"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

thanks a bunch...


Hey there!!  Popping in on this super wet and rainy afternoon with a card for the January Altenew inspiration challenge.  I got some yummy new Altenew the other day (the With Gratitude stamp and die set and the Watercolor Stripes cover die) and just had to make a card with it.  I don't know about you, but when I look at the colors in the Altenew inspiration photo the top one looks more purple to me so that is what I went with for this card and came up with this is sort of a cross between a spring and fall look I guess, lol!  I started by inking up some cardstock with Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide ink making it darker at the top and fading out at the bottom for an ombre look.  I then die cut the piece with the Watercolor Stripes cover die.  The two leaves from the With Gratitude set were stamped on watercolor paper with VersaFine Vintage Sepia and Smoky Gray inks and then loosely watercolored with Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxides.  I let them dry a little bit and then added in a little Seedless Preserves.  Once they were completely dry I die cut them.   Then came the fun part... arranging them on the front of the card!  I finished off the card with a sentiment from the oldie, but goodie Altenew Label Love stamp set.  Placing the sentiment was the hardest part of making this card, but I finally settled on the bottom of the card.   Going to add this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge as well.


Hope you have a wonderful day and if you live in the Pacific Northwest... stay dry!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI rustic white, Canson watercolor paper; Stamps and dies:  Altenew; Inks:  VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, Smoky Gray; Distress Oxide inks

5 comments:

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Gayatri said...

Wonderful layers. Love your card. Thank You for playing along Simon Says Stamp Add a Sentiment Challenge. Gayatri xx

Greta said...

The leaves are beautiful & I love the striped die cut background! Wonderful card, Rosemary!

Lisa Elton said...

Love the way your were inspired, this is lovely!!

lostinpaper said...

Your flowing leaves are so very beautiful Rosemary, you have made these inspiration colours shine!