Layering Up with Paper, Ink, Stamps and Dies

by May Sukyong Park

Hello Altenew friends, Norine here back with you today with a card that might make you think of Clean Out the Fridge Night/Supper! It uses a little bit of everything, but not a lot of anything! Some stenciling, ink blending, die-cutting, water brush marker paint, vellum, alcohol inks, Yupo and vellum papers, and a sentiment strip! I will sometimes create a card like this rather than sort and clean off my desk after other projects. Although, in this instance, I did create all of the individual components specifically for this card. But if I'm tallying products and techniques combined on one card, I think I may have broken all my previous records for that category!

Altenew FlowerGarden LeafClusters CircleQuilt 1Let's get started!

I began by stenciling the stripes onto a folded card base. I wanted to use the Beach Towel Stripes Stencil but one of the problems of living in two different places is that quite often the supply you want is in the place where you are not. So, instead, I laid down varying sized strips of washi tape and ink blended over the center of the card front with Frayed Leaf ink.

Altenew FlowerGarden LeafClusters CircleQuilt 5Next, I stamped some blooms and leaves from the beautiful Flower Garden Stamp Set and cut them out. I painted the leaves with varying shades of green and blue Watercolor Brush Markers and a water brush but left the blooms uncolored.

Altenew FlowerGarden LeafClusters CircleQuilt 6Next, I die cut a leafy branch from white cardstock using a Leaf Clusters die. I splashed a few green shades of alcohol-based Artist Marker Refills onto Yupo paper and die cut a leaf cluster from that using a die from the Rose Flurries 3D Die Set. And while I was messing with the die-cutting machine, I also cut some vellum paper using the recently release Circle Quilt Cover Die, then tore the edges to create a somewhat raggedy shape.

Altenew FlowerGarden LeafClusters CircleQuilt 4Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Sentiment Strips Stamp Set, with Obsidian Pigment Ink onto some gray cardstock and heat-embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I fussy cut and shifted all the individual layers until I was pleased with the composition, and adhered the whole to the striped card front. I added some clear sequins to finish the card.

Altenew FlowerGarden LeafClusters CircleQuilt 3Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you had as much fun seeing how this card was created as I did in creating it! Have a wonderful day!


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barbara lassiter September 26, 2019 - 10:01 AM

This is gorgeous. I love everything about it. The Washi tape technique is fantastic and because I need two thank you cards ASAP, they may be inspired by this card. Thanks so much!

Cindy C. September 26, 2019 - 10:19 AM

I love this look!! Pinned to CASE.

Patt H. September 27, 2019 - 7:38 AM

A truly lovely arangement! Love how you used a lot of different elements to make such a cohesive card. Love the soft colors & the use of vellum also.

Peggy Pride September 26, 2019 - 12:51 PM

This is a great design. I like the vellum under the flowers. Thank you.

vera feldman September 26, 2019 - 1:08 PM

Love the card and stamp set – so simply but lovely.

Henriëtte September 26, 2019 - 1:48 PM

Gorgeous and elegant card Norine, thank you so much for sharing.

annieofgg September 26, 2019 - 4:06 PM

I like this! It works! makes a soft effect, with the muted green, the vellum, and lots of white!

Carole September 26, 2019 - 2:41 PM

What a lovely and elegant card. The soft color is so pretty and I love the white flower. Just brilliant.

Linda BL September 26, 2019 - 5:36 PM

This is my kind of card. Love the green striped background with the white flower and the other green elements you incorporated.

knurse22 September 27, 2019 - 2:35 PM

This is just so lovely, Norine! Love all the techniques and layers, and that you left the flower white is a great touch. Saving this to try out your ideas myself! Thanks for sharing!

Sue Hansard September 27, 2019 - 8:28 PM

Such a beautiful card made with a brilliant stamp set, dies, inks, embellishments and creativity! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!


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