A rose bouquet

Hi there. I hope you are all ding well this weekend. From snow-deep a week ago, to loads and loads of rain….. I can see the snow-drops and daffodils poking their heads up, and the green leaves for the blue-bells. It is a good job the British plants are hardy enough to cope with the vagaries of our weather.

I spent some time with the Altenew ‘Sweet Rose Bouquet‘ yesterday. I tried the stamp set in multiple colours, as you can see. I didn’t realise until I opened it that the flowers and leaves are all bunched together, several layers for each – (perhaps the ‘bouquet’ part of the title of the stamps should have given me a hint. πŸ™‚

It actually took me quite a bit of time to sort out each of the images, and each of the layers – thank goodness for the Misti for the larger images.

I really do like this stamp set, and I can see many more bouquets being made in the future. Once you have your head around the layers and the positioning….and the Altenew ink sets take matching colours sooooo easy.

Well – unless you get then the wrong way round! I did that with the purple flowers – I stamped the darkest purple on the second layer. So I turned to my blue inks so I could out even darker layers down. So I didn’t make a mistake really – I just have purple and blue roses!

I added sequins as part of one of the challenges – a couple of them did cover some ink marks…..so handy.

I shall be entering the following challenges:
Watercooler Wednesday atg feminine

Seize The Birthday atg Birthday

CAS on Friday CAS celebration card with sequins





10 thoughts on “A rose bouquet

  1. Wow, Linda, you’ve used those Altenew stamps beautifully. I love the way you created the similar layouts with three different colours of roses. Each one has its own special beauty. Once sorted out, the Altenew sets really are a delight, I find. The stamps work so perfectly together. Great cards! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.


  2. I find that layering stamps can be tricky. Your cards are great! They look like a painting and I love the white space that you left to give the flowers the attention. Thanks for sharing this with us at Seize the Birthday. Hope to see you again.
    Barbara, Design Team Member


  3. What fun. I love layering stamps and this looks like such a beautiful set. I love all the different colours even the blue/purple mix. Your card design lends beautifully to show casing the bouquet. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at the Watercooler Wednesday “Feminine” Anything Goes Challenge this week.


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