Hello friends, and Happy 2019! It’s Nina-Marie here with you today and I have to tell you… it’s hard to believe we are beginning a brand new year!
One of the most exciting things about 2019 is the anticipation of fresh ideas and new ways to get creative. Discovering new colors is something I always love; did you know that every December, Pantone selects a color to embody the upcoming year? For this new year they have selected Living Coral; a vibrant, warm color that exudes comfort… and in my opinion, love as well. Which is why I centered my card’s theme around this very topic.
The challenge I gave myself was to make a card that was primarily made up of coral tones. As you can see, most of this card is white and coral, with a kiss of gold. I really love how well this card came togehter!
The main focal point includes the gorgeous Clustered Leaves and Outline Clustered Leaves die sets; I cut one from vellum and the other from white cardstock. Using Abandoned Coral Oxide ink, I blended color onto the outline leaves. That same Abandoned Coral ink was used to add some soft blending to the background panel as well.
I splattered a watery mix of Perfect Copper Perfect Pearls onto the background, along with splashes of plain water; this created great texture. Around the leaf clusters, I added white leaves (covered with Moxi Glitter Glue), pearlized dots and Simon Says Stamp sequins; each sequin is filled with Morning Dew Nuvo Drops.
I hope you will watch the video to see how I created this coral-inspired project! I also encourage you to try using coral colors on your upcoming cards and papercrafting projects; the color is perfect for just about any occassion, not just love. Imagine birthday, Valentine, thinking of you and thank you cards all featuring this heartwarming tone.
Thank you so much for visiting with me today; I will be back again very soon with more crafty ideas to share!
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