Flirty Flamingo in a Tropical Tetrad Color Scheme

Posted by on July 25, 2016 in Cardmaking, Real Life Color Coach


I wanted to use Flirty Flamingo in a Tetrad Color Scheme and make it a tropical design featuring the flamingo image from the Pop of Paradise Stamp SetI went wild with the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and created a lush tropical bower of flowers, with the flamingo peeking through.  The die-cuts are highlighted with the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set images, but you can’t see some of the leaves.  It still came out very tropical and lush!

Flirty Flamingo is a Tint in the Red-Orange/Orange-Red Color GroupIt forms a Tetrad Color Scheme with members of the Green-Blue/Blue-Green, Red-Violet/Violet-Red and Green-Yellow/Yellow-Green Color GroupsI combined the Split Tertiary Groups into consolidated Tertiary Groups so I could pick the most tropical combination.

You have Flirty Flamingo with Rich Razzleberry from the Red-Violet Color Group, Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz from the Yellow-Green Color Group and Tempting Turquoise and Mint Macarón from the Blue-Green Color GroupThis combination needed something to make it more tropical, so I accented with Crushed Curry circles from the Regals Enamel Shapes to make it a Tetrad-Plus Color SchemeThe Crushed Curry flower centers, from the Yellow-Orange Color Group, add more warmth and tropical ambience than White would.

I painted the Mint Macarón frond, which lies on the diagonal underneath everything, with a Clear Wink of Stella Glitter BrushI had excess adhesive showing, so I used the good, trusty old Adhesive Remover to get rid of it.  However, the Adhesive Remover also erases the glitter paint, so I had to touch up.  Wink of Stella dries pretty quickly, so it isn’t a big deal.  Tip:  use the side of the brush tip to paint large areas.  The point is great for fine lines.

If this combination doesn’t say “Party!!”, I don’t know what does!  Use it for cards and pages with Birthday, Anniversary, Retirement, Bon Voyage, Thank You, Friendship and Good Luck themes.  Don’t forget Luaus!

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