Yesterday's mail brought a lovely surprise for me when I opened up an envelope from Altenew and inside was a free mini stamp set called Sweet Cluster. It was a thank you gift for all my purchases this last year from them. I had won a couple gift certificates so I shopped more then once. So it is always nice when a company does these little things to keep their customers happy. I know I was sure happy when I got it so since today was a blizzard I decided to put that little mini set to use by making a birthday card. I hope you like it.
I used other Altenew products on this card as well as the flower cluster which I stamped on white paper with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Obsidian ink. I then made a mask and covered the first cluster and then proceeded to stamp another image of the flowers only this time turning it a different direction. I then colored them with my Bic markers. I made another mask of the flowers and after I had them all masked I took the Altenew Watercolor Stripes stencil and added some light green ink and then just here and there darkening it up with a darker shade of green. I used my blending brushes for the stenciling. Momento and Gina K. Designs inks were used for the stenciling. I then cut the panel down and also cut around the bottom of my flowers. I placed this panel onto a red card base and then added the sentiment from the Altenew Floral Sprig set. The last step was to add some red and pink jewels and a white insert inside for my stamped or written greeting.
That was a fun way to spend a stormy afternoon. I was supposed to have a wound change session today but we canceled and instead the gal said I should come in tomorrow afternoon. It is so nice to have a hospital staff be so accomodating. I so appreciate it. I hope this finds all of you having a great day and that you are staying well on this winter day.
God bless, Verna