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Analogous Colors Handmade Card: with Ohuhu Markers | One Pallet Pretties Video Series

Updated: Apr 14

Hey there, fellow card makers! Today, I'm thrilled to dive into a fun and colorful project featuring one of my favorite techniques: using analogous colors. If you're not familiar, analogous colors are those that sit next to each other on the color wheel, creating a harmonious and visually pleasing palette. And guess what? We're going to create a beautiful handmade card using this technique, along with some fabulous stamp sets and markers.

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Analogous Colors Handmade Card: with Ohuhu Markers | One Pallet Pretties Video Series

Gathering Materials:

Before we get started, let's gather all the goodies we'll need for this project. I'm reaching for my trusty Tender Roses Stamp Set, along with the Posted Stamp Set and Love's Embrace Stamp Set, all from Penny Black. Oh, and don't forget the Posted Die—it's going to add a lovely touch to our design. And of course, we'll be coloring our stamped images with my absolute favorite Ohuhu Honolulu Brush Markers. Trust me, these markers are a game-changer!

Analogous Colors Handmade Card Video Tutorial:

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(Wondering what I used in this video/project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

Selecting an Analogous Color Palette:

Now, onto the fun part—selecting our color palette! I love the excitement of randomly choosing colors, so I grabbed my Color Cube for some inspiration. After a few thumb throughs, we've got our analogous color palette ready to roll. It's always so fascinating to see how these colors come together to create magic on our cards.

Tender Roses_Posted_Card by Rick Adkins

Today, I want to dive into the wonderful world of color theory and why embracing an analogous color palette can take your card designs to the next level. Picture this: harmonious hues seamlessly blending together to create a visually stunning masterpiece. That's the magic of analogous colors! By selecting shades that sit next to each other on the color wheel, we can evoke a sense of cohesion and balance in our designs. Think soft blues and greens or vibrant oranges and yellows dancing together in perfect harmony. Not only does this approach make for a more visually appealing card, but it also simplifies the decision-making process, making it easier to achieve a cohesive look. So next time you're stuck on color choices for your card project, consider the power of analogous colors to elevate your design game! Trust me, your cards will thank you for it.

Tender Roses_Posted_Card by Rick Adkins Front View

Stamping and Die-Cutting:

Let's dive into stamping our images onto some sturdy cardstock. There's something therapeutic about watching these beautiful designs come to life on paper. And once we've got our images stamped, it's time to break out the Posted Die and create a stunning focal point for our card. I always feel like a kid in a candy store when I get to play with dies—it's pure crafting joy!

Tender Roses_Posted_Card by Rick Adkins Inside View

Coloring with Ohuhu Markers:

Ah, now for my favorite part—coloring! I could spend hours lost in the world of hues and shades. With our Ohuhu markers in hand, we'll bring these stamped images to life with vibrant colors and beautiful blending. Remember, there's no right or wrong way to color—just let your creativity flow and enjoy the process!

Ohuhu Color Combos Used:

I will list all the colors that used on this card starting with the darkest color (for the shadow area) to the lightest color (for the highlights).

  • Mulberry Color Combo - RV250, RV240, RV200, RV180

  • Crimson Color Combo - R8, R6, R5, R4

  • Orange Color Combo - Y5, YR190, Y7, Y4

  • Gold Color Combo - Y8, Y9, Y6, Y1

  • Kelp Color Combo - GY43, GY42, GY8, GY5

  • Orange & Gold Blended Roses - Y5, YR190, Y6, Y1

Tender Roses_Posted_Card by Rick Adkins Over Head View

Assembling the Card:

Once our images are colored to perfection, it's time to assemble our card. I love experimenting with different layouts and compositions until everything feels just right. Don't be afraid to play around with placement and layering—it's all part of the fun!

Final Touches and Presentation:

Last but certainly not least, let's add those final touches to our masterpiece. Whether it's a heartfelt sentiment or a sprinkling of sequins, these little details can take your card from beautiful to breathtaking. And when our card is complete, it's time to share it with the world—or maybe just someone special who could use a little handmade happiness.

Tender Roses_Posted_Card by Rick Adkins Side View

And there you have it, my friends—a gorgeous handmade card created with love, creativity, and a whole lot of color! I hope you enjoyed joining me on this crafting adventure and feel inspired to try your hand at using analogous colors in your own card making. Remember, the best part of crafting is the journey, so don't be afraid to experiment, make mistakes, and most importantly, have fun along the way. Until next time, happy crafting!

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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins

Rick Adkins


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