Stampin' Up!'s product co-ordination is well known, and certainly makes it easier to choose stamps, paper and embellishments that create eye catching projects, especially if you're a doubter (like me) about what works and what doesn't!
They also have great colours to work with. But they don't just dump us in the colour wheel and let us fend for ourselves.
SU colours are all divided into families; Brights, Subtles, Regals & Neutrals. That gives us crafters a great starting point.
But then, to go one step further, they also share with us the colours that have been used in each of their packs of Designer Series Paper.
This is great for a few reasons:
the guesswork is taken away, and your colour co-ordination will be a breeze;
you get the feel for mixing colours across families;
you can identify with a particular colour family & may have a favourite;
you develop a sense of your style and "go-to" colours and;
you try colours that maybe you would've overlooked, but because they're in a pack of paper you like, you tend to experiment and venture outside your comfort zone.
Here's an example of how beautiful colours, across families are used:
The Designer Series Paper here is Floral Fusion....gojus!! And I'll tell you a secret, ssshhhhh, we're using it in our next class (Oct 10 & 12). The colours in the paper are Rose Red & Baja Breeze, both from the Subtles family. Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry & Tangerine Tango, all from the Brights family, Lucky Limeade, an In Colour, and Whisper White as the neutral.
Every sheet of paper in the pack is delicious and the floral images are fresh and contemporary.
In the current annual catalogue you will find the Designer Series Papers on pages 162-165. Under each you will see the colours listed that are used in the paper.
So why not pick out your favourite pack of paper, identify the colours and see what fabulous creations you come up with?!
If you would like even more help with your colour choices, and a little info about the science behind colour creation, you can consult our colour coach on page 151. It makes choosing colours a doddle and because they are Stampin' Up! colours you know you're on the right track.
Right, it's off to finish a project for my October classes, so I'll talk to you again soon.
Thanks for looking!