You Are Amazing…….

Hello, I have a floral monochrome card to share today, using one of my favourite layering stamp sets from Altenew:

I stamped and layered the inks using a grey ink set from Altenew – actually I used two grey inks sets – not sure whether I wanted a completely grey/grey or a more warm grey – and looking at this photo, they look a little browny/grey………………hmmm…….yet on the close-up photo they look different again:

Anyhoo – once stamped and die cut, I set them aside to think about my base layers.

The base card is white, with a darker grey layer – ‘mushroom’ from Concord & 9th – then when adding the flowers I felt they got a little lost, so I used the ‘Pocket Banner‘ from Altenew, and added some interest to the white of that with a stencil and some Altenew embossing paste.

I did toy with the ide of adding some grey ink to the whit paste – but I like the white-on-white look for this banner, letting the roses stand out more.

Once this had dried I started to place the roses and stamped leaves down – I didn’t like the look of the stamped leaves, so I turned to Altenew ‘Garden Picks 3D die set’ for the layered leaves, and some ‘Dove’ card-stock from Concord & 9th.

Once again, I left the sentiment until last, but this time I remembered to do the stamping and embossing BEFORE I stuck everything down – something I usually forget!

I shall be entering the following challenges:

The Rainbow Card Challengeneutrals

Stamplorations Stencil Challengeanything goes with a stencil (white background)

Thinking of you with all my heart….

Hello. I can’t believe it’s been 6 days since I last posted. I have been preparing some DT cards so I have been crafting for the beginning of future challenges, but today I have a card to share using Altenew 3D floral dies:

I used the packs of Altenew Gradient card stock for the flowers and leaves. I like that each packet comes with four tones of the same colour and obviously this makes it easier when putting together 3D flowers like this.

I used the purple pack for the flowers, and the yellow pack for the leaves – as you can see. This took a lot of die cutting – a lot. I did manage to cut several layers in different colours on my Gemini Junior plate at once, but still – a lot of die cutting.

There is a blue striped circle beneath the flowers and leaves – again from Altenew, but I also added a smaller white circle as I felt the flowers and leaves kinda got lost.

I was going to add just the one flower, but seeing as how I made several of the smaller flowers too – I added them to make a bundle or bunch.

The most difficult part of this was the die set – there are lots of dies in this set, and it took me a while to match the four dies for each flower with the correct flower – despite having the card and web site open in front of me. I’ve sorted them onto a magnet sheet now – but it took me a while……

The sentiment is also from Stampin Up ‘Peaceful Moments‘ and has some lovely sentiments.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Color Throwdownpurple, yellow, blue

Crafters Castleanything goes

Aud Sentimentsanything goes with a sentiment

All Fun Challengesanything goes