Free Colour Resources Collection

Hi everyone! I hope you're enjoying creating with your new Colour Palette. And enjoying the sunshine too : )

Those of you that wanted to update your existing Colour Collection designs with the new colours, and have purchased the updates, will probably have noticed that the Solid Shades, which I used to include in every design folder, are no longer there. And there's a simple explanation for that.
It's because from now on, I will no longer be including the Solid Shades with every Colour Collection design folder you choose. Instead, I am making them available here on the blog, as a free download and which together with the Colour Palette and Colour Sampler, make up a complete collection of free colour resources you will find useful in your Pink Petticoat card making. All in a single, easy-to-find place.

All the files in the Colour Resource Collection are high-resolution 300Dpi pdf files, printing as individual A4 sheets. Pdf files offer the easiest way of printing. And you will need the free Adobe Reader to open and print them.

The Solid Shades also contain .pdf files too & will download as a .zip file. And you also will need a Zip File Program, such as WinZip, to download and unzip them.

You can download the ...

  Colour Palette *here* (.pdf 261 kb)
  Solid Shades *here* (.zip 283 kb) & your
  Colour Sampler *here*. (.pdf 880 kb)

If the Colour Sampler is new to you, it's very simple to make and use ... I punched mine out using a 5cm square punch and popped it onto a book ring. It is my most-used colour tool. It makes choosing the colour palettes for my cards so much easier : )


And if you want to get creative straight away, I have designed a set of cards you can make using just the colours from the printed Colour Sampler. Right now : )

To make them, you will need ...
A6 White Card Blank
Sentiment printed onto the same White card
Linen Twine
Punched Butterflies
Small Pearls

1. Cut around your sentiment so it measures 1cm less in both width and height than your card base. Stitch on all four edges in a freestyle design, and tie your Linen Twine around it and into a bow.

2. Secure your sentiment to your card base, using 3D foam pads to give it depth and dimension, and leaving a 0.5cm border around it on all four edges.

3. Punch out your butterflies, and stick them down.

And your card is finished!

Just add little pearls to finish if you'd like : )

The colours I chose to use are (from the bottom) ...
Just Walnut, Soft Truffle & Cafe Creme
Wild Primrose, Goldenrod & Dainty Daffodil

Boutique Blue, Blue Quartz & Pebble Lagoon
Old Olive, Crushed Pistachio & Fresh Celery

Dusted Lavender, Lilac Bloom & Lovely Lilac
Summer Orchid, Sweet Bohemia & Cinder Rose
Perfect Papaya, Totally Tangerine & Sweet Apricot

Pretty : )

Love Liz xx

  • Card Base and Sentiment Mat: Hand cut from 340gsm White Card from Century Paper on eBay
  • Sentiments: 'Thank You' Sentiments
  • Coloured Pearls: from The Ribbon Girl
  • Butterfly Punch: Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly Punch
  • Linen Twine from my local haberdashery

23 comments on Free Colour Resources Collection

  1. Love your butterfly cards Liz..the colours are stunning and the pearls add the perfect finishing touch...g o r g e o u s !!!


  2. I love these Liz! I'm getting ready to move and most of my craft supplies are packed. These will be easy to make.

  3. I love the way that you use colors. It's so beautiful! Thanks for the tip and free download.

  4. Gorgeous, they show off the new colours beautifully.

  5. Eeeek thank you!! What a fantastic freebie youre soo generous!! Cant wait till payday to get the other updates in these fantastic colours!! Youre cards are beautiful too!!
    Rach :D xxx

  6. Stunning as alwwaysI love these!!

  7. These are so beautiful Liz they add that final touch and a gorgeous finish x

  8. LOVE these Liz!!! Thanks so much!

  9. Liz, your little butterfly cards are so delicate and beautiful , simply adorable :)

    Barbara xx

  10. Thank you so much Liz these are amazing gifts and tutorials you offer us, as always PP comes on the top of my wish list every time. I intend making full use of my new purchases and freebies over the next few weeks, thank you again and again...Dare I ask if you will you be doing any more Lola images anytime soon...? Sue B x

  11. I always love the design and colors of your papers! Gorgeous cards! Thanks so much for the free download.:)

  12. beautiful; thanx for the inspiration!

  13. These are beautiful Liz, thank you for the inspiration x

  14. Love these cards and their yummy colours. So classy!

  15. These are gorgeous - thanks for sharing xx

  16. After seeing this card I just had to order a new butterfly punch....pretty card and can't wait to make it x

  17. Ooooo...I love ur cards!! Love butterflies, I have the MS Butterfly Stamp/Punch, now I have a new way to use 'em thanks!!

  18. Thank you for the inspiration! It inspired me to make this:

  19. stunning card!!! best wishes Lesley x

  20. Aaw! i adore the crads Liz just gorgeous!

  21. Thank you for the inspiration, truly beautiful card. Will definitely try this idea.

  22. Your cards turned out great! What an awesome idea!
    Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be trying these!
    Charlotte from AZ

  23. Really love these so pretty and quick