Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Analogous Colors - Spring Floral Teacup Cards

Hello from designer, Heidi!  Today, I would like to share just a little about color theory and how you can use this with your stamping.

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Analogous colors are those that are next to each other on the color wheel.  For example, cyan, green and yellow-green are analogous.  Generally, if you choose from three to five of these from the color wheel, they will look harmonious in your design.

Sometimes, if you use too many colors in a card, it will just look too busy, but also, rules are made to be broken, so use your judgement.

I used this basic principle when coloring my Floral Teacup stamp.  I made this first version in warm tones.  I was purposeful about where I added my colors so that they were distributed throughout the bouquet.  I added white gel pen as an accent.

My second card uses cool pastel tones.  Although I used pink papers for both backgrounds, each design has a different look.

You can buy the stamps I used today in the Just for Fun store! 
Most stamps are available in wood-mount, cling, or unmounted!
Floral Tea Cup is found HERE!
Feel Better Soon found in this unmounted set found HERE!
Thank You found HERE!

Our Monthly Challenge for April is to use SPRING FLOWERS!  Hope you will play along!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Heidi @MyLittleStampingBlog


  1. Thanks for the color theory lesson Heidi and I agree, rules are made to be broken!

  2. These are beautiful, Heidi! Thanks for the color lesson.