Oriental Orchid

I am just loving this stamp set from Altenew.¬†Yes – bought at the weekend in Doncaster. I have been playing and making a couple of single layer cards. I am also enjoying doing cards with cascading flowers. For some reason it appeals to me. Some interest on one part of the card. I think I’m going ‘clean and simple’ as I get older…..in more ways than one! However – that doesn’t mean to say I won’t be making cards with loads of layers, and bling, and die cuts etc……I like those kinds of cards for my friends and family at Christmas – a Sue Wilson fan for those cards.

For both of the cards above, I used the Altenew inks ‘Northern Lights’ mini-cubes, and stamped the outline, then the much lighter base layer, then only added the middle in the same darker pink as the outline. I didn’t add the more detailed layer, as I liked this simpler look.

I used the masking technique for both cards – for the green stems on one card, and for the other card so I could layer the flowers. I’ll be practising the masking a little more, so I can get more flowers on the stem, but this clean look appeals to me.

I photographed the card at my mum’s, where I’ve been crafting for a few hours – hence the sundial and garden effect. I didn’t notice the hose pipe in the background of one of the pictures until afterwards – but lets just say that life does get in the way of crafting….!

I shall be entering the stemmed card into the following challenges:

Color Throwdowndark pink, pale pink, green, white

Watercooler Wednesdaybirthday

Happy Little StampersCAS birthday