Saturday Keep Stamping – Color Combo

 October 17th, 2020

This week?  Create a card using any combination of the colors suggested by the selected image.  Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape and / or Whisper White.

Happy Birthday

I chose to substitute Cherry Cobbler for the Real Red because it toned so nicely with Blushing Bride and Rococo Rose.

For this card, I used the current popular trend of creating a Mosaic background from ½” cardstock strips. 

A standard background mat size is 4” x 5¼”.  Four panels can be cut from one sheet of 8½” x 11” cardstock.  The remaining scraps are ½” strips.  Saving these strips is useful.  Think of all the color combinations you can create when building Mosaics.

I used Cherry Cobbler, Rococo Rose, Blushing Bride and Whisper White against a Night of Navy background.

For my focal point, I chose the floral image from Tasteful Touches and colored it with the Rococo Rose and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  The Night of Navy leaves from the Poppy Moments Die set are dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.  The Blushing Bride leaf spray are from the Boho Indigo Die set.

I set the flower in the lower left of the sentiment label which was cut in Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler using the Stitched Nested Dies.  Happy Birthday in Night of Navy using the Here’s A Card stamp set.

How to create the Mosaic

  1. Choose your background color and cut to 4¼” x 5½” (at minimum).
  2. Choose your color strips and adhere them side by side leaving a little space in between.  I laid my strips horizontally across the 5½” span.  Trim any overlap.
  3. Cut this panel in to ¼” strips (4¼” x ¼”).
  4. Cut a second panel (4” x 5¼”) in your background color.
  5. Adhere your ¼” strips in a zig-zag pattern (I alternated the orientation top to bottom) across the 5¼” span, leaving a little space in between each strip.  Trim any excess.
  6. Your background is now complete.

The Mosaic technique takes a little time to complete but creates interesting backgrounds with exciting color combinations and best of all, uses leftover scrap strips effectively.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me.  Cheers,  Jolanda

Post the card(s) you make using any of these colors on my Facebook Post:, so we can all see your creativity.

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.

Like this card? Want to make it?
I would LOVE to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. If you live in the United States you can order your paper crafting supplies from my on-line store.  It is so easy. THANK YOU!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

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