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Altenew – Striped Florals Birthday Card

December 2, 2016

Altenew – Striped Florals Birthday Card

December 2, 2016

Hello!  I wanted to quickly share with you today a birthday card that I created using some beautiful Striped Floral Stamps by Altenew.   I absolutely love the bold patterns of this stamp set.  To create this look, I took a piece of white cardstock and simply stamped my images where I wanted them.  I did use my Precison Press by We R Memory Keepers to help with the placement of my images.  In order to create some “depth”,  I simply masked some of my images before stamping the items that I wanted to appear “behind” my main set of flowers.  Once that was complete, I colored everything with my Copic markers and added a few touches of contrast with a white gel pen. 

I knew that I wanted some contrasting trim/paper on the left side of my card, so in order to do this and still maintain my 5.5″ x 4.25″ (A2) card size, I used my ruler to lightly draw a straight line (with pencil) from the top to the bottom of my card about 1″ in from the left hand side.  I then used my paper trimmer to cut as much of this straight line as I could and then fussy cut around the buds, petals and leaves that were going to lay on top of the sparkly gold paper that I placed underneath my white cardstock panel.

In order to add a little more dimension to my card, I decided at the last minute to stamp and fussy cut one more large flower (the main full-sized one in the top center of the card).  Once colored, I then attached it directly over the one that I had originally stamped with some 3D foam squares. 

Lastly, I stamped the “Happy Birthday To You” sentiment which came from Altenew’s Fresh Freesia Stamp Set and added a few gold dots for embellishment with some gold stickles.  Voila!

I will be playing along and sending this off to the following challenges:

Altenew – A Year In Review Inspiration Challenge

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge “Anything Goes”
Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge #222 “Make Your Mark”

Once again, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  I love to hear from you!  Please feel free to leave any comments or questions!  Have a wonderful weekend!


Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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