Lacy Ornament Christmas Card

Posted by on November 20, 2015 in Cardmaking, Product Tips and Tricks, Real Life Color Coach

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The Cherry Cobbler Monochromatic Color Scheme example includes just one other member of the Red-Violet Color Group, the Tint Melon Mambo. The remaining group member is Rose Red, which is a Tone of Red-Violet.

I decided to use Melon Mambo, rather than Rose Red, because of its brightness. Cherry Cobbler is a very bright Shade and compliments the intensity of Melon Mambo very well. I also wanted to use an unusual combination for a Christmas card. Rose Red, being a Tone of the color group, is very close in darkness to Cherry Cobbler and would not provide enough contrast for the Monochrome Scheme.

Silver is an accent color and, being a Neutral, doesn’t count. I could have used Gold, but I wanted to show that Reds could go well with Silver, too. The 1/8” Silver Ribbon accents the laciness of the ornament without overwhelming it. You could also emboss the greeting with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and keep the Monochromatic Color Scheme intact.

I decided to stamp the greeting with the Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad so as not to draw attention away from the ornament. There’s just enough contrast between the Melon Mambo background and the Cherry Cobbler greeting for you to read it.

This combination is obvious for Valentine’s Day cards and pages as well as Christmas. It also works for Birthday, Sympathy, Thank You and Friendship. I recommend inserting a Whisper White layer inside to stamp and/or write your message.

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