Colors for a funky rose bouquet - AECP post

I wanted to come up with some new color combinations for a stylized rose bouquet card that I have had in my mind for some time and wanted to get done for Valentine's Day.
So after hearing Therese Calvird speak about color inspiration in her Color Your Day class at Altenew Academy I went searching the internet and found (which I was not familiar with but which seems extremely interesting), go and see their 100 brilliant color combinations here

I selected a few combos and looked through my Altenew swatches to find the closest ink colors to combine and came up with three versions of my rose bouquet.

My first combo is #9 Refreshing & Pretty and the Altenew colors I selected for this one was Dew Drops, Aqualicious, Coral Berry and Maple Yellow.
The result makes for a very pretty card that evokes springtime, not bad for a first try I thought.

So I immediately decided to make another version and so selected #54 Modern & Urban which really appealed to my color esthetics.
The Altenew inks that seemed to best match this combo was Warm Sunshine, Dusk, Pure Graphite and Buttercream. This card makes me absolutely giddy, I love these colors together!

Then for good measure I decided to come up with a third version and so went with one final combo including a bright red; #76 Distinctive & Unexpected. For my ink colors I used Teal Cave, Limestone, Deep Iris and Heart Beat.
The balance of this color combo is a bit off since I used so much red and the Deep Iris is a bit too purple, I should probably have over stamped with a brown to tone it down, still I quite like the cheerfulness of this card.

Which one do you like best? 
Modern & Urban

(Not so) Distinctive (but still) Unexpected

Refreshing & Pretty

Supplies used
Simple Flowers stamp set by Altenew
Crisp Inks in the colors mentioned
Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock for stamping and card bases made from Pale Gray Altenew card stock.

This post is part of my Altenew Educator Certification Program.


  1. Your cards and colour combos are brilliant Helen! I followed the link to and got stuck there looking at the amazing photos and colour combos, thanks for the shout out and for the inspiration!

  2. Isn’t Canva a great resource - lol be going back there too!

  3. Wow, Helen, your stamping is superb! I love that you stepped up with the stamping and photography! Love your placement of images and use of colors!! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  4. Thanks Virginia and I’m glad my efforts can be seen :) your pointers on the AECP portal were helpful.

  5. Thanks for the resource.I struggle with color combinations.

    1. Oh Toni, you will love Canva. And if you go to the .com address they have so many resources that I am exploring right now.

  6. Love the roses and the colors


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