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Have you ever been color confused when you look at at card in the catalog or online? You look up the supplies only to find out that the colors listed were not what you thought they were by looking at the photo? Me too!
Recently, I was working on a bundle class for my website. One of the perks of being a demonstrator is all the fabulous content that Stampin’ Up! shares with us. The amazing concept artists are always hard at work sharing their talents with us and I love it! With the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle class it was no different. This bundle, for me at least, has been easy and fun to use to create cards. When creating the online bundle class, I was able to use some techniques I haven’t used in a while. It was good to break those skills out again!
While I was reading the supply list and creating the projects for the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle class, I was surprised, as the colors in the picture didn’t look like the colors listed. I was color confused! The photos will occasionally throw me off and I think the card stock is one color when in reality, it is a different color. But this does not have to be a show stopper, it can be a plot twist that is fun! To show you what I mean, I created three cards that are essentially the same; but they use different colors.
The first one is with what I thought the colors were based off the picture: Pale Papaya and Pumpkin Pie. I substituted the Cinnamon Cider ribbon in place of the Mossy Meadow braided trim. The orange sequins were just hanging out in my stash….waiting to be chosen.
The second card is what the colors were supposed to be as indicated in the supply list provided by SU!. Merry Merlot and Blushing Bride. The Mossy Meadow trim was listed but I didn’t have the embellishments listed so I found some Balmy Blue sequins in my stash.
And you know what? They both look great! This is a great reminder that its’ ok to change up the colors, especially if you don’t have the colors listed, you can just use what you have on hand. But wait, I didn’t stop there!
For the next card I decided to use Night of Navy and Misty Moonlight. It is one of my favorite color combinations. I accented it with some yellow mat dots I had in my stash and a bow tied with some left over braided linen trim. Are you catchin’ what I’m throwing out there? That’s right! The catalog and ideas you see online are great starting points but you can change it up just about anyway you like by using what you already have on hand. Sweet, right?!
If you like this bundle as much as I do, make sure to check out my free bundle class featuring the Butterfly Brilliance bundle. Dig in and try making the projects your own by using what you have laying around. I would love to hear your ideas about changing things up and how you like to create. Make sure to leave a comment below.
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