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Stampin’ Up!, Color Palette and More

Well, a few days ago I posted some images, one of which was of some leaves, seed pods and such on the ground. I made that image primarily for its color palette, which I then used in a card and a piece of jewelry. Here is the original image.

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Here is the color palette I made from that image.

color palette

And here is the palette from an online service that takes your uploaded image and within moments gives you a color palette.

canva palette

Now I will show you what I did with this palette. I promised a card, but first I had to make a piece of jewelry. I used beads and components I had in my stash, which is pretty considerable when you realize I have only been doing this a couple of years.

I used semi-precious stones such as Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli and Dumortierite, as well as some metal beads, Czech glass beads and Japanese seed beads, to make this necklace. The focal is a large silver colored leaf with an antique silver willow charm and another antique silver charm strung with some beads. The toggle clasp is also antique silver. I tried very hard to use only the colors in the palette, matching the beads as closely as possible.

Here is the finished product.

necklace2And the color palette. My purple shades are more purple than those in the palette, but I am very happy with the way it turned out.

color paletteHere is a closeup view.

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Having felt successful in transforming a photographic image into a color palette and into a completed necklace, I decided to attempt to make a card in the same color palette.

I am not happy with the result, so, to my mind this is not a success. I think in the end it is the gray I do not like, but, there you have it. Not all attempts turn out well, we just don’t usually broadcast our failures. In this case, I think sometimes it is helpful to acknowledge that while the idea is valid, perhaps it is the execution that is not so great. Maybe I will try another, perhaps not. Sometimes you just move on.

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My card base is Smoky Slate with a Coastal Weave embossed panel in Seaside Spray, cut to fit the front of the base and adhered with Liquid Glue. Next, using a Stitched Rectangle die I cut a panel of Purple Posy and overlaid it with an Heirloom Frames cut from a Parisian Flourish embossed Night of Navy panel using Liquid Glue to adhere them. Before gluing down the Navy frame, I placed a fern from the Positive Thoughts stamp set.

My thinking here was that: Number 1, ferns are green, not blue or purple, and Number 2, I didn’t want it stamped on Whisper white or Very Vanilla which would be too much contrast. But, I thought the card needed some relief from the color scheme. So, I opted to stamp it in Soft Seafoam on Smoky Slate. It is soft and not contrasty but I don’t like it. At this juncture I should probably have given up on the fern.

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With Night of Navy ink and a sentiment from Here’s A Card, I stamped the sentiment in the center of the Purple Posy. I set this off-centered and attached it to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A small butterfly of Highland Heather, cut with a die from Nature’s Thoughts was adhered just above the sentiment with liquid glue.

Three butterflies stamped in Purple Posy, Blueberry Bushel and Highland Heather on the same color card stock, and cut with the Nature’s Thoughts butterfly die, decorate the frame. All were attached to the frame with Liquid Glue.  Three small 2019-2020 In Color Faceted Dots in Purple Posy complete the front.

On the inside a Purple Posy panel sits on a Seaside Spray panel. Both were outlined with my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker. The Purple Posy sentiment panel was stamped with the fern in stamped off once Highland Heather. The sentiments are from Positive thoughts and are positioned the way they are because I had a Navy ink smear that I needed to hide. A larger Purple Posy Faceted Dot completes the inside.

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For the envelope I Stamped off once the Soft Seafoam Fern, only using the tip of it on the front. A Highland Heather butterfly, also stamped off once, completes the front. For the flap I stamped several of the butterflies in Blueberry Bushel, Seaside Spray,  Highland Heather and Purple Posy.

That’s it folks….my experiment in using a photograph to make a color palette and seeing what I can do with it. At present I am working on a bracelet in the same color scheme using a silver button, purple leather and some assorted beads. We will see how it turns out.

Now, continue your social distancing and stay well. I am in the process of prepping fabric to make masks for our local hospital. One of the churches in town has taken on this projuect. Remember, God is in control, so have no fear!

Thanks for stopping by. Should you feel compelled to make a similar card, the list of supplies needed is below. To purchase, just click on the Shop online button at right.

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6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up!, Color Palette and More”

  1. You are too critical of yourself! I love the card. The softness of the fern balances well with the other colors. Anyone would be proud to receive that lovely card. The necklace is gorgeous too. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing.

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