Sunday, June 3, 2018

A Trio of Wildflower Cards

Altenew's Wildflower Garden set is quickly becoming my new favorite floral set. Wow, it's shockingly easy to make beautiful, one-layer cards!

Like this one.



And this one.




And this one.




Whether it's a single stem or the green field of the second card, this set makes creating easy. The images have so much movement and can carry a whole one-layer card so well, without the need for any embellishment whatsoever. That's handy when designing sympathy and prayer cards, which truly benefit from simplicity.

A quick note about the MISTI. I stamped the green stem on the first card above without the MISTI and instantly regretted it. The image isn't quite as crisp as I would have liked. So I used the MISTI for the next two and was able to get good, solid, crisp images with repeat inking. Even when lining up stamps might be just as easy with clear blocks, I'm finding the MISTI to be very useful. If you don't have one (or a similar contraption that might be cheaper), I highly recommend getting one.

And no, I'm not getting a kick-back from the MISTI manufacturer. I just really like mine...which was still free to me from a very nice lady named Tina. Yay, Tina!

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
Susan

Supplies
stamps: Altenew Wildflower Garden
ink: various dye inks (Ranger, Archival, and Hero Arts...all of whom owe me big for all the money I've spent on them. Why don't I have sponsors?)
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: MISTI


6 comments:

  1. Very pretty cards. Keep them coming, I just ordered this set and love what you're creating! Cheers, Dotty

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  2. Wow!...these are gorgeous...crisp...and sensitive!

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  3. So pretty and I bet they will make the recipient so happy!

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  4. Love the calmness of the first two and the "get better" feel of the third.

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  5. Ooh, these are lovely! The stamps really do carry the cards, and the simplicity and botanicalness and crisp contrast all make my heart wriggle with happiness. I especially like all the greens of the second card—if you have the time, I'd love to know the name of that soft sage-y color.

    Stamping platforms are awesome, aren't they? I got one a few months ago, and it's been a game-changer. It makes it so much easier to align things (which was a major annoyance before—stamping a sentiment crooked is about as bad as dropping a finished card on an open ink pad), and layering stamps and repeat-inking are now possible for me. I'm so glad that you're able to benefit from a MISTI.

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