Sweet Treats - DIY Ways to Add Color to Cards

Good morning everyone!
Today, I'm sharing a quick little tutorial on my favorite ways to add color to cards.

Here we go!

This little number sort of marries all the fun ways I like to infuse color into cards, so I'll share my handy list along with how I made the card.


Of course, my favorite, and such an easy way to incorporate different patterns, colors, and even textures (with embossing powders and other mediums). For this card, I added stamped details in the form of thread spool labels, in a rainbow of colors! I used shades of Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, and Berry Sorbet.


I love making DIY embellies, and ribbon is at the top of my list! It's so easy to grab any old white ribbon you have laying around, and add a spritz of color with a mister, or add stripes of watercolor, or marker strokes, like I did here. I used my Spectrum Noir markers for this delicious color combo!


Color matching can be so tough with some embellies! When I can't find just the right hue, I usually turn to paint or other mediums, but my most favorite is embossing powder! Just a quick swipe of some Versamark ink, and a sprinkle of colorful powder, and your embellies are all brand new!
Here I used Ranger's Buttercup and Lime Green embossing hues on some puffy hearts.


When all else fails, and inspiration is escaping me, I just love to play around with paint or ink and toss it around a page. It's such a fun thing to watch the colors meld, blend and the organic shapes take form. It's also a great way to use up leftover watercolors or paints. I keep a little pile of watercolor papers that I can color whenever I have some excess colors, and that way they're ready for me to use when I need a fun little background.

There you have it! These are my favorite ways to bring a lot of color into my papercrafts.
Each one is fun on its own, but they're that much more fun when combined!

Wishing you all a wonderful, colorful day!



10 lovely comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Ivana, this is ridiculously CUTE! It's whimsical and ever so sweet!!

    1. Aw, thanks so much, Lisa! I had such a blast playing with all these colors! :)

  2. Absolutely gorgeous my friend! Great layers of summer color and texture~
    Your work is so beautiful Ivana; I love to visit here : ) & Thank you for the details <3 (I am behind in my visits, hope all is well)
    Hugs, karen o

    1. Thank you so, so much, dear Karen! All is well here - I hope things are good with you also. Sending you many, many hugs!

  3. I posted on SB.com but figured i would post here too. This card is so sweet!! Love the fun background and the little Lollypops you created at the bottom. As always, great design!

    1. Nora, thank you soooo much for all of your love over on SB.com and here as well! I appreciate it heaps!

  4. I just found a card of yours on Pinterest and am in love with your sweet style!!!

    1. Hi Char! Nice to 'meet you'! Thank you so much for the sweet not and for stopping in to say hi! Love your beautiful cards! xo

  5. Your creativity is so inspiring, Ivana! Amazingly fun card with fabulous colors! I need to use my colored embossing powders!

    1. Aw that is too kind of you, Greta!! Thank you so much :) I've been really trying to use mine more and loving how fun it's been transforming old embellies!


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