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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!