For today’s card, I’m featuring several products from Altenew. They’re definitely one of my favorite stamp companies. One of the things I love most about them is their innovative layering stamps and stencils. While I’m not using any of their layering products on this card, I am using some of their wonderful inks which come in sets of four coordinating shades. Using their coordinating ink sets takes all the guess work out of which inks will work well together. It makes creating layered and/or ombre looks so easy.
I started with a top-folding card base made from heavyweight white card stock. I blended ink onto the card using the Halftone stencil and the Life Changing Blender Brushes. The ink colors I used (from top to bottom) are Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, and Sapphire. They are all part of the Glacier Caves ink set.
Since I had so much going on with the background, I decided to keep the rest of the card super simple. I die cut the hello from the Flower Arrangement Die Set three times from black cardstock. I adhered the die cuts together to create a stacked sentiment then adhered it to the card.
While this isn’t a true one layer card since I used the stacked die cuts, you could easily change it up just a bit to have it remain one layer. Simply stamp the hello sentiment from the Flower Arrangement Stamp Set with a crisp black instead of using the die cuts.
Using a neutral tone ink such as these shades of blue means this card could easily be sent to a masculine recipient. If you wanted something more feminine, simply switch up the ink color. You could also change things up a bit by