Say It With Flowers Instagram Hop – Altenew

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited and honored to be joining Altenew in celebrating reaching 50K followers on Instagram! This is actually part of an Instagram hop that you can head over to HERE but I wanted to pop in here and share the details of my card with you. Be sure to head over to the Altenew Instagram account, follow them for tons of inspiration and then check out the hop!

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CARD DETAILS

I fell in love with this stamp set the moment I saw it. This is the Ornate Foliage set and even though it has lots of different pieces to stamp out, it creates such an amazing design. The combinations are endless!

I have to fill you in on my inspiration for this card. I was scrolling through Pinterest one night and I saw this planter set. The second I saw it, the Ornate Foliage stamp set came to mind and I KNEW I wanted to try and recreate it. Here’s a look at my inspiration.

So what do you think? Did I come close? I think so! I stamped my images in Black Ink and then filled in the parts of the flowers using Lapis Lazuli ink pad set. These are such striking blues! Once the image was filled in, I used the coordinating die to cut them out.

For my background, I used the Dotted Swirls Debossing Background Die. This has a beautiful swirl pattern that leaves a debossed pattern on your card stock. I used Neenah Solar white card stock for my debossing. Such a beautiful design!

My sentiment comes from the Fancy Greetings stamp set. Such a stunning style! I stamped the sentiment onto Blue Jay card stock with Embossing Ink and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I trimmed down and added to my card front.

I layered the Ornate Flowers around my sentiment. The bottom bundle of flowers is popped up with foam squares for dimension. For a finishing touch, I couldn’t resist adding a few jewels. I needed to have a little sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Be sure to head over and join in the Instagram Hop for fun, prizes and more inspiration!

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Big Thanks!

Welcome everyone! Today I’m sharing some Thank You cards I created just in time for the end of the school year.

I am starting out my card by stamping the Lovely Blossoms Turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th onto Neenah White card stock 80 lb with the Glacier Caves Ink set from Altenew. Altenew inks are great for layering but they also work perfectly for Turnabout stamp sets. I didn’t have to focus on which colors looks good together because Altenew ink sets did the work for me.

I trimmed my panel down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and die cut the Big Thanks from it. I love the unique way the letters are arranged in the die. For one card, I added foam tape to the back of my panel and attached to a notecard I created from Moonstone card stock.

For my card below, I went ahead and die cut the Big Thanks two more times from white card stock and layered together with Gina K Designs Connect Glue.

I added my stacked piece to a note card created from Fog card stock.

My sentiment is from the amazing stamp set Good Job Mama from Simon Says Stamp/CZ Design. I stamped my sentiment in embossing ink onto Moonstone cardstock and heat embossed with White embossing powder. I used the Sentiment Labels die to cut out this perfect this strip.

I added the sentiment strip to the top of my letters using the Connect Glue.

This is just the start of all the thank you cards I’ll need for the end of the year but this Big Thanks die will sure make it easy for me!

This blue color combination is such a striking color!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

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Japanese Mum

Welcome back everyone! I just received this set today and couldn’t wait to play with it! This is the Japanese Mum from Altenew. I love the layering guides that come in the packages. It helps so much when lining up these stamps.

I stamped my mums onto Neenah Solar White 110 lb card stock using Black Amalgam Ink, Soft Stone and Slate from Gina K Designs. The leaves are stamped in Black Amalgam ink for the outline and then Key Lime, Lucky Clover and Grass Green.

I used the coordinating die to cut out my images with my Gemini Jr.

For my front panel, I’m using a piece of Black Onyx card stock. First, I heat embossed my sentiment, which is also from the Japanese Mum set, using Gina K Designs Embossing Ink. I sprinkled with Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing powder and heat set.

Next, I flicked on speck of gold paint from my Gansai Tambi set. Once the specks were dry, I added my images with Gina K Connect Glue. The top flower is popped up with foam for dimension.

It’s rainy and dreary here today which is probably why I went with the gray/black combo but I absolutely love how it came out.

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Coral Charm Copic Colored

Welcome back everyone. Thank you for stopping by my website and blog. I enjoyed this image from the Coral Charm stamp set so much that I wanted to take another pass it. This time I’m copic coloring the image.

I stamped the floral image twice onto Neenah White card stock with Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink. Then colored them each with the same colors which was V01, V05, V06, and V09. The leaves are colored with YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17.

My one flower is actually an extra from my previous card where I used the layering portions of the stamp set. https://ldli.co/e/epo205Those were stamped in the Tea Party Collection from Altenew.

I used the coordinating die to cut them out which leaves a beautiful white edge to the images.

For my background, I ink blended Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink onto White Layering card stock from Gina K Designs with a Life Changing Blender Brush from Picket Fence Studios. I then squished down some Black Distress Oxide ink onto a craft mat, spritzed with water and flicked onto my ink blended panel with a paint brush.

I trimmed down the ink blended panel to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and attached to an A2 size card base I created from Stormy Sky card stock from Gina K Designs.

I added my images onto my card stock with a tape runner layering the leaves behind the flowers. The sentiment is from the Sentiments Strips from Simon Says Stamp. There are so many to choose from!

To finish off my card, I added some Sugar Plum Jewels with Lawn Fawn glue and a jewel picker. I love the mix of the copic colored flowers and the layered image.

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Coral Charm – AlteNew

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m sharing a card using the beautiful Coral Charm stamp set from Altenew.

I enjoyed adding the layers of stamping to my image. Kind of relaxing when all you have to think about is what colors to use. Even that was really easy because I have some of the Altenew mini inks that I bought in sets so they are sure to go together well.

My images are stamped in Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Heart Beat and Vineyard Berry all of which are in the Tea Party collection.

My leaves are stamped in Bamboo and Olive which is from the Tropical Forest Collection. I used the coordinating dies to cut out my images with my Gemini Jr.

My A2 size card base is made from Neenah Solar White 100 lb. card stock. I added another piece of card stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ that I cut from Peach Bellini card stock from Gina K Designs.

Most of my images are added to my front panel with a tape runner except for the flower in the middle in which I popped up with foam squares.

I didn’t want to take away from my beautiful florals so I used a sentiment from the Sentiment Strips from Simon Says Stamp. I just picked one I thought was fitting for the card and trimmed it out with my Tim Holtz paper trimmer. I added it to the front with a few pieces of foam tape.

To finish off the card, I added a few Ivory Pearls from Pretty Pink Posh using Lawn Fawn liquid glue and a jewel picker.

The layering sets are such a great addition to your stash because when you just feel like making something but don’t want to make a mess, you can just pull out a this set and a few ink pads.

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