2 Effortless Coloring Techniques for Flower Cards | Perfect Pairings with Jaycee + Video

by Jaycee Gaspar
Coloring with Analogous Inks

Hi Altenew friends, it's Jaycee. There is a range of coloring mediums in the Altenew store for all your creative needs. I want to go back to basics and the first way I started making cards — dye stamping ink.

The source of inspiration for coloring these flowers stems from my home garden. This is the first year I have planted roses and I'm thrilled to see them preparing for a second blooming cycle. Watch the video below to see which roses I used as coloring inspiration for my two cards.

Coloring Roses with Color Theory – Floribunda Roses

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For my first card example, I am using two ink families: Red Cosmos and Warm & Cozy. I was able to mix up color families and values to create two blooms that coordinate with each other.

I love using two color families to create two distinct blooms because then I can create flower pairs without a harsh contrast between the two. In addition to the aforementioned ink families, I also used Tropical Forest, Green Fields, and Sea Shore to create the supporting foliage. This overall colorful card reflects the mood and coloring of the inspiration roses found in the video tutorial.

Coloring Roses with Color Theory – Summer Sherbet

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I know everyone's coloring stash and crafting budgets are different. If you're starting out and want to get value from your stamping inks, I recommend trying ink sets. The ink set I used in the card pictured above is the Summer Sherbet Crisp Mini Ink Cube Set.

The reason I picked this set of colors, is because the color range is analogous. On the tri-chromatic color wheel, the inks range from green to yellow, to red, to orange.

I hope you enjoyed this brief tutorial on color theory. Thanks for stopping by!

Materials and Supplies:

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Woodless Coloring Pencils
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Ethereal Roses Stamp & Die Bundle
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Stamp Conditioning Eraser
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Red Cosmos Mini Cube Set
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Warm & Cozy Mini Cube Set
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Vintage Roses Stamp & Die Bundle
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Tropical Forest Crisp Dye Ink Mini…
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Green Fields Mini Cube Set
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Sea Shore Mini Cube Set
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Permanent Black Crisp Ink
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Summer Sherbet 6 Crisp Dye Ink Mini…
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1 comment

Karen H June 27, 2022 - 11:18 AM

Thank you for the coloring instructions. Very helpful when deciding how to use my color sets. Two beautiful cards.


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