Today is World Cardmaking Day and so it would be extremely rude not to make a card today, and it has taken me all day as the phone kept ringing and there was all sorts of other things that needed doing!
I wanted to try and understand how colours work better together – I am mostly self taught in terms of colour, and generally just throw down what I think works but sometimes that means that I veer towards the same colours. This class teaches you about the colour wheel – what primary, secondary and tertiary colours are; how to use monochromatic colours, analogous colours, split complementary and split complementary colours – but I won’t go into too much detail right now!
I wanted to experiment with analogous colours today – those that sit next to each other on the colour wheel. And this is the card that I came up with.
By complete fluke I had distress inked a panel weeks ago using three Oxide colours – Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean. These are three shades of colour that sit next to each on the colour wheel :). So I had my inked panel ready – I just needed to work out how to use it.
I trimmed it down so that it would mat onto an A2 top folding white card base, splattered some water over it and picked it up with a paper towel after a few moments – this breaks the background up a bit. I then added some white gouache splatters for extra interest. I took my Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers set and stamped the floral image across the base card using Versafine Onyx Black.
I left the stamp in the MISTI and then stamped over my inked panel. All I then needed to do was add some foam sheet to the back of the panel and pop it onto the base card.
The sentiment was stamped onto some black cardstock, gold embossing powder applied and then heat set. This was then popped up with foam tape (two layers were required on the right hand side so that it would sit flat).
Naturally, after I had done all this, I decided to add the smaller sentiment, so needed to put the whole thing back into the MISTI (removing the foam inside the base of the MISTI as it was now a fully loaded and quite dimensional card). Fortunately the sentiment stamped ok – I got let off a little I think!
That finishes today’s card and it’s a great opportunity for me to wish you a very happy World Cardmaking Day. I hope you managed to find some time to get inky.
I will be back on Wednesday with a project for you featuring a set from the new Simon Says Stamp release. Until then, have a great weekend and thank you for your visit, I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by.
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