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Color Blocking

Today’s card is inspired by Altenew Academy’s Color Your Day class, hosted by Therese Calvird. In her class, Therese uses a photograph of a mug as her inspiration for color and design. 

Retro Color Block Card Design with Altenew Beautiful Day

I’ve had this 1976 poster on my Pinterest board for ages and was inspired to use it for this project. The colors and diagonal stripes spoke to me. 

See original post for inspiration photo here.

Retro Color Block Card Design with Altenew Beautiful Day

While considering the best way to create masks for the lines, I determined 1/8 inch Scor tape would be the most efficient path. Once the lines were masked with tape, I ink blended with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cubes in: Mountain Mist, Velvet, Firebrick, Sunkissed, & Dark Chocolate.

I then removed the adhesive release paper, placed Ranger Vintage Foil over the tape lines, & burnished with a teflon bone folder. Voila! Easy & beautiful!

Retro Color Block Card Design with Altenew Beautiful Day

I used 1 flower and 2 leaves from Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp set to mimic the 1976 horizontal design element & added a sentiment from Altenew Halftone Circles stamp set. The flower was stamped with Sunkissed, Firebrick, and Dark Chocolate. The outline was embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.

I hope you give color blocking & using an inspiration photograph a try when making your next card.


Thanks so much for stopping by. This card is a submission for the Level 2 Altenew Educator Certification Program. Breathe · Ink · Inspire 

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