How to Use Color to Create 2 Different Looks on Handmade Cards | Take 2 with Therese (with Video Tutorial!)

by Therese Calvird

Hi, it's Therese, and I am back with another edition of Take 2 with Therese. Today, I'm sharing how to use color to create a new look for your handmade card!

I made 2 fabulous floral cards using the beautiful Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lilies

how to use color to create a new look for your cardColor is such an amazing thing, and today I wanted to share just how different the same image can look by just adding color…  or not adding color!

Use Color to Create 2 Different Looks on Cards

Idea # 1 – Black & White

Starting with a soft, muted black & white version.

How to Use Color to Create 2 Different Looks on Handmade CardsI used the Gentleman's Gray Crisp Dye Inks and blended the layered stencils before adding some dimension with the perfectly coordinating 3D Embossing Folder.

The Craft Your Life Project Kits have everything you need to create with various techniques and stretch your supplies!

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit Feathered Lilies Fragile Foliage Take 2 With Therese card video 2 copyI thought this card would be perfect for a sympathy design, so I chose a sentiment from the Fragile Foliage Stamp Set.
 Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit Feathered Lilies Fragile Foliage Take 2 With Therese card video 3 copy
Idea # 2 – Bold & Bright

For my second card, which has a brighter design, I blended the Cherry Blossom and Spring Bouquet Crisp Dye Inks.

How to Use Color to Create 2 Different Looks on Handmade CardsTo add some subtle background texture, I debossed with the Dotted Tile Debossing Cover Die on some Navy Cardstock

BONUS TIP: To change up the look of your design, a large bouquet such as this can be tipped and turned on different angles on the card front!

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit Feathered Lilies Dotted Tile Sweet Sentiments Take 2 With Therese card video 2 copyThis time it was easier to add a die-cut sentiment, so I used the Sweet Sentiments Die Set and some Dazzling Diamonds Cardstock.

Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit Feathered Lilies Dotted Tile Sweet Sentiments Take 2 With Therese card video 3 copyYou can see my video here or watch it in HD on YouTube.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you like my cards!
 
Will you create a black & white card or a bold & bright design? How do you use color in your card projects? Comment down below!

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Cindy C. October 19, 2022 - 11:29

I love both version!!

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Altenew October 20, 2022 - 18:44

We’d love to see your version of these, Cindy!

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