Wednesday, June 26, 2024


There are 4 basic color theory classifications:  monochromatic, complementary, analogous and triadic.  The card today uses the complementary colors Petal Pink and Pool Party.

At my June Stamp Camp, we made cards using each of the four color theories.  This was one of the cards we made.  I used the color wheel in the 24-25 Annual Catalog and looked for colors that are approximately across from each other as those are considered "complementary".  

If I had not been using Color Theory as the theme for June's stamp camp, I doubt that I would have ever chosen these two colors for a card, but I received some help from Theo, our Complementary Color Theory teacher.  

Theo is one of the Fluffiest Friends, and he thought the combination "looked interesting" and suggested I search through my designer series paper (DSP) for collections that used those colors.

I thought Theo was a little crazy for picking these two colors, so I was VERY surprised when I looked at the Country Woods DSP and saw both colors on the same sheet of paper!  Theo really liked the wood grains so "we" decided to use a couple of different selections from this collection.  I then also found an alternate Petal Pink pattern in the Country Lace DSP and told Theo I was going to mix in a little lace to go with all the wood grain.   Theo wanted to use only wood grain, but I thought all wood just seemed like too much wood.  He needed a little lace to compliment his flower.   

Theo also thought his Petal Pink background looked a little plain.  Since I had just received my new ONLINE EXCLUSIVE stamp set, Of Art & Texture, I told Theo I could use that to add some "paint splotches."  He just shrugged and walked off to sit on his wood Decorative Circle, so I proceeded.  Theo is a cat, after all, so he doesn't always listen very well.

He did let me add a little Pool Party ink to give his "stool" a hint of color.  All he cared about was that it was embossed with the Timber 3D embossing folder so it looked like wood.  Yes, more wood!

Theo is delivering a pretty Petal Pink flower in a Pool Party flower pot to his friend for her birthday.  

He hopes his friend likes the flower because he's trying to make up for being late for her birthday.  (We all need a few of these kind of birthday cards in our stash, don't we?)

I'm curious as a cat as to what you think about Theo's complementary color selection.

You can use this link to download a tutorial with all the dimensional information and step-by-step assembly instructions to make Theo's card.

Below is a list of the products that were used for his card.

Product List

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