CAS stands for Clean And Simple. The Flower challenge this month is all about clean and simple.Here comes my post for The Flower Challenge #57.
Hello Everyone !
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When it comes to CAS I struggle the most. It really is a challenge for me as I can never settle with simple. So my clean and simple still consists of a little glitz and a little glam.
For my background I ripped a printer paper and layered on a panel of Neenah card-stock so that a little strip would show through. I taped it so it wouldn’t move. I started ink blending using Distressed Oxide inks in Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserve. When I removed the printer paper I got this cool look of ink blended strip.
I used AltenewDitsy Print Stamp set. For the simplicity required by the challenge I only used the outline stamp in Ranger Archival Ink in black and instead of using colors on my floral image i used gold ink to stamp the layering stamp. The gold I used is Tsuneko Brilliance.
The sentiment I used says Stay Beautiful which is from the Altenew Beautiful Peony stamp set. I love the font and style of this sentiment stamp. I think it compliments my card design really well.
Like I said before I can never settle with simple on my card project. I was still feeling like I needed a little something on my card. But I forced myself to not overdo it and just add a few black iridescent gems on the center of my flowers.
This completed my card for today. Hope this inspired you.
Let’s play along at The Flower Challenge and share your projects over there.
Welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing this beautiful card I created featuring the latest April release stamp called Statement Flowers. This stamp set is from Altenew. Altenew has always been one of my favorite stamp companies.
Here’s my card for today.
This stamp is a big floral stamp that covers a full A2 standard size card front.
I decided to stamp this image on a watercolor card-stock panel. Stamped with Versamark Watermark Ink and sprinkled Ranger Embossing Powder in Platinum color. After heat setting the embossing, I started to watercolor the image.
Here was my inspiration picture i found on Pinterest and I really fell in love with the combination.
I pulled out my Peerless Watercolors in Sky Blue and Sepia Brown. I really love how vibrant Peerless Watercolors are . I own this basic pad of 15 colors. Seems like it lasts forever.
Surprisingly, only two layers of simple water coloring on these flowers and wow I am stunned.
I stamped one of the sentiment from this stamp set on a sky blue strip of card-stock. Embossed that again, this time using detail white embossing powder. Adhered that on some foam tape.
Finally, I embellished the panel with some matching blue Sequins from my stash.
I loved how my card turned out. Hope you guys liked it too.
Few days ago I posted on my Instagram Story a floral pattern image I picked from Pinterest. I took that as an inspiration for my card. I challenged myself to create a card like the inspiration picture. Using the supplies I already own.
My Inspiration for Today:
Most of the times I look up on Pinterest for ideas for my cards anyway. I really liked this picture i found. Here is the picture:
I really liked the yellow and shades of brown on this picture. So I tried to crate a card similar to this.
Here is my card for today:
The Focal Image:
For my card I used the Stamp set called Hibiscus Bouquet from Altenew. Stamped the outline images on a black piece of card stock with Versamark Watermark Ink. Versamark is a clear sticky ink. I colored the images using Faber Castell Polychromos in Yellow, Brown and Grey to somewhat match my inspiration picture. I like to color the images before embossing if I am using pencil colors. Then stamped and embossed the images again with Detail white embossing powder from Wow.
I cut out the images using scissors as I didn’t own the coordinating dies for this particular stamp set. Since these are large images it wasn’t hard to cut out the images using scissors.
Then I arranged the images on a black card stock panel of 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half inches.
Stamped the sentiment You are amazing on a scrap piece of cardstock with versamark ink and embossed using the white embossing powder again. Foam mounted the sentiment strip to the right hand bottom corner.
Embellished the card using some transparent light grey sequins i had lying in my stash adhered with Matte Medium.
I really liked how my card turned out. Hope you guys will give it a try too. If you do so please tag me on social media so I can see what you come up with.
I have a few cards to share with you on my blog today. These cards are made uisng Altenew Stamp and die set called “Always there”. I have used Altenew stencils and nuvo glimmer paste to create beautiful backgrounds for my cards.
Here are my cards for today.
Four different stencils have been used in these cards with Nuvo Glimmer Paste. My favorite is the Leaf Burst Stencil.
My focus for these cards are the beautiful stamp set from Altenew. It’s called Always There. This stamp set is a layering stamp. It comes with a few different layered images which you can stamp in different shades of the same color that gives these images a more realistic look. I love layering stamps because I don’t have to color each images if i don’t like to. For these flowers I did color the details with Faber Castell Polichromos pencils to give them more depth and dimension.
The flowers are arranged on the background panel some using just liquid glue and some using foam tape for dimensions.
I used three different shades of Altenew Die Inks for these flowers. Yellows, Pinks and Reds and the leaves are stamped in Greens.
