Saturday, October 6, 2018

Telling a Story With Color + World Cardmaking Day Sales

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

I'm celebrating today by having a class, and sharing a tip with you. I usually give technique tips, not design tips, so I'm changing that all up!

I have a little technique I use to design scenes on my cards I thought I'd share with you.

I like to make the images tell the story of the sentiment on a card, or reinforce it. The easiest way to do this is with color, which is what I'm doing today.

Remember this sweet little spot color card? I wanted to do the same thing with today's image from this stamp set - but doing it a way that told a story.

So I chose the "I" from the sentiment to be the center girl, and I made her blue and the other two grey, and gave her red wine and the other two girls white.

So when you read the sentiment and see the image that way - you assume that the center girl is the one with the bright idea involving a designated driver.

The image itself sort of leads you to the center girl as well - her hair is up, the other two are down. She is clearly the instigator, and spot coloring her brightly and the other two less so just ties it all together. I used Gina K's amalgam ink to stamp them and then colored them with Copics (BG05, C5, RV29, Y15). Spot color makes for such quick, CAS and impact heavy cards. I love this illustration style - it reminds me of some children's book illustrations, as does Sweet Dear Friend.

My Dancing Improves - Picket Fence...
[ PFS ]
Sweet Dear Friend - Picket Fence Studios
[ PFS ]
Copic Markers
[ SSS | ELH ]
Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#...
[ SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
GKD Amalgam Ink Pad- Jet Black
[ GNK | SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue Two...
[ SSS | ART | BLIC | ELH ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]
Sale — Altenew
[ ALTN ]
Save on Stamps, Die-namics Dies, &...
[ MFT ]
Clear Stamps, Inks, SVG Cut Files and...
[ INK ]
Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright Paper Pack
[ MFT ]
Floral Flurries Washi Tape — Altenew
[ ALTN ]
New at Ellen Hutson
[ ELH ]
Paper Sale - Hero Arts
[ HA ]
Concord & 9th - Newest Products
[ C&9 ]

What are YOU doing for World Cardmaking day? Shopping for stamps? If you, you're in luck - I have some sale info for you.

These awesome Picket Fence Studios images along with the rest of the store - are 10% off today, with free shipping with code PFSdt10. - I'll be using their Christmas release today at my class!

Use code WCMD18 at My Sweet Petunia for 18% off your entire order through Monday at midnight central. Grab a Mini or a Memory at a steal.

Get up to 45% off through Sunday at Altenew on these products. If you haven't seen their big giant stunning floral washi tape - you need to. Also, they have a free gift with purchase special for WCMD. Click the photo for details.

MFT has a LOT of ink and other items at 75% off, while supplies last.

Inkon3 has 20% off through Monday - use code worldcard20. Throw some Fadeout ink in that cart with stamps - if you haven't bought it yet, now's the time.

There will be an Essentials by Ellen Release on Sunday - and you know I love those. And she's having a sale too!

Hero Arts has 30% off on all their paper through the 7th - no coupon needed - sale is here.

A Colorful Life Stencils has 15% off with this code - click here to shop the sale!

Technique Junkies has a heck of a sale for $10 or $10 off. Click here to shop the sale!

Impression Obsession has 20% off storewide until Midnight Pacific tonight - Coupon WCD20 

Concord & 9th has a freebie with orders - check out the details here



  1. Happy World Cardmaking Day! Your card is fabulous, Jo x

  2. What a fun card and thank you for teaching us about setting the scene. You were spot on and that's exactly were my eyes went when I very first opened the email/blog post.

  3. You are clearly the one in the middle. Beautiful card!

  4. What a fun card! I see you in that card :-)

  5. I love this card! The image and sentiment are perfect!


Every time you leave a comment, a new LOLcat is born. ALSO - don't panic if you don't see your comment right away - I moderate my comments to keep those spammers out, so your comment will show up in short order. Unless you're linking me to Russian brides or Nigerian princes.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...