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Old 02-07-2007, 04:18 PM   #1  
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Arrow What's your favorite color to use as a base for your cards?

Hey ya'll, I'm sure this one has been asked already, but I have been dying to know who loves which color the most for the base of their cards...
I find myself using Basic Black and Chocolate Chip most often as my base colors. I can't wait to see what ya'll think..lol
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:26 PM   #2  
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Kraft!

Use it as the base for almost ALL cards!!!
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:34 PM   #3  
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You mean we are supposed to have a favorite? I find myself using all colors for bases but you asked favorite. It must be a blue. Bordering blue or Night of Navy most likely.
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I use whatever color coordinates with the card. I have never thought of using any other color. for example I just made a card that is cert. celery and regal rose so the bas is celery, next layer regal rose, etc...

I made a card 1 time with black and white and white was the color that should have been the base to coordinate best but it felt too flimsy to be a base for a card, maybe I should try the kraft or sahara sand or another neutral the next time but it has to be thicker than the Whisper White or Very Vanilla.
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I tend to use Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, Regal Rose and Naturals Ivory the most for my bases.
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Hmmm... I'm not sure I have a "favorite" color for my card bases. It just depends on what kind of *look* I want the card to have. Sometimes I use the darker colors, sometimes a lighter - sometimes white or black --

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Vanilla and caramel.
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Thank you to those that have answered so far! I find it incredibly interesting to see how we all do things. lol Remember, this is just for fun!
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Put me down as "no favorite" -- I shy away from white as a base unless I'm using a particularly style card, such as a small 3 x 3, a fabriano watercolor paper card, etc.
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For cards I am selling or giving as gifts, I tend to use Naturals Ivory or White, depending on the card. I just ordered some more Kraft, so I might start using that. For cards I am making for someone (birthday, whatever) I will use a color that coordinates with the card.
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White! I always make card fronts and mount them on white. It is so much easier to write a message on white!
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I too use whatever goes with the card I'm working on..that being said I'm on a SERIOUS Pretty in Pink,Cho. Chip, WW or VV kick as of late and CC is ALWAYS my base choice!! I think the last 40 cards I've made lately have been in this color combo.....I love it! Maybe because it reminds me of ice cream... lol.
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I find myself using Night of Navy as a neutral or base color a lot. It goes so well with so many other colors.
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I don't know if I really have a favorite. I use Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery and Rose Red a lot.
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Umm all of them I really don't do card fronts and card bases, the bases of my cards are just made with one of the colors I'm using in my design. I think they look better that way. BUT, I do tend to shy away from the darker colors, it makes writing in the inside so much more difficult. (I know I can always put in a separate piece to write on, but I don't care for that look.)
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Umm all of them I really don't do card fronts and card bases, the bases of my cards are just made with one of the colors I'm using in my design. I think they look better that way. BUT, I do tend to shy away from the darker colors, it makes writing in the inside so much more difficult. (I know I can always put in a separate piece to write on, but I don't care for that look.)
I do tend to try to stay away from the really dark colors but when it goes with the card as the next obvious color layer I just use the white gel pen or a pretty gold or silver pen on the inside on a dark color and it looks really cool! You should defintely try it

Also, I dont know what is meant by "card fronts", can someone explain this to me? Do you mean like for example, when I get a swap card from someone that has no "insides" that could just be glued onto a card to send out? Interesting
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I do tend to try to stay away from the really dark colors but when it goes with the card as the next obvious color layer I just use the white gel pen or a pretty gold or silver pen on the inside on a dark color and it looks really cool! You should defintely try it

Also, I dont know what is meant by "card fronts", can someone explain this to me? Do you mean like for example, when I get a swap card from someone that has no "insides" that could just be glued onto a card to send out? Interesting
When I've heard "card front" I always think it to mean only the front of the card...like if you do a swap for card fronts only, you're just making the card on a 1/4 sheet of paper. In my demo group, we will often swap cardfronts only...it saves paper and still allows for sharing of ideas. If we want to make it into a full card later we can just adhere it on to a full card. Make sense?
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I like to use confetti white as my base and layer colors on top of that.

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I also use what ever cordinates best, so I almost always make them as card front's and attatch to white. If I ever get my paper supply up I'll just use a white jell pen on dark colors and not make card fronts.
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Umm all of them I really don't do card fronts and card bases, the bases of my cards are just made with one of the colors I'm using in my design. I think they look better that way. BUT, I do tend to shy away from the darker colors, it makes writing in the inside so much more difficult. (I know I can always put in a separate piece to write on, but I don't care for that look.)
I too, usually just use a color that is in my design. If it is a dark color, I'll add a smaller piece of a lighter color inside.

If I had a favorite, it would probably be Bashful Blue, or Mellow Moss.
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I like to use patterned cardstock, or white.
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it really depends on the subject. flowers and spring/summer time stuff tends to be on light colors, other things on dark with a white insert to write on.
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ok so I am new . . . I have been to 1 SU! party . . . so I am guessing that Kraft is from SU! ?

and here it made me think mac 'n cheese ! LOL !

for me it depends on the card and the holiday.
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no favorite here. Whenever I use a dark color, I adhere a piece of white bond paper to cover most of the inside to make writing easier to read.
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White or ivory. I've become somewhat fond and fanatical about making no layer cards these days . . .
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No favorites here either. I like to coordinate the color with my design as so many others have said. I find I don't often use white though, for some reason.. not that I'm opposed to it.

I will usually make a card insert out of white paper for the inside if the CS is dark. I think it gives it a nice finished look. Other times I'll use a gel or metallic pen. Depends on how fast I need to get it out.. I'm quite the procrastinator!

I have also made card fronts and glued them to white cardstock, but I find that the front/top of the card will be too heavy in comparison to the bottom.
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Oh yeah, I have been subscribed to your "one layer cards" thread for a couple of months. Those cards are so inspirational.
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Mine is almost always chocolate chip!
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I like using white, vanilla, and kraft. They generally go with everything. I like to keep a stash of card fronts and prefolded cards and then I mix and match as needed.
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My favorite is shimmery white. Other favs include cranberry, cool carribean, kraft and vey vanilla. And I really like how black frames brights and pastels. How can I subscribe to Julie HHR's one layer card thread?
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Hope everyone had a good weekend!
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I use all different colors of SU card stock....and it depends on the events and the person........
my favorite is burgandy .......
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White! I always make card fronts and mount them on white. It is so much easier to write a message on white!
I, too, use a lot of white, and sometimes ivory. Then I make the front whatever color I want. I like the inside to be a lighter color so you can see the writing.

Sometimes I will use a light pastel also if it is appropriate for the card.
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