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Triadic Color Schemes

Our emphasis is on color this year here at Stamper's Quest with the monthly challenges focusing on different color schemes, so I thought I would continue that topic here on my blog post.  The sample I have made today uses a triadic color scheme.  Specifically, my card uses yellow orange, green blue and red violet.  So what is a triadic color scheme? Let's look at a color wheel.

A color triad is three colors spaced equally apart from one another on the color wheel, such as yellow, red and blue.  Here's another picture of a color wheel.

This shows purple, orange and green, another triadic scheme.

And here is my card, using yellow orange, blue green and red violet.

I'm including a supply list here, but no step by step directions.

You Can Never Have Too Many Cats
by Cathy Peper, Artistic Guide

Finished card size 5.5" x 5.5"

Supplies:
Stamps:
Fairy and cat (Sweet Pea Stamps)

Sentiment (Viva Las Vegastamps)
Paper:
Solar White (Neenah)

Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz and Hawaiian Shores (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper (Sassafrass Lass)
Ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)

Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger Ink)
Other:
Copic Markers (.too)

RV11, RV13, RV 14, RV17
YR24, YR21, YR20,
Y20
YG67
E11, E00, E000, E35
BG11, BG13, BG15, BG10
Grand Ovals, Grand Scalloped Ovals, Classic Long Rectangles Small and Large, Grommet Tags dies (Spellbinders)
Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Brads (from stash)
Adhesive (Scotch 3 M)

Remember, when choosing colors it's always helpful to consult the color wheel.  Next time, why not try a triadic color scheme for a beautifully balanced card.


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