A Crafter’s Course On Color

A Crafter's Course on Color


I’m always cooking up something new. Something I hope will be fun and informative. Last month we tackled monograms and starting next week I’ll be talking about color.

Over the last few month’s I’ve gotten a lot of questions about “color.” How to combine them, which inks coordinate with which cardstock, who has the perfect shade of “grey?”

Throughout the month of May we’ll be exploring the world of colorful crafting. We’ll be getting down to the nitty gritty of color theory and how it applies to crafting. We’ll explore the color collections of several companies and talk about how you can match colors across brands…and all along the way, I’ll bring you projects that I hope will inspire you and avoid the “color rut” that can challenge every crafty person.

For now, I’d love to know what  “color questions and comments” you have? Are there particular difficulties you’ve had? Do you have brands that you want to know more about? Are there products that pique your interest? Let me know!

Can’t wait to get started and here what you think!

Have an awesome Friday!


  1. Adoree on said:

    First of all, Thank you for all the inspirations and creativeness you bring to your blog! I have invested in a lot of cardstock and matching inks from PTI and I am looking for another company that I
    can incorporate my cardstock and invest in new inks. What inks (that would be close in color) would you recommend that I can use with the cardstock I have until I can purchase matching cardstock to the inks.
    Thank you!

    • amber on said:

      I think you are going to love this! Your question will definitely be answered over the course of the series and I think youll find lots of alternatives for ink and cardstock!

      • Adoree on said:

        Thank you again…looking forward to it!

  2. Kathy Mc on said:

    White ink comparisons please. I tend to emboss because I don’t like the results I’ve gotten using the white ink I own. Before I buy any more, I’d love your advice, Amber. Looking forward to this series. : )

  3. Dottie J on said:

    Great idea, Amber and much needed. Color becomes so much more exciting when you understand it. Removing that obstacle leads to way more fun in crafting. Thanks for doing this.

  4. janet on said:

    This is going to be GOOD! I tend to reach for the same colours – so would love to be able to take the plunge and use more and varied colours – YAY!!

  5. Jenny M on said:

    I’ll definitely be tuning in for some hints and tips :0)

  6. Carmen Lucero on said:

    I’m new to scrapbooking by the book LOL I want to know if my paper has to coordinate with my pictures – I know how to pick the theme, but not the color. Looking forward to this series. Thanks so much!

    Carmen L
    cal8007 at aol dot com

  7. Aunt Min on said:

    I’d like to know about different types of colored pencils and how they coordinate with different brands of cardstock.

  8. Mel on said:

    I am color impaired. Please help me match ink and paper color with designer papers. I have a lot of My Minds Eye and Cosmo Cricket. But don’t stop there. : )
    I LOVE your blog. You are so creative and informative. THANKS!

  9. jennifer clark on said:

    Yay! I’m definitely going to look forward to this, and, yes, I have a question!

    My question pertains to the move away from “matchy matchy.” All of a sudden, we’re not supposed to match colors & patterns but as long as it “goes,” it’s okay.

    So, heres the question: how do you know what “goes?” And isn’t that purely subjective? i’ve seen some designs with the “goes” theory that are hideous (not all, of course). But I’m tryin’ to go w/o matching, and it’s tough. Any advice? – jen

  10. Even though the month of May is over, I hope you are continuing on with your colour course – this is such a great subject to tackle for us crafters! :)

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