Altenew are particularly well known for their beautiful layering stamps and this class is the first of five FREE classes designed to help you learn how to get great results every time. Every class comprises several lessons, each showcasing a different stamp set, demonstrating the layering technique and offering inspiration for your cardmaking. I recommend checking out these classes, particularly if you are new to layering stamps - you can find this first class here.
For this class I decided to use the same stamp set in different colourways for a pair of cards for twin friends of ours. I chose the Celebrate Us stamp set (a collaboration between Altenew and Pink Fresh Studio), together with the Deco Wallpaper stencil, and a variety of Altenew inks in yellows and peaches (see list below).
I also used a few additional solid layer leaf sprays from the Build A Flower Rose stamp set.
I began by preparing two card bases using the stencil with Misty Morning ink, for a light but interesting background. I used one of these backgrounds 'upside down' to add another point of difference between these two similar cards.
I stamped the flowers six times, three for each card, and followed the layering guide on the back of the stamp packet to stamp the layers.
Although there is a matching die available for this stamp set, I don't have it yet, so I fussy cut the images with scissors, right on the black stamped line.
I assembled both cards, letting some of the large images fall over the sides of the card base. I trimmed off the excess and used the trimmings to fill in around the sides of the card. I also stamped the first solid layer of leaves from the Build A Flower Rose set, to give me some extra foliage for the layout, adding some detail to the leaves with a black fineliner pen.
I popped up the centre flower on each card with some 3D foam squares, to give some dimension.
For the sentiment I used MFT's Scripty Smile Die-namics, which I believe is now retired. For the peach card I cut two from brown card and one from copper card and glued these together to give a thicker die cut word. I repeated this in gold, with additional layers in white, for the yellow card. I lost my tittles (the little dot over the 'i') so I substituted some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Copper Penny and English Mustard, as you can see.
I finished off with a further sentiment from Avery Elle's Banner Bits stamp set.
Pink Pearl, Rouge, Warm Sunshine and Firefly
Citrus Burst, Maple Yellow, Orange Cream and Parrot
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