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Create Stunning Cards with Analogous Colors

Updated: Apr 14

Hello and welcome to my blog: I'm so thrilled to have you join me on this card-making journey today. We're going to dive into a topic that never fails to bring a burst of creativity to our projects – creating a stunning analogous color scheme.

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If you're anything like me, you know that the right color palette can turn a good card into a showstopper. That's why I'm excited to spill the beans on how to work with analogous colors to take your handmade cards to the next level.

My card today features the Flappy's Lucky Day Stamp Set (from Purple Onion Designs), colored with Ohuhu Brush Markers. The color scheme was pulled from the fabulous Color Cube (by Sarah Renae Clark).

Analogous Color Scheme 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).

Analogous Colors Explained:

Analogous colors, for those who might be new to the term, are the ones sitting next to each other on the color wheel. Think about it like choosing shades from the same family – they just naturally go together like a match made in color heaven.

Flappy's Lucky Day Analogous Card Design by Rick Adkins

To start off, gather your favorite cardstock, pattern paper, and markers in hues that play well together. I love picking three colors that are neighbors on the wheel – it creates a harmonious look that's easy on the eyes. The Color Cube makes picking a color scheme very easy. Once you have your colors in hand, the real fun begins!

Flappy's Lucky Day Analogous Card Design by Rick Adkins Front View

Consider creating a focal point with the boldest color, using the second for accents, and the third for background or additional details. This balance of light, medium, and dark tones will give your card depth and visual interest.

Flappy's Lucky Day Analogous Card Design by Rick Adkins Close Up View

Add a Color Spin:

Feeling adventurous? Try incorporating different shades or tones within your chosen color family. This adds a subtle complexity that can make your card truly unique. Experimenting with various intensities of your selected colors opens up a whole world of creative possibilities.

Flappy's Lucky Day Analogous Card Design by Rick Adkins Inside View

And here's a pro tip: don't forget about neutrals. Whites, grays, or even soft pastels can work wonders in grounding your vibrant analogous palette. They act as the unsung heroes, letting your chosen colors shine without overwhelming the overall design.

Flappy's Lucky Day Analogous Card Design by Rick Adkins Over head View

So, grab your cardstock, stamp set, and markers let your creativity flow, and enjoy the process of making cards that are as unique as you are. I have all the supplies I used today linked below! I'd love to hear about your favorite color schemes and any tips you have for working with analogous colors.

Flappy's Lucky Day Analogous Card Design by Rick Adkins Side View

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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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