Altenew Stamp Focus: Wavy Roses

Hey, hi! I’m up on the Altenew blog today with some projects designed to demonstrate the loveliness that is the Wavy Roses Stamp, Dies and Stencil set!

Three of today’s four projects are stamped on watercolor paper with either black (clear), gold or white embossing powder, and one is stamped onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, colored with watercolor brush markers, masked and ink blended in the background.

The recently released Wavy Roses stamp and die set is sure to be a crowd pleaser, with it’s variety of leaf and bloom groupings that can be used individually or built upon, and is definitely one I will reach for often.

For the card above, I used the double bloom stamp along with the single bloom image and stamped onto watercolor paper, heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then painted with Altenew watercolor paints. I added the sentiment from the Wavy Roses stamp set and heat embossed that with gold as well. Then I finished the card by wrapping with some gold thread and adding a few enamel dots.

For card number two, I stamped the double bloom image onto watercolor paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I wanted to create as pastel a look as I could – an effect that sometimes escapes me, as my head often thinks more = better and I end up with a painting that is darker than I wanted. I blended blues and yellows for the leaves (I quite often prefer that to actually painting with green paint) and reds and yellows for the blooms.

I die cut some watercolor paper with the Fine Frames Cover Die and used two of the thin frames, watercoloring them with the same shades as I used on the flowers. Once dry, I adhered them to the front of a Lawn Fawn gingham patterned paper card panel and glued the die cut floral image on top. The sentiment on this card is another from the Wavy Roses stamp set.

Card number three, uses the single bloom with leaves image and is stamped onto watercolor paper with black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. (Much less messy than using black embossing powder where stray grains of powder can stray and get accidentally melted).

I used the Floral Heart Frame Die to die cut the center of a card panel of Neenah Classic Crest Natural White (cream colored) card stock, but didn’t remove any of the pieces. I covered the back with plenty of double sided adhesive to ensure that all the little bits would stay firmly in place, and adhered that to a card base. The sentiment, again from the Wavy Roses stamp set is stamped with black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The bloom is die cut with the coordinating dies and adhered to the card front.

For the last card, I used the single bloom stamp along with two of the leaf stamps and built up the image on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock with the coordinating mask from the Wavy Roses stamp, die and stencils set.

I first used the mask to allow me to stamp the leaves “behind” the bloom, but then leaving all 5 masks taped in place, I lightly blended some color behind the whole image. (Please click on over to the Altenew blog for more photos of the stamping/masking procedure that I used). I colored the image with watercolor brush pens and a water brush, then die cut the panel with a Hefty Doodle stitched rectangle die, along with a piece of red fun foam to match the colors used on the flower and adhered the two together to add extra dimension to the card front. I used pattern papers from the Doodlebug Design Floral-Graph Rainbow Petite Prints paper pad and a stitched die from the Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders set.

You will find more photos and info on the Altenew blog, so I encourage you to click on over there to check it out! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

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