Grateful Hearts Cards with Altenew

Hello, hi! I’m up on the Altenew blog today with three cards made using the Grateful Hearts Stamp, Die and Mask Bundle. I used three different techniques to create these cards and I don’t know if you can pick a favorite…I sure can’t!

I unified the three cards today beyond the obvious use of the same stamp set, by using a common color scheme as well. I used inks from the Glacier Caves and Green Fields Crisp Dye Ink sets.

The first card is stamped with all the layer stamps using the three lightest shades of the Glacier Caves Crisp Dye Ink set, and stamping the outline with the 3rd darkest ink, then die cutting the bloom and leaves and adhering them overtop of a card panel stamped with some Dot Art stamp set images. I stamped a sentiment from the Sentiment Strips stamp set and die cut a dotted rectangle panel and matted it with coordinating cardstock.

Next up is a watercolored card. I stamped only the flower and leaves outlines, using darker shades of the same inks listed above, Persian Blue, Evergreen and Olive, and brushing all over the edges of the leaves and petals with a water brush. I built up the layers of color by smooshing the inks onto a watercolor paint palette and picking up the color with a wet paint brush then painting in layers, letting dry and adding more. I finished the card with paint splatters, a gold embossed sentiment from the Fancy Greeting stamp set and a coordinating shade of blue cardstock along the bottom.

Lastly, I created a card using the small bouquet stamp in the Grateful Hearts stamp set. I stamped all over more blue cardstock with a blue ink from the Glacier Caves set then painted some watercolor paper with more of the same ink set in varying intensities of colors. I die cut the layers of the blossom from the Rose Flurries 3D dies set and assembled them along with some leaves overtop of a sentiment stamped strip of darker cardstock. I used the “hello” sentiment from the Sentiment Strips stamp set and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

There are many more photos, how-to’s and product links over at the Altenew Blog if you’d like to check that out. Thanks so much for your visit and have a wonderful day!

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