Hello today I am sharing a card using a wonderful stamp set from Altenew called Better Together. Perfect during these challenging times we are currently facing.
Justine Hovey invited crafters to take part in an instagram hop to unite us and show our support for the never ending fight for equality all over the world. I decided to create a card using florals incorporating skin tone colours
I started by stamping out floral images from the Altenew Poppy Garden stamp set. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink and Neenah classic crest solar white card which is great from Copics. Using my markers I coloured the floral images using different combinations of browns to create different he different skin tones for the flowers. I used cool greys for the leaves. I recently took the Altenew class ‘Creative Coloring With Artist Markers’ as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme I am currently working towards. This is a great class for beginners and the more experienced and the perfect time to use what I had learnt in class. Once I was happy with my colouring I die cut the images out with the coordinating dies.
Next I worked in the background . I die cut a panel with a stitched rectangle die from white card.
I selected Distress Oxide inks in Tea Dye and Ground Espresso. For each colour I smudged some ink on to my glass matt and sprayed some water on top then mixed with a paintbrush. I then took a piece of cellophane to transfer the ink mix on to my card by pressing the cellophane down where I wanted the ink to go, mixing where I placed the ink and how much I transferred. You will get a different result every time. I love this look on backgrounds. I used a brush to splatter some of the ink on top and set aside to dry.
I spent time working out where I wanted my flowers to go and adhered them with liquid glue once I was happy with the placement.
For the sentiment I took a piece of black card and heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder and my heat gun. I added a thin strip of striped card along the bottom for some added interest. I then attached it to the card.
I added some pearls from Little Things by Lucy’s Cards and splattered some gold and silver watercolour over the flowers for some sparkle and shine.
I attached the panel to a card base to complete the card.
I hope you like it.
You can follow me over on Instagram @craftylemur where you can hop along with the Paper Crafters Unite Against Racism.
For more information about Paper Crafters Unite Against Racism visit Justine Hovey https://justinehovey.com/