Saturday, 13 January 2018

Altenew Beautiful Day

Mum asked me to make a birthday card for one of her friends earlier in the week and as I wasn't in the mood for colouring, I decided to use the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set. I couldn't be bothered to work out an arrangement of flowers and mask them off, so I decided to stamp all the elements individually and then fussy cut and arrange them.
I used three of the Dreamees' Dinky Inkies to stamp the flower and black archival ink for the outlines. I used two shades of green momento ink to stamp the leaves. A bit miffed as despite thinking that I was being careful I managed to tear off part of the base leaves stamp when removing it from the acetate. Fortunately, it stuck back together on the acrylic block well and the next layer of green hid any tear marks on the leaf. I also stamped the "twiddly bits" of foliage in black archival and then used a waterbrush and the momento green and a dinky inkies to colour them in before fussy cutting everything. 
I stamped my sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Magnolia Blooms set on a 5x7 card blank and then arranged my flowers around it, snipping the leaves and twiddly bits to fit. I mounted the flowers on 1mm deep foam tape so that I could tuck the leaves etc in behind them and glued everything else into place.
I ended up with lots of left over bits and so have "take two" to show you later in the week. 


  1. This is such a beautiful card, love the flowers and the way you have inked them and also the leaves with the two shades of green, love it.

    Kath x

  2. Wow a real show stopper. Well retrieved with the leaves and such an elegant and pretty card x

  3. Hi Cara,
    what a superb card and your stamping and inking is stunning,
    Wonderful stamps to own.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Stunning card Cara, love those flowers and your colouring is wonderful :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

  5. Hi Cara, a beautiful card, love the colours and the layered colours on the flowers... have a wonderful week... Megan

  6. Gorgeous card, Cara. You must have so much patience fussy cutting all the images! xx

  7. Hi Cara
    Sorry not been around a while but as you saw, lots going on. This is a truly beautiful card and you have some patience to do all that fussy cutting so neatly.
    The stamp set I used on my card is Justrite Hope & Love Vintage Labels 8 & 9. Just loved the sentiment.
    Hope you are well and that Willow is ok and not pining for dear Parsley.
    Ang x

  8. Absolutely beautiful Cara, gorgeous colours and design, Kate x

  9. Ooooh what a gorgeous card, bet your Mum's friend absolutely loved it!

  10. Your card is stunning Cara. Barbxx

  11. It is stunning, absolutely gorgeous stamps, beautiful layout and everything is awesome and lovely! I think I love this one Karen xx

  12. Another stunner, now I know I need to get these stamps out and play with them again. They truly are so pretty and love the colours used.


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