• Jennifer Leonard

Color your Day

Updated: Dec 18, 2021

This amazing class is all about inspiration for your card making! Where do you draw your inspiration from? Other crafters? a photo? or a simple object laying around your house? This first card I created was inspired by my box of tissues! That's right, Kleenex! When I saw this box, I couldn't help but see my gorgeous role of ...bouquet Washi Tape.


To create this card, I simply used the circle quilt cover die and placed on top of a piece of black card stock. I then adhered a piece of the calming bouquet wide washi tape onto white card stock and began to fussy cut my design. Using Gold Card stock, I cut out the Love die, adhered to multiple layers of same word die (for dimension) and Popped a few black gems on the centers of the flowers and voila! Easy peasy card done!


Another great skill I learned in the class was using the Balance of Color. Therese explained the 70/30/10 rule of colors. Your main color focus should be 70%, secondary color 30% and add a splash of a third for the last 10%. Adapting these rules on this card, the black color was my 70%, pinks 30% and the gold finish 10%.


For my next card, my main focus was using the 70/30/10 rule of color balance. Having this tool set really helped with my card arrangements. Again using the circle quilt cover die, I used a water color card stock for the base, placed a water wash on the paper and randomly dropped turquoise ink from the Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush set. As the ink drops hit the paper, the ink naturally spread and I helped it along by using my brush. Letting it naturally dry, I then adhered the die cut to the base card and added Build a Flower Fashion Monger Dahlia Stamp Set with a blend of Vanilla Cream and Pumpkin Pie Crisp Inks. The Blues are my 70%, Oranges 30% and the black leaves and sentiment make up the 10%. I am very happy with how this card turned out! The blue background is very striking against the creamy orange! Until next time! HUGS!




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