Ombre Lattice Thanks: A Study in Compliments

Sometimes you just need a good color combination to work from. Today I have a fun little project that is simple, straightforward and has that little pop!

Have you ever heard of complimentary colors? No, they didn’t just say “Oh…excuse me did anyone ever tell you that you are prettiest shade of orange!?” Okay – that was a bit cheesy…what I really mean is that they are on opposite sides of the color wheel. When opposite sides of the color wheel come together – something amazing happens. The amazing thing is what we are focusing on today – the pop.

Before I get too into the pop (the amazing part) the opposite holds true if you actually blend the two complimentary colors – you get ick – mud. So for today, we’ll talk about layering complimentary colors like Blue and Orange, and stay in the pretty place!

Blue is my favorite color – and more often than not, I love a blend of blues. So to get a cool look, ink up the top of your Lattice Background stamp with Mint to Be, the middle with Aquatini and the bottom with Fiesta Blue. To get that seamless blend, use a mini sponge tool, dauber, or even the lighter ink pad and dab on the border where they blend. That takes any of the harshness away and you’ll be left with an ombre look.

Ombre Lattice Thanks Card

Now for the Pop! To allow your floral images to shine a bit more on their own, cut a circle using the Circle Dies out of vellum cardstock. Next cut several floral images with the Lovely Flowers Banners and Dies. Stamp the coordinating images from Lovely Flowers in Tutti Fruitti and Orange Twist. Stamp your leafy branches in Mint to Be.

We’re working with two sets of compliments here – Red/Green and Blue Orange. Tutti Fuitti is a reddish orange that pops when layered over the Mini to Be – both are not straight traditional colors, but you can see how they work together. Orange Twist is pure orange and you can see how it really pops when layered over Fiesta Blue – a pretty traditional blue. There you have it!

Ombre Lattice Background - Catherine Pooler

Emboss a quick little sentiment from the Still Smiling stamp set – a great sentiment/greeting set for cards, add a few sparkling clear sequins and you’re all set!

So the next time you need a pop of color – reach for your color wheel and choose a few opposites to layer. You’ll LOVE the result!

Till next time –

Learn more with our exclusive FREE video series:

Plus you'll be added to my FREE Creative Tips E-letter where I share exclusive projects, videos & the 12 Days of Christmas


To make finding the supplies I used in these projects a bit easier for you, here are a few clickable links. Compensated Affiliate Links are used when possible. Click here for disclosure. Happy Shopping!


Stamp of Approval is LIVE!

You’ve all been patiently waiting and if you weren’t on the waitlist – wait no more! The Winterhaven Stamp of Approval Collection is LIVE!!!

In case you don’t know what Stamp of Approval is – it’s a well thought out curated collection of Stamps, Dies and sometimes Stencils that not only work well together but also with many previous collections too! This collection was based on a traditional holiday feel that Catherine had, and the projects are just to die for!

Today I have one of my favorite projects from this collection. In case you hadn’t noticed…I’m quite into neutrals at the moment! This Smoke cardstock of Catherine’s mixed with white embossing and gold embossing has me all sorts of happy.

For step by step instruction…check the PDF guide that comes with this collection! Yup – you get a cram packed 30+ projects – all with photos, supply lists and instructions filled with inspiration for you to use at your fingertips. I love tools like that. A great way to use them over and over again is to just think of each project as a sketch and switch out the elements!

In case you missed any of the three blog hops, here are links for the three days. Leave a message along the say – Catherine is STILL giving away several collections!! Your cut off day to do that is tomorrow.

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Thanks for stopping by, I have more to show you in the days to come!

Stamp of Approval: Winterhaven Blog Hop

Welcome to the Winterhaven Stamp of Approval blog hop - Day Two! Doesn't Winterhaven sound like a place you want to be?!! You've probably just arrived from Lisa Harrolle's blog. I'll be honest - she's one of my muses. I get SO inspired looking at her … [Continue reading]

Harry Potter Inspired Card Video Hop

Have you ever been inspired by a favorite book or movie? Today I bring you a fun little video card hop, inspired by the Harry Potter series and a few of my crafty friends for a Harry Potter Scenic Card Tutorial! This summer, Justine Hovey and I … [Continue reading]

Counting Blessings SOA Blog Hop

Welcome to the Counting Blessings Day 3 Blog Hop! Today I have a treat for you - three let's dive right in! If you are new to Stamp of Approval, Catherine curates a box of stamps/dies/stencils that can be used together for endless … [Continue reading]

Freshly Picked: Layered Watercolor Stamping

Today I have some fun new cards using products from the latest release by Catherine Pooler Designs - the Freshly Picked collection. The Freshly Picked Collection has four stencils, two new stamp sets, three new die sets and two new ink colors - … [Continue reading]

Three videos – Why Use Gesso, How to Seal Paper Stencils & 3 Ways to Use Gelatos

Today I have three videos for you - 3 Gelato techniques, How to Seal Paper Stencils, & a How To & Why use Gesso. It's a mediums kind of a day today. YAY! Over at StampNation, we're right in the middle of a live Masterclass with … [Continue reading]

Naturally Inspired Stamp of Approval Collection – 2 videos!

Welcome to Day 3 of The Naturally Inspired Stamp of Approval Blog Hop! You probably hopped on over from Lydia Evans' blog - she's uber talented, isn't she? I’m such a fan of hers. The whole hop list is at the end, but first here are a few projects to … [Continue reading]