Altenew Perennial Beauty

All I want to do is make flower cards at the moment, can you blame me? With Spring in full spring, with buckets of rain to prove it, flowers are popping up everywhere, and even the week of snow didn’t stop them from covering the ground and bushes with gorgeous hues of pink, reds, purples, yellow…

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I just got this stamp from Altenew and had to start using it straight away as I loved all the examples that was being shown on the Altenew blog. I also got some Altenew inks as I heard they work better with these stamp. I still have some work to do to learn how to stamp these properly as I still get blotchy results even after multiple stamping with my Misti. So if anyone has some tips I’m all ears!

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This is a multiple layer stamp so I first stamped it with the lightest shade called Sea Glass, then Ocean Waves and finished with Dark. The stamen was stamped with Versamark and to make it pop from the blue I added Wow embossing powder called Taffetta Pink and heat embossed it. I love how its so sparkly and gives a really 3D look! I added the shadow below as I wanted to enter the challenge at “Less Is More” which theme was “Shadow”. The sentiment comes from Hero Arts.

This card is part of a collection I’m making to be sent to Altenew as they are still collecting card for their Celebrating Parents Card drive.

Thanks for stopping by and I always love to read your comments!

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I’m also playing along at:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – A hint of pink. There is definitely only a HINT of pink on my card!

Parus’s cardmaking challenge – Mother’s Day PCM-challenges-logo2.png

CAS on Sunday -Use glitter or sequins  cas-on-sunday

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