• Altenew

    Altenew August Challenge Card

    This month the August challenge at Altenew is to be inspired by this flamingo picture: I don’t have any flamingo or bird stamps so I chose to be inspired by the colours and used the gorgeous painted flowers stamp set to create the following card. It was my first time trying inlaid diecutting and I found it much harder than I expected.  I used fun foam for dimension but it was so squishy that it was hard to line up perfectly. I made a few cards to practice the technique and I will show these over the next few days. Would love to know what you think, I really appreciate…

  • Altenew

    Altenew June Challenge wedding card

    As soon as I read about the Altenew June challenge it spoke to me, and I just made my card in time. Here is the inspiration photo: And here is my card: I first of all used my Misti to stamp my sentiment so that I could ensure a crisp black image.  Then I stamped the painted flowers in hero arts soft yellow ink – although it’s difficult to photo I used the same colour for the second layer too but I stamped it three times so that there is a darker inside but yet the whole look remains soft.  I stamped the leaves with hero arts green hills ink…

  • Altenew,  Congratulations,  graduation

    Hooray

    I recently got the dies for one of my favourite stamp sets ever, painted flowers by altenew. If you haven’t guessed by now, I love flowers. I tried using the set in a slightly different way for this congratulations or graduation card. I die cut the flower shapes out of some gorgeous patterned paper and then stamped the outline using my hero arts black ink. What do you think? The following products are linked to Simon Says Stamp. Please note I use affiliate links but this does not cost you anything extra. _____________________________________________________________________________This post may contain a few affiliate links. This means that if you happen to purchase something, I…