A clean and simple card with color blocking

A clean and simple card with color blocking

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 Hello everyone! This is Alexandra from @rookiecardmaker writing today and I am so excited to be the guest designer for March. Thank you so much for having me!


This weeks theme is Color Blocking (or Colour Blocking if you are Canadian like me!) and I’ve got a simple but lovely card to share that will hopefully inspire you to get creative yourself.


For this card I started by stamping the three floral images from the Good Vibes stamp set in a row across my cardfront panel. I stamped them with Versamark ink and embossed the images with Clear Gloss Embossing Powder from WOW to add some shine to the images.


After stamping and embossing the images, I used strips of masking paper to mask off everything except a small rectangle around each of the three flowers. Then I ink blended each of the rectangles in a different colour. I used Distress Inks in the colours, Dried Marigold, Salvaged Patina, and Saltwater Taffy for the ink blending.


Then I removed the masking paper and cut down the card front panel to 4 x 5.25” so it was just slightly smaller than my A2 cardbase. I used some thin foam tape to adhere the card front to my cardbase.


There are lots of lovely sentiments in the Good Vibes stamp set but I was excited to try out the Gilded Greetings stamp and die so I decided to use one of the sentiments from that set. I stamped and die cut all the sentiments which was super easy since it is one big stamp set and the die cuts them all out at once! I used Opaque White Embossing powder from WOW over black cardstock to create white on black sentiments. After playing around with different sentiments to see how they would look against my card design, I decided on the simple Hello sentiment. I adhered the Hello to the lower left corner of my card with some thin foam squares.


To finish, I added some Meraki Sparkle Magic Crystal gems around the sentiment.


I hope you have enjoyed reading about how I created this card, make sure to come back next week to see what I have to share with you then!


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