ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY
I had such fun yesterday, that I’m back today with another Beautiful Day card to share with you! This stamp set by Altenew is a gorgeous layering stamp set, with a couple of sweet sentiments. There’s also a set of coordinating dies, which makes me happy! On today’s card, however, I only used the stamps.
GOLD & PURPLE
Yesterday’s card (you can see it in this post) was fairly ‘plain’, to show off simple stamping. Today’s card could be said to be simple stamping as well; I find layering stamps very easy to use, especially as they’re photopolymer, so there’s no problem in layering. There’s definitely more colour in today’s card, though.
You can see that I chose purple for the large flowers, and some gold embossing. In photographing this card, it’s all about the angles of the light! You can mainly see the gold embossing on the bottom flower, although the other flowers are embossed, as well.
Start with a panel of white cardstock. You’ll be using 3 of the 4 images for the large flower; the one I didn’t use is the outline stamp – which is the only one I used in yesterday’s card. First, stamp the solid fllower image in your lightest colour 3 times on the panel. Next, you’ll stamp the first of the shading stamps in a darker purple. I chose to use Stampin’ Up! inks in Highland Heather (light) and Gorgeous Grape (dark).
The next step, for the darkest shading, would normally be your darkest ink. Instead, stamp in Versamark ink! Do just one flower at a time, to ensure the ink remains sticky. After stamping, cover with Gold embossing powder, and then set with a heat tool. Do this for each of the 3 flowers.
Before stamping the leaves, use the Beautiful Day dies set to die cut the outline of the large flower from a large Post-it note or masking paper. Mask off the flowers, then stamp the 2 layers of green for the leaves. Staying with SU! inks, I use Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive.
This image below will show you just how gorgeous & bright the gold embossing looks on the flowers!
To get this photograph, I tilted the card slightly backwards, so that the light would shine on the gold embossing.
FINISH YOUR CARD
Cut your stamped panel on a diagonal, and attach it to your card base with foam tape or squares. Be sure to allow enough space in between the pieces to fit your sentiment. Next, ink up your sentiment from the Beautiful Day stamp set in Versamark ink, and stamp it between the panels. Cover with gold embossing powder, and set with a heat tool.
The gold embossing adds a punch to the stamped images, and cutting the panel & attaching it to the card front adds more dimension. It also adds some interest, as the sentiment is lower than the 2 panels.
So there you have it! Another Beautiful Day card for you! I think this set is so versatile, and I haven’t used all of the images in the set yet. If you’d like to get this set for yourself, I’ve added links below for your convenience.