Colorblocking in Berlin!

After more than two months on the road I am finally back with some news. A lot happened but the main news is that we have moved into our new place in Berlin and I have my craft room unpacked, albeit only semi organized. Still I did some stamping yesterday - finally!!! Want to have a look?

I had no plan when I sat down, except that I wanted to stamp in vivid colors and so I grabbed the Build a Flower - Rose set from Altenew and decided to stamp several roses in bright colors. This rose has 6 layers and I wanted the color to be really saturated so I started dark, using the same ink for several layers. You actually do not need 6 different inks to stamp this rose.

These are the inks I used for each layer of the yellow rose:
1 Maple Yellow
2 Maple Yellow
3 Honey Drizzle
4 Honey drizzle
5 Maple Yellow
6 Mocha

I diecut the roses and added matching funfoam on the back to achieve some dimension. I then masked off a square on my card base and ink blended using a makeup brush - I wanted simple so used the complementary color for a real pop - violet is complementary to yellow so I used Ultraviolet ink.

For the orange rose:
1 Autumn Blaze
2 Autumn Blaze
3 Firebrick
4 Firebrick
5 Firebrick
6 Mocha

Blue is complementary to orange so for this one I used Ultramarine - this is a gorgeous blue!

For the red rose I used
1 Heartbeat
2 Heartbeat
3 Vineyard Berry
4 Vineyard Berry
5 Vineyard Berry
6 Espresso

And for the red rose, I used Shadow Creek green for the background.

This card is entered into Seize the Birthday #175 - Add a Geometric Shape challenge, so fun!

The sentiments are simply stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink, I used a variety of sentiments that fit nicely with the size of the images. These cards look a bit pop art, don't you think?
All other stamps and inks are from Altenew.

I am also entering these cards in the Altenew October 2019 Inspiration Challenge, Laurie's lovely and colorful inspiration photo feels so right with my colorful roses and backgrounds.

I even bought a bunch of flowers for my kitchen counter so I guess I am pretty much settled - I look forward to some crafting and I'll tell you about my German adventures too!



  1. Hope you are enjoying your new place! I was in Berlin earlier this year and loved it.
    Your cards are stunning! I love the bold & bright colours and the CAS style.
    Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  2. Love your color blocking - great idea!


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