Add colors to your projects depending on mood!
Choosing the perfect colors for your card can be an overwhelming task, especially with a wide array of beautiful options available. Don’t stress! There’s a simple and effective way to make your selection: let the mood you wish to convey guide your color choices.
Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in the In the Mood for Color online workshop offered by Altenew. This workshop provided a plethora of fantastic ideas and explored the entire spectrum of colors. Immersed in its inspiring atmosphere, I was compelled to create a card utilizing the beautiful new Fresh Dye Inks and the charming Sketched Florals stamp set, both from Altenew.
To enhance your experience, I’ve gone the extra mile and prepared an informative video tutorial! In this tutorial, I’ll guide you through the process of crafting a stunning floating vellum sentiment, a technique that adds an enchanting touch to your card design. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! By watching the video tutorial, you’ll gain firsthand insight into the card creation.
So, let your creativity soar, and happy crafting!
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- Sketched Florals Stamps
- Deco Garden Fresh Dye Ink Pads
- Green Fields Fresh Dye Ink Pads
- Versatile Greetings Die Set
- Versatile Greetings 2 Die Set
- For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.
To evoke a heartfelt sentiment of love and energy, I carefully selected Coral Red and Mid Yellow as my color palette. The red hue symbolizes love, while the vibrant yellow captures the essence of dynamic energy. With these two colors, I aimed to convey my warm embrace and uplifting spirits to someone who could use a comforting hug, even from afar.
I began by stamping several of the silhouette floral base stamps fro the Sketched Florals stamp set. Next, I added the top stamp layer in Jet Black Ink, further enhancing the intricate details of the design. The elegant and hand-drawn sketch-like style added a touch of timeless beauty to the composition. In addition to the floral elements, I incorporated a variety of small sketched floral stamps and leaves, creating a captivating background that complemented the main focal point.
To ensure the sentiment stood out without overpowering the background, I opted for a floating vellum sentiment. I utilized the Versatile Greetings and Versatile Greetings 2 die sets to create a unique sentiment. Combining the word “sending” from one set and the word “hugs” from the other, I crafted a heartfelt message. To achieve the floating effect, I carefully die cut four layers of the sentiment. I then adhered three layers together and attached them to a vellum shadow layer. By affixing the fourth die-cut sentiment to the back of the vellum, the vellum shadow layer appeared raised above the card, eliminating any concerns about visible glue.
To add a touch of sparkle and elegance, I embellished the front of the card with a few shimmering jewels!
Use a grid transparency over your card when you are positioning your stamps to avoid any unwanted ink marks on your card!