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Easy Color Blocking | Color Connection

Hey guys! Welcome to another Color Connection episode where I share easy color blocking with the June 2020 Altenew Inspiration Challenge color palette.

Easy Color Blocking | Altenew Color Connection with Amber

Jaycee Gaspar, from the Altenew Video Inspiration Team, is hosting the Inspiration Challenge this month. I’m loving the Zen vibes of his photo below. Look how he expertly captured that wisp of smoke.

This color palette pushed me outside my comfort zone as I rarely use brown. How about you, what are your feelings on brown?

Altenew June 2020 Inspiration Challenge

As a nod to Jaycee’s video series, Perfect Parings with Jaycee, I’ve paired golden oldie Altenew stamp sets with new release stamp sets for these projects.

Details to create these easy color blocking handmade cards are in this short card making video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there, I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share it with friends!

Easy Color Blocking with Watercolor Frames

Initially my plan was to do simple color blocking down the center with Watercolor Frames Stamp Set. I thought I might stack several sentiment strips in the color blocks. But, as is typical in my craft room, plans changed!

Easy Color Blocking with Altenew Watercolor Frames Stamp Set

As it turns out, the open area in the center of Whimsical Flowers & Quotes was perfect for my color blocks! So I stamped it with Obsidian Pigment Ink along with one of the fabulous quotes from the set.

Altenew Whimsical Flowers & Quotes Stamp Set

This card was complete in a flash! If you don’t have Watercolor Frames Stamp Set you could also create watercolor stripes down the center.

Watercolor Color Blocks

LOL! I thought I’d do this for my next Color Connection episode until I realized, been there done that!

And in the same color palette too! Visit the post and video here.

Easy Color Blocking with Pattern Power

Fancy a masculine card? This one fits the bill with a neutral color palette, geometric Pattern Power Stamp Set, and small leaves.

Easy Color Blocking with Altenew Pattern Power Stamp Set

Pattern Power Stamp Set is unique in that you use the same stamp and rotate it to create different colored layers. My favorite way to use it is by stamping twice and leaving the third layer white as you see here. Pattern Power is easy to line up and packs a punch!

Oh Apothecary Labels, how I love you! These labels are simple without flourishes making them ideal for masculine and everyday cards. Here, I stamped a label in Dew Drops Crisp Dye Ink to coordinate with the Teal Cave and Sand Dunes Pattern Power image.

Altenew Apothecary Labels & Pattern Power Stamp Sets

The small leaves are from Wild Flora Stamp Set & Die Bundle. This set is a staple in my craft room and despite my alphabetical stamp organization, it sits front and center for quick accessibility.

Calming Aqua Nuvo Crystal Drops finished off this clean design.

More Pattern Power

Here I mixed Pattern Power Stamp Set with Sunflower Daisy Stamp Set. The high contrast of black, yellow, and all that white space speaks to me!

Visit this post and video for more inspiration.

Altenew 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.

To enter the challenge head over to the Altenew June 2020 Inspiration Challenge post for details. Leave some love for Jaycee while you’re there.

Altenew June 2020 Inspiration Challenge | Enter to Win!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love to see and share what you’re creating so tag me @notableink and your project may be featured in my Instagram stories.

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  1. Inkin' Chickie says:

    I anxiously await this idea time for some help. I was not a fan of the color choices, and then I saw the submitted cards and have slowly come around to liking it. Can’t wait to give the idea a try.

  2. Jan Castle says:

    Love what you did with the color blocking….such pretty/handsome cards!!!
    Paper Hugs,