Adding Contrast With Dark Backgrounds

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Welcome to another creative card making post! I usually love using white backgrounds on my cards, but with fall arriving here in Colorado, I’ve been in the mood to be different and try some fall colors against a darker background. I love the contrast the darker background gives!

For these cards, I selected a patterned paper that had some autumn colors I wanted to try from the My Mind’s Eye “Market Street” paper pad. I grabbed some True Black cardstock and the Vintage Linens stamps and dies by Papertrey Ink.

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I started by adhering a strip of the patterned paper on the left side of the card. This gives me so many colors to work with! I pulled some of my ink pads to coordinate with the stripes and stamped a few large flowers. I used Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado inks by Papertrey Ink and Butter Bar by Hero Arts.

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The Hugs dies are cut from Silhouette Gold paper. I simply arranged the flowers and leaves and attached them to the front.

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Do you like to add contrast to your cards? Fall is a great time to mix up your colors and try a few new color palettes! For inspiration, try looking for autumn wedding color combinations on Pinterest; there are so many beautiful pictures to inspire you. See you next week!

Danielle

by Danielle Flanders

9 thoughts on “Adding Contrast With Dark Backgrounds

  1. Linda S. in NE says:

    It’s amazing what a dark background color can do for a card. This work just jumps off the page to showcase it’s beauty.

  2. Cindy Coutts says:

    Such beautiful cards and the colors you picked are perfect. I love it when you can make your DSP really do so much of the work for you and then just add stamped images and you have a lovely card, such as yours. Take care and see you next week!

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