Hey crafty people! It’s Tasha and I’m back for my Make A Card series, and this week I’m offering up some inspiration and talking limiting your colour palette. I do love adding lots of colour to my projects, but sometimes it’s nice to strip that back and challenge oneself to do something completely different.
Ink Blending A Soft Background…
I used the fabulous Cloud Border Slimline Stencil from Trinity Stamps, along with two of the inks from Catherin Pooler’s Spa collections; Tranquil from the new Beach Retreat release and Skylight from Zen Garden.
I added Tranquil at the top and transitioned into Skylight around mid way down my a2 panel of Neenah 80lb. I made sure that I didn’t have a lot of ink on my brush, being sure to tap off any excess before I brought my Blending Buddy brush to the paper.
This gave me a lovely, soft background.
Creating A Focal Element…
I decided to use the same colours for my focal elements, but I incorporated some second generation* and multiple stamping to give me slightly different shades of the same colours. I also used embossing to give me darker, and way sparkly, shades for my Butterflies.
*This is where we stamp the image onto something and then re-stamp it without inking it back up again. This will give a lighter shade. You can even do this multiple times to get a stronger, but paler colour.
For the Butterflies I stamped them onto vellum in the Skylight ink and then added Halo, a sparkly embossing powder.
I fussy cut them and added them to my panel with tiny dots of glue that would be hidden behind the embossed image.
Limiting Your Colour Palette…
I decided to use only these two inks for everything on my card today; but because I used different strengths of each colour throughout, it gives the design a lot more interest and contrast than you would expect.
Butterflies would often be considered a feminine element, I think that choosing these colours makes them perfect for a male or female recipient.
I hope that you like the card! As always I am so grateful for you spending this time with me!
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I’ll be back next week for more inspiration!
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