Welcome to the Altenew Educators hop and linky party! Learn to design with black to add high-contrast to your cards. Big thanks to Nandini Karmarkar for sending you to my blog. Visit the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning of the hop.
Rather than going with straight-up geometric shapes, I added a twist with the Altenew Main Squeeze Stamp Set. First, I did simple masking with 2-inch Post-It tape.
Pastel Sunrise from the Martian Terrain Crisp Dye Ink family is perfect for subdued blood oranges. And Misty Moor from Nature’s Wonders Crisp Dye Ink family is fabulous for subtle limes. I adore the new Crisp Dye Ink colors, don’t you?
To keep things simple, I stamped a single layer stamp rather than using all the layers. There’s enough detail in one layer to know these are citrus slices, even with light ink colors.
Designing With Black
If you follow me, then you know I love to design with black. My general rule of thumb is to add black in three places and retain lots of white space.
Two of my go-to areas for black are my sentiment and black splatter. For the third area, I opted for black floral die-cuts. Hanging Garden Die Set is perfect to add an elegant touch of black.
The open design allows the background image to show through. This prevents the black from overpowering the design. That’s a wrap for today. Sorry, there isn’t a video this time.
・・・ Thank You ・・・
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 12/21/2020 for a chance to win.
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/23/2020.
There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?!
We have included an Inlinkz on the Altenew Blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Floral with Geometric Elements” creations.
We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!
Designing With Black
Designing with black is an easy way to create high-contrast and high-impact cards.
Check out this post/video for more inspiration.
The next stop on the hop is the lovely Neha Aggarwal. Visit all of our Educator’s posts to maximize your crafty inspiration.
Altenew Card Blog
Nenette S. Madero
Amber Rain Davis <<< You Are Here
Terri Marie Koszler
Michelle Ochoa Murray
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