How to Add A Pop Of Color to Your Card

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hello, friends!

Svitlana is here. Today I want to share with you a simple botanical birthday card featuring the amazing Botanical You Stamp Set. This stamp set is one of those that makes the whole card, as the beautiful letters formed by botanical images would definitely be a focal point of any card.
pop of color on handmade card using Altenew stamp set

I love making mono to duo chromatic cards and this one I felt like making as such. Although, I decided to add a pop of color to additional interest. Namely, I added black elements, which in my opinion added character to the sentiment. It looks a bit like folk art design with added black.

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I stamped the YOU sentiment using the Forest Glades, Fresh Lemon, Honey Drizzle and Jet Black Crisp Dye Inks and then die cut them using the matching dies.

Then, I made a background by white embossing the background stamp from the Delicate Flower Bed Stamp Set onto a white panel and then blending Forest Glades Crisp Dye Ink onto it. After that, the panel was foam mounted onto a white card base and the letters were popped up onto it.

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I made the rest of the sentiment by white embossing it onto a white strip and then blending the same Forest Glades Crisp Dye Ink onto it. This time, I did more intense blending. The beauty of dye inks is that you can achieve different results using the same ink by adding more or less layers.  Next the sentiment strip was popped up onto the card.

Lastly, I added some white and black crystals.

Have a wonderful day!


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barbara llassiter July 23, 2020 - 9:46 AM


Helen Budz July 23, 2020 - 10:14 AM

Svitlana, thanks for sharing this card. The design is so lovely with the various layers of images and text. I have the botanical YOU stamp and die set–now I have another great design idea for using it. Yay! Stay well.

Yvonne Boucher July 23, 2020 - 10:22 AM

Lovely card, Svitlana. I love your background!

Carol McCready July 23, 2020 - 10:57 AM

I love this card! You always pick the best color combinations!

Maureen Reiss July 23, 2020 - 11:50 AM

Really Pretty card!!!

Mary Lehett July 25, 2020 - 9:17 PM

Thank you for using that background stamp. I purchased it awhile ago (the bought it for the sentiments) but just didn’t know what to do with it. There are so many color combos floating in my head now. Thank you for creating such a lovely card.

Svitlana Shayevich September 29, 2020 - 10:50 PM

I’m glad my post is helpful! Thank you!

Judi Dempton July 28, 2020 - 8:10 PM

Really Cool!

Svitlana Shayevich September 29, 2020 - 10:40 PM

Thank you!

Tara Prince November 4, 2021 - 1:57 PM

so pretty


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