I must have flowers, always, always. – Claude Monet
And so you shall, layered flowers the Altenew way! Loose layering with soft peachy-pink glow is easily achieved In a wreath format using the 4” Gina K’s Wreath Builder. Altenew’s Painted Flowers stamp is a great set for beginners just learning stamp layering due to its very forgiving alignments but also satisfies advanced stampers with its sophisticated, artistic style. I was inspired by Altenew’s All About Layering class to try a wreath, a new technique to me, with this breezy layering set. I loved how it turned out!
Once the base wreath of flowers and leaves was built additional small flowers were nestled among the larger blooms to add interest, color, and depth to the overall design. Ranger’s Stickles in Stardust finish these small flower centers.
I love a mat to really set the focal image off and creating one to match was easy by inking edge of appropriately sized card stock then embossing with “holographic” embossing powder. A strong stacked sentiment – 4 layers thick – from Altenew’s Script Words set completes this 4 1/2 sized card.
|Stamps: Altenew: Painted Flowers & other small stamps various sets|
|Paper: White Neenah Crest, 80 lb, note matching blue paper mat made by inking white paper then applying Ranger Holographic EP; Black Neenah Crest, 80 lb; Coordinations: Black Sparkle
|Ink: Altenew: Blush, Rouge, Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Buttercream, Jet Black, Bamboo, Parrot|
|Accessories: Altenew: Script Words Die; Gina K 4” Wreath Builder template; Ranger Stickles: Stardust
|Techniques: Stamp layering, stacked die cut sentiment|
|AECP Class: Level 1: All About Layering