April 20, 2018

Wish Big!

Hey friends, I have another Altenew card to share with you. I used the new Happy Heart stamp set, coordinating die and Wish Big mini stamp set to make this card.

I love the artistic look of this card. And here is how I made this card.

  1. I started with stamping the flowers and leaves on a white cardstock using Altenew Permanent black ink.
  2. Then I coloured the images using Prisma Colour pencils. Yes they are coloured using pencils because I had another plan in my mind when I started this project.
  3. After colouring the images, I hand cut the images out. There are coordinating dies but I did not want the white border around.
  4. This is when my plans changed. I had a distress ink smooshed watercolour background card on my desk. The colours coordinated so well with the coloured images. So I decided to use the panel. The watercolour panel was smooshed with Ripe Persimmon, Worn Liptstick and Tattered Rose distress inks.
  5. I wanted layers. So I stamped the same images from Happy Heart stamp set on the panel using Altenew Permanent Black Ink on top of the watercolour smooshed panel.
  6. I coloured these images using the same Prisma colour pencils I used previously.
  7. I overlaid this layer with the hand cut coloured images made earlier using foam adhesive. This gives dimension. I trimmed off the over hang on the top of the panel.
  8. For the sentiment, I black heat embossed the sentiment Wish Big from Wish Big stamp on the middle towards the bottom of the panel.
  9. I adhered this completed panel to the card base and embellished the card front with white nuvo crystal drops.

Here are some closeups of the card.

I love the smooshed watercolour background with hard and soft edges and spatters. This gives artistic feel to the card. Layering the cut images over the stamped images gives dimension to the card. All the colours are neutralised with the big, bold and glossy heat embossed sentiment.All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


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April 19, 2018

May all your Wishes Come True!

Hello and welcome back!

I am on Winnie & Walter blog sharing this card I made using their products.

I have used rock and roll technique to stamp the flowers and leaves from W&W’s In Bloom: Eva’s Favorite Flowers stamp set. The inks I used are from Altenew. Love that they have four shades of the same colour. So easy just pick the colours you want and work with it. I stamped the flower centres using white pigment inks. This will add details to the flowers and break up the large area of colour. I then used the coordinating die to die cut them all out.

Instead of using white or black card base, I chose a charcoal cardbase. Something different to what I normally pick. The flowers and leaves are clustered on top of the card base in rainbow order and adhered some using glue and others using foam adhesives. The sentiment is from Sentimental: Birthday stamp set from W&W which I white heat embossed on the bottom centre of the card. Some clear droplets to finish off the card.

Here are some closeups of the card.

More details are on Winnie & Walter Blog. Check it out. All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


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April 18, 2018


Hello Y’all! If you are following me on Instagram, I shared a photo of Simon Says Stamp’s Flora watercolour print which I coloured using the Daniel Smith sample dots on the print. Here is the full panel coloured.

I made it into a card!

Honestly, I paced back and forth so many times before I cut into the panel. I didn’t want to cut the panel at all. First I thought I will used the whole panel to make a large card. But I do not have an envelope for it. So after a few paces, I gathered the courage to trim the panel to 4″ x 5.50″. Actually I did not loose much of the design. Great! Now to make it into a card, I decided to choose a darker gray card base. This is Simon’s Slate Gray cardstock. I adhered the panel on the card base leaving two strips of the gray showing on either side of the panel. The gray is dark enough to pick up the black outline of the design as well as the light gray watercolour on the design, tying them all together.

Since the design is the highlight of the card, I kept the sentiment simple. This is Thanks die from Simon Says Stamp as well. The die has both the word as well as the shadow to it. I used the same Slate Gray cardstock for the shadow and silver matt glitter cardstock for the word. The silver glitter paper being matt is not very glittery and it picks up the gray from the shadow and projects it. Hence giving the gray undertone to it. Just to add interest I bunched up some white thread behind the sentiment and embellished with sequins.

Here are some closeups of the card.

These watercolour panels are awesome. Great for travel because they are not heavy unlike books and they have the waterolour samples on top of the panels. All you need is brush. I wish I had bought all of them because I am travelling next week and would like to take a few of them to colour. I think I will make a few using the background stamps and take my Daniel Smith watercolour sample dots sheet with me. All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


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