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Have you ever laid card stock down on sheet of pattern paper and thought “Wow, that looks good”? Most are shocked at how color changes the look in so many different ways. I pulled out a few sheets of pattern paper just to see how much i could change what colors will pop out at me. And even after looking at these papers for several months; I was shocked at the colors buried in the middle of other colors. In todays technique Friday, we are gong to enjoy changing the look of pattern paper by just changing the card stock you use.

As you can see, the Pumpkin Pie color brought out the orange shades, while the Smokey Slate and Balmy Blue pulled more on the gray tones.

On of the things I love most about Stampin’ Up products is that the blues match the blues with the same name, reds matches the reds and so on. But keep looking at colors past what the company says. So often you will find a color next to a color appears to change.

How to Change color, Matching and mismatching color, greeting cards, Stampin' Up demonstrator, handmade greeting cards, handmade Christmas cards,
Try all sort of colors, not just one or two. Your cards will be unique and
different from other just by changing up the cards. See all the great colors

This can be so easy. Notice how I just changed from one pattern to another without even a thought.

How Color Changes the Look

You will find this to be true in the colors you wear, decorating your house, or making cards. Try and change things up in your life. It will actually give you a new look on life. Not to mention Brighten your day.

Color Wheel

Color Wheel

This simple tool can help you choose color combinations that work well together. Learn the basics of how the color wheel works to successfully apply color theory in your decorating.

When picking one color the most common concerns is deciding which hues go together. The color wheel is a simple tool that can help answer that question. Every decorative color combination can be defined by where it resides on the color wheel, a diagram that maps the colors of the rainbow. The wheel makes color relationships easy to see by dividing the spectrum into 12 basic hues: three primary colors, three secondary colors, and six tertiary colors. Once you learn how to use it and its hundreds of color combinations, the color wheel can provide a helpful reference when deciding what color/colors to use.

Learn more about how to us a color wheel with my How to post. In the meantime, try your hand at what colors you like the most together.

Happy Crafting.