Saturday 1 July 2017

Altenew Vintage Flowers

The current Masterclasses at StampNation have motivated me to get my gelatos out of hiding and give them a proper work-out.

After I had prepped my watercolour cardstock with gesso, I layered several colours of gelatos and worked them in using a moist finger and a paint brush until I had the look I was going for. I then took the middle layer of the largest flower (NBUS Vintage Flowers, Altenew) and stamped this repeatedly using white pigment ink. I also stamped layer 3 of one of the leaves stamp. Next, I stamped the 3rd layer of the flower using Grapevine ink (Altenew) and then used one of the small outlined flower images as a filler in a few spots. I adhered my panel to my white card base using liquid glue and foam-mounted my sentiment strip (Birthday messages, SSS, stamped in Grapevine ink). I did not set out to create a card with a vintage look and feel, but boy, do I love how this turned out.

I took my inspiration from the colour scheme and flower theme of the June inspiration photo at the Altenew blog.

I'm also linking up my card at:

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes
Creative Artiste - #27 Anything mixed media goes
In the Pink - #122 Special occasion

Seize the Birthday - Anything birthday goes


  1. It sounds like a real fun inky creation Marianne and what a stunning result, it's just so beautifully feminine.

    B x

  2. Eerst even 2x lezen hoe je dit gedaan hebt.moet je me maar een keer laten zienšŸ˜Ž Hier kun je ook eindeloos mee variĆ«ren: heb je nog wat kerstkaart ideeĆ«n nodig? Bij deze! Grappig zo'n heel andere kaart tussen al je anderen.leuk. Xxx Ineke ☀️

  3. A very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month, Jane (DT) :) x

  4. This card is fabulous! I'm usually not one to like vintage too much but this is wonderful!

  5. Loved how you used the gelatos, lovely work, thanks for playing along with us at

  6. hello such a pretty background...luv the color...awesome cas card! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  7. Your card is beautiful. I love how you created that gorgeous background and the pretty colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  8. your background really looks very professional! great idea to not add more than a sentiment. I like your card a lot!

  9. Your card is fabulous!! I LOVE how you created that wonderful background!

    Thanks for sharing at In The Pink - good luck and hope to see you again soon.

    Christine x