One of the clean and simple styles that I keep returning to is colour blocking. I first started experimenting with the style after seeing the work of Eloise Renouf and created these cards. Since then I’ve returned to the style with these cards here, and I thought the style particularly suited the retro VW van image in the Flora & Fauna Hat-tastic set for my cards today. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
I shared a video of how to get this colour blocked look here. The idea is to create a mask for the stamped images, in this case, the VW Van from the Hat-tastic set, and then cover the areas that you don’t want to ink blend. I created organic shapes with masking paper and then blended three areas across a panel of white card using Orange Slush, Coral Reef and Laurel Green inks. I chose these colours after looking up VW vans on Google images and pulling out colours which featured often. I then stamped the VW van image with Intense Black ink in the gaps left from the masks and coloured with a flat layer (no shading) of B45, BG11 and Y32 Copic markers.
I stamped a sentiment from the Hat-tastic set in clear embossing ink on a Black card and white heat embossed before trimming to a banner and foam mounting. I added the finished panel to a white card base and accented with enamel dots from my stash.
I was having great fun with this style so decided to switch up the orientation for a second card and instead of having a narrow landscape card I repeated the process to create a tall skinny card.
For this card, I mounted the sentiment over the van. I’m not sure how I feel about the placement, perhaps I should have added it slightly lower so you could see the van more.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D