Retro colour blocking handmade cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/retro-colour-blocking/

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.

Retro colour blocking handmade cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/retro-colour-blocking/

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.

Retro colour blocking handmade cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/retro-colour-blocking/

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.

Retro colour blocking handmade cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/retro-colour-blocking/

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.

Retro colour blocking handmade cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/retro-colour-blocking/

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.

Retro colour blocking handmade cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/retro-colour-blocking/

Again, I foam mounted the finished panel on a white card base and accented with enamel dots.

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.

 

Flora and Fauna HAT-TASTIC Clear…
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SSS ORANGE SLUSH Dye Ink
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SSS CORAL REEF Dye Ink
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SSS LAUREL GREEN Dye Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Copic Markers
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Copic Sketch Marker B45 SMOKY BLUE…
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Copic Sketch Marker BG11 MOON WHITE
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Copic Sketch Marker Y32 CASHMERE…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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SSS MASKING PAPER
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for…
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Gina K 2018 at Simon Says STAMP!
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MINI MISTI
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MISTI MINI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000199
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MAGNETIC BLOCK FOR MISTI
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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Ranger MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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Tim Holtz Tonic MAXI GUILLOTINE…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Ranger ANTI-STATIC POUCH ink62332
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING STORAGE…
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Retro colour blocking handmade cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/retro-colour-blocking/

Retro colour blocking handmade cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://limedoodledesign.com/2018/07/retro-colour-blocking/

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