In the Mood for Color

Today’s card is a homework assignment for the In the Mood for Color class offered at Altenew Academy. The class is one of the requirements for Level 2 of the Altenew Educator Certification Program and is taught by Stephanie Klauck. If you follow Stephanie, you know she has such an amazing eye for color. I’m thoroughly enjoying the class and learning different ways to incorporate color on my designs.

Mel's Card Corner | In the Mood for Color

Even though the theme for this class is all about color, I decided to create a more masculine card for this assignment. I started with a panel of white cardstock cut to 4 x 5.5″. I used blender brushes from Picket Fence Studios to add inks from the Green Fields ink set by Altenew.

I started by blending on Evergreen (the darkest color) in the center. I worked my way outward by using Forest Glades (the medium color) next then Frayed Leaves (the lightest color). I added very little of the Frayed Leaves on the brush which made it easier to fade the ink out to white.

Mel's Card Corner | In the Mood for Color

After the ink blending was done, I added a bit of water splatter using a Distress Sprayer. After letting the cardstock dry, I stamped one of the wreath images from the Weekend Doodles stamp set, also from Altenew, in the middle of the ink blended area using Jet Black ink from Altenew. The Jet Black ink is also part of the Green Fields ink set.

For the sentiment, I used an image from the Heartfelt Sentiments stamp set, also from Altenew. I stamped it using VersaMark ink on a strip of black cardstock then heat embossed it using white embossing powder.

To assemble the card, I created a top-folding card base from a piece of Fog cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. Fog is a gorgeous pale gray color that works great for masculine cards! I adhered the inked panel centered on the card front using liquid glue. I trimmed down the sentiment and adhered it centered over the wreath using thin foam squares and that completed the card.

I’m entering this card in the following challenge(s):

This card also meets the requirement for the challenge we have going on right now over at AAA Cards. Our current challenge theme is one image with the optional twist of positivity. If you have joined us yet, there’s still plenty of time to play!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …

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  1. Virginia Lu says:

    Perfection! I am loving the green you chose for this, Melissa!! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!

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