Monochromatic Thank You Card with Coffee Break Colors

by yana.smakula

Hello everyone, this is Yana sharing a simple monochromatic Thank You card.

When I received new colors of inks from Altenew last week I immediately put them to a good use and stamped a few test images out (you might have seen the color chart I shared on Facebook a few days ago). I am a visual person and I like to have my ink colors stamped in an ink chart or some sort of chart for easy reference.

Monochromatic Thank You Card with Coffee Break Colors by Yana Smakula

I used Altenew's all time favorite Vintage Roses stamp set to stamp a few 3 and 4-layer flowers using all 12 new ink colors and that stamping has inspired this simple project.

I used new Woodgrain Powder cardstock (it is just like a white woodgrain one but in a mocca-like color) and foam mounted my stamped and die cut flowers on top creating a floral cluster. I used just the Coffee Break colors here.

Monochromatic Thank You Card with Coffee Break Colors by Yana Smakula

My sentiment comes from a Fresh Freesia stamp set and is heat embossed in Antique Gold embossing powder to match the rest of the project.

To add a bit of sparkle to this card I also adhered a layer of gold glitter tape under the sentiment strip. One can never have too much glitter, especially if its gold and mess-free, lol!

Monochromatic Thank You Card with Coffee Break Colors by Yana Smakula

As sad as it might be, this is my last post for Altenew blog as a cardmaking design team member; I will still be joining Altenew for new product release hops and will be posting lots on my personal blog, as a contributing designer, be sure to sign up for my blog newsletter if you'd like to keep in touch.

Big hugs! And happy cardmaking!

Yana Smakula


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Lynn Dalby September 27, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Lovely Card, I like the layer style.

Susi September 27, 2016 - 10:13 AM

Those colours blend and go together so beautifully! What a stunning card, Yana.

Michele F September 27, 2016 - 10:25 AM

There isn’t one element of this gorgeous creation that I don’t adore, Yana!!! OH do I want those inks!!! SOON! [moving is very costly, right?]

Cynthia Cole September 27, 2016 - 10:48 AM

Love your elegant card using those new inks! This is the only stamp set I own so far from Altenew and you’ve given me more inspiration. Sorry to see you go as a DT but I will follow your blog.

Anne Sturgeon September 27, 2016 - 10:55 AM

Love the colors of the cardstock and the inks. Beautiful work, as always.

Lynne Ingram September 27, 2016 - 10:58 AM

Your work is outstanding and you will be missed at Altenew. I do get your emails and will look forward to your new endeavors. Good luck with where ever you go.

Nan G September 27, 2016 - 11:02 AM

Love this new coffee color! Another gorgeous card Yana! You will be missed. I’ve signed for your newsletter so I won’t miss your stunning creations. Hugs

Kirsty Vittetoe September 27, 2016 - 1:06 PM

Love this!

Celeste Goff September 27, 2016 - 1:57 PM

This is just stunning Yana!

Becca Cruger September 27, 2016 - 2:10 PM

Such a gorgeous, rich color to design with. Gorgeous card and I’m sure that even if this is your last blog post here, you’ll be inspiring people all over the blogosphere for years to come. Thanks for sponsoring such a fun hop, Altenew!

Ericka Strange September 27, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Love these colors so pretty! And the sequins adds a perfect touch!

Kari D September 27, 2016 - 4:07 PM

I am sad to hear that this is your last blog post for Altenew, but so glad to know that it won’t be the last time I see your incredible cards with Altenew products. As always, your card today inspires and pushes me to try new color combos (oh when, oh when is my 2 day shipping going to arrive with my new color cubes?). All the best to you and THANKS to Altenew for introducing me to amazing card makers!

Harriet September 27, 2016 - 4:27 PM

Your card is serene, the colors are excellent.

Janet September 27, 2016 - 9:04 PM

OH NO!!! This cannot be right!! Ian sad too, but at least you will still be “popping in” sometimes! I am wonderful what your new endeavors will be – time will tell ;-P

beautiful card, and surprisingly these colours are really shouting my name now – LOL

Rachel A September 28, 2016 - 11:37 PM

This card is gorgeous!!

Saloni September 29, 2016 - 1:28 AM

This card is just wow! I love the vintage look of the card with the unusual colors you chose, chic and elegant!


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