Hello friends and Happy New Year! We’re starting this year off right with a beautiful new Build-A-Flower release from Altenew and a blog hop to share the inspiration! This month we are creating with this lovely Tulip stamp set and I am in LOVE!
You should have arrived here from Jenny’s blog but if not, you can click back to the Altenew Card Blog where the hop begins, and then you won’t miss anything. Read to the end for the details on how you could win an Altenew give-away, and for the complete blog hop list.
Each of my cards today is essentially the same except for the ink color combinations I used. I made one layer cards (sort of) (my style of one layer) bringing the images in from the left side, and I didn’t use the coordinating Tulip Triumph dies although I plan to for other cards I have in mind.
I’m a little embarrassed to tell you how long it took for the penny to drop and for me to realize that those four colors in the Four Scoops set augment four other color families turning them into 5 shades each. I have since added Cotton Candy to the Red Cosmos set, Mango Smoothie to Summer Afternoon, Peach Perfect to Red Sunset and Dark Chocolate to Delectable Delights. If you too hadn’t realized this till now, you’re welcome!
To achieve the lighter palette on the card above, I omitted stamping with the first layer stamp. It is the area that actually appears white in the finished stamped image. By starting stamping with the second layer, and using the lightest shade of ink you get a much lighter finished image. You’ll notice that the flower in the top position has darker shadows. That’s because it has 5 layers of stamps, whereas the bottom flower has just 4.
The larger leaves in the stamp set are 2 and 3 layers each, and the small leaf clusters are a single layer.
Since I created my own arrangement of blooms it called for some masking. And since I wasn’t paying close enough attention to where the shadow images of the leaves would fall and most were in behind the blooms, I did something a little different.
For most of the leaves I stamped only the base image in the lightest and mid-tone shades of green from the Green Fields color family and then I added shading myself with Altenew Artist markers. I added darker shades of green alcohol marker in the same color family making the leaves darker where there is a fold in the leaf or where they are overlapped by either the bloom or another leaf and blending the color lighter towards the tip.
I stamped the additional leaf clusters in Moss ink and Forest Glade. I added sentiments from the Tulip Triumph BAF stamp set, stamping in Obsidian Black ink. For the “hello beautiful” card above, I trimmed one side narrower than an A2 size card, added some hand-drawn stitches and overlapped it onto a piece of coordinating pink cardstock.
For the “you amaze me” card, I die cut the card panel with a deckle edged die from my stash then added some black ink splats and popped the card panel up with foam tape matting it with more of the same pink cardstock.
Thank you so much for visiting today. Your next stop on the hop is at Vicky’s blog. Should you encounter a broken link anywhere along the way, the complete blog hop is listed below.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. They will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on January 14, 2020.
The complete blog hop list:
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