Hi crafters. Today I am guest designing for Time Out Challenges. The current challenge is Celebrations and is generously sponsored by Altenew.
My card looks like it may have taken a long time to colour, but it didn’t. The whole card took about an hour and I wasn’t rushing. I started by stamping the largest flourish from the Altenew Baroque Stamp set in Versafine Clair Twilight, which is a navy colour. I rotated the grey, speckled paper and stamped again. I recommend inking the stamp well as repeated stamping may cause some of the fine details to be lost. The next step makes the colouring so easy. Altenew has a matching stencil for this stamp set. The stencil is a snug fit to the stamped image. With the stencil in place, I applied Altenew Dew Drops ink with a blender brush over the whole image. With a much smaller brush, I then added Galactic Stream ink, but only by tapping where the darkest areas of the image were. The image is drawn so it is obvious where the dark and light areas are, which makes it easy. Once this was done on both flourishes, I used a Copic multiliner 0.1 to go over the darkest edges – as Kathy Racoosin would say : “the nooks and crannies”. This really makes a big difference. I also added a little white gel pen to the highlights.
I chose a sentiment from the Altenew Vintage Roses stamp set for its delicate, vintage script. I adhered the panel to a teal cardbase.
Now it’s your turn. What are you celebrating?
Thanks for visiting,
I will be entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes.