Whenever I create a new baby card and it's either pink or blue, I have a dilemma. Do I create the some exact card in the other traditional color or do I leave it as an original piece? If I absolutely love the design and see it working for both colors, then I usually try to repeat the layout design.
I talked last time about my crazy process with the new baby girl card that took me down the winding path to the final project. This time I knew it would be easy. I had the design, I just needed to make it in blue.
That was easier said than done. I proceeded to pull out my blue card stock and this is what I found.
At first glance, I had eight (EIGHT!) different shades of blue. And that was just the blues I can easily lay my hands on. I need to come clean. I adore new paper and love varieties of colors. If you were to sneak a peek into my card stock area, you would see multiple variations of every shade in the rainbow.
So the question became, do I go with a traditional blue or something a bit more off the beaten path. And then what shade of traditional or eclectic? I think I need to add that I have inks to match pretty much all those colors so that didn't help me eliminate any.
After looking at what I traditionally go with, I decided to stray a bit more into the deeper blues but not go completely to the other end of the spectrum. Here's the final result:
Both a little brighter and a bit deeper than I usually go with but still fairly in the traditional realm.
After all that dithering, I am led to a final question. Do you prefer pink and blue baby cards? Or are you more drawn to the purple or green or even orange baby card? Would traditional or non-traditional colors for baby cards draw your eye as a consumer?