Wood Pallet Background
Hello there everyone and happy Thursday! It’s Lydia here with you today. And I’ll be sharing a card using Big World Die Set in a little different way than planned. I have loved the globe trend this year, especially he ‘D.I.Y.’ globes where they have been painted and have flowers painted on them… well you know me.
I cut the two pieces of the globe from Big World Die Set. The stand using Gold Mirror Paper and the circle globe part from light blue card. Onto this light blue circle I then wanted to create my kind of D.I.Y. globe, I used Mini Blossoms Stamp Set to do this.
I stamped the large flower using Coral Berry Crisp Ink for the base layer and Ruby Red for the centre layer. For the leaves I used Lagoon Crisp Ink. For the flower outline and leaf details I stamped them using sticky ink and then heat embossed in gold. To lighten the image up I then stamped some of the small flowers from the set and heat embossed these in white.
When placing this on my card blank I thought it needed something else, it seemed to get lost. I didn’t want much going on in the background, just a little something. So I grabbed Wood Pallet Background Stamp Set and stamped this in Morning Frost Crisp Ink. This was just what I needed to break up the stark white card base.
I anchored my globe using a sentiment strip, using a sentiment from Big World Stamp Set. Also a little pencil shading under the globe helps.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I do hope this inspires you today!
Hello! Anna is here today to highlight Dahlia Blossoms set. I made three different cards with three different usings of this set, but I’m sure you can find even more ways to used this beautiful set! This is my favorite kind of Altenew’s stamps – you can stamp flowers as multi-layered stamps or just stamp the silhouettes and color them! Well, I still have some ideas about dahlias.
The first card is very clean and simple, I used only dahlias and leaves silhouettes here – I made thewhite embossing of them on Pale Gray Cardstock and then blended the edges a little with Evening Gray Crisp Dye Ink to add some shadow effect. After blending I cut the rectangle with the stitched effect.
This gray panel I glued to the card base with thefoam tape and added a great phrase from Beautiful Quotes.
The second card is an another duet of Dahlia Blossoms and Beautiful Quotes sets, but here I stamped all layers of the flowers (I used Crisp Inks with colors Peach Perfect, Caramel Toffee and Paper Bag), for leaves I took two bottom solid layers and the lightest green inks. Then I fussy cut all flowers and leaves.
The background is made with Wood Pallet Background stamp – I used Evening Gray Crisp Dye Ink to stamp the texture and to blend it. And also I added some dots with Snowing stamp and cut it with the scalloped rectangle die from my collection. The sentiment I white embossed on the black cardstock and cut lines separately.
And the third card for today is also clean and simple. While training with stampting these dahlias I realized that they look very interesting, if to use two bottom solid layers witout out-line stamps, and I decided to make the entire background filled with the flowers. For dahlias I used here Frosty Pink and Ruby Red Crisp Dye Inks. Also I added two layers from pink and red cardstock and the sentiment from Label Love set.
Svitlana is here again sharing today three masculine cards that can be made with supplies that are not masculine specific.
The first two cards are extremely simple, easy and quick to make.
For the first one I used Sketchy Cities America stamps set. It’s original use is of course to stamp a cityscape, but I only used the bottom part, which looks like some industrial .. something :)
To start off I took a white card base and masked almost all part of it leaving like 3/4 of inch from the bottom unmasked. I stamped the New York cityscape from the bottom. Next I turned the card base upside down, masked the part where I already had stamping and stamped the cityscape upside down. I used Desert Night ink for stamping. Finally I added a sentiment from Trophy Life set and several wood stars.
The next card has leaves on it. Very often masculine cards are considered to have no floral element. Which I think is not true. For example in my family it’s my husband who takes care of our pot flowers. Not speaking of men who plant trees and take care of gardens. So even though flowers can be too girlish for a masculine card I believe men at least deserve some leaves :)
So for my second card I used leaves from Vintage Roses, Vintage Flowers and Beautiful Day sets. I stamped them using Sapphire ink. To give them more interest – after applying ink on a stamp – I kissed it with a cityscape stamp from Sketchy Cities America set. So some ink was left on the cityscape stamp and my stamped leaves got this pattern that reminds me jeans fabric. So I think jeans leaves can totally work for a masculine card :)
The third card is my favorite. It’s more time-consuming then the first two, but is totally worth it. I love creating realistic wood look on my cards and for this one I was going for a wooden background and wood veneer embellishments.
