Hello everyone! Hope your week and the month of February is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today sharing three cards that I made using some of the new items from our 5th Anniversary Release.
I chose a color combination to give my three cards one theme; blue and gold.
My first card is featuring the chic lady from Lifetime of Love stamp set. As I saw this design, I wanted to try to color this lady in the style of fashion illustration.
I stamped the image on a Toned gray paper panel. I stamped the upper part of the image in Noir and the lower part of the dress in a white pigment ink. I then colored the image and the background roughly using Luminance colored pencils. I emphasized the white highlight to achieve the look I wanted.
I cut the panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die and a white cardstock in the same way. I adhered the two panels together slightly tilted as shown in the picture and foam mounted them on a navy cardbase. The sentiment is from Timeless Icons Sentiment stamp set. I gold heat embossed it on a strip of vellum and added it to the card. I finished off the card by scattering some blue sequins from Midnight Frost Couture Mix and Light Blue Topaz Sparkling clear sequins.
My second card is showcasing the unique Fill it In sentiments stamp set. This stamp set includes large basic sentiments which have an integrated blank strip inside where you can add thin words provided in the set. I love this idea!
I went very simple with this design. First I’ve created an alcohol inked panel using an Alcohol ink cardstock and alcohol inks in Aqua, Sail Boat Blue and Indigo. I used lots of rubbing alcohol to blend the colors.
After the panel was dry I heat embossed the big sentiment in gold and the thin words in white. I was thinking whether I should add small flowers like the XOXO Peony, but I decided to leave it as it is. I think the sentiment stamp fills the panel good enough!
Next I have a floral card to share with you 🙂 ! The little floral cluster from XOXO Peony set is very easy to stamp in two layers and you can make a beautiful bouquet by binding several of them together.
I started off by stamping the flowers of XOXO Peony in Cali Blue – Deep Sapphire and Parisian Blue – True Navy combination and the stem in Crystal Pewter and Warm Hazelnut. I fussy cut the three floral clusters and set them aside. The coordinating cut file is also available in our shop.
To create the subtle background I used Mini Dots cling stamp. First I masked the border of the front of a white cardbase with stripes of a masking tape and stamped the Mini Dots in blue inks, which I used for the flowers, making it darker towards the center.
Aren’t the Layered Floral Alphas just gorgeous! With the coordinating Coverplate die it is a dream to make those beautiful alphabets! I gold heat embossed the alphabets and stamped the flowers in Cali Blue and Deep Sapphire.
To assemble my card I first arranged the floral clusters on the cardbase. I raised some of the flowers using foam adhesives to add more dimension. The letters were added using foam adhesives as well. The “sending” is from the Dearest Peony stamp set. I stamped it in Noir on a strip of white cardstock, made it into a fishtail banner and adhered it on the card. I finished off the card with some Glass Slippers round confetti sequins.
That’s it from me for today! I hope you enjoyed looking my cards and could get some inspiration 🙂 !
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great week!
7 thoughts on “Blue & Gold”
Three fabulous cards TaeEun and love the blue and gold together. I thought straight away that the first is like a fashion illustration, so beautifully achieved, and the second with the large gold embossed sentiment looks great over the beautiful shades of blue AI’s in the background, and the last with the sweet peonies and a lovely floral sentiment works beautifully, and love the dotty background too. x
Such beautiful cards! I love the flowers!
Wow, absolutely beautiful! Love them all!
Wow. Your color skills are off the chart! LOVE these so much!