Happy Anniversary, Altenew! We’re so excited to be joining your 6 year anniversary celebration! Emily is here with some FABULOUS Mother’s Day projects using Altenew & Essentials by Ellen!
I’m sharing a Wave Roses Themed Collection of cards, tags and a trinket-teasure box in celebration of all the amazing women in our lives. Mixing and Matching supplies and creating multiple projects is a fun way to stretch your stamps, dies and stencils. I’ve included a few collection building tips and tricks in my post today.
My Prep Steps for Creating Collections:
- Pick a Color Scheme or two (Pink and Yellow). Select your inks and coloring materials to work with (Zig Clean Color Brush Markers & Distress Oxide Inks).
- Die Cut elements from Black and White Card Stock for mix and matching (Two-In-One Box, Skinny Stripes and Wavy Outlines)
- With a Stamp Press, stamp several floral images at once to Bristol Smooth Cardstock (this is what I used for all my Zig Coloring).
- Heat Emboss images all at once. This way your heat gun is nice and hot so you can create crisp embossed images.
- Paint/Color and fussy cut or die cut your stamped images and leave in a dish to pull together on your cards, tags and boxes.
Painting the Roses
The Wavy Rose images are all painted with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. For a soft watercolor effect, I applied pigment from several Zig colors to my media mat, added water to the color and then “washed” the color to the paper. To keep the color wash in “place”, I stamped and heat embossed all the images with Altenew Translucent Pearl or Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.
Greens: Light Green-041, Turquoise Green-042, Emerald Green-048
Pinks: Deep Red-260, Pale Pink-028, Pale Rose-230, Blush-069, Peach Pink-202, Pink Haze-201
Yellows: Yellow-050, Light Yellow-051, Bright Yellow-052, Pale Yellow-055
Pretty in Pink
I thought it would be fun to have a matching card, tag and treasure box for my Mom to open that I could easily send in the mail. I created the treasure box using the Essentials by Ellen Two-in-One Box, Black Card Stock and Be Creative Tape. I used the Floral Garden stencil with Spun Sugar and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks to decorate the stitched rectangle side panels. For the box top, I heat embossed the “a little something for you” sentiment from the Wavy Roses Stamp Set to a long/skinning stitched rectangle. Then I adhered the rectangle inside the box for a little extra surprise. For the box top, I applied spun sugar distress oxide ink to a long/skinny stitched rectangle and adhered a small wavy rose with foam tape. The Two-In-One Box die includes a gift tag, that I heat embossed Mom from the Amazing Women stamp set and added a painted rose and its petals.
For the pretty pink Mother’s Day Card, I die-cut the Skinny Stripes at an angle to a white card front and then adhered it to a black card stock panel for a modern black and white striped background. I stamped the sentiment on an angle with Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink and adhered the Wavy Rose images with foam tape. A very simple assembly with lots of pop.
For my first card, I added a Wavy Rose Outline die cut to my watercolor rose image. I die-cut the Skinny Stripes to a white card panel and also die cut on a black card stock panel. I saved the black panel for another day but I used the little stripes and added them to the white Skinny Stripes panel. Then I adhered the yellow wavy roses to the skinny stripe background and stamped the sentiment with Obsidian Pigment Ink.
*The Obsidian Pigment Ink is extremely crisp for small details and sentiments. A new favorite!
My second card came together in minutes using the Floral Garden Stencil. This stencil is a dream because no masking is required to add both the floral petals and greenery. First I positioned the stencil with the greenery side to my card panel and I applied Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Inks. Using the stencil as a guide, I positioned the florals over the greenery and added the petals with Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink. I had a stitched rectangle left over from the Two-in-One box, I stamped and heat embossed Mom and sentiment using white embossing powder. For a little extra pop, I added a white rectangle frame and adhered it to the top-center of the stenciled card panel.
So there we are friends, a Wavy Rose Inspired Mother’s Day collection of cards, tags and trinket-treasure box. I hope you enjoyed my projects today and it inspires you to mix, match and stretch your stamps, stencils and metal dies in fun new ways.