When you create a card, do you consciously think of what colors will reflect a mood on your card? This Altenew class instructed by: Stephanie Klauck, called In the Mood for Color will give you some great guidelines on how to use color to inspire a certain mood from the recipient. I needed to make a sympathy card, and this was helpful to me.
Each day of the class different colors are discussed and we see how the final card helped portray the thought of the card. For the sympathy card I’m designing, I used blue as it represent calm and tranquility which is really needed during a traumatic times. I’ve used a single floral image, again in blue, along with an elegant message of condolence. I think the blue really creates a feel of tranquility and the sentiment is reassuring.
My image and sentiment are from the Altenew Remember This stamp set. I love how versatile Altenew’s sets are that you can create a full card just from one stamp set. I stamped the flower, stem, leaf and sentiment with silver embossing powder. Using the Altenew Deep Blue Seas mini ink set, I stamped the flower with its layers and the Altenew Green Fields for the leaf. I die cut the card panel and foam mounted it on a matching blue cardstock that is top folding.
The concept of a simplistic card along with the blue tones will help provide ease to the recipient.