Cupcake Ferris Wheel Card

Posted by on January 19, 2017 in Cardmaking, Real Life Color Coach

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My inspiration for this Cupcake Ferris Wheel Card was the patterns and colors in the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper StackYou get 12 different patterns, 4 sheets each, that use Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron and Very Vanilla in the designs.  All of the colors together create a Complementary Plus Color Scheme, but I didn’t want to use all the colors.  I chose Calypso Coral and Peekaboo Peach for my card.

Calypso Coral is from the Red-Orange Color Group and Peekaboo Peach is from the Orange Color GroupThese colors are side-by-side, which makes the Color Scheme AnalogousThe Very Vanilla, Basic Gray and Early Espresso are Neutrals and so have no effect on the type of color scheme.

I wanted a warm, soft look and a flat, easy-to-mail (no extra postage) card.  This design is good for birthdays or congratulations, or other celebrations.  The greeting is shadow-stamped with Basic Gray on top of Calypso CoralActually, the Calypso Coral was a little too light against the background, so I over-stamped with Basic GrayIt didn’t line up exactly, so I got shadow-stamping.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!  The cool thing about shadow-stamping is that it camouflages a variety of what some call errors.  I call them artistic impressions.

Other uses for this color combination are baby and bridal showers, baby and bridal greetings, get well soon, thinking of you and thank you cards.  It’s nice for the baby and bridal themes of Scrapbook pages, too.

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