Hello, Altenew friends! I’m back today with some cards that showcase a few different Altenew products, but the beginning of each was inspired by the recently released Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set.
I began by stamping on a white cardstock with the Dainty Swiss Dots and heat embossing with white embossing powder. Then I sponge inked the cardstock with a variety of ink colors; for the blue/green cards – Ocean Waves, Sweet Leaf and Olive, and for the pink/blue cards – Puffy Heart, Lavender Fields and Persian Blue, being careful to overlap each color with the one beside it for a smooth, seamless color blend.
Next, I used the Fine Alphabet Die Set to cut the letters for the words “Thanks” and “Hello”, from the centers of each card panel. I cut extra letters for the word “Thanks” so that I could build them up by adhering the layers.
I stamped the “You Rock” sentiment from the Needlework Motif Stamp Set and backed the card panel with foam tape, adding the adhesive to all of the tiny areas so that they don’t collapse in the envelope going through the mail. I stamped several sets of the smaller flower and leaf images from the Adore You Stamp Set and cut each without coloring them. I wanted the black and white graphic design to be a contrast to the colorful polka dotted card fronts.
With the positive die-cut of the letters, layered and adhered together, I added them to a stitched rectangle die-cut that I stamped with the “you’re awesome” sentiment, also from the Dainty Swiss Dots set. For the card front, I scored evenly spaced lines to add some simple texture and added a couple of sweet little blooms and leaves.
For the card above, I simply filled the die-cut word with other die-cut letters cut from plain white cardstock. I left it very simple with only the addition of more of the stamped and cut floral pieces for embellishment.
Finally, I covered the front of the card base with randomly stamped flower and leaf images from the Adore You Stamp Set. Then I adhered the polka dot letters to a stitched rectangle die-cut that I matted with some coordinating green cardstock and popped it all up with foam tape.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!