Hello friends! How are you all today?
I am back today with a card featuring a new to me stencil from Altenew. I was lucky enough to receive this as a Secret Santa gift from a lovely crafty friend of mine. So it was time to put it to good use! And as we are using unused or rarely used stencils in our current Work Your Stash Wednesday challenge – it couldn’t stay in its little plastic sleeve any longer.
I am still a little bereft of inspiration and mojo and so I reverted back to a similar design of card from last year. For this card, I applied Altenew’s beautiful Ocean Waves ink through the grid stencil starting from the bottom right and fading out across the card base. I die cut 2 frames and glued them together and then adhered them onto the card base to add a little more interest.
The flowers were the last two that I had remaining from a bunch of florals I had watercoloured previously and I thought they would be the perfect feature so they were adhered with foam tape. Just prior to attaching them I double stamped the sentiment using the MISTI (yay for not leaving it until the end!)
And then I decided after everything was adhered down (naturally) that I wanted to add some splatters! So I used a piece of scrap paper and used it as a mask to flick the splatters carefully around the flowers. I wasn’t worried about them going outside the frame or even on it, I just wanted them to avoid the flower and I managed that after wiping a few off! I used a darker blue ink from Altenew for these so they would stand out more 😉
Yes my friends, this is the reality of being a cardmaker!
Lastly I added a smattering of sequins from Studio Katia.
That finishes my card for today. Thank you as always for coming by and for leaving me such lovely comments – I truly appreciate every single one and am grateful for your support.
I will be back soon with another project and I hope you all have a fabulous week!
Stamps: Altenew Botanical Garden, Altenew Tulip
Dies: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Stencil: Altenew Grid Stencil
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 110lb and 80lb
Inks: Altenew Ocean Waves, Altenew Dark, Versafine Onyx Black
Colouring: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours
Other: Studio Katia Majestic Fusion Sequins, No 2 Ranger Paint Brush, Foam Tape, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Sizzix Big Shot, MISTI stamping tool.