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Color Psychology for Cards | Altenew stamps


Hello beautiful people,

Today I am talking colors. I recently finished a class from AECP on the topic, "In The Mood For Color". In this class Stephnie Klauck shares the impact of colors on ones mood and that is true. While making cards most of us start with colors, at least that is how I begin most of time. I chose Pink as my Primary color and Blue as the complimentary color. The color pink suggests Passion, Romance ,Love, Nurturing and Kindness and the color blue suggests Calmness, Stability and Productivity. Here is an article that you may find interesting in the topic of Color Psychology.


A few years back my husband and I took a trip to Srilanka, where we went on a backwater boat ride, just by ourselves and the boat man. It was just before the sunset and the water was glistening with the sun light. Everything was so clam and serene, the most impeccable and pristine nature around us was putting up a grandiose show just for us, well at least that's how we felt. The only sounds around us , were the occasional calling of the birds , the croacking of the frogs and the water smoothly humming as the boat man fiddled with his oars. And in this stillness we were enamored by the beauty of the pink water lilies dancing gracefully on the water. It seemed like, this is the one job they had to do and they dit it with flawless grace and beauty. My card is an ode to that special moment my husband and I shared on that splendid evening in Srilanka. I believe in that moment our moods were definately channeled by those colors around us. I knew there was clam and there was love and romance.

Now for the card:

  • Start by blending shades of blue from the darkest to the lightest on a bristol smooth white cardstock. I used the Altenew Cool Summer Night Oval Set (such an appropriate name for the this card). Spread crystal drops using your fingers or an old paint brush, cascading down towards the darkest shade. Keep it aside to dry.

  • Stamp the flowers and the leaves from Altenew Wavy Rose set on a Neenah Solar white 80lbs cardstock with a copic friendly ink. I do know these flowers are roses but I am using the artistic liberty to make them into lilies. Color them using Copics in pink and Altenew Green Fields Alcohol Markers.

  • Fussy cut all the colored images. There are coordinating dies available for the stamp set, though for my card I did not want any white border around the images, and that's the reason for fussy cutting.

  • Adhere the flowers and the leaves using Foam tape and liquid adhesive on an acetate sheet cut to the same size as the front of an A2 size card.

  • By now the blue panel should be dry. Adhere the floral acetate panel on the blue glitter panel using foam tape. This gives the illusion of flowers floating on the glistening water.

  • Stamp the sentiment Love You from Altenew Label Love Sentiment set using Dusk Crisp Ink on a white card stock. Cut the sentiment into a thin strip and adhere it to the bottom of the floral panel.

  • Add a few Gem stones on the acetate to represent water droplets and bubbles in the water. Adhere this entire panel on to a top folding white notecard and you are finished.


Click on the Image below for the Video Tutorial of this card.


I hope the colors in this card have impacted your moods as well. Pink is for Kindness, so let us share some handmade kindness and love, that is our power as creators.


XOXO





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