I started by clear embossing a sentiment from Wood Pallet Background set on a kraft panel. Next I stamped the wood planks design from the same set in Dark Chocolate ink and inked the panel with Distress Vintage Photo ink and removed ink excess from the embossed sentiment after finished inking.
Next I stamped a couple of leaves branches from Beautiful Day set using Dark Chocolate ink. I wanted stamp impressions to be more intense, so I double stamped each branch using my MISTI tool. I die-cut branches from the panel using die from Beautiful Day dies set, along with die-cutting parts for my wood veneers. I cut the same shape for each branch 5 times from kraft cardstock and twice from brown one (so there were 10 kraft die-cut and 4 brown altogether). And then I adhered them together creating a faux wood veneer (I put brown die-cuts in the middle of kraft ones).
To get my sentiment “carved in wood” look – I ironed off embossing from it. Finally I assembled my card by adhering the panel to a kraft card base, adhering “wood veneers” in their negatice space and adding several wooden dots (there were real wood).
I made a video showing this simple technique.
Hope you like my cards :)
Again, these were made for Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive. We all still have time to send out cards for this drive.
Happy Friday! It’s Aimes here today with a little card that combines a number of my favourite Altenew goodies combined with a splash of sparkle and a fun idea using the Doodle Blooms dies.
As soon as I laid my eyes on those versatile Doodle Blooms dies I knew I wanted to create a fun focal point using them. I simply die-cut them and arranged them onto a die-cut circle. This was so easy! I didn’t separate the dies so I can use the negative die-cut piece for a future project too (watch this space!)
The Wood Pallet Background stamp set is a firm favourite with me and enables you to create on-trend backgrounds with ease and style. For a bit of definition I decided to heat-emboss the design with clear embossing powder. Then it was simply a case of placing the Doodle Blooms focal point to the centre and layering some of my favourite elements on top including a fitting sentiment from Label Love!
I always like to include a couple of top tips with my projects so here a couple if you decide to try this for yourself:
- I used Stick It adhesive sheets with my die-cuts which makes adhering them a simple and easy process!
- Double up on 3D foam pads or tape on the reverse of the focal point if using a mini peg to allow the peg to sit onto the card front
- I have a thing for adding big twine bows to mini pegs but those bow tails can misbehave! Simply add a couple of tiny dots of Glossy Accents to keep them in place and still retain that fun, whimsical feel they add
Well that’s all from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)
Good morning, and happy Monday! Today I have a quick and easy card to share with you: I started by stamping the lion image from Geometric Menagerie onto letterpress cardstock. Letterpress paper is nice and thick, and perfect for watercolor! I then quickly painted in the image and set it aside to dry. Next, I stamped a sentiment from our Wood Pallet Background set, cut it out, and mounted it to the card with foam tape.
To customize my sentiment, I masked off part of a phrase from Geometric Menagerie (it originally said “you’re cool and I’m not lion”). I finished off the card with some strips of fuchsia and black card stock.
Have a great day! :)
Hello stamping gang! Yana is here with you today sharing a new video tutorial using amazing Altenew products. Be sure to grab a cup of coffee/tea and enjoy now or bookmark/pin/save this post and come watch our video later.
Today I am sharing an elegant Just For You card using lots of gold accents and bright colors. I seem to be enjoying working with the gold-colored products more and more these days.
If you have been following my video tutorials you might have noticed that there was a request from Sue to use Lacy Scrolls for my next video, unfortunately, I do not have that stamp set, so I had to go with a different one for this project. I hope you will enjoy it!
Hi, it’s Marika here. This is my first DT post here at Altenew blog and I am beyond excited about it. I went for a little older stamp set and used Sketchy Rose as my focal point in my card. So here it is:
I started with stamping the flower, the stem and the leaves from Sketchy Rose set with light water soluble ink onto a watercolour paper. I watercolored the rose with Distress Inks. Before cutting the rose I stamped the flower again with Versamark and heat embossed it with Golden Highlight embossing powder to get more interest. Then, the rose was cut with scissors and a craft knife. I used Versamark to ink up the Wood Pallet Background stamp and stamped it onto a little smaller peace of white card stock. The background was then heat embossed with White Pearl embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Birthday Greetings set and was inked with black pigment ink onto a peace of textured card stock.
Here is a close-up from the rose:
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you got some inspiration.
I start to make video tutorials next month and I would more than appreciate if you could let me know if there is a particular technique or colouring medium that you would like me to feature in those videos. Please leave your requests in the comments below and I try to make them come true. Thanks again and see you soon!