Hello there and welcome!
Today we’re celebrating the release of the Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Outline Stamp Set! If you arrived from Verity Biddlecombe’s blog, you’re right on track. If you’d like to hop along from the beginning, visit the Altenew Card Blog. Check the bottom of this post for giveaway information and the full blog hop list.
My card today uses one of my favorite techniques for detailed floral images. While this beautiful stamp is great for coloring and painting, I also love how it looks in black and white!
I started by stamping the image three times onto a piece of low tack masking paper (Altenew has a great one here) in Permanent Black ink. Then I cut the images out. Note that I did not leave any margin around the image.
Next, I stamped the image again, this time around the border of a 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock. When the ink was dry, I masked the images off with the masks I created in the previous step. Then, I used Post-It Tape to mask off a 3/8″ border around the edges of the card.
Using two Large Blending Tools, one for blues and one for greens, I blended Bamboo Crisp Dye Ink at the bottom of the panel and Aqualicious at the top of the panel, over the masks. I blended the colors towards and into each other where they met in the middle of the panel.
Thank you so much for coming by! Your next stop is the wonderful Daniel Diaz. Be sure to check below for information about the Giveaway and for the full blog hop list.
$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to five winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 7/28/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 7/30/2021.