It should be obvious by now that I love punches and dies. Having a variety of shapes in lots of colors makes it easy to put the finishing touches on any card. I've said it before but I think it bears repeating - if you are color or shape challenged, find a piece of printed paper that you really like and take your color cues from it. Then, mimic or complement the main image from the design in your other card elements. I used the ivory, pink and sage green from the printed paper to choose colors for my card, the flower, circles and even the brad. Since the paper was a floral and leaf design, I chose a flower punch for my central image. It all works nicely together and without a lot of effort.
Try this approach on your next project and be sure to let me know how it works for you!
Hi! I'm Connie. I am a Certified Copic Designer and artist. I teach rubber stamp classes and I am a member of the Verses Rubber Stamps design team. My favorite art techniques involve coloring with Copics, watercolor painting, brass stencils and cool ways to make different background papers. I also do custom sewing and love to cook and bake.