Meet the 2017-2019 In Colors, which will be released in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up!® I’m only showing two of the new colors today: Fresh Fig and Powder Pink. Fresh Fig is a Shade of the Violet-Red Color Group and Powder Pink is a Tint from the Red-Orange Color Group.
When I was working on the card pictured in my “You’re Cool Ice Cream Cone Card” article, I had just received my allowance of Fresh Fig card stock in my Eastern Palace Bundle. However, I had already started using Elegant Eggplant, so I couldn’t change mid-stream. The new color inspired a combination with Sweet Sugarplum, a Tint of the Violet-Red Color Group.
My original idea was to use Sweet Sugarplum and Fresh Fig together, with no other colors. I didn’t want to use Very Vanilla or Whisper White for contrast because they would create a Monochromatic Color Scheme and actually wouldn’t highlight the vibrancy of the two colors together.
I decided to add a little Powder Pink to the mix and created an Analogous Plus Color Scheme. The Violet-Red Group and the Red-Orange Group are only separated by the Red Color Group. So, I skipped over the Red and turned the Analogous Color Scheme these three groups create into an Analogous Plus Color Scheme. I used to call this combination “Wide Angle Analogous”, but I had to keep coming up with names for different variations, so I lumped them all into Analogous Plus.
The Powder Pink adds vibrancy while not straying too far from the Color Families. It’s also easier to read the “Happy Birthday” image. This combination is good for purple-lovers, birthday, anniversary, other celebrations, thank you, thinking of you and get well cards and pages.
Product Lists, Excluding What’s Not Available Now
When the new Annual Catalog is released on June 1st, I will be posting the complete supply list shortly thereafter, so check back.
Tools & Adhesive
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