I'll be coloring apples for my card today, so I chose this cute October Afternoon paper to coordinate. I started by choosing the green for my apples by laying the patterned paper next to my color chart (sorry, not available) that has the closest color of greens. I usually pick 2-3 shades that match...I chose YG93 and YG95.
Then I moved on to the reds for the apples. I chose R24 and R29.
I also used the same method to choose some tans for my basket...I chose E31 and E35. Then what I do is make a color palette to see what my colors look like on paper. Just as if I painting, I always test my colors on scrap paper first. I make a few scribbles of the color groupings just to make sure they blend well together, side by side.
Then it's just a matter of filling in the colors on my stamped image. Today I used the plaid vintage picnic basket from Vintage Picnic, the cute apples and the *for my teacher* sentiment from Vintage Picnic Sentiments.
I punched out my colored image with a scalloped square punch and then dolled it up using Borders and Corners Squares. For the background topper portion of my card, I used Background Basics: Text Style to add some text background, keeping with the teacher theme on the card. Pure Poppy ribbon, a tied Vintage Button and Ripe Avocado cardstock finish off the card.
This type of card will be perfect for when the girls return to school this Fall. School themed but not too kiddy looking. This card paired up with a few apples and maybe a little caramel apple dip...all packaged up cute in a basket......it will make for scoring some good brownie points with the teachers right from the get go. ;)
Have a great day everyone!! Go enjoy your summer!!!!!!