If you have been stamping a while you remember the Color Coach. Did you have one? Did you use it all the time? The idea is to get help choosing colors that go together well. Some of us are gifted at color choice and some of us are not. Stampin' Up! retired the Color Coach several years ago. I think it was Connie Stewart that did a blog post on her own Color Coach. It's been a while ago, but the idea stuck in my sister Martha's mind. This month for our Southern Belles swap, Martha made us our own Color Coach using Connie's blog post.
The Muslin Bags have retired. They were stamped using the new in color Sweet Sugarplum. Martha used the stamp sets Papillon Potpourri and Timeless Textures. Inside the bag is the treasure!
Inside is a 2 1/2 inch circle of every color of card stock from all 4 of the color families, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, and Brights, and both years of the in colors! Each color also has its name on one side. She printed them on address labels, peeled, and stuck them on the circle. You just shuffle the colors around and look for combinations that you like. Here's one example of a combination that I found.
Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, and Sahara Sand look great together! Here's another example.
Emerald Envy, Real Red, and Basic Gray would make a great card. I'm thinking a masculine card. It's a great way to come up with combinations that are a little out of your box.
I challenge you to make a Color Coach of your own. I warn you, it will probably take a lot of time, but I think it will be well worth it! Did you know that you can purchase an assortment pack of the color families? They come in a pack of 20 sheets, 2 of each color in the family. The in color packs also have 20 sheets, 4 of each color. It's a great way to get all of the colors and see which ones you like best.
Let me also add to Happy Birthday to Martha. Have a wonderful day! I love you.