Sangria-Inspired Card

Posted by on November 2, 2016 in Cardmaking, Real Life Color Coach

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Around where I live, Sangria is a party punch, especially in Summer, but it makes its appearance at all kinds of festive occasions throughout the year.  The colors and flavors coordinate with Fall very well.  It’s also a nice change from mulled wine.

I just had to do something with the citrus slice image from the Summer Sorbet Stamp Set, so I thought of making a Sangria card.  I used Pumpkin Pie from the Orange Color Group and Daffodil Delight from the Yellow Color Group for the Orange and Lemon slices.  Cherry Cobbler, from the Red-Violet Color Group, makes a good wine color.  The polka dot background represents the bubbles you feel from drinking the wine and the bits of apple if you use them.

I didn’t have a Green light and bright enough to represent Lime, so I used Cucumber Crush, from the Green-Yellow Color Group to stand in for it.  There’s only a hint of Lime in some Sangria recipes, anyway.  I think this color combination is in the Analogous Plus Color SchemeOrange, Yellow and Green-Yellow are adjacent to each other, with the Red-Violet adding the “Plus.”

This combination is good for party, of course, and birthday, anniversary, retirement, other celebrations, thank you and get well soon cards and pages.

By the way, my Sangria recipe goes like this:

  1. Cut up a couple of oranges and lemons and a lime or two into a large bowl.
  2. Drench with a couple of bottles of dry red wine, stir and chill for an hour.
  3. Taste and add club soda if desired, plus a little sugar, some brandy and maybe some apple chunks.
  4. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Let chill for another hour before serving.

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