Rose Red is a Tone in the Red-Violet Color Group and has two fellows from the Stampin’ Up!® exclusive colors: Melon Mambo and Cherry Cobbler. For my introductory Monochromatic Color Scheme, I did not want to use any of the Neutrals if I didn’t have to. Basic Black, Early Espresso and Whisper White would work well, but since they go with anything and everything, I try to keep away from the obvious Monochrome combination.
What I bring you is a floral card in an on-the-edge-of-Autumn color combination that fits into the Monochromatic Color Scheme. With Rose Red, I’m using Blackberry Bliss from the Violet-Red Color Group and considering both colors as belonging to the Red-Violet Tertiary Colors. Therefore, the color scheme is Monochrome. Blackberry Bliss gives enough contrast to the Rose Red to be distinctive, but not sharply contrasting. (See more in-depth discussion in my Real Life Color Coach Fact Sheet.)
The floral card can be used for anything, but the color combination goes particularly well for friendship, thinking of you and Thanksgiving cards. It’s nice and rich!
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Note that the Sneak Peek item Iced Rhinestone Embellishments aren’t available until September 1st.
The ribbon-dying technique I gave in my Tempting Turquoise Color of the Week article won’t work as well on the Stitched Satin Ribbon. You can use the Marker Technique with the Seam Binding Ribbon, but to color the Stitched Satin Ribbon well, you’ll need the Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill. Mix a tablespoon or two of isopropyl alcohol and several drops of the Ink Refill until the ribbon turns into the color you need. Let dry and touch up with an iron if needed.
Did you know I have the Real Life Color Coach Hotline at 3amRLCC@gmail.com you may contact at any time? And I will answer you directly via e-mail as well as posting the answers here. The Hotline is perfect if you have questions about Rose Red, Monochromatic Color Schemes, creating color combinations for other cards or pages, the content of any of the Real Life Color Coach articles, or other crafting color-related issues.Read More