Thank You Cards using Altenew Always There Stamp

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I have two Thank You Cards to share here today featuring Altenew Always There Stamp and Die set. Same color combinations, same technique but different layout.

If you love Altenew Stamps and Dies as much as I do then you are at the right place. I share lots of inspirations, Techniques and Beautiful creations all the time. Hope you will get inspired to keep creating beautiful projects.

Background:

First Card:

The background of the first card is a 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half inches panel of Slate Grey card stock from Simon Says Stamp. Cut using three rectangle dies, The outermost die is My Favorite Things and the inner two dies are the Stitches Rectangle dies from Simon Says Stamp. I only cut the panel but didn’t detach it. In fact I added some Scotch Tape at the back to keep in intact. Only purpose of using the dies was to add some stitched border around it for extra interest.

Second Card:

For the second card I had decided I wanted to follow the card sketch I saw at Case this Sketch. The panel again is Slate Grey card stock from Simon Says Stamp. I cut three 1 inch strips of cardstock in white grey and black and added along the middle slighly slanted to match the sketch provided. Then I usded the same outer rectangle die I used on the first card to cut this out.

Focal Image:

The focal image on this card is definitely the beautiful stamp. I only used the outline image of two flowers and two leaves and the coordinating dies. I used white card and splatter some guasche in dark grey and light grey color. Later I realized that I should have just used black because I was going to layer that with vellum anyway which mutes the color a little bit.

I cut some flowers and leave out of this splattered card-stock using the Always there die set.

I took a scrap piece of vellum from my stash and stamped some flowers and leaves with Versamark Watermark Ink. Sprinkled some silver Wow Embossing powder. Then heat set it with a heat gun. Used the dies to cut out those images. Then stamped the centers of the flowers with Mustard Seed Distressed Oxide Ink and embossed that using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder.

I then used Mini Glue dots to layer the vellum flowers and leaves on to the splattered flowers and leaves.

Then arranged the flowers on the background panel I created earlier.

Sentiments:

The sentiments on the cards are from I Adore You Stamp set from Altenew. I love how these sentiments are so versatile it can be used for any occasions.

I stamped the sentiments on black piece of card-stock with Versamark Watermark Ink and embossed using White Wow detail Embossing powder.

Then I cut the sentiments with Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strip Wafer dies

Card Base:

The card base is 4 and aquarter by 5 and a half inch A2 size note card created by a sheet of 8 and a half by 11 inches 110lb white card stock cut in half along the middle lengthwise and scored in the middle widthwise to create two top folding card bases.

The Finishing Touch:

Finally after adhering the flowers and leaves and the sentiments to the card panel I added some dots of Nuvo Crystal drops in Yellow, White and Black. The centers of the flowers are dotted with black Nuvo Crystal drops to suggest some stamen.

I loved how these cards turned out. I hope you love them too. The combination of black.white grey and yellow is a very elegant combination.

I have linked to most of the supplies I have used on this card. Hope you will give it a try.

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Jyoti

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Handmade Cards Using Fun Watercolor Backgrounds and Perfectly Perfect Stamp Set

Hello My Lovely Friends!

Today I have a few cards using Perfectly Perfect stamp set that released a while ago. I am using the fun background technique using watercolors and stencils on watercolor paper. And the star of the show is Finetec pearlescent watercolors.

altenew perfectly perfect stamp
Altenew perfectly perfect stamp

The Focal image:

I used one of my favorite stamp set from Altenew called Perfectly Perfect and the coordinating dies for this card. The images from this stamp-set are outline images which you can color as you prefer. I picked watercolor on gold embossed images. I used Prima Watercolors to color the flowers in pinks and oranges and the leaves in different shades of greens.

to color the flowers in pinks and oranges and the leaves in different shades of greens.

Then it was layered with one thin quote of Finetec Pearlescent watercolors in matching shades. I love how these flowers shine in the light. It’s had to capture that in camera but I tried my best.

Altenew Perfectly Perfect Stamp
altenew Perfectly Perfect stamp

These look amazing in real life. The gold embossing and the shiny watercolor add the beauty to this card.

The background:

Not just the focal images but the background also is one of a kind in these cards. I used watercolor paper which was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die ( which I use in almost every project). Brushed it with clean water and then dropped some reds browns and green watercolors that match the look of brick on the water. Before it dried I sat Tim Holtz stencils one was wood texture and the other was brick texture of top of it. And let the watercolor do it’s magic. I left it overnight.

The other one is the same technique using the wood texture stencil.

Altenew Perfectly Perfect Stamp
altenew perfectly perfect stamp

The Sentiment:

There are no sentiments on these cards as so far. But this is better because I can just stamp and cut a strip of any type of sentiment and pop it on the card whenever I need to give it to anyone.

The card base:

The card bases are 4 and a quarter inches wide by 5 and a half inches tall standard A2 size card. I tried to match the colors of the card base to complement the color of the flowers.

I am participating in the Altenew Inspiration Challenge January 2019.

Here is the Inspiration Picture:

I also have one more card that I created a while back to participate in the Altenew Inspiration Challenge using this same stamp and die set. Please check out my post if you are interested.

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Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Reselase and Thank You card

Hello and Welcome to my blog. Today’s post consists of the card that I made using Simon Says Stamp Stamptember release. I ordered this stamp set on the first day of the release. But unfortunately, it arrived around the beginning of the third week. But as they all say better late than never. I was dancing with joy when I received it in the mail that day. Because these stamps are all limited edition. You won’t be able to purchase it after the stock is over.

simon says stamp

This is a big stamp set with one large flower cluster, a couple of other flowers and some leaves with some beautiful sentiments.

Background:

I repeatedly stamped a panel of Neenah Solar white cardstock 110 lb with one of the small flower images from Simon Says Stamp Stamptember stamp set called Beautiful Day 2 with Versamark ink. Changed the position of the flowery each time to create like an organic pattern. Embossed those with Gold Embossing powder. I have been into ink blended backgrounds lately. So I picked distressed oxide inks from Ranger. One was Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers. Got to love how the distressed oxide inks blend so smoothly.

beautiful flower2 stamp set

 

The Focal Image:

To create the focal image I stamped one of the flowers with the stem image from the stamp set with Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. Which was then colored using Distressed Inks in colors Seedless Preserve and Lucky Clover. Using the Watercolor brush with a simple flat wash of colors. Then I added it with foam tape on the background panel.

simon says stamp stamps and dies

The Sentiment:

The sentiment is from the same stamp set. I stamped and embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black strips of cardstock. Cut into banners and mounted with foam tapes on the panel.

stamptember 2018

So here is my final card for today. I loved how it turned out. I just love how the purple flower pops on the green background.

Let me know in the comment down below what do you guys think about it?

I am participating in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Supplies Used:

 

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Card featuring My Monthly Hero Card Kit Aug 2018

Hello friends! I just loved My Monthly Hero Card Kit from Hero Arts. The coffee cups are so adorable that I keep going back at it and keep making more and more cards.

Here is a different take on this card because this project uses a more tedious but fruitful result.

Here is my Card for today.

 The Technique:

Any experts must have already guessed how I created this patterned coffee cups. But if you are wondering how I created these keep reading.

Do you notice the gloss and shine on the cups that look like real porcelain texture? And the print is just so unique, isn’t it?

Well, I first stamped the coffee image from the stamp set that came in My Monthly Hero Card Kit to stamp several images with Ranger Archival Ink in jet black on a pretty pattern paper with some gold foiled pattern. I made sure each stamp was on a different pattern on the same sheet of paper. Cut out the images just along the black outline using Tim Holtz scissors that is just great for fussy cutting small images like this. I also cut out the part where it is meant to be coffee using Exacto Knife carefully.

I then stamped a few of the same images on a white cardstock. I cut those out using the coordinating die that came in the kit. I adhered the printed cutouts of the cups on the die-cut cutouts of the cups to make it look like just the part inside the lines are patterns. It’s hard to explain in words but I am sure you got what I mean.

Then the part where it is supposed to look like coffee I colored with Copic marker. I cut a slit using Exacto knife along the rim of the cup so that I could slide another cup inside it to make it look like the cups are stacked on top of each other.

Embellishment:

The coolest part of it is I added Glossy Accents on the patterned part of the cups only to make it shiny like real porcelain cups.

I will make sure to explain in pictures showing steps next time I do projects like this. Then a piece of green cardstock was cut using Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die and This pattern paper I used on the background was one of Simon’s card kit a long time ago. Cut to 4 inches by 5 and a quarter inches in dimension and matted with the same green cardstock 1/8th inch bigger than it.

Then the stack of cups was added on the green circle with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on a white strip of cardstock and added on the card.

 

The background:

The whole panel was added on a 4 and a 1/4 by 5 and a half top folding card base made using 110lb Neenah Solar White cardstock.

Hope you guys like this card and will get inspired by it to use this technique in your future projects. Please do leave me a comment down below.

I have used affiliate links to the products I have used in case you are interested in buying them. Please make your purchases through these links so I get a percentage of commision without any extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Also, check out my other post using this same card kit here

http://www.cardsncraftsnyc.com/cards-featuring-my-monthly-hero-card-kit/

I am participating in the Fusion  Card Challenge. I am only using the card sketch though.

I am also participating in the Simon Says Stamp card challenge.

Hugs

Jyoti

 

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