The Clocks Go Forward – Colourful Seasons

Stampin’ Up! Colourful Season Stamp Set.

So as the clocks jump forward  this weekend I’m thinking about the changing seasons.  The Spring Equinox has passed and Spring is on the way. Frankly I will believe it, when I see it. It’s still very chilly here and the air feels wintery. The weather forecasters say it may even snow next week here in the UK. So here I am wanting to make a seasonal card but unsure which season to choose.  I thought I’d feature one for each season so you can pick your own favourite.

Starting on Sunday over the next 4 days I will be posting lovely cards using the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Colourful Seasons Stamp Set below.  This set is a must have for me providing a card for every day and every occasion.

 

I was lucky enough to win this stamp set at the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue launch event some 12 months or more ago. I can honestly say I am still in love with it after using it for many classes and personal cards. I’ve used it since it for Christmas Cards, Easter Cards, Mother’s Day cards, and many more.  I still have lots of ideas to try and have used the text messages in many other cards too. I particularly like the small but really useful Congratulations !  It’s one of those sets that keeps on giving. Click on the pictures above to take a look in the catalogue at the co-ordinating ribbons, cardstock, Memories and More card packs and some amazing sparkly embellishments along with a great bundle price for the Stamps and Dies.

So come back and take a peek, keep your eyes on my blog here over the next 4 days starting on Sunday. For each of these seasonal cards I have used a different colour family. If you are considering making seasonal cards I suggest a great starting point is to look at each of the Stampin’ Up! colour family as they work so well to give a seasonal feel. See the teaching tips *T below.

N.B.   see the big *T below . Look out for it often in my blogs this is the first of many planned.  Every now and then I will be adding a Teaching Tip or technical note and will use the *T symbol so you can search for it in future. So here goes a simple thought from me about using colours from the Stampin’ Up! range.

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Colour Schemes for Colourful Season Cards.

 

Try a perfectly SUBTLE Spring

The Subtles range provides a perfect soft palette of colours all perfect for creating that delicate fresh Spring look. My favourite for a clean crisp Spring feel is to start with a Whisper White base and use the colours sparingly.  A soft blush palette of fresh bud greens, blossom pinks, gently watery blues, a beautiful soft yellow reminds me of Easter chicks and a the smudgy wisteria wonder to make flowery cards a cinch.

 

How about a bold BRIGHT Summer

The Brights offer a clean clear palette of colours and lend a bright sunny feel to your cards. They suggest the long hot days of Summer and the strong colours of holidays in hot countries. Three beautiful blues reminiscent of tempting warm tropical seas, the oranges and red of Indian Saris and exotic blooms, the muted Old Olive of those Greek Islands with their fragrant Olive Groves, and of course the fine clear yellow delight of the Summer Sun. These are the colours of children buckets and spades, beach huts, sea and sand. Perfect for lazy days and lively nights.

 

AUTUMN a season of mellow fruitfulness

The Regals are the must go to set of colours for Autumnal ideas. Strong saturated warm colours. Sensational Seasonal Colours with a depth and richness reminiscent of Autumn. One glance at the colour range and you will be seeing  blackberries, polished red apples and piles of fallen leaves. This is for sure the season of mellow fruitfulness and these are the comforting colours of wooly jumpers, mittens  and stripes hand knit scarves.

 

Dreaming of a White Winter or just looking for simple Monotone Cards.

The Neutrals are simply perfect for monochrome wintery cards. Here in the Neutral selection you can find misty and smoky greys along with a range of earthy tones.  Crisp smart cards can be made with Basic Black and Whisper White or for a softer version try Very Vanilla and Early Espresso. Try teaming them with one of  Stampin’ Up! glimmer papers or metallic foils to add that icy sparkle found on wintery snowy nights.

 

 

 

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