Wednesday

Q & A: How to choose colours for a card



A couple of months ago, I asked if you had any burning craft-related questions. Here is an interesting question posed by Kavitha Vadhri...

" My craft question is: how can we choose colours for a card? It is very difficult for me. Is there an easy way?" 

This question really stumped me. Seriously. 

I  tend to just put everything together and try to "make it work!". *LOL* 

You can look to challenge sites that provide you with an inspiration image/project or a colour palette [Runway Inspired, Case Study, The Shabby Tea RoomThe Color Room etc]. Or you go with a scientific way by using a colour wheel. 

Or you can just go with my unscientific tips...*winks*



1. Pull out colours from a piece of patterned paper.


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25 comments:

Laurel said...

These are all such gorgeous cards!

alexa said...

There is some great inspiration and ideas here - you have made some lovely cards too.

Virginia L. said...

You are brimming with creativity as always!! LOVE your post! What a great reference/guide, Yvonne!

Michelle Looi said...

love these tips! Thanks for sharing!

Shalu said...

wow...these tips n tricks r so helpful..n all d cards r jst awesome....TFS.

Lynn said...

Thanks for so generously sharing some of your color coordination tips. Your work always seems to have a lot going on and yet the colors pull it all together. I often look to your posts for texture and color inspiration. Thank you for being a good teacher....your photos are helpful too.

Lizzy Hill said...

Yep, great hints & I loooove the cards you've popped up to support the text:) Think I might print this off & have it there for future reference...if I get 'stuck':):)

Lynnda said...

What a great post!!! These are good guideline for all crafters.. Especially when you are stuck!! I don't think Kavitha needs more than these!!
Gorgeous gorgeous cards!! Love them all!! Hugs x

Lizzyc said...

These are great ideas.. Picking the papers can be the longest part of making a card sometimes!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Great ideas my friend!! I love your take on the colors you choose!! And my lo ... that's the PAPER!!! I didn't add paint!! Isn't it AWESOME???? :)

sandi said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All of these are just jaw dropping gorgeous/cute! LOVE ALL of them to bits!!!!!!!!

Angi Barrs said...

Fabulous tips! Monochromatic seems to be the hardest for me!

Audrey Pettit said...

I think I would be stumped by that question, too, but you totally nailed your answer here, Yvonne! Great tips! And always such fun to see so many of your gorgeous projects in one go!

Lisa said...

All of your tips are so fabulous and the projects gorgeous!! When I think of how I choose colors, I usually do your first tip - choose colors from the papers. Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Reusing with Quilling said...

I have this question too :D !! You have given wonderful tips Yvonne and that to combined with the cards as example .Thank You !!

Kelly Foster said...

Your cards are all SO fabulous. While I don't make cards, I do admire them from afar and you have some great tips to share :)

Tone-Lill said...

A fab inspiration ... So many great ways to creat a card. Love what you have done here Yvonne :)

C Wu said...

awesome post. love all the tips.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

A wonderful post, gorgeous cards and great advice!

Karon said...

Fabulous post and fabulous tips! Thanks for the inspiration!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

What a great post! I super love the first card! :)

Linda R said...

Lots of great tips my friend. And so many fabulous cards.

Hugs~

Kavitha Vadhri said...

Thanks so much for answering my question and giving tips. Really nice of you to leave a message in my blog and only then i saw your post. I am not checking any updates these days.

Very useful tips and will surely take a printout of this one and put in my book. Only recently i found another way to choose the colors, watching my kids programs,cartoons. :) very very beautiful colors used for the characters.


thanks once again.
Happy crafting
Kavitha vadhri

Cindy deRosier said...

Excellent tips! The only one I can think to add is to consider the recipient. If someone loves a certain color or type of color (brights vs. pastels, for example), I'll go that direction.

Helen Tilbury said...

I think that's a case of really overthinking things LOL! One could say the same for anything - how to get dressed in the morning, etc, etc. I think it depends on who it is for, the mood you are in (or are trying to create) & what stash you are using. Everything will flow from the products you select. Plus of course your own personal preferences.

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