I had a new Altenew stamp set to play with called Paint-A-Flower: Spider Mums and came up with Birthday and Hello cards...
My birthday card uses my favorite CAS style, and I simply heat embossed the image in white, and then used a couple sponge daubers to blend in the ink colors. The sentiment comes with the stamp set, and I finished the card simply with a black border and white card base, and a few clear sequins. Easy peasy and pretty!
My 2nd card has a bit of a WOW factor to it and uses a technique that I saw Gina K do on one of her Stamp and Chat lives. It's a bit time consuming, but I love the way it turned out. You get as many colors of cardstock as you want (I chose to go in rainbow order) and stamp and heat emboss the image (using your MISTI) on each color of cardstock you chose. It's important to start with the same size cardstock (5 1/2 x 4 1/4) and stamp them all in the same spot in your MISTI, so you end up with 6 or 7 colors that are all stamped EXACTLY the same. Then you simply cut them into strips (mine were 1/2") and start placing them on a thin piece of cardstock or printer paper that is also A2 size. Once you get all your pieces adhered you can trim it down or leave it that size.
I chose to trim mine down and then mat with a black layer and attach both to a white card base. Before I added my black mat, I added a piece of vellum on a diagonal, and then added a "hello" die cut (one in black and one in white that I glued offset) from Catherine Pooler Designs. Because you will have so many strips of cardstock in each color left over, you could technically make a lot more cards...if you're in to mass producing! I made 3 and then put the rest of the strips away for me to find 10 years from now and wonder what the heck I was saving them for! (Sorry...just the way my brain works!! Haha!!)
I know you ALL have flower stamps, dies, and stencils, and we can't wait to see the gallery flooded with all your DIFFERENT cards! If you need a little more inspiration, make sure to check out what the rest of the DT and our Special GD's (Viv and Brenda) came up with right HERE and then play along with us. This challenge is open till the 24th.
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