Learn How to Design a Crimson Color Greeting Card

by Martha Lucia Gomez

Learn How to Design a Crimson Color Greeting Card

Hi there, Martha Lucia here! Today I have fun Hugs and Kisses card using only red-hued inks to represent the deep crimson Chili Pepper Color of the Month for Imagine. To make my card, I used red stock, VersaFine, VersaFine Clair and the fabulous Memento inkpads.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes


Step 1

I took a piece of red cardstock and stamped over it the flowers of the stamp set Sketched Flowers by Simon Says using VersaFine Ink Satin Red. Like this is an embossable ink, I let the paper dry well before to continue with the next step. If you want to speed the process you can use a heat tool.

Step 2

When the ink was totally dried, I stamped the “hugs” sentiment from the stamp set Cuddles & Hugs by Concord & 9th, over the flowers, using VersaFine Clair Glamorous and covered it with MBoss Embossing Clear and melted the powder with the heat tool. Using VersaFine Clair, the lines of the flowers are translucent to the word and offered a different tone of color.

Step 3

Then using Memento Ink in Lady Bug sponge the basic layer around the word. For that, you can use a large sponge dauber or a blending brush. In the photo, you can see the different of colors before and after to apply the ink. The lower part of the right photo shows you the difference.

To finalize my just red card, I resized the layer and pasted over whisper white card base and added a stamped sentiment.


  • Cardstock – Real Red, Whisper White
  • Simon Says Stamp – Sketched Flowers Stamp Set
  • Concord & 9th – Cuddles & Hugs
  • Stamping Tool
  • Blending Brush

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