Altenew BAF Cattleya cards

Hi there!  I have two more Cattleya cards to share with you today!  I’m up on the blog at Altenew again and as you might remember, I recently posted a card made with the newly released Build-A-Flower Cattleya set, but I only made one card for the release post and the layered stamping set is so beautiful I had to make more!

I began by stamping onto Neenah Solar White card stock, with the Coffee Break ink set for the first card, stamping the outline in black ink.  I die-cut the flower then set it aside to finish the rest of the card.

I stamped just the outline stamp onto a piece of fabric-printed patterned paper to create a more dynamic background and stamped the sentiment from the Story of Us stamp set onto black card stock and embossed with white embossing powder.

I die-cut two more pieces of the flower from card stock to adhere together to give the layer-stamped flower more dimension.

For the second card I stamped the layers with and Buttercream from the Summer Afternoon set with Sunkissed, Orange Cream and Autumn Blaze.  (The Tiger Lily is the official flower of the province where I grew up – Saskatchewan, Canada so those vivid orange colors really drew me!)

The technique I used on this card was a little more than was technically necessary, I’ll admit, but it’s one I like.  Rather than simply die-cutting the flower and adhering it to the card front, overtop the patterned papers, I also die-cut the polka dotted background and inlaid the flower into the background.  So I had to take care to keep track of all the tiny in-between bits in order to also inlay them back into the design.  The sentiment is stamped from the Build-a-Flower: Gardenia stamp set.  Both cards are finished up with a few enamel dots.

Some of the supplies I used for today’s projects are linked below for your ease in finding them and getting them for your own!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Build-A-Flower: Cattleya Stamp & Die Bundle

Build-A-Flower: Gardenia Stamp & Die Bundle 

Story of Us Stamp and Die Bundle

Coffee Break Crisp Dye Ink

Summer Afternoon Crisp Dye Ink

Buttercream Crisp Dye Ink

Sunkissed Crisp Dye Ink

Orange Cream Crisp Dye Ink

Autumn Blaze Crisp Dye Ink


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