altenew · Card Challenge · Cards · Die cuts

Spring come back!

The weather here has been, is and going to stay, in the negative for awhile and its the coldest winter I’ve experienced since moving to Germany 5 years ago. Theres snow everywhere and while its beautiful, I am wishing Spring will come soon. I never really liked the heat, coming from Singapore, its probably a strange thing to say, but we spend all our time avoiding the heat and 90% humidity that we never really get used to it I guess! So I never thought I’d say this, but now I really miss the heat! 3 months is a long time to be permanently cold.

So I decided to create Spring on a card of mine! This card was inspired by the challenge over at Altenew and I’m so glad I can play again, I have so many Altenew stamps now that I don’t really have an excuse for not joining in more often!

Feb challenge main.jpg

I decided to do something I don’t do very often and see if I could make a nice card by just stamping my stamps, no water colouring for once! With the beautiful Flora Shadow stand, coordinating dies ad Altenew inks, it’s hard to go wrong though. I first stamped the frame from the Sweet Friend stamp set with clear Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Wow’s white embossing powder. I die cut my white card stock with Stamplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch rectangle die and adhered it to a light pink card base with my Scotch ATC.

Feb challenge cu

I didn’t want to leave the background completely white so I flicked some pink splatters with my Zig clean color real brush (Yes I couldn’t resist using some watercolour in the end…). I stamped “XOXO”, which also comes from the Sweet Friend stamp set, with Versafine ink, then arranged my flower die cuts and adhered then on with UHU glue stick. To finish I added afew black Nuvo drops. Still haven’t got the hang of making perfect round dots, guess I should watch a few videos, LoL!

Well I hope this card has brought a little Spring into your lives if you’re under snow too. Thanks for stopping by and your comments warm my cold days!


I’m also sharing this card over at:

HLS AG with Dies BadgeHappy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge – My 2nd entry

AAAcardsAAA Cards – Die cuts only

cardz4galsCardz 4 Galz – Stamping

Southern Girls.jpg Southern Girls Challenge – Nature

altenew.jpg The inspiration pic from Altenew



15 thoughts on “Spring come back!

  1. Love your brightly coloured flowers Gwendolyn and perfect against the embossed frame. The bits of black are a great finish. Thanks for sharing with us over at HLS for our AG with Dies.


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