Handmade Cards

Altenew April Inspiration Challenge 

Today’s card features the Altenew Oriental Orchids stamp set, and I’m joining in with the the Altenew April inspiration challenge. The challenge image is from Thailand and features a colour palette of navy, lilac, turquoise and white.

Altenew Oriental Orchid

I heat embossed flowers and leaves from the set in white embossing powder. I used my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens and a water brush to colour them in. The leaves are coloured using distress inks as I don’t have a turquoise colour in the Zig pens. I allowed them to air dry before fussy cutting them out.

Next, I die cut a Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Frame from white card twice. I inked these with distress ink in chipped sapphire, then adhered them together for some subtle dimension.

On the circle left over from die cutting the frame, I heat embossed in gold a sentiment from the Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday stamp set. I blended some lilac distress ink on to the circle.

On the bottom edge of an A6 card front, I stamped a Clearly Besotted diagonal border stripes stamp in teal ink. I used my mini Misti so I could get perfect stamping.

On a piece of white card, I attached all the elements. I added a thin strip of gold glitter paper before attaching the white card to the card front. I finished the card with some sequins.

I’m entering this card into the following competitions:

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