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Creating a card from inspiration

Altenew Altenew dies altenew gradient lines die Altenew Sophisticated wreath die Die cutting Gradient lines Ink blending misti sentiment strips 2 sophisticated wreath Verity Biddlecombe

Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. We love to craft, and I expect we wish we could do it all the time! But we're all human and now and then we might lose our crafty mojo. Therefore creating a card from inspiration can really help get those creative juices flowing. Of course, you don't have to lose your crafty mojo to create from inspiration either. There are so many photos out there that have beautiful colour schemes which can challenge you to create beautiful cards. I took the Color Your Day class on Altenew academy and it spurred me on to create a card with this month's Inspiration Picture from Altenew Blog. You can see this picture HERE.

Written and photos Creating a card from inspiration: 

To start off, decided how you want to incorporate inspiration from the photo into your card. Whether you use the photo as a sketch layout for the design of the card, use the subject matter to create a card around a theme or use the colour palette from the photo. For this inspiration challenge, you're challenged with the colours scheme. 
Next, decide how to incorporate the colours. For this card, I used coloured inks from my stash, but you can use cardstock, pencils, pens or paint. To create the background, die-cut the Altenew Gradient Lines Cover Die out of white cardstock. Next, using the Altenew blending tool, ink blend one of the colours over the die-cut, fading this out to white up the top. 
For the focal point of the card, use the Altenew Sophisticated Wreath stamp to stamp a selection of the stamps with your MISTI stamping platform. Try to stamp these in all three colours. One thing I tried to keep in mind which I picked up in the class is to try and keep the ratio of colours in your card to 70% (main colour), 20% (1st accent colour) and 10% (second accent colour) to get a balance between the colours in the card. 
 
Once all stamped, use the coordinating dies to die-cut the stamped images out. Next, adhere the cover plate die-cut down onto white card base. After, add the stamped images to the card, clustered in once corner. When doing this, add foam pads to create varying depths in dimension for interest.  
For the sentiment, heat emboss in white onto black card a sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips 2 stamp set. I used two sentiments from the stamp set and trimmed these down into thin strips of foam mount onto the front of the card. 
To finish the card off, add a selection of clear drops to the front of the card with Gina K connect glue. 
If you enjoyed today's card, please let us know and we would love to see your cards if this has inspired you.
 

Shopping list for Creating a card from inspiration:

Links to supplies at Bumbleberry Papercrafts Shop: 

Altenew Gradient Lines Cover Die
Altenew Gradient Lines Cover Die
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4" white
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Sentiment Strips 2 - Altenew
Sentiment Strips 2 - Altenew
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Ink blending tool large - Altenew
Ink blending tool large - Altenew
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Sophisticated wreath stamp set - Altenew
Sophisticated wreath stamp set - Altenew
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Sophisticated wreath die set - Altenew
Sophisticated wreath die set - Altenew
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Until next time!

Verity

 


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