April 24, 2019

Progressive card making!

I enrolled into Altenew’s Progressive cardmaking class by Justine Hovey. I am a bit behind with my projects as I could not access the course for the first two days. So here is day #1 projects of the class.

Hello and welcome to my blogpost. Today I am sharing three cards. Stamping being the focus, the cards showcases beginner, intermediate and advanced stamping techniques. Here are all three cards for day #1

They are all different with various level of stamping. I found it difficult to do the basic stamping and leave it at that. My hands itched to do more and more. I had to restrain on the first card especially. Here are the individual cards and closeups.

Beginner level card

I used an older Altenew stamp called Whimsical Flowers stamp set and Hang in There dies to make this card. No fancy technique used here. Simple stamping on the background both outline and solid colours on top. Just to add a bit of interest, I intentionally offset the solid coloured stamping. That is it. The colours and contrast card base and sentiment makes the card I think.

Intermediate Level Card

On this card, I did layered stamping using stamps from the new A Study in Watercolour stamp set. I first stamped in Silver Lake ink. Then slightly off set the same stamps and stamped again using Pink Diamond ink. I love the softness of these two colours. The sentiment from the same stamp set is stamped in black. I love the delicate fonts of the sentiment. A few enamel dots to finish off the card.

Advanced Level Card.

On this card, I used the Wallpaper Art stamp set. I used masking technique to stamp a cluster of flowers and leaves on watercolour paper. Keeping the masks in place, I sponged the background using distress inks in Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry colours. Then I coloured th flowers using watercolours. I used Zig clean colour brush pens. The sentiment is from an older stamp set. A few clear droplets to finish the card.


Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my blog post today. have a lovely day!


  1. Fabulous cards, Gayatri!

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