Altenew Golden Garden Thank you Cards
I started out just by practicing with the stamps set.
I used my clear acrylic blocks and the Golden garden stamp set, I just took my time and had some fun practicing doing each layer of the flower. I have to say I learned some tips and tricks from the video but also pulled out the layering guide that comes on the stamp package.
As you can see I stamped and stamped and stamped till I felt confident with the processes. Not to say every image turned out perfect but you know that’s the beauty of this particular set even if you do not line it up perfectly it still looks amazing.
I began with pre cut solar white panels that measured 4 ¼ x 5 ½ and pulled out my Tim Holtz stamp platform. I chose to keep it clean and simple so I select only two Flowers from the Golden Garden stamp set. I put my paper into the platform and laid down my stamps , and pressed them into place.
Once I had everything set up, I went to town stamping. I inked up the stamps using the crips jet black ink from Altenew
(Side note- if you have a hard time layering with acrylic blocks and you have a stamp platform or misti this makes it so much easier to do the layered stamping.)
Once I finished stamping the 16 panels with the outline stamps I went back in and lined up the second layer of each image, pressed it on to the door of the platform and then went in with Warm sunshine for the flower buds and Forest glades for the foliage and stems of the flower and stamped each of the panels finishing off the look of the flowers. To save time I did layer the colors together on the stamp so in some the green and the yellow mix a bit together but i still liked how it turned out.
Later on, I go back in with a little flora image from the Botanical gardens set, just to add a little more fullness to the image.
I did go back in and stamp the inside panels as well to finish of the cards. I did some masking of the sentiment so that the flower would not cover the words. (Note to self stamp the image first not the sentiment)
Once I finally finished all stamping, it was time to create the cards.
I created the card bases from yellow card stock, measuring 4¾ x 4¾ I die cut green shimmer paper using stitched square dies, and the main panel with wonky stitched dies. In between the two layers I decided it needed a little bit of boldness with some black, so I cut down some heavy weight black cardstock to 4¼ x4¼ and layered everything together only using a little fun foam for the main panel just to give a little dimension.
For the thank you, I die cute it from the same black heavy weight cardstock adding stick it to the back of the cardstock to make it easier to adhere since it is such a delicate die. Once I adhered it I went in with my Aqua shimmer pen to add some sparkle. (Sadly my camera didn’t pick it up)
I personally really liked how these turned out and it really didnt take much time at all.
Attached below are all the links to the products I used.
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