Hi everyone! It's Jenny here, and today I'm joining you with a pair of cards that can be created by stamping the main image just once! The cards feature the Build-A-Garden Magnificent Branch stamp set which is a giant floral branch and rose image, that can easily span across two cards. I used that to my advantage here.
2 Cards Using the Build-A-Garden Magnificent Branch
Positioning Your Stamp
I stamped the image in Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink, onto a panel of white cardstock trimmed in half (8.5″ x 5.5″), positioning the stamp down the middle at a slight angle, imagining the cut line down the middle and where I wanted my placements. In the end, I die cut my image, but this technique would also work well for a one-layer card and I wasn't fully sure what I would do at that point.
I then used the coordinating stencils to add my colors, using Blending Brushes. I used my Satin Masking Tape to mask off any areas of a stencil I didn't want to accidentally color in.
For the florals, I used the Shades of Purple Inks and darkened up the contrast with Andromeda Crisp Dye Ink. For the leaves, I used Sea Shores Inks, and for the branch, I used Pumpkin Pie Ink. I also added some more details with Artist Markers Set B.
I then die cut it with the coordinating Magnificent Branch die (coming soon!) and adhered lots of foam squares on the back.
For my backgrounds, I wanted to keep things light and avoid the look of a border as much as I could with the die-cut itself.
I then adhered the branch portion of the Magnificent Branch die-cut onto the Wood Rose background – it pairs really well! – and snipped off the excess (i.e. the other portion) flush with the outer edge of the card. I adhered the remainder to the Alocasia background.
Adding Small Details
Using the 005 Fine Liner Pen Set, I drew a rough frame around the edge, stopping every so often where a die-cut or dry embossed area touched the edge of the card panel. I then stamped the sentiment using Obsidian Pigment Ink, directly onto the card panel and adhered it to a 110lb card base. I finished with a few Satin Gold Sequins.
On the main rose card, I added splatters with a small old paintbrush and Jet Black Ink Spray. For the sentiment, I heat embossed in Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder onto Jet Black Cardstock. I then added a few Satin Gold Sequins and adhered to a white notecard.
You can find the step-by-step video process over on the Altenew YouTube channel as part of my video series Stylish Cardmaking Techniques with Jenny.
I hope you were inspired to create cards with the new he Build-A-Garden Magnificent Branch! Thank you for stopping by!