I posted about all of the new Stampin’ Up! 2012-2014 In Colors last week, and I mentioned that I was going to tell you about the Color Coach; what I really want to do is tell you how the Color Coach makes you a star!
Do you find yourself using the same basic color combinations, perhaps because it’s scary or too much work to try something new? Color Coach to the rescue!
What on earth is it, you ask?! It’s a series of cards put together on a rivet, like one of the My Digital Studio swatchbooks that you can have professionally printed by Stampin’ Up! Each card has two sides:
- One of the great Stampin’ Up! colors is on one side, so that you can hold it up to your paper project and see how the color will look – without having to go find a piece of card stock that color. Very convenient!
- The other side has two sets of color combinations: a Creative Combination, showing 2 colors that work creatively with the color you are considering using, and the Sweet Set, a slightly different combination of colors that will also look great together but with a sweet and pretty type of style.
Using the color combinations that are suggested by the cards can open your eyes to a new look or style, and get you out of a rut you may have fallen into on your projects – without noticing!
The Color Coach makes you a star in the digital world as well! I find it is easier to try new color combos using My Digital Studio than in traditional paper crafting. Let’s face it, if you don’t like the colors together, just hit the “Undo” button! But there are so many possible combinations that I also turn to the Color Coach just for a jumpstart of some suggestions. And hey, if I don’t like them on the project – UNDO!!
Another really cool thing about the Color Coach is that there are add-on packs of cards for each new year’s In Colors. They are worth having, to learn how the new colors fit into our existing color palette. And don’t forget – the In Colors are around for a full two years – and they will NEVER go away in My Digital Studio!
You can get your Color Coach (121046) by visiting my online store, and be sure to add in your 2011-13 In Color Cards (124886) and the NEW 2012-2014 In Color Cards (126890) as well. And then YOU can see how the Color Coach makes you a star!