Cherry On Top Celebrate Card-A Wild & Crazy Combo?

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Cardmaking, Real Life Color Coach

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Today, I’ve pulled the Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack out again to play with more of the color palette.  I wanted to show you the fun of a wild and crazy color combination, but also show you that it’s really under control!  The combination of Watermelon Wonder, from the Red-Orange Color Group, Bermuda Bay, from the Green-Blue Color Group, Crushed Curry, from the Yellow-Orange Color Group and Cucumber Crush, from the Green-Yellow Color Group, form a fun and cheery Complementary Plus Color Scheme.

By the way, I discussed the Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack and part of its color palette in my article, Watermelon Wonder Bowl of Cherries CardThe colors combine in an Analogous Plus Color Scheme.

I also discussed Complementary Plus Color Schemes in my article, Calypso Coral and a Complementary Plus Color Scheme.  The combination in today’s card has an extra color in the mix.  Watermelon Wonder and Bermuda Bay are Complements, but Crushed Curry and Cucumber Crush are Analogous Plus to Bermuda Bay Remember that Analogous Colors are side by side and Analogous Plus colors are side-by side if you recombine the Split Tertiary Groups and skip over the Primary and Secondary Groups if needed.  Since there’s no representative from the Violet Color Group, which would create a Tetradic Color Scheme, I went with Complementary Plus.

The addition of Tip Top Taupe, a Neutral, didn’t really tone down the wildness.  I selected it because the reverse of the multicolor dots pattern is the Tip Top Taupe Stripe.  I like to show both sides of the Designer Series Paper in my projects if I can, especially since, in this case, the Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack is retiring!

This color combination is great for Birthday, Party, Anniversary, Kids, and other Celebration themes in both greeting cards and scrapbook pages.  You can also use it for Friendship, Thank You, Cheer Up and Get Well Soon cards and pages.

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