Hello, everyone and welcome to our December Guest Designer post!

Well do we have a treat for you today, we have the lovely Suzy Plantamura for our December Guest Designer and she will sharing some amazingly beautiful projects. So let’s take a look at what she has for us today:

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to be a guest blogging today for Altenew as I absolutely adore their products! I’ve been working in the paper crafting industry for almost 20 years now! I was a scrapbooker, working for magazines and different product manufacturers until I stopped scrapping a few years ago when my girls stopped letting me take their picture (teens!)! I moved to stamping and cardmaking and have designed stamp sets and watercolor card sets for MFT and Simon Says Stamp. I love to watercolor and taught a class on it for Big Picture Classes. I have a blog series called “One Stamp, Five Ways” where I show five different ways to use one stamp set hoping to motivateothers to use their stamps more!

Today I’m doing a “one stamp, five ways” guest post using the Altenew Cake Love stamps and dies. I choose this stamp set to work with because it is so versatile with lots of different designs and sentiments. Here are my five cards and the techniques I used on each:

Card 1:

Supplies- Cake Love Stamp Set

This card demonstrates my favorite stamping technique – random stamping with no-lines. I stamped all of the images over the card front using a light color of ink. I watercolored the images in and then outlined them and added details and shading with glitter pens.

Card 2:

Supplies- Cake Love Stamp Set, Cake Love Die Set, Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Artist Marker Set A

This is my favorite card as I love to make shakers! I painted the background behind the shaker with watercolored stripes using a flat brush and coral watercolor. I flicked some paint drops over the background as well. I then stamped the sentiment on one of my stripes and embossed with gold embossing powder. I made the frame out of white cardstock and used foam tape behind it. I filled the shaker window with gold and clear sparkling sequins.

Next, I stamped the cute cake images on white cardstock and embossed with gold embossing powder. I colored them in with Altenew markers and attached them to the front of the shaker window.

Card 3:

Supplies- Cake Love Stamp Set, Cake Love Die Set, Artist Marker Set A

For this card, I started with a white card base and rubbed pink and yellow ink over the center of the front of the card. I then added a table using gray markers. I stamped all of the images on white cardstock and colored them in with Altenew markers.

I die-cut the images out and then placed them over the background. I then stamped the sentiment with pink and yellow ink over the cakes. I added some white and pink drops around the sentiment and some twine to finish it.

Card 4:

Supplies- Cake Love Stamp Set, Cake Love Die Set, Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Artist Marker Set A

For the background of this card, I used texture paste with coral ink rubbed into it. You just press the ink pad on a craft mat and mix some into the texture paste with a palette knife. Then I wiped it over a swiss dot stencil attached to a white card base. I purposely only applied it to some of the dots without covering the entire card front. I stamped the sentiment (three rows) and embossed with gold embossing powder.

I stamped the cake on white cardstock with black ink and colored it in with Altenew markers. I used the stamps that covered the inside pieces of the cake over the markers with rose gold ink. I then added some gold glitter drops over the dots on the cake. I attached the cake over the texture paste dies on the card. I used some gold cord and gold and sparkling clear sequins on the front to finish it.

Card 5:

Supplies- Cake Love Stamp Set, Cake Love Die Set

I stamped the sentiment for this card on watercolor paper and embossed it with white embossing powder. I watercolored the background using a wet on wet technique. I wet the area that I wanted paint and then applied purples and pinks over the area. I also used paint droplets flicked over it while wet so the paint ran together. I added a couple layers of paint after it dried to build up the color. I added the most color around the sentiment so it stood out more from the background.

I stamped all of the images on white cardstock and embossed with white embossing powder. I die-cut each out and then colored them with Altenew markers. I used the inside of the cake stamps with ink over part of the images. I placed them over the watercolored background and then finished it with some sequins and white droplets.

I absolutely LOVE this stamp set as it is so versatile for birthdays, anniversaries and many other celebrations. I will definitely be using it over and over for more cards! Thanks so much for joining me today – it was so fun to guest for one of my favorite stamp companies ever! – Suzy

Wow! How amazing were all of Suzy’s projects? We absolutely loved all of them! We hope you enjoyed Suzy’s cards as much as we did. Also make sure to visit Suzy’s Blog to see more and don’t forget to leave her some love.

Thank you so much, Suzy, for being our December Guest Designer, and for sharing your talents with us today! It was such a lovely treat to gaze at your lovely cards.