Color Combination for Card Making

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Do you like challenges? If so you will enjoy this one, as it is about color combination!! everything goes as long as you use the color combination we showcase!! Additionally I am participating on the blog hop as I think you will get lots of inspiration of how to use this color combination for card making projects! 

I love playing with challenges and this type is becoming a favorite of mine. I will be honest, this color combo was a bit more challenging than the previous one. Mainly because I was thinking so much of flowers, and there was no green on this combination.. So I literally had to look at other ideas.. 

I thought of incorporating foliage in the Sahara Sand color, however it was looking a bit sad, 😂 or at least my card was looking that way, and I was going for a different feel. So then I decided to look for “shapes” not so much of an image like flowers, and then it hit me!! BANG!! Why not doing a fun background with watercolor!!! 

This was when I got all excited and my card design started flowing immediately.. has that ever happened to you?  You start with one idea and then something hits you, so that you change route and get all excited with the new idea that everything falls in place perfectly.. this is really how it felt for me this morning!!! 

And this my friend, is why I love challenges!! it really forces me to get creative!! So whenever I don’t feel my mojo, I look for all sorts of challenges, whether these are sketches, playing with specific products or a color combination for card making. It never fails! Give it a try and you will see what I am talking about!!   

I am also secretly uber-excited to see what the team is creating today!! specially cause like I mentioned before I thought this color combo was a bit  more challenging for me.. So make sure you see all the participating blogs on this blog hop!! I am sure you will love seeing what everyone came up with this color combination for card making!! 

So without further ado, here is my card!!! TA-DA!!! 😎

Color combination for card making

The Color Combination

So as you all see in the banner the color combination for this challenge is the following:

So when I was designing this card I was 100% sure I wanted to use the Sahara Sand as the card base of my card. Being a Neutral color it makes it easier to color coordinate with almost any other color. 

Brand NEW water paintersFor the background – I really wanted to play with watercolor, and try the new water painters.

The new water painters have three brushes as you can see on the picture on the left. Now you have a wide, medium and fine tip for the brushes, which will help you a lot when watercoloring different type of images or backgrounds. 

I definitely wanted to try a stripy background. I have been wanting to give it a try ever since I saw the new wide tip brush water painter.. And oh my!! It was super easy!! believe me no need to have a steady hand lol.. 

To make it all come together for my card, I added the Misty Moonlight lines in between the Highland Heather stripes using the finest tip brush of the water painters.. 

So you can see that overall the background was easy peasy to put together!! give it a try! I definitely want to try this background with so many other color combinations for sure!!! 

Card Sketch, Measurements and Instructions

The Sketch

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For this card I used a card sketch that I have previously showcased a few months ago. I love this type of sketch whenever I am working on my background, as It makes it easy to feature even more the background you are creating. 

This could also work if you want to use Designer Series Paper (DSP) a.k.a. patterned paper, if you want to feature the beauty of and specific design, this sketch would be perfect as well! 


Below are the measurements of the cardstock I used for this card.  I am also sharing with you the full supply list at the end of this post for you to see all the products I used. 

  • Card base – Sahara Sand 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scraps to die cut 
  • Misty Moonlight : 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and strip of 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ 
  • Watercolor paper: 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ 


  1. Fold the card base in half using the bone folder
  2. Paint the stripes onto watercolor paper with Highland Heather ink using the wide tip brush water painter.  Tip: for the new ink pads you can grab the color with an acrylic block so you can pick up the color from it with your water painter easier  
  3. Paint the lines onto the watercolor paper with the Misty Moonlight ink pad using the fine tip brush water painter. Paint these lines in between the stripes you paint on step 2
  4. Let dry the watercolor paper and then glue it down onto the Misty Moonlight cardstock
  5. Tap the Misty Moonlight strip with the embossing buddy. This will help get the embossing powder only on the areas where you stamp with the versamark
  6. Stamp with versamark the sentiment onto the Misty Moonlight strip and add white embossing powder 
  7. Using the Heat tool, apply the heat onto the embossing powder until you see it melts completely
  8. Cut the end of the strip with the Tailored Tag punch to get the banner shape on the end of the strip
  9. Die cut the swirly flower and leaves from the Well Written Dies in Sahara Sand
  10. Glue the die cut onto the card front and color it with Wink of Stella to add a shimmery look 
  11. Glue the sentiment onto the card front with dimensionals 
  12. Color with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin Blend the rhinestones and add them to your card

The blog hop 

As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop where we all are sharing what we came up with this color combination! so make sure you check out all the blogs participating on this blog hop as you will get lots of inspiration and of course you can see how everyone used this color combination for card making! I know you will love to see all the projects! 

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The Supply List

You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support  🥰

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