Happy Tuesday everyone! Today is third day of over 40C in my city. Night minimum temperature was 31C. Just could not sleep well inspite of air con. Another couple of day of hot weather predicted. My only worry is bushfires. Hope there is not one around. Anyway, I have a set of cards to share. I used Altenew’s New release to make these. Hope you like them.
The colour concept for this card came about after my visit to a clothing store called Universal Store. The new arrival were all pastels with Beige as neutral. They were arranged with beige turtle neck and pants with pastel blazer or beige pants with pastel top or pastel floral skirt with beige top. Absolutely gorgeous. For past few years, grey, black and white were generally the neutrals with colours. So seeing beige with pastels was totally different and fresh. These clothes were more for teen and young adult. So my daughter got a couple of outfits for her university. But I wanted to use the colour combination on my cards. Came back home to the delivery of Altenew goodies. Perfect and I set to make these cards.
I used the new Ornate cover die on the background. I sponged Rocky Shores Altenew ink on the die before adhered on the white card base. For the focal point, I used the foliages from Retro Planties stamp set which I white heat embossed on Mountain Mist and Soft Lilac cardstocks. Using the coordinating dies, I die cut them all out and cluster adhered them on the centre of the card front Ornate cover die.
For the sentiment, I used the Hugs and Hello stamp set. I stamped the large sentiments using Sand Dunes ink, using the coordinating die, I cut them out and couple more to stack and glue. I sponged Rocky Shores ink on the bottom of the die cut to make an ombre sentiment die cut. I also used the backer dies to die cut using white cardstock. I adhered the ombre sentiment die cut on the backer die cut to adhered on the bottom of the foliage cluster on the card front. The secondary sentiment is stamped using Wisteria and Sweet Leaf inks on white cardstock, trimmed and adhered below the large sentiment die cut. A few Moonshine sequins to finish off the cards.
I absolutely love the colour combination. The Ornate cover die is gorgeous. My favourite in the release. Hello and Hugs stamp set and dies are wonderful sentiment stamp set. I still need to play with Retro Plantines stamp set a bit more.
Hope you like my card set. If you make a card inspired by these, please share on social media and tag me. Love to see your take. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog today. Have a lovely day! I am going to drink lots of water now. Bye!