Adjacent colors, such as Violet and Violet-Red work well together if one is a tint or tone and the other is a shade. The key is to have the colors be at opposite degrees of shading. If you tried to use the hues themselves, or the same degree of tint, tone or shade, the intensity would be too alike and the colors would fight with each other. Or they’d get lost.
In the Happiest Birthday Card shown, Wisteria Wonder is a tint of Violet and Rich Razzleberry is a shade of Violet-Red. These opposites work well together because they have enough contrast. Add in a Neutral, such as Whisper White, and the colors balance easily.
Supplies Used: Apothecary Art (#128415, wood; #125527, clear) & Flowering Flourishes (#131998, wood; #126367, clear) Stamp Sets; Whisper White (#100730) & Wisteria Wonder (#122922) 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock; Wisteria Wonder (#126985) & Rich Razzleberry (#126950) Classic Stampin’ Pads; Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658); Labels Collection Framelits™ Dies (#125598); Raspberry Ripple 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon* (#126845); Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (#101049); Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430); Glue Dots (#103683); Sponge Daubers* (#102892)
You may have noticed that the greeting element appeared in yesterday’s article about how to use a stamp positioner, which featured the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. You might want to refer to it if you need help positioning the greeting stamp. By the way, the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set* (#128436, wood; #125845, clear) has many greeetings that will work with the Apothecary Art Stamp Set. Too bad it’s retiring!
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