Hello, friends. Norine here today with 4 new cards to show you more ways to use the new Sisters of the Heart Stamp, Die, Stencils Set that was part of the June release! This is a classic Altenew set with beautiful floral images and several lovely sentiments.

Altenew SistersoftheHeart 2

Let’s begin:

Card #1

Altenew SistersoftheHeart 6

Starting basic and easy with the first card, I simply stamped the smaller of the two images onto Altenew watercolor paper and used the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set to paint the flowers before die cutting them out.

Altenew SistersoftheHeart 7

I die cut two more layers of the flower duo, from heavy cardstock and stacked them together for more impact. I stamped a sentiment from the Sisters of the Heart Stamp Set on vellum paper with clear embossing ink and heat set with black embossing powder. Then I wrapped the strip around the card front and adhered it to a folded card base. Three differently colored enamel dots complete the card.

Card #2

Altenew SistersoftheHeart WavyRoses 3

For my second card, I used the smaller of the two stamp images in the set and combined it with a vase from the Versatile Vases 2 Stamp Set. This time, I used the coordinating stencils for each image to add color – a single layer for the vase and multiple layers for the flowers.

Altenew SistersoftheHeart WavyRoses 6

I used Ranger Distress inks to blend color onto the outline images because they react so well with water. Once each of the shapes were “colored”, I spritzed the cardstock with a bottle mister and let the color flow. In the case of the flowers, I used a paint brush to encourage some of the ink to flow beyond the boundaries of the shape. In each case, I let the ink/paint dry between blending and spritzing so that the colors wouldn’t blend (particularly the green leaves with the pink flowers). I stamped a sentiment from the Wavy Roses Stamp Set and splattered some large ink drops to finish this card.

Card #3


Altenew SistersoftheHeart VintageGarden 3

My next card features part of the larger of the two floral images. I stamped on the A2 sized watercolor panel with Obsidian Pigment Ink and heat set with clear embossing powder. Then I watercolored the image and let it dry. I used some very diluted paint from the flowers and leaves to add color to the background. I added a sentiment from the Vintage Garden Stamp Set and some black paint splatters.

Altenew SistersoftheHeart VintageGarden 4

Then I trimmed up the card panel to be slightly smaller than the folded card base and die cut the image from the background card panel, saving all the small cut-outs inside the image. I die cut 3 more of that portion of the image from heavy cardstock and glued them together in a stack. I glued the background portion of the card panel to the card base and then nested the stacked die-cut into its opening and glued it in place. Finally, I glued the small background pieces into their openings to complete the background.

Card #4

Altenew SistersoftheHeart LeafCanopy 3 scaled

The last card is the most complex of the four I’m sharing today. I started by stamping each of the two floral stamps in the Sisters of the Heart Stamp Set twice to fill in an A2 card panel. I heat set with clear embossing powder. Then I smooshed 3 different shades of pink, peach, and red inks onto a watercolor palette and spritzed them with water before laying the stamped panel face-down in the ink puddles. I repeated this step, drying with a heat tool between steps, until I was happy with the coverage.

Altenew SistersoftheHeart LeafCanopy 6

I trimmed up the card panel to be slightly smaller than an A2 card base and set to die cutting each of the four floral elements on the card front. This was a tad trickier for this card than for the last card I shared, with needing to keep all of the background pieces and interior cut-outs safe and accounted for, since they would all be glued back into their places on the card front.

Altenew SistersoftheHeart LeafCanopy 5

This time, I die cut just 2 extra layers of cardstock to the stamped die-cuts – just enough to give the card some interest without being completely overwhelming for effort and finished weight.

I stamped a couple of sentiments from the Leaf Canopy Stamp Set onto black cardstock and adhered the strip to the card front, along with some coordinating black enamel dots.

Thanks for your interest and for stopping by today. I hope these cards give you some ideas for ways to use this and other Altenew stamp, die, and stencil sets!


altenew watercolor watercolor paper set a2 loose sheets 18688431947833
Watercolor Paper Set (A2 loose sheets)
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altenew watercolor artists watercolor 24 pan set 28040312684601
Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set
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altenew watercolor artists watercolor brushes round 18653948248121
Artists' Watercolor Brushes – Round
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altenew watercolor artists watercolor brushes detailed 28040370126905
Artists' Watercolor Brushes – Detailed
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Artists' Watercolor Brushes Bundle
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Watercolor Palette – Medium
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Watercolor Palette Bundle
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altenew tools ink blending tool large 28040355774521
Ink Blending Tool – Large
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Ink Blending Tool – Small (Set of 4)
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Detailed Blending Brushes
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Ultimate Ink Blending Tool Bundle
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altenew clear stamps versatile vases 2 stamp set 18604192563257
Versatile Vases 2 Stamp Set
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altenew stencil versatile vases 2 mask stencil set 28044684296249
Versatile Vases 2 Mask Stencil Set
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Versatile Vases 2 Stamp & Die & Mask…
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altenew clear stamps vintage garden stamp set 18604202360889
Vintage Garden Stamp Set
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Wavy Roses Stamp Set
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altenew clear stamps leaf canopy stamp set 7630613086290
Leaf Canopy Stamp Set
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altenew inks obsidian pigment ink 28040301314105
Obsidian Pigment Ink
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altenew embossing powder crystal clear crisp embossing powder 28040243183673
Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder
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Embossing Ink
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altenew cardstock vellum translucent paper 25 sheets set 18677648785465
Vellum Translucent Paper (25 sheets/set)
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Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock…
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Jet Black Cardstock (15 sheets/set)
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altenew embellishments tea party enamel dots 28040435171385
Tea Party Enamel Dots
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Cherry Blossom Enamel Dots
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Red Cosmos Enamel Dots
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Green Fields Enamel Dots
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altenew inks coral berry crisp dye ink 14017029439570
Coral Berry Crisp Dye Ink
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Pink Pearl Crisp Dye Ink
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altenew inks heart beat crisp dye ink 15865695338578
Heart Beat Crisp Dye Ink
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altenew tools my sweet petunia misti original 3540810858605
My Sweet Petunia MISTI – Original
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI – Bar Magnet
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Helen Budz June 6, 2021 - 10:30 AM

Norine, thanks so much for sharing these diverse ways to use the “Sisters” sets. Enjoy seeing your creativity at work. tfs-stay well.

Carol H June 6, 2021 - 11:27 AM

Beautiful cards, Norine. Thank you again for sharing.

Maureen Reiss June 6, 2021 - 11:48 AM

These are really Gorgeous cards!!! And all have such a different look!!

Rosali Bartz June 7, 2021 - 9:56 AM

Beautiful set of cards, Norine!! I adore the more soft colors that you used!

Cindy C. June 7, 2021 - 11:07 AM

Beautiful cards!!

Maria Alder June 7, 2021 - 1:55 PM

Wonderful cards x

tara prince June 7, 2021 - 2:37 PM

such amazing cards!!

Catherine June 7, 2021 - 9:45 PM

I have to say I like #4 the best but they are all beautiful and diverse. Do you know the colors you used on that card? I always appreciate your work and find it inspires me.

Catherine June 7, 2021 - 9:50 PM

I liked the 4th card it was most impactful. Do tou have colors of ink used. I am inspired by your work which is so beautiful.

Norine June 7, 2021 - 11:22 PM

Hi Catherine and thanks for you comments! The three colors I used for the card you are wondering about are the three posted in the Supplies Used links at the bottom of the post.


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