4 Ways To Add Color To Cards | Altenew Blog Hop + Giveaways
Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog on the hop! Today I am very excited to share with you some cards using the awesome and creative new release from Altenew that I instantly fell in love with. 🙂 The cards that I am going to share are packed with a ton of different techniques and lot of colors!!!
COLORED CACTUS CARD
For the first card, I used the Be Strong stamp set to create a fun scene with lots of color and succulents! I stamped down all of my images and colored them in using very bright shades of Copic Sketch Markers. I love coloring succulents because they are all different and it’s fun to come up with unique color varieties.
Then, I stamped down a background using the string lights and varied the angle they went to create an uneven effect. I colored them in using shades of yellow and then filled the in with a coat of Glossy Accents to make them look like light bulbs. To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment and added everything together on a white top folding card base.
WATERCOLOR STAMPED HIBISCUS CARD
I love Altenew’s layering images and when I saw this Hibiscus Bouquet stamp set I just about fainted and knew that I MUST watercolor stamp them! I started by stamping all of the outline images in black and laid out my scene of flowers. Then, I took the solid layering images and watered down Altenew inks to stamp using a watercolor effect. After that, I used my water brush to soften out the edges and give it more of a watercolor look.
Next, I used my water brush to soften out the edges and give it more of a realistic watercolor look. Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Halftone Circles stamp set and added a strip of black cardstock and then added it all onto a white top folding card base.
Blooming Rose Card
For the third card, I used the Amazing You stamp set to create a rose blossoming phase card that is a fun shape and super easy to create! I started off by stamping the line of roses using my MISTI to make sure everything is lined up perfectly on the card panel. Then, I colored everything in using a variety of red Copic Sketch Markers and gave the roses a blue halo.
To embellish the roses, I added some Colorless Blender dots and lots of Glossy Accents to give some shine (if you haven’t noticed, I go a little overboard on the Glossy Accents)! Finally, I stamped and encouraging sentiment and added it onto a long black rectangular card base.
Colorful Ombre Stamped Card
I love this last card and all of the time you can save with the solid images that you can stamp over the lined flower images. So, I started off by lining up all of the solid stamps from the Life Is Beautiful stamp set in my MISTI on top of a card panel. Then, I used a variety of colorful inks to ink up the stamps on at a time and stamp it down. Then, you can stamp it over and over using a bunch of colors to get a nice blended background (technique is better explained in the video :))!
Next, I lined up all of the line stamps and stamped them over top of the colorful images in black ink. Finally, I stamped down a sentiment from the Halftone Circles stamp set and adhered everything together onto a top folding white card base!
As AMAZING courtesy of Altenew, I am able to give away one lucky winner a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop! All you have to in order to be entered is:
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- Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite new item from this release is!
They are also giving away THREE $50 gift certificates at the Altenew blog, so head over the and leave a comment to be entered in their giveaways!
The winner will be announced on February 4th for both giveaways and info will be posted on the blog that you entered. ($30 dollar certificate winner will be announced here)
All of the supplies used in today’s video are linked below. I am affiliated with Ellen Hutson (EH) and Simon Says Stamp (SSS), so I do get a portion of the profit (with no extra cost to you) this is how I am able to run this blog. Affiliate links used when possible. I appreciate your support!