Saturday, July 30, 2011

Showing off Happy Campers and color coach

Hey Everyone!!

Hope your enjoying your weekend. I thought I would show all another card that I created for sneak peaks but forgot to post. I used the Happy Campers stamp set with Stampin' UP! Under the Stars stamp set.

I wanted to show you all the Color Coach that Stampin' UP! has, as it's been the greatest crafting companion for me. I always have trouble pairing up colors when it comes to cards and crafts. I generally start with patterned paper and work off of that. But some times I just need to put together a quick card and dont have time for brainstorming. In comes the color coach.

The color coach has all of the stampin up colors listed on one side so that you can see what color you most want to use. For my card, I know I wanted use a blue but it had to be something that went with brown to work well with my bear that I had stamped.

This is the opposite side of the full colored shows your the best combination that works with the primary color selected. So the bashful blue matched exactly what I was looking for. I could use the "sweet pair" which would include a light blue, dark brown, and light green. So if you have trouble picking out color combinations....the color coach may be a handy tool to keep in your crafting corner. It sits in my caddy for easy access at all times.

And here is my completed card. I used the bear from the Under the Stars stamp set. I tried something new in heat embossing black for my colored in image to avoid the image from bleeding.....worked great and I love that the outline stands out so much. The bear was colored using ink and an aqua painter. I then used some brown twin and the decorative label punch for my sentiment. I think the added paper piercing and eyelets really completed the sentiment and card.

Hope you guys enjoy the card and if you have any questions about the Color Coach or would like to order some Stampin' UP! Products, feel free to email me at To order any of the great Scrappy Mom's stamp sets, simply click on the button of my right sidebar.

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