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Color Combos: Fresh Freesia

I used the color Fresh Freesia this week during What's Up! Stampers?, and it got me thinking about how much I love the color Fresh Freesia. With it being a 2021-2023 In Color, the normal routine is that it will retire this year (although I'm secretly hoping for a color refresh this year so that it can stick around). Stampin' Up!® provides suggested color combinations for each of our colors, so I checked out the suggestions and planned to create cards with those three color combos this week.

The first: Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green

This color combination was made simple by the beauty of the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. What I love even more is that I didn't have to fussy cut these flowers from the paper. Instead, there are dies in the Happiness Abounds bundle that coordinate with the images. Stampin' Up!'s Coordination is a beautiful thing!

For some of the flowers, I added Stampin' Dimensionals to the top of the flowers - the part that stuck out from the bunch, but adhered the bottom portion of the flower with Stampin' Seal so it would lay flat. Doing this helps create a unique dimension to the flowers that seems more natural.

The second Fresh Freesia color combo: Fresh Freesia, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral

For this card, I inked the Snow Crystal stamp by dabbing the Fresh Freesia and Coastal Cabana ink pads in various places on the stamp. I colored the center of the stamp with the Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker, then spritzed it with water before stamping it onto a piece of Shimmery White cardstock. This cardstock is perfect for water coloring because it holds water well. The result was stunning.

Last up: Fresh Freesia, Soft Seafoam, Gray Granite

Personally, this is my favorite of the three color combos, and I believed when playing that these colors call for simple elegance. I opted for the Dainty Delight Bundle (the long greenery die is cut into about half) to help me showcase these lovely colors, layered over a Gray Granite rectangle from our Watercolor Shapes stamp set. The stamp was stamped on grid paper before stamping it onto the front of the card.

All three color combinations have their beauty, that's for sure. These cards are all so different, yet they all make me happy. :) You can see the products I used to make each card - along with links to the products in my online store - below.

Happy stamping!


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