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Bright birthday card with Riikka Kovasin


Hi there! It's Riikka Kovasin here today with a bright birthday card. I usually steer towards analogous color schemes and hardly ever use complementary colors in a project. But for this month, I decided to go bold inspired by the "bright color combos" theme of the monthly challenge. 

So, even though I normally would go for blues and greens or even quite muted palettes, with this card I used orange, yellow, red and teal in the same project! That's a bold stroke for me. It was actually quite energizing to use this combo for this time of the year as at least here in Finland the weather is, for lack of a better word, gloomy. Combining vibrant colors together felt fun and I think I need to do it again! This combo is quite close to a triad color scheme, so maybe I need to play with that more often.

Where as I played with colors in this card, I also played with translucent powders. Like I added "Pink Robin" and "Indigo" powders on top of the orange background and transformed their colors that way. I also used a translucent embossing glitter to add sparkle to the little girl's dress and tweaked the color of the balloons using "Lagoon" on top of "Serene". But if you want to see how I made all of those and made the card, please see the video below! 

Thank you for stopping by today! I'm playing with translucent powders in my other monthly project video as well, but the look then is totally different. See you a bit later in the month! Stay safe everyone!

Xoxo Riikka

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  1. Beautiful colours Riikka and love them as I am keen on a bit of brightness in my own cards. I love the slimline shape too. A terrific card. x


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