May 2, 2018

Many Thanks!

Hiya everyone,

Welcome! Hope you week has been good so far. I have couple of cards to share using Altenew’s last month’s release. I am using the tiny stamp sets and mega dies to make a set of two cards.

Here is the first card.

I used the Mini Hello stamp set and Altenew inks to stamp out a floral background. I choose Autumn colours here because it is Autumn down under. So the colours of Orange, teal, Mustard and two shades fo green were the choices. I really love stamping out backgrounds. Something I really enjoy doing. So while I was there stamping, I did whip out another background using pastel colours. I will share that card in another post.

Then I used the Mega Thanks Die to die cut the stamped panel out right in the middle. I adhered the negative panel on a white cardbase. I saved the Thanks die cut for the second card. For this card, I die cut three of the Thanks die using black cardstock, stacked glued them and inlaid them into the negative. I also used the fill in pieces from die cut to inlay them back. So the Mega Thanks sentiment is raised from its floral background. I added a few of the black sequins to tie i the card together. Here are some closeups.

I will list all the supplies used to make this card as well as the second card below towards the end of the post.

For the second card, I used the positive Thanks floral die cut from the first card as the focal point.

For the background, instead of keeping it solid black, I decided to do some tone on tone stamping using the stamp Mini Hello stamp set. It is subtle but yet gives an interest to the card front. I also die cut two white Mega Thanks which I stacked and glued along with the floral die cut on top of the stack. This is simply adhered on the middle of the card front. Clear droplets to embellish the card front. Simple yet the contrasting colours makes the impact. Here are some closeups

So with one tiny stamp set, a big die and a few inks, you can create two designs by just stamping backgrounds. Change the colours to get different set of cards. Heat emboss the stamped pattern on watercolour paper or white cardstock panel, then use watercolour or ink sponging for emboss resist technique which gives even more variety. So you don’t really have to have fancy products create something fantastic. You can get a lot out of a simple mini stamp set and a big die.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.


  1. A gorgeous couple of cards using these sets. Lovely. 🙂

  2. Noriko Fairchild says

    I love altenew! One day I hope to get the opportunity to design for them! Beautiful creations Gayatri! Have a terrific day!!

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