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3 Creative Ways To Use 1 Colorway

Hey guys, I’m back with 3 creative ways to use 1 colorway featuring colors from the Altenew April 2020 Inspiration Challenge.

3 ways to use 1 colorway

Fellow Design Team member and Altenew Educator, Nicole Watt, is hosting the Inspiration Challenge this month. Her gorgeous Hawaiian vacation photo includes shades of peach, pink, and gray.

Altenew April 2020 Inspiration Challenge

When you’re developing your design(s), consider all the mediums available to you. I adore Altenew’s color-coordinated mediums, from watercolor to markers, washi tape, and more. Today, I chose to work with Crisp Dye Inks, Washi Tape, and cardstock.

Card Making Video | 3 Creative Ways to Use 1 Colorway

This card making video tutorial has all the details to create 3 cards with one colorway. Watch here or in HD on YouTube.

In the next Color Connection episode, we’ll add terrific texture with embossing paste colored with re-inkers. Subscribe and ring the bell so you don’t miss it!

Marshland Washi Tape & Tea Party Washi Tape Set

Washi tape may not immediately come to mind when you’re choosing your medium, but the new Washi Tape sets are perfect for color challenges.

You can whip up this card up in minutes with Marshland Washi Tape & Tea Party Washi Tape Set.

Marshland Washi Tape & Tea Party Washi Tape Set | clean and simple card | 3 ways to use 1 colorway

Tear off a piece of Marshland Washi Tape isolating a few leaf clusters. Press it to a piece a 4.25 x 5.5-inch white cardstock. Next, tear two strips of Tea Party Washi Tape. I chose the two lightest colors and arranged them so they’d overlap each other.

Altenew Handwritten Hello Die Set

Die-cut coral and white cardstock with Altenew Handwritten Hello Die Set and stamp a sub-sentiment in grey ink. Add Altenew Satin White Sequins (releasing very soon) and bam it’s done.

Angelique Motifs & Crisp Dye Inks

Dye ink pads are typically the first medium that comes to mind when adding color to cards. This color palette layers beautiful with Angelique Motifs Stamp Set.

This unique layering set reminds me of a fabulous fabric pattern. Learn to set up the images for efficient pattern stamping in the video.

3 Ways to use 1 Colorway | Ink

Crisp Dye Inks

Peach Perfect | Four Scoops
Coral Berry & Ruby Red | Red Cosmos
Limestone & Industrial Diamond | Rock Collection
Plus Obsidian Pigment Ink

Limestone & Industrial Diamond | Rock Collection
Obsidian Pigment Ink

Altenew Angelique Motifs

The sentiment, from Rennie Roses Stamp Set, is stamped on vellum with Piano Black Staz-on Pigment Ink.

For this card design, I cased a fabric-style card I made for the Angelique Motifs release. Below is the original card which I dry embossed to add a touch of fabric-like texture. Let me know in the comments which colorway you prefer.

Let me know in the comments which colorway you prefer.

Altenew Angelique Motifs Stamp Set

Layered Floral Elements Die-Cuts

Colored cardstock and 3D layering dies are a striking and effective way to add color to your cards. Altenew Layered Floral Elements Dies have large solid spaces to show off your colored cardstock palette.

3 Ways to Use 1 Color way | Cardstock

Gray is represented by Altenew Moonrock & Pale Gray cardstock. We don’t have Tea Party Gradient Cardstock yet, so Red Cosmos would be a great option if you have it. I’m dying to get my hands on some when it’s back in stock.

Altenew Layered Floral Elements Die Set & CutCardStock Basis Coral & DCS Wild Salmon

For now, I’ve used two shades of coral cardstock from CutCardStock, Basis Coral and DCS Wild Salmon. Doodled Dots Cover Die and Bold Greetings Die Set finish off the card.

Join the Inspiration Challenge

We’d love to see what you’re creating. Play along with the challenge and you could win one of four $30 gift cards to shop Altenew.

Visit the Altenew April 2020 Inspiration Challenge for all the details and to link your project post. The challenge ends on April 30th, 2020, at 11:55 PM EDT.

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  1. Great cards, love the colours!

  2. Kristine Boydstun says:

    Gorgeous cards!! I love this color palette!