Wednesday, July 3, 2024


In Stampin' Up!'s current Annual Catalog there is a section dedicated to color theory.  If I'm honest, I had not paid much attention to this section until I decided to use the 4 color theories as part of my June Stamp Camp.  The card I'm sharing today uses the Triadic Color Theory.

Triadic Color Theory uses three colors that are evenly spaced around the color wheel.  This theory was the most challenging for me because when my "engineer" brain hears "evenly spaced" that means all three colors have the exact same number of colors between them.  Well, the color wheel in the catalog has 43 colors around the outside of it.  That isn't divisible by 3!  Now what?  Sometimes we engineers need to loosen up a little to go with the artistic intent, but for some of us (me) that can be a challenge.  LOL

After figuring out that an exact "evenly spaced" color trio was not feasible, I had no choice but to "get close".  The three colors I chose for today's Wildflower Designs card were Misty Moonlight, Soft Sea Foam and Poppy Parade.  

What do you think?  Do you like this triadic color combination?  It took me a while to find it on the color wheel, but once I did, I liked it.

The Misty Moonlight designer series paper (DSP) is from the Country Lace DSP Collection.  It's looks like denim, and I like the textural appearance the denim provides to the card.

The center flower was colored with Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends, and the faux bow under the sentiment adds an additional pop of Poppy Parade.  This ribbon is retired, so don't fall in love with it!  I used up my last piece on this card.

I'm also calling this card a "NO WASTE" card.  Often when you do die cutting, there are leftover "scraps".  But for today's card no "scraps" went to waste.  Rather than tossing out the center of the large Soft Sea Foam die cut on the front of the card (or saving it for another card), I used it to carry the elongated hexagon theme to the inside of the card.  I also had a little 1/2" strip left of the denim DSP from the front so used that to bring some "denim" to the inside of the card.  A Poppy Parade mat completed continuance of the triadic color theory for the inside of the card.

Use this link to download a tutorial with all the details.

A list of products used is shown below.  Click on any image to learn more about that product.

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