Today (December 15th), I'm the Guest Blogger for the Altenew Card Blog - you can see the post HERE. I used their Cake Love Stamp Set and Die Set in a "one stamp, five ways" post. I'm going to go ahead and post the entire post here as well. Here is a picture of the adorable stamp set - it is so versatile and has so many sentiments! And who doesn't need more birthday cards?!?!?!
For the background of this card, I used Ranger Texture Paste with Distress Inks (Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, and Abandoned Coral) rubbed into it. You just press the inkpad on a craft mat and mix some into the texture paste with a palette knife. Then I wiped it over a swiss dot stencil attached to a white card base. I purposely only applied it to some of the dots without covering the entire card front. I stamped the sentiment using SSS Embossing Ink (three rows) and embossed with SSS Antique Gold Embossing Powder.
I stamped the cake on white cardstock with SSS Intense Black Ink and colored it in with Altenew markers (Set B – C001, Y205, WG01, WG03, WG05; Set C: Y204, R400, R301, R101). I used the stamps that covered the inside pieces of the cake over the markers with Rose Gold Ink. I then added some Tonic Stuido gold glitter drops over the dots on the cake. I attached the cake over the texture paste dots on the card. I used some gold cord and PPP Rose Gold and Sparkling Clear Sequins on the front to finish it.
This is my favorite card as I love to make shakers! I painted the background behind the shaker with watercolored stripes using a flat brush and coral watercolor. I flicked some paint drops over the background as well. I then stamped the sentiment on one of my stripes and embossed with SSS Antique Gold Embossing Powder. I made the frame out of white cardstock using the Mama Elephant Creative Cuts dies and used foam tape behind it. I filled the shaker window with PPP Antique Gold and Sparkling Clear Sequins.
Next, I stamped the cute cake images on white cardstock and embossed with the same Antique Gold Embossing Powder. I colored them in with Altenew markers (Set C – R400, R301, R101) and attached them to the front of the shaker window.
This card demonstrates my favorite stamping technique (as you have all seen many times!) – random stamping with no-lines. I die-cut a stitched rectangle full card size out of Ranger Watercolor Paper. I stamped all of the images over the card front using a light color of ink. I watercolored the images in and then outlined them and added details and shading with my favorite glitter pens by Kaiser Craft (these things are the bomb! - I use them on all my cards).
I added a sentiment from the set on a PPP Mini Storybook 1 Dies stitched rectangle using blue embossing powder. I added some blue and white twine tied on the top and some Blue Lagoon Tonic glitter drops around the sentiment to finish it.
For this card, I started with a white card base and rubbed Distress Inks on it in Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade covering the center of the front of the card. I then added a table using Gray Markers. I stamped all of the images on white cardstock with black ink and colored them in with Altenew markers (Set A – R302, R304; Set B - C001, Y205; Set C – Y204, R400, R403).
I die-cut the images out and then placed them over the background. I then stamped the sentiment with Lawn Fawn Plastic Flamingo and Sunflower ink over the cakes. I added some Tonic drops in Sherbet Shimmer and Glossy White around the sentiment and some twine to finish it. I like how the white dots pick up the ink colors behind them and change color!
I started this card by die-cutting a large stitched rectangle out of Ranger Watercolor Paper. I stamped the sentiment for this card on watercolor paper and embossed it with Ranger White Embossing Powder. I watercolored the background using a wet on wet technique. I wet the area that I wanted to paint and then applied purples and pinks over the area. I also used paint droplets flicked over it while wet so the paint ran together. I added a couple layers of paint after it dried to build up the color. I added the most color around the sentiment so it stood out more from the background.
I stamped all of the images on white cardstock and embossed them with Ranger White Embossing Powder. I die-cut each out and then stamped the inside pieces of the cakes with inks and colored the other parts with Copic Markers. I placed them over the watercolored background and then finished it with some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequin Confetti Mix and Tonic white droplets.
Whew - two "one stamp, five ways" posts in a row - I hope you have enjoyed them even though it's such a busy time of year. Thanks to Altenew for having me as a guest blogger - I loved working with this fun and very versatile Cake Love stamp set! Merry Christmas Friends! Suzy