Card Inspiration – Neutrals Are Colourful Too

Neutrals can border on being boring when layer upon layer of browns and beiges are used in unbalanced proportions. Aim for elegance when using this palette. Try something simple like black and gray or contrast it with white.

Stampin’ Up! Neutrals are made up of varying shades of grays and browns and to make this palette exciting, red, blue and green have been thrown in the mix. Now, that’s more like it!

Here’s run a down of our new Neutrals:

  • Merry Merlot (item#147112)
  • Early Espresso (item#147114)
  • Soft Suede (item#147115)
  • Crumb Cake (item#147116)
  • Sahara Sand (item#147117)
  • Gray Granite (item#147118)
  • Smoky Slate (item#147113)
  • Basic Gray (item#149165)
  • Mossy Meadow (item#147111)
  • Night Of Navy (item#147110)

For my cards, I balanced the grays and browns with pops of blues and reds. The result is stunning, elegant and colourful with restraint. It helps that Stampin’ Up! has stamp sets and coordinating dies that are gorgeous to use with neutrals such as the Bouquet Blooms stamp set (item#146503) with matching Gatefold Blossoms Framelits Dies (item#146354) to create the special fold. The foliage on the Tropical Chic stamp set (item#146750) and coordinating thinlits dies (item#146831) transforms into tropical elegance when used with our neutrals.

I hope that I have inspired you to use neutrals in your card making. Stampin’ Up has made this palette more exciting to open up lots of possibilities when using this colour family.

Check out our Neutrals in all it’s glory at my Stampin’ Up! online store.

If you would like to make gorgeous cards using our Neutrals, book in and attend my Flowers and Greenery Fold Cards Class. Hope to see you in class.

  • Friday 10 August 7-9pm
  • Saturday 11 August 3-5pm
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