Hi there! I hope you enjoyed a great weekend and have had a good start to the new week! This week on my blog I’m going to be sharing the first cards that I have made using the Painted Flowers stamp set from Altenew, and also Painted Butterflies and dies to match. I have also made 2 cards that were made with my free gift from Simply Cards and Papercraft this month which was a rose and leaf stamp and dies to match – yes, and they were Altenew! Apparently the wrong gift had been sent out to lots of subscribers this month and we should have got the Altenew set next month – but I’m not complaining!
When I first saw these layering stamps I thought they were beautiful but probably a bit complicated for me! However, I really wanted to give them a try so bought the Painted Flowers set. I watched You Tube video’s about how to use them, and I downloaded the cheat sheet from the Altenew website which shows how to match up each stamp layer – this helped a lot!
So, this was my first attempt and I was pleased enough with it to make it into a card! This one is for my daughter’s teaching assistant to say thank you for the extra maths lessons she’s been holding before school each day to help the kids prepare for their SATS in May (I for one will be glad when they are over!) I used the Four Scoops Altenew inks on this card and the sentiment is from Avery Elle’s Wreath and Banner stamp set. The thin strip of lemon card at the top is American Crafts and the banner die is from Spellbinders.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you’ll come back tomorrow to see the next card that I made using these beautiful stamps. Take care – Karen 🙂