The sentiments are used from another stamp set from Altenew called I Adore You. The sentiments are stamped on a black strip of card stock in Versamark Ink then embossed using Wow Embossing powder in detail white.
Then I cut the sentiments using Simon Says Stamp Die.
I layered the stenciled panel on a color card stock that coordinates with each flower cluster. Then mounted them on the card base.
The card base is standard A2 size card bases with 110lb Neenah Cardstock.
I really loved how these cards turned out in the end. Let me know what you think in the comment down below. I love reading comments.
I have another post using same stamp set here if you are interested in reading that. This one uses a special technique.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These look amazing in real life. The gold embossing and the shiny watercolor add the beauty to this card.
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.
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.
Hello everyone. It’s been a while I haven’t posted anything. I had been super busy with work and holidays.
Today I have this card to share with you all. This is Winter Cardinal stamp and die set from Altenew. This is my first non floral stamp I bought from Altenew. I love this stamp because this is layering stamp as most of Altenew stamps are.
So Here’s today’s card:
The Focal Image:
The cardinal is stamped in Tim Holt’s Ranger Distressed inks in Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Barn Door and Aged Mahogany. The tree branch in Aged Mahogany and the circle behind the bird is ink blended in Hickory Smoke and Broken China inks
The sentiment says “you make my heart sing” from the same stamp set is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the background piece ink blended in Broken China.
Here’s a closer look.
I love these color combination because it reminds me of the cold and crisp winter scene.
The background is one of the patter paper piece cut to 4 inches by 5 and a quarter inches using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die.
The Card Base:
Then it is attached to a 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half inches top folding card base made with 11o lb. white card stock.
I loved how this card turned out. Hope you guys like it too.
My busy work schedule hasn’t stopped me from participating in the challenge this month because I just love the color combination. I had recently ordered some products from Altenew and hadn’t had a chance to play with some of them yet.
Here’s my card for today.
What Inspired me:
This is the picture form the inspiration post on Altenew Blog that inspired me to create my card.
How I made it:
I’ve been wanting to play with my new stamp set from Altenew called Perfectly Perfect. This stamp set is so pretty. The flower and leaves images in this stamp set are just outlined images. I love to use the outline images to stamp and color.
I stamped all the flower images and the leaves images on a watercolor paper with Versamark. Versamark is a sticky clear ink which helps the embossing powder to stick on it so I can heat set it using my heat tool to get the embossed image. I used White embossing powder.
Then the images were watercolored using the watercolor palette from Prima Watercolors in the colors Tropical that I had bought on Amazon. I had in my mind the vision of blue flowers and green leaves on a yellow background.
Created the background on a white panel of cardstock sized 4 inches by 5 and a 1/4 inches in dimension. Used the yellow color from the same watercolor palette using the ink-smooshing technique. This technique is very popular these days to create a messy watercolor background.
Arranged the flowers and the leaves on the top left corner of the panel. Some flowers were adhered directly using glue whereas some were added on a foam tape to create dimension.
Took a strip of black cardstock from my scrap stash, stamped it with two of the sentiments from the stamp set to make it look like one with Versamark ink. Embossed with white embossing powder and adhered using foam tape.
So here is my final card.
I just loved how it turned out. Let me know what you guys think about it in the comments section down below.
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I stamped the outline image from the stamp set a while back as soon as I received my order from Altenew. At work when I am not too busy I like to color the images. Then die cut it using coordinating dies at home. It just took me a while to turn those images into cards.
Here’s my card for today
I love the Blue and Gold color combination on the leaves. I used the Rectangle Stitched Die from Simon Says Stamp to cut a panel in craft card stock and another in sky blue cardstock. But the craft panel I die cut with the small one of the Leaf Canopy die to create a negative leaf image backed that with gold and craft pattern paper.
I layered the panels offsetting each other to show all the layers from each side also. I think that creates an extra interest in the layout.
Stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set that says “life is better with friends” on a while piece of cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and popped the piece on foam tape for added dimension.
Also attached the large colored die cut leaf cluster with one layer of foam tape and the small one with two layers of foam tape.
I love the combination so much. An extra panel of sky blue matted on one side of card brings the whole card together.
This one has more of the feminine vibe to it. The combination of pink and green is one my go-to combination when it comes to a girly card. I cut the circles using Stitched Circle Dies from Simon Says Stamp.
The large circle directly adhered to the light green panel but the other two are added on foam tape. The leaf clusters are then arranged between the two pink circles.
Then it is finally attached to a 4.25 inches high and 5.5 inches wide top folding card base made of 110 lb white card stock.
I really loved how both cards turned out. Let me know in the comments what you guys think about it?
I really love hearing other’s opinion about my cards.
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