Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Most of us don't have the space for every ink and paper color out there. When deciding between two shades of the same color ink, go darker. You can always stamp off and get a lighter shade. For this card, I really needed Stampin' Up!'s Pretty in Pink. I had Pink Pirouette which is very light and Regal Rose a darker shade. I stamped off the Regal Rose and got an almost perfect match to my pink paper.
The stamped image and paper on the right is Regal Rose. On the left is the stamped off Regal Rose image along with a Pretty in Pink paper. You can't tell it isn't Pretty in Pink ink.
On the other hand when choosing paper, I will usually go with the lighter of two shades. I can always add color to paper with a background stamp or distressing. Also, I prefer to use lighter colors for my card bases. These are just my rules of thumb when I can't buy every pretty color.
Thanks for stopping by today! I'll have a Project Life 2 page layout for you later in the week.