Clearly Besotted with Altenew

Hello, Crafty Internet! It has been a while since I last posted a project. I have been in a little bit of a creative rut. That happens from time to time with everyone, I think. Sometimes you need a break so you can recharge.

Anyway, I’m better now and today I have a couple of cards to share with you.

The ingredients:

I have had the sprinkle stamp in my stash for a long time. It is definitely one of my favorite stamps to use. It is great for times when you want splashes but also control of them. I’ve also had the Altenew inks tucked away for a rainy day and today I thought I would use these together to make a background. I used the Cool Summer Night and Shades of Purple sets. Coordinated ink sets are my jam. They make creating so easy!

I used the stamp shammy from Lawn Fawn to make stamping easier. I started with the lightest inks and worked my way to the darkest. The beauty of the sprinkle stamp is that it is so random, I had no worries that it wouldn’t look right.

The sentiment comes from the Clearly Besotted Make a Wish stamp set. When I bought the set, it was for the flower image, which is nice and large, but the sentiments are lovely as well. I stamped it using the darkest inks from the sets I used for the background and used my Mini Misti to keep things straight.

I decided to clear emboss the sentiments to give them a little shine. How I managed to off set the blue sentiment when I only turned the paper and made sure it was in the exact spot as when I stamped the purple I will never know, but my superpower is the ability to stamp crookedly even when everything is straight. It did make for an interesting shadow effect so I didn’t remake it. Also, I’m a bit lazy.

I used a die I have had in my stash forever to cut out the sentiments. The Tim Holtz Sidekick by Sizzix is super handy to have.

The Crop-A-Dile makes adding the grommets easy. It is one of my favorite tools.

I finished off the cards with some string to make the sentiments into a banner. This string has been in my stash since I started crafting. I popped up the sentiment with foam tape and the entire panel with fun foam. I originally thought to use a white card base. However, the white just didn’t work. This was a case of too much white which feels strange to write. A purple and a matching blue card base would really have made this card better, but I lacked the correct colors in cardstock. I don’t know if The Hubs will accept that as an excuse to go shopping for craft supplies…

I hope you enjoyed the cards today. Please let me know what you think in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by!



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