color challenge wednesday #2

For this week’s color challenge I chose dark brown, burgundy, and pale green (A|S colors: french roast, currant & lichen)…

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I stamped the botanical image in currant ink on a vanilla base card. I added a sentiment up top in french roast. I cut a small panel in lichen card stock and added a white (sugar) scallop along the top edge before wrapping a french roast satin ribbon around the finished panel. I attached this to base card using foam squares so it pops off the card a bit and adds a little dimension. What I like about this card is the following….

  • the white scallop against the vanilla base card is a very subtle detail that gives the card a more feminine look
  • the french roast sentiment ties the french roast ribbon into the design
  • the warm or neutral tones of all of the colors used, makes them work together really well. I could have just as easily used a darker green ink or even a brown ink for the botanical image, but the currant ink gives the design a little extra pop.

I hope you  have time this week to try this color combination in your own stamping projects! Feel free to leave comments or email me a photo of your card in this color scheme–I’d love to share a few on my blog!  You can reach me at


  1. Great layout! Love the colors!

  2. Just love it Kris!! The design and colors are wonderful.