Hi Crafty Friends,
Woohoo! We are so excited to have Lisa Tilson of My Card Trip blog visiting us today. She is sharing an awesome and gorgeous card design using the altnew Handpicked Bouquet stamp and die set. We love her simplicity and use of the grid stencil. It adds so much!
After you have soaked up all Lisa’s creativity here, be sure to pop over to her blog! It is filled with tons of inspiration and beautiful designs.
I am delighted to be back here with you on the Foiled Fox blog again and today I have a card for you featuring the stunning Handpicked Bouquet set from Altenew. When I first saw this set, I fell in love! Isn’t that image just so pretty and delicate and it fits perfectly across an A2 card.
A little reveal now. I don’t normally use stamp layering sets. I am not sure why I own a few but don’t often reach for them. I almost always watercolour or colour a floral image but the stamp layering sets are so sophisticated now, they really do create the most beautiful images and for me, it was a welcome change from colouring.
So, here is my card.
You may be wondering why I have chosen that colour palette. Well, it’s nice to have something a little unexpected for a start and I love the vibrancy of green flowers. You don’t see many here in the UK but I Googled it and found that there are plenty. Maybe not with grey leaves, but we are allowed to be a little artistic, right?
To create the card, I stamped the outline image onto Neenah 80lb using Memento Tuxedo Black. I used the beautiful guide that is enclosed with the stamp set (so handy!) to help me line up the layers and went ahead and finished the stamping. I used a MISTI for my stamping, but you can use an acrylic block.
The flower has three layers of ink – I used Altenew dye inks today, but any inks you have are fine. I started with my lightest and my third layer was very dark for maximum impact. The leaves only have two layers and I used Altenew inks here. Some parts of the spray just needed the one layer of stamping – so easy and it’s fun watching it all come together.
After die cutting the image with the coordinating die, I worked on the rest of the card. I took another panel of Neenah, masked off a small area in the bottom right corner, and blended Morning Frost ink through the Altenew Grid stencil, fading it out towards the top left.
For some extra interest, I took the black from the Altenew Watercolor set and splattered some over the panel and left it to dry. I used a No. 2 round brush for this so that the drops are small – I didn’t want them standing out too much.
Once dry, I trimmed a strip off the left-hand side and stamped the greeting using Versafine Onyx Black. The greeting is from Altenew Tulip, but the set itself has some wonderful encouraging sentiments.
The trimmed stenciled panel was mounted onto an A2 top folding base card with double-sided tape and the floral image was placed on top with foam tape. To finish the card, I added a few Raindrops to embellish. I love how this card turned out, I hope you do too.
Thank you once again to Foiled Fox for having me as a guest, it’s been great fun and I have enjoyed it immensely. Happy crafting!
A little about Lisa: