Hello. I think the sentiment above may be my all time favorite from Altenew. I seem to reach for it, a lot! Its a great message, and a great size.
It you haven’t guessed, today’s post is for the Altenew January Inspiration Challenge. Here is the inspiration image for this month:
And, my card:
I have to admit, I struggled with this card. I started out stamping the flower and leaves from Altenew’s Ornamental Flower, using the following Altenew inks: Firefly, Grass Field, Shadow Creek, Mountain Pine, Sunray, Chamomile, Snapdragon, Marigold, Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Carmel Toffee, Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, and Midnight Violet, whew!. In between waiting for the ink layers to dry, I attempted 2 different backgrounds.
First, I grabbed some leaf images from Altenew’s Sunflower Daisy, and tried stamping them in a rectangle area on the center of the card, with Soft Stone ink. It didn’t turn out right, so I did the opposite. Using the Taylored Expressions Mass Rectangle, I stamped the leaves around the stencil. When I removed the stencil, it was still too bare, so I used the reverse stencil and inked the center. Unfortuantely I didn’t use Pixie Dust spray, so the ink seeped under the stencil.
Once I wrangled my background (hours later), I added the leaves with a tape runner, and the flower with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment from Altenew’s Sentiment Strips on a strip of Gina K Design’s Slate cardstock with Versamark ink, and embossed with Wow Opaque White Detail powder. I added the sentiment with more foam tape. I finished it all off with a Slate card base.
I’m still struggling with moisture blurring some of the stamping. This is my second layered image that did this, and I have been really careful about letting the layers dry. I think this is from humidity, and I’m going to try putting completed cards into plastic bags as soon as they are completed. I may run some test as well, to see if maybe I am not letting the layers dry enough.
Thanks for stopping by!