Stampin’ Up! Alternate Monday Color Theory Card

Hi Stampers, It’s Alternate Monday day.  That means I am sharing a card taken from the blog hop that I participate in each Thursday. I am taking either the sketch or color challenge and making a second card that is close to or similar to the posted card from the hop.  I want to inspire you to get different looks for your card by mixing it up a bit by color and design.  Today I used the same layout, with a twist and changed the colors to give the card an “Alternate” look.

Stampin’ Up! Color Theory Card:

Stampin Up, Color Theory, card by Kristi Gray,

Here is the Recipe:

Card base: Whisper White 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Basic Black 4 x 5-1/4

DSP: Color Theory 3-7/8 x 5-1/8

Small mat: Basic Black 4-1/8 x 2-7/8

Art Piece: Very Vanilla 4-1/8 x 2-7/8

Stamp your art piece with black ink using the Thankful Thoughts sentiment.

The Details:

  • Attach your DSP to the large black mat
  • Attach your small black mat and the sentiment piece at an angle to the matted DSP
  • Wrap your Berry Burst Ribbon around the bottom of the card
  • Adhere your mats to the front of the card base

More Details:

Stampin Up, Color Theory, card by Kristi @

  • Stamp 3 leaves from the Colorful Seasons stamp set
  • The large solid image maple leaf is stamped in Berry Burst and over stamped with the vein stamp in Basic Black
  • The tiny maple leaf is stamped in Berry Burst
  • The lacy Black maple leaf is die cut using Basic Black card stock and the matching die from the Seasonal Layers dies
  • Adhere the three leaves with glue dots onto the Berry Burst ribbon
  • Add a small Berry Burst bow the to the top of the bunch of leaves
  • The finishing detail is some Berry Burst Glitter Dots and Rhinestones


I had so much fun I made two more cards using the same formula.

Here is a card in Old Olive:

Stampin Up, Color Theory, Kristi Gray,,

I used the Black Shimmer Ribbon and the Sentiment from Big on Birthdays.  The Art piece is embossed with the Petal Burst EF

Here is a card in Dapper Denim:

Stampin Up Color Theory card by Kristi @

Do you notice how I made this one run horizontal verses vertical?  By doing this it changes the design even more.

I used the Pinewood Planks EF and the sentiment is from Big on Birthdays. I added some of the striped Dapper Denim Ribbon too.

Here is the card inspiration from the blog hop:

You can view this card here:

Stampin Up, Wood Texture, Masculine card, Kristi Gray,

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Here are the products I used to make this card:

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  1. Kay McBride says:

    Wonderful idea!! I like this for my fall cards too. Maybe use more of the wood grain papers? Great idea with the leaves,, add a pumpkin or 2!. Maybe a little squirrel. I just happen to have a diecut.

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