My New Colours





This is the first card I've created using my pretty new colours : ) And I've used 4 of them - Fresh Celery, Sweet Bohemia, Sweet Apricot & Peppermint Cream - with a colour from the original Colour Palette, Irish Linen. All on one card. And I love them.

I wanted a colourful card, with a simple & clean style and maximum impact for my new colours. So I chose a plain white background, because a white background will always give any colour maximum impact, and splashes of colour, highlighted with big, bold, co-ordinating buttons, adding just a touch of neutral with the Irish Linen and Button Twine to 'ground' the design.

This is how I made it ... .



You will need ...
A6 White Card Blank.
Scraps of Patterned Paper cut into circles slightly larger than ...
... Co-ordinating Buttons
Sentiment printed on 300gsm White card
Kraft Button Twine
Small Pearls & Buttons


1. Cut out your sentiment so it measures 1cm less in both width and height than your card base. Tie your Kraft 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. Stick down your circles. I've used a combination of scrunched up paper. And card. And I've mounted the card circles with 3D foam pads for dimension.


4. Add your co-ordinating buttons.


5. Complete your embellishment with pretty little pearls and smaller buttons. And your card is finished!


Simple! A simple design, that is simple to make but with colour, layers and big buttons to give impact, and a lovely depth and dimension to the finished design.

And a lovely way to use all those big buttons that linger in the bottom of my button jars too!

Love Liz xx



  • Card Base: Hand cut from 340gsm White Card from Century Paper on eBay
  • Sentiment: 'Thank You' Sentiments, printed onto the same card
  • Pastel Buttons, Kraft Twine & Pearls from The Ribbon Girl
  • Kraft Button from my local haberdashery

11 comments on My New Colours

  1. This is beautiful - just like your new colours!!
    Denise xx

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  2. Fab card and loving those pretty new colours too Liz :) Viv xx

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  3. I love it Liz... I made my first cards today using peppermint... but you will have to wait until Monday to see ....

    Jen xxx

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  4. Absolutely beautiful Liz...the colours look fabulous!

    xx

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  5. Hi Liz, This is lovely and the colours are gorgeous xx

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  6. Stunning card, thanks for the tutorial. x

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  7. This is so beautiful Liz...simple cards that look stunning!!! have only just come across your blog through Jules's link..it's so full of inspiration and beautiful papers too!!
    Marjorie xx

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  8. Fab card, great way to use up scraps and those buttons look like they were made to match the new colours :-)

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  9. Cute card and beautiful new colours x

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  10. Stunning card & i defo agree...great way to use your scraps & love your use of the buttons, looks very effective!
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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