Stampin’ Up! Colour therapy?

There comes a day in every crafter’s life when you pick up a beautiful patterned paper and just cannot for the life of you, think what cardstock background to use.

It’s ever so easy to use the fail-safe ‘white’ option, but does it always have to fall back on white?

There have been many days in my crafting past where I’ve looked at a paper and decided I wanted to work with red. But that’s where the trouble starts. Do I want crimson, pillar box, cherry or tomato red? Do I want a blue toned red or an orange toned red? When you’re matching to a small detail in the patterned paper, this can sometimes work out wrong. Badly wrong.

And this is what I like, no, love about Stampin’ Up! They are so well known for their colour coordination, it’s what sets them apart from everyone else.

So, you’ve chosen your favourite Designer Series Paper (DSP) and you want to get some cardstock and ink to go with it. But where do you start?

stampin' up international bazaar

I’ve chosen International Bazaar as it’s one of my favourites – 126920

In the catalogue, it recommends the following colours to go with it, Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White.

stampin' up international bazaar colour collection

stampin' up international bazaar colour collection suggestionsstampin' up international bazaar colour collection ideasFor this, I’ve put together cardstock in Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango (from the brights collection 121698) and Rich Razzleberry & Daffodil Delight stampin’ spots from the classics collection of 11 best selling colours 119979.

So while instinctively you’d look at the sheet of DSP I’ve chosen and be completely baffled as to which of the many colours in it you should match with, Stampin’ Up! have done all the hard-work for you.

And it need not stop there. Add buttons, brads, ribbon. Use markers and stamps. The world is your oyster.

All you need to do now, is cut, punch, stamp and glue!

Enjoy, and keep me posted as to which collections you love, and how you do your colour matching!

Sam x

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator


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