Rinda said:

I agree – this is awesome! Great explanation and great technique!

Jun 25, 2010 - 01:06:20

Love this perfectly colored image!

Jun 26, 2010 - 12:06:31

This is wonderful, Beth! Love the paper piecing and cute image. I can’t wait to see your tutorial/card. I’m sure it’s fabulous!

Jun 26, 2010 - 01:06:51
Maryann said:

Oh Beth this is sooo great, and I just love the colors, you´ve used too, they´re just awesome. And the really cute little girly image, can I ask you, where it´s from? I don´t think,I´ve ever seen any like this before? Is it one you´re selling? And if what is it called, casue I can´t see it in your store, but maybe it´s me, sho´s blind? It´s sooo cute and with 6 granddaughters, I´m sure, it would bring happinesss ha ha ha. I´m soo exited to see your finished card dear friend.
Have a wonderful week-end.
Biiighugs Maryann

Jun 26, 2010 - 02:06:22
Viv said:

You are just one helluva clever girl Beth! ;0)
Big hugs Viv xxx

Jun 26, 2010 - 06:06:46
rache said:

Love your stamped girlly and all the colors. Thanks for sharing you inspiration with others.

Jun 26, 2010 - 11:06:57
chris said:

Hi Beth! Hope you’re well now and everything is OK with you? It’s lovely to visit your blog, been far too long and your card is gorgeous, definitely an eye catching colour combo and I love the paper piecing. Take care and have a good weekend. Chris 🙂

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