Altenew Sister of the Heart Cards

Hi, hello! I have a post up on the Altenew Card Blog today that you might like to see! I’m featuring the Sisters of the Heart Stamp, Dies and Stencils that was just released yesterday and I have 4 different ideas to share! I won’t go into all of the technique details here, so if you’d like to know more, please click over to the Altenew Blog.

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Starting with the simplest of the four, card #1 uses just the small stamp image in the set, stamped on Altenew watercolor paper, and painted with the Artist Watercolor 24 Pan paint set. Then I die cut the stamped image, plus a few more layers to stack behind it and popped it on a solid colored cardstock panel with a sentiment stamped vellum band. Just a few little enamel dots finish it off!

Next up is card #2 with the same floral bud stamp on top and a vase from the Versatile Vases stamp set below. I used the coordinating stencils for each to color and add layers with Ranger Distress inks, then I spritzed the paper to reactivate the color and let it spread (sometimes encouraged with a paint brush). I added paint splatters with the leftover paint and a sentiment from the Wavy Roses stamp set.

For card #3 I used the larger of the two floral images in the stamp set and stamped it on watercolor paper and painted it with the 24 Pan paint set again. I added some diluted paint to the background, then I die cut the image, plus a couple more layers, preserving all the background pieces to adhere to the card base along with the stacked die cut. I splattered some black paint and added a sentiment from the Vintage Garden.

Lastly, I stamped the two floral images in the Sisters of the Heart stamp set, twice each onto a watercolor card panel. Then I used three different colors of ink, smooshed on a paint palette and spritzed with water, then laid the stamped card panel face down in the color puddles, repeatedly until I was happy with the result. I used a heat tool to dry between times. Then I die cut all 4 of the stamped images and stacked them with more layers of cardstock die cuts and pieced everything back together onto a card base, background bits and die cuts alike. I stamped a sentiment strip with the Leaf Canopy stamp set on black cardstock, and added that plus a few enamel dots to complete the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


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