If you love color, you’ll love the new Flirty paper pack by Close to my Heart. It’s packed with an array of contemporary colors in a perfectly coordinated palette of deep honey, mellow orange, intense raspberry and velvety greens.
CTMH brings these fabulous colors to you in the Flirty paper pack:
New England Ivy
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Talk about trendy!
Yes, let’s talk about color trends, shall we?
One of the reasons I so-so-so love Close to My Heart, is their ability to follow the popular trends yet still stay true to those who love the predictability of a stable stock of inventory.
Debuting the new Fall/Winter 2012 CTMH catalog, you’ll find three new paper packs that feature “Trend Colors.” Flirty, Avonlea and La Belle Vie paper packs have two or more limited edition colors added to their exclusive 40 color palette.
These limited edition Trend Colors are only available in their featured paper pack, and they are only included as cardstock, AND they are only available during the life of the catalog.
These colors are fabulous and fun, but they are trendy, so CTMH has devised a way to bring you the latest and greatest, without changing their tried and true color palettes.
Each new catalog, you’ll see new Trend Color paper packs introduced, so you have just 6 months to order and enjoy the Trend Color papers in Flirty, Avonlea and La Belle Vie, and then you’ll be ready for your newest flavor of Trend Colors in the next CTMH catalog.
While these special paper packs are perfectly coordinated, The Trend Colors are only available in cardstock, included in each of the three featured paper packs. What about stamp pads, or markers or extra papers?
Have no fear, I’m here to help.
See, I love to coordinate color. I say coordinate, because we’re not matching exactly. That’s a little boring, isn’t it? In the old days, your shoes had to match your bag, but we’re way past that. As long as your colors coordinate and complement, they are much more interesting than a limited palette of two or three exactly matching hues.
Free Color Confidence Download
I have created a three page PDF file with color suggestions to coordinate with Flirty, Avonlea and La Belle Vie. These files are free for you to download, use and share. You’ll find the link at the bottom of this post.
Each of the files will show you the original paper pack colors, with limited edition Trend Colors marked. I created a coordinating palette using colors that are available in cardstock 24 packs, inkpads and markers. By using this palette you can expand your paper pack, or add additional color with stamps and markers.
In addition to the coordinating palette, you can take your artwork to the next color level by using my Step It Up Color Palette suggestions. Choose one, two or more of these colors for an alternative look or a dramatic pop of color when needed.
Now I know this has been a long post, so I thank you for sticking with me as I explained all about CTMH’s Trend colors. If you’re still with me, take a look at another card I created with the Flirty Paper pack, using the exact same papers in both cards.
I included these two Flirty patterned papers,
and added three additional choices from my Coordinating and the Step It Up palette.
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Color Confidence PDFs are free for anyone to download and share. Please respect my original design and do not alter or remove any portion of the document.