Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Color Charts

I use Hallmark card making software to print my sentiments and clip art images for my cards.  It seemed like every time I wanted to print some text in a color to coordinate with the paper I was using, it would take me multiple tries to get the right shade.  So, today, I finally made myself a chart of the default colors available in the software.   I can customize them too if they're not dark enough, etc.

  Right after purchasing my Promarkers, I made this chart to help me select colors.  I just set up a page in Excel and colored the boxes beside each name.  I did one for my Stampin' Up markers too.

Being able to see what the colors of the printer ink look like, I was able to get a pretty close match to some Martha Stewart ink that I used to stamp the flowers on this simple card.  The stamps are SU, God's Beauty set and I used Old Olive cardstock.

Dawn Griffith had a card like this on her blog this morning.  It's a good example of how a simple design can be used for a variety of cards by just changing the sentiment you choose.


Donna Brady said...


What version of the Hallmark Card software do you use? I am wanting to get something to do my sentiments for my cards, but just not sure what to get. Thanks for any help you can offer.

Linda said...

I have an older version. It's available at Staples. Has a lot of good sentiments as well as clip art to use.

Mine was purchased in 2008. They have a much newer version, I'm sure!