Polychromatic

Ah, my last class for Level 2.  Here’s hoping it’s good enough to keep going.

The dictionary gives the definition of Polychromatic as “of two or more colors; multicolored”.  Lots of color and multiple colors can be beautiful together.  Probably the most “famous” polychromatic system is the rainbow.  So, with this in mind I set out to use the colors of the rainbow somewhat differently than arches in the sky.

I recently received the Altenew Modern Circles Stencil so I put it over some white cardstock and dry embossed it.  It comes out with interesting texture with the raised half circles.  Before I took it off the stencil, I ink blended it with Altenew Crisp Inks of Ruby Red, Lemon Yellow, Forest Glades, Blue Tide and Hydrangea.  I then powdered them with my anti-static tool and put Altenew embossing ink on top of the half circles. Put Altenew translucent pearl embossing powder over them and heat embossed the sparkly powder.  This made the colors even more vibrant.

I then cut it down by using a Gina K Master stitched die and backed it with a piece of black cardstock to give a thin boarder.  Next, I took a piece of white cardstock and ink blended straight lines with the same inks twice, one more vibrant and the second more pastel. 

Since most of the card was about circles, I also cut two stitched circles out of the ink blended cardstock using Memory Box Double Stitched Circle frames.  The inside circle I dry embossed with the stitching rather than cutting it through.  On it I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Everlasting Happiness set and then also heat embossed it with the same Translucent pearl powder.  I cut the circle down a bit as it was covering too much of the background.  I then added a ring of the pastel rainbow popping it and the full circle up with foam tape.  I liked how the spacing of the ring around the circle still allowed for color to come through on the front.  To finish it off I took five sequins – one of each color to fill some of the white space.

This was a simple and quick card to make and one whose message should always be in front of us. To me, it is a very cheerful card…helping us all to remember in pandemics and everywhere in life that

HOPE IS NEVER LOST

4 thoughts on “Polychromatic

  1. Sande Woodson October 23, 2020 / 2:54 am

    Gorgeous card, my friend! Love the bright colors! Level 3 next!!! 💜

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  2. Erum Tasneem October 26, 2020 / 9:40 am

    Wonderful card there Penny!! Look at the two concentrations of rainbows you’ve got going on there! Fabulous. I bet the sparkly embossing looks terrific in person.
    Thank you for submitting your wonderful work to the AECP assignment gallery.

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  3. Mandi Chau October 27, 2020 / 11:56 pm

    Love the vibrant colors. Beautiful card, Penny!

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