OWH Design Bootcamp – Color Theory


Operation Write Home is starting something new today – Design Bootcamp. Today’s info is all about basic color theory. Color schemes that work well together are called Color Harmonies – like Monochromatic, Analogous, Complementary and From Nature.

This is the first card I made.

At first, I thought because the colors were greens and blues that it had to be From Nature but then I realized that it’s Analogous as well as the colors would be next to each other on the color wheel.

Green paper is Bazzill Pear, patterned papers are My Minds Eye Best of Damask. Sentiment is from Word (Bradley Hand ITC 36pt Bold) as I only have two Thank You stamps and neither would have worked with this card, which has sort of a formal vibe to me. Sentiment is printed on Wausau Fleck Cardstock and colored with Distress Inks Peeled Paint.

5 responses

  1. You are 100% correct … this card could fall into both categories. The colors in the paper are reminiscent of the water near me. The Long Island Sound has a green/ blue cast to it that is very pretty on a sunny day. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. Tone on tone paper is one of my favorite styles and your thank you card is simply lovely. I also like the added touch from the distress ink for the sentiment panel.

  3. Oh pretty! I do like that patterned paper! Great job with Boot Camp… Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Although, I think that I made my own version of a MESS HALL. Tee hee. 🙂