.... Good morning! I'm here with my Seven Hills Craft blog post. I've made a couple of birthday cards and a Hello card - they all feature a new stamp set from Altenew - Illusion Diamond - it's fab! Here's my first card:
Stamps: Altenew - Illusion Diamond, Note for You, Enchanting Beauty, Just a Number
Inks: Versafine Clair - Nocturne, Paradise Blue; Gina K - Blue Lagoon, Wild Wisteria, Powder Blue
Dies: Altenew - Enchanting Beauty; Gina K - Master Layouts 1
Accessories: White Card; SU Card - Balmy Blue; Blue Mirri Card; Vellum
I'm submitting this card to Darnell's Never-Before-Used-Schtuff - NBUS#35 - it's all new to me!!
I used my MISTI to stamp this lovely diamond panel onto white card. I used a brayer to roll on three shades of blue ink for a blended look. I used a die to cut out the panel and added a birthday greeting at the top. I really like the elegant font used and it goes so well with the diamond pattern. I layered the panel onto blue mirri card and added it all to a blue A2 note card. I finished the front by stamping a beautiful leaf frond onto vellum. I dried the ink and once dry, used the matching die to cut out the image and adhered it to the front of the card. Inside, I cut a panel of white card onto which I stamped the leaf front and a birthday greeting. This card is for my aunt - she'll be 70 at the end of the month.
I used Distress reinkers on my next card:
Stamps: Altenew - Illusion Diamond, Note for You, Just a Number
Inks: Versamark; Kaleidacolor - Pastel; Distress Reinkers - Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean
Dies: Altenew - All About Wishes
Accessories: White & Black Card; Tim Holtz Water Colour Card; Nuvo Clear Aqua Shimmer Brush; Gems; White Embossing Powder; Frosty Spritz
I'm submitting this card to The Paper Players - PP#576 where they have a Tic-Tac-Toe board to play along with. I've used the top row - rainbow, sparkle, die cut. I'm also playing along with Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge - HLSWC#02 where it is anything goes.
This time I stamped the diamond panel in Versamark ink onto water colour card. I heat embossed the image with white embossing powder. To reveal the pattern, I added drops of Distress reinkers along the side of the pattern and spritzed, liberally, with water and allowed the inks to run and blend. I love the effect this gives. I adhered the dry panel to a piece of black card and added it all to the front of an A2 note card. I finished the front by die cutting a birthday greeting from black card and added lots of little aurora gems. I used a clear aqua shimmer brush to go over the die cut words and finally spritzed a clear sparkle spray over the whole panel. Sadly, you can't see the effect in the photo - but it's so pretty in real-life. Inside the card, I cut a mat layer of black card. On the white panel, I stamped a simple greeting and added a row of dots to match the colour of the front of the card.
My final card is a 'Hello' card:
Stamps: Altenew - Illusion Diamond, Note for You
Inks: Kaleidacolor - Pastel; Versafine Clair - Nocturne
Dies: C&9 - Everyday Sayings; Gina K - Master Layouts 1
Accessories: White & Black Card
I used a multicolor ink pad for this card and used a brayer to apply colour to the stamp. As I used a MISTI for stamping, I was able to stamp the image several times to build up the depth of colour. I used a die to cut the panel to size. I then die cut the large 'hello' from the centre of the panel. I adhered this panel to a black mat layer and added it to the front of the card. I also die cut two further plain black 'hello' dies and layered them together with the diamond pattern image on top. I used the in-laid die technique to add the die back into the card. I like the way this allows the pattern to star, but you can still see the greeting. Inside, I cut a mat layer of black card. On the white panel I stamped a simple greeting and added a row of coloured dots.
That's all from me today. Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon.