Sunday, March 31, 2019

AECP, In The Mood for Color

My card today is inspired by Altenew Academy's class called In The Mood For Color.  This is also another card for my Level 2 classes of Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP).  This class focuses on using various colors on your cards while considering the "mood" that a color may evoke.  My card uses blue as that is a calming, soothing color.  This color is just right for a sympathy card.

I really like how this card was so quick and easy to make.  Sympathy cards are so good to have on hand as it's not too fun to be making one when you actually need it.  However, that's another reason why I like this card--it is easy to make when you need to make one at the last minute.

The florals in the Extra Special stamp are two layers and very easy to line up and stamp.  I used Altenew inks in Iceberg and Eastern Sky for the flowers and Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades for the leaves.  I stamped the outline and the sentiment onto light gray card stock in a medium toned gray ink.  I feel like using the gray inks helps to keep this card's "mood" calming.  I used a blue pencil to add just a few extra shadows to the flowers.  Lastly, I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss White to the flower centers and scattered other drops around the card for a bit more interest.  This panel is adhered to a white top-folding A2 card base.

Thank you very much for stopping by!  This class is so good to help you think about colors and I hope to have inspired you with my card today.

Carol :)

Altenew Extra Special
Altenew Kind Words
Altenew inks:  Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Iceberg, Eastern Sky
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss White
Simon Says Stamp gray card stock
Hero Arts Charcoal Mid-tone Shadow Ink


  1. I love soft blue with gray and agree that it’s a soothing combination. Simple and elegant!

  2. Such a pretty card. I think they are the perfect colours for a sympathy card.
    I am so glad that you entered your beautiful work in the AECP assignment Gallery. Thank you for sharing your creative process! Fabulous job!

  3. I adore the color combo in this! Totally gorgeous, Carol! You have such a great design sense! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!


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