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Elegant colour scheme for card making

Elegant colour scheme for card making

Today I’m showing you an elegant colour scheme for card making, and although it uses grey ink, this helps elevate the card along with the gold and navy colours. You can easily adapt this card design, but I like to keep elegant cards simple with only a few cohesive colours and a metallic embossing powder in there to add a touch of glamour. 

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Elegant colour scheme for card making

Elegant colour scheme for card making: colouring the flowers

Start off by heat embossing the Altenew Cartoon Tulips in embossing ink and heat set with gold embossing powder. For the colouring, I used Altenew Watecolour brush markers and therefore heat emboss this on watercolour cardstock. If you choose a different colouring medium, make sure you cardstock is also right for medium. 

Colour in the tulips with Evening Grey watercolour brush marker from the Spring Garden collection. I like to add colour to the base with the marker and then a separate brush that has clear water on it to pull the colour out.

Elegant colour scheme for card making: Bringin the card together

After the tulips have dried, using the coordinating die to cut out the images. Next, die-cut the Watercolor Strips Die out of Nautical Hero Hues cardstock and foam mount this onto a white card base. 

To finish the card off, add a sentiment stamped in Juniper Mist ink from the Leaf Canopy stamp set and add it to the front of the card. Also, embellish with some matt gold sequins to tie in with the heat embossing. 

Elegant colour scheme for card making

Elegant colour scheme for card making

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Leaf Canopy Stamp - Altenew
Leaf Canopy Stamp – Altenew
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Cartoon Tulips Stamp Set - Altenew
Cartoon Tulips Stamp Set – Altenew
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Watercolor Stripes Cover die - Altenew
Watercolor Stripes Cover die – Altenew
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Cartoon Tulips Die - Altenew
Cartoon Tulips Die – Altenew
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Watercolor Brush Makers - Spring Garden - Altenew
Watercolor Brush Makers – Spring Garden – Altenew
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Juniper Mist Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Juniper Mist Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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Metallic Gold Rich Pale – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Nautical Hero Hues Cardstock - Hero Arts
Nautical Hero Hues Cardstock – Hero Arts
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive – Tonic Studios
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Instant Dimension foam Tape – Altenew
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Crafter's Essential Bone Folder - Altenew
Crafter’s Essential Bone Folder – Altenew
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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