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Fresh Summer Cards | Color Connection

I’m back with another Altenew Color Connection episode creating fresh summer cards. Featuring the color scheme from the May 2020 Inspiration Challenge, Inked Flora Stamp Set, and Gradient Sunset Stamp Set.

Fresh Summer Cards | Altenew Color Connection

Altenew Color Connection with Amber is a video series on the Altenew YouTube channel. On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, I post video tutorials creating projects with the current month’s Inspiration Challenge color scheme. You know I love to play with color, so this is a great fit for me!

Altenew Inspiration Challenge

Twenty-four hours after posting the videos on Altenew, I’ll post the videos on my YouTube channel. I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share it with friends!

Details to create these fresh summer 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 ring the bell.

Inked Flora Stamp Set

If you visited my May 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release blog post, then you know Altenew Inked Flora is one of my faves.

Fresh Summer Cards Altenew Color Connection

Obsidian Pigment Ink is my goto black ink and out of habit, I used it here without thinking of coloring. But here’s the thing, it’s not Copic/Alcohol marker safe. So I resorted to coloring this image with a dot technique to avoid coloring over the stamped lines.

Altenew Artist Markers

Warm & Cozy Set | Orange Cream & Autumn Blaze
Summer Afternoon Set | Buttercream
Four Scoops Set | Mango Smoothie
Rock Collection | Limestone

Tip: Vary the size of dots. Create small dots with the bullet nib and large dots with the brush nib.

Altenew Inked Flora Stamp & Die Bundle

As you can see, I carried the color scheme over to the background with Altenew Turquoise cardstock and inlaid strips of orange and yellow cardstock. The orange cardstock is cut to 3/16-inch and the yellow to 1/8-inch.

Lastly, the Sentiments Strips 2 Stamp Set and Satin Gold Sequins finish off the card.

I was particularly inspired by the Inked Flora Stamp Set when it was released and created three cards with it for the blog hop. Visit my August 2018 Stamp & Die Release post for more inspiration.

Gradient Stripes Stamp Set

Compared to the first card, this one is clean and simple with an endless summer vibe. It reminds me of a summer vacation t-shirt design.

Fresh Summer Cards Altenew Color Connection

In order to easily align the stamps trace the coordinating circle die on the card with a pencil. Line up your stamps inside the circle. More details are in the video.

Altenew Gradient Sunset Stamp & Die Bundle

The palm tree integrates seamlessly by stamping the trunk through the M. Finish the card with as many birds as you desire.


Altenew Gradient Sunset Stamp Set includes bold sentiments that pair well with other stamps and stencils.

Visit this post to see how how this card comes together with Beach Stripes Stencil.

Join the 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.

Altenew Inspiration Challenge

Visit the Altenew May 2020 Inspiration Challenge for all the details and to link your project post. The challenge ends on May 31st, 2020, at 11:55 PM EDT.

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  1. Lani Mararac says:

    Love the bold designs! I subscribed to your YouTube channel 😊

  2. Christine says:

    The stippled shading looks great. Great cards.