Monday, August 26, 2019

First Look at Altenew's Floral Frame

Hello everyone! 

Welcome back to another blog post. It's nice to see your friendly faces again.
Today I'm sharing two cards that use the same technique, just different coloring mediums.

I quite enjoy the contrast of this card as the border is the raised section. The sentiment sits flat on the card base but the border pops up. It does draw your eye to the colours which is nice. Let's get into it!

Both of these cards use a stamp from Altenew's Floral Frame set,'s Nested Rectangle dies, and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's Friendship Blooms (a now no-longer carried stamp set).

For this first card I used water-based pens for the colouring. This was made before I received my Alcohol markers (maybe I should make it again with those?). I first cut my card stock to the same size as my card base, and stamped the floral image from the set multiple times. I didn't think it was necessary to add any extra stamps to the images, although there are many ways you could change things because of the versatility of this set.
I made the sentiment's rectangle quite small so it only just overlaps into the coloured sections, made sure everything lined up, and we're good to go.

This second card uses the same stamp set and very similar positioning of the flowers. However, I've decided to use pencils for the colouring this time. I do like the shades I've picked for this card. Pencil colouring is intense! If you do intend to do a large amount, make sure you give your hands (and back!) a rest every now and again. 

The rectangle cutout for this card is a larger section than the one above, I do like this a little better. There are many ways you could chose to do the colouring for this card if you use a larger die-cut - the inside could be greys, or different colours all together.

I decided to keep the colours the same on both levels and just make sure the border lined up. It's always nerve wracking when you pop the finished panel into the die-cutting machine, fingers crossed that you lined up the die correctly.
The border is popped up with dimensional adhesive tape and if there's any overhanging sections I just trim it off with my We R Memory Keepers Mini Guillotine Paper Cutter.

That's it for today everyone, nice and simple. I hope you stop by my Instagram feed and check out my other recent cards!

Until next time.
Shana xx

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