Creativity Unlocked featuring Craft Your Life Project Kit: Meadow Breeze | Creating Colorful Dashboards (with Video Tutorial!)

by nathalie

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Hello, crafty friends!

It's Nathalie here to share a new idea for creating colorful dashboards using the new Craft Your Life Project Kit: Meadow Breeze.  This new card making kit is just full of possibilities and, in my case, a great way to start my journals. FYI, this is part of the January 2023 Marvelous Monthly Release Collection and will be available in the Altenew store on 01/17/2023 – so you can add it to your wishlist now and grab it once it's available!

Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from each month's collection or a fan favorite from past collections! Discover each product's endless creative possibilities and get inspired to create the paper crafting ideas we share here. Keep on reading for exclusive tips from our designers, handy tips and tricks, and stunning project inspiration from talented crafters.

Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new stamp/die/stencil/embossing folder bundle!

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Craft Your Life Project Kit: Meadow Breeze

Do you want to decorate your canvas with a soft summer blend of delicate florals? This stamp set features a beautifully outlined arrangement of cattleyas, daisies, and poppies! It also includes floral silhouettes that are great for creating background patterns and texture. This stylish arrangement of delicate florals can add an extra touch of magic and elegance to your paper crafts.

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Nothing better than a pop of color and the beautiful design of the new Craft Your Life Project Kit: Meadow Breeze to bring my stories to life. Let's take a closer look.

Dashboard #1 – 6×8 ‘Heat Embossed' Layout

I want to start my family journal with color and shine in a clean and simple way, thus the idea of creating colorful dashboards as title pages.  The first one belongs to my Family Journal (6×8 size) format.

@altenew_creating colorful dashboards by Nathalie DeSousaTo start, I am using the new Craft Your Life Project Kit: Meadow Breeze stamp set to heat emboss the image with Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder.

Here is where creating colorful dashboards comes into action — let's add color! 

My choice is shades of violet, fuchsia, purple and blue to color the images. The stencil in the kit makes it so easy to bring the images to life easily. A few extra drops of shine complement the colors (Cosmic Berry Metallic  Shimmer Ink Spray and Antique Gold Metallic Ink Spray).

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The movement in the heat-embossed images creates the perfect placement for the title of the journal. 

A touch of shimmer (Metallic Brushed Gold Cardstock) in the die-cuts (Bold Numerals Die Set, Bold Alphabet Die Set) completes the colorful look of the page.

Dashboard #2 – Traveler's Notebook ‘Embossed' Layout

Another idea for creating colorful dashboards with the new Craft Your Life Project Kit: Meadow Breeze uses the beautiful 3D Embossing folder to bring color and texture to the page

@altenew_creating colorful dashboards by Nathalie DeSousaI am using a similar formula for this dashboard but with a smaller twist. First of all, this is a smaller format. Therefore, my choice was to bring extra color by the means of stamping in the background.

I am using shades of teal and the kit's stamp to add a few details to the top and bottom of the page. Then, I am once again adding a bit of shimmer in gold ink to the page.

@altenew_creating colorful dashboards by Nathalie DeSousaThis time, the choice of cardstock is softer for the title (Brushed Rose Gold Metallic Cardstock), as it creates a nice contrast with the colors and texture in the embossed floral bundle.

The stencil set in the Craft Your Life Project Kit: Meadow Breeze fits perfectly over the embossed image, which makes it so easy to bring that pop of wow when creating colorful dashboards.

I have created a video that shows you how these two dashboards came together.  You can watch it below or in HD on Altenew's YouTube channel:

I hope this inspires you when creating colorful dashboards for your projects.

@altenew_creating colorful dashboards by Nathalie DeSousaRemember to share your projects with us; we'd love to be inspired by your crafting projects too!

Designer's Tips

Stamp the silhouette image in a very light neutral color. Then, add various colors to the elements using pencils or artist markers and watch them come to life!

Perfect Pairings

We've curated a few items that will go well with this product. Check them out!

Thanks for stopping by! Come back on 01/17 to check out more project inspiration in the release blog hop.

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1 comment

Pam Boedeker January 24, 2023 - 8:58 AM

The term Dashboard is new to me.


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