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Tranquil blue hues for cardmaking

Colour can evoke different emotions and I took the Altenew In The Mood For Colouring class where we looked at 6 different colours and how they can radiate a different feeling or emotion. This is such a fun thing to think about when making your card, what emotion do you want the recipient to feel and which colour best represents this. One colour I love create with evokes calm and tranquil emotions, so I paired it with a single rose and used tranquil blue hues to create a calming thank you card. So let’s get started!

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Tranquil blue hues for cardmaking

Tranquil blue hues for cardmaking: colouring the flower

Start off by stamping one of the roses from the Altenew Flower Garden stamp set onto Strathmore Tone Tan paper in black ink. I choose Toned Tan paper as I wanted to colour with my pencils and this is a create surface for blending. 

Next, I coloured in the rose with my Polychromos Pencils adding darker shads in the folds and groves of the petals with the lightest blues and whites on the highlights. In addition, I also stamped and colour the leaves as well. After the colouring was complete, these were fussy cut out or you can use the coordinating dies

Tranquil blue hues for cardmaking: adding a calming background

To add interest to the background and to add more tranquil blue hues ink blend Fiesta Blue and Suede Shoes ink onto a piece of Ocean Mist cardstock. Using the Altenew Pure White Ink Spray onto the background and once dry, add three stripes of Delicate Stripes Washi tape towards the bottom. 

Foam mount the flower and leaves onto the card panel with varying depths of foam pads to add depth and dimension. To finish the card, add a heat embossed sentiment in WOW! Opaque bright white embossing powder from the Altenew Handpicked Bouquet Stamp set. Lastly, add a few blue sequins to embellish the card. 

Tranquil blue hues for cardmaking

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Flower Garden Stamp - Altenew
Flower Garden Stamp – Altenew
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Handpicked Bouquet Stamp - Altenew
Handpicked Bouquet Stamp – Altenew
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Flower Garden Die - Altenew
Flower Garden Die – Altenew
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Suede Shoes - Catherine Pooler Designs
Suede Shoes – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Suede Shoes reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Suede Shoes reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Fiesta Blue Ink Pad - Catherine Pooler Designs
Fiesta Blue Ink Pad – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Fiesta Blue Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Fiesta Blue Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Fiesta Blue Ink Bundle - Catherine Pooler Designs
Fiesta Blue Ink Bundle – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Delicate Stripes Washi Tape - Altenew
Delicate Stripes Washi Tape – Altenew
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Pure White Ink Spray - Altenew
Pure White Ink Spray – Altenew
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Ocean Mist Heavyweight Cardstcok - Gina K Designs
Ocean Mist Heavyweight Cardstcok – Gina K Designs
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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Ink blending tool large - Altenew
Ink blending tool large – Altenew
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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Jewel Picker - Marvy
Jewel Picker – Marvy
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In The Mood For Colour - Altenew
In The Mood For Colour – Altenew
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for Bumbleberry Papercrafts have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from Bumbleberry Papercrafts to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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