Need a greeting card color challenge that will jump start your creative time? These are fun and simple card design ideas you can make.

The best color combinations are easy to create with Stampin’ Up! exclusive colors. With 50 colors to choose you’ll find endless possibilities!

This greeting card color challenge uses three of my favorite colors; So Saffron, Mango Melody and Night of Navy. Try mixing a subtle, bright and neutral tone together for a striking color combination.

Greeting Card Color Challenge Video Tutorial

A greeting card color challenge motivates paper crafters to use new color combinations. Select colors from three different Stampin’ Up! color families and you’ll be on you way to creating handmade cards with a whole new look!

See a greeting card color challenge with 3 different card designs.


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Greeting Card Color Challenge – Idea #1

I love to hand stamp greeting cards. It’s my favorite pastime. But honestly, the toughest ones for me to design are those with a masculine theme. When Stampin’ Up! introduced the “A Cut Above” stamp set in the Mini Catalog I knew I had to have it!

This greeting card color challenge shown in a masculine card

Simple imagery and witty greetings make this a fantastic set to use all year long. This set will take care of birthdays, thank you cards, Father’s Day and retirement. The images are quick and easy to color using markers, colored pencils or alcohol-based Stampin’ Blends Markers as I’ve done here.

Stamped man mowing grass colored with Stampin' Blends.

Cutting Dimensions

  • Thick Basic White (base): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″
  • Thick Basic White (image): 3″ x 3 1/4″
  • Night of Navy: 3 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • So Saffron: 3 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Mango Melody: 5/8″ x 3 1/4″
  • Designer Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″

Greeting Card Color Challenge – Idea #2

The Simply Succulents Bundle (stamp set + coordinating dies) will have your cards blooming with expression! And yes, there are blue succulents! Keeping with this same color challenge experiment with different themes and stamp sets. The possibilities are endless!

I made a thank you card with this greeting card color challenge of navy, yellow, and mango colors

Did you notice the whimsical stitched border on the cardstock? The new Stitched with Whimsy dies are a hidden gem on page 72 of the Mini Catalog. The 6-die assortment creates trendy stitched borders in seconds.

I love the detail on this stitched shape

Cutting Dimensions

  • So Saffron (base): 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″
  • Thick Basic White: 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Mango Melody: 3″ x 3″
  • Night of Navy: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″

Greeting Card Color Challenge – Idea #3

Celebrating a new life is a greeting card I love to create! The Baby Pull Toys stamp set includes three images; a lion, elephant and giraffe plus various greetings. These bold images are so easy to color you can stamp them and give them to the kids to participate!

Take this greeting card color challenge and make a baby card with strips of yellow and mango card stock on navy background

Strips of color in your chosen combination create all the background you need. Keep the image and greeting simple to showcase your fabulous color selection!

Little baby big love greeting card

Three totally different card themes – one great color combination. Go ahead, challenge yourself! Grab three colors from different color families and begin pairing them together. Your cards are about to take on a whole new life!

Cutting Dimensions

  • Night of Navy (base): 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″
  • Night of Navy (image): 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Night of Navy (greeting): 3/4″ x 2″
  • Thick Basic White: 2″ x 3″
  • So Saffron: cut 2 @ 1″ x 4″
  • Mango Melody: cut 3 @ 1″ x 4″

3 greeting cards made with this color challenge of navy, yellow, & mango

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3 greeting cards made with this color challenge of navy, yellow, & mango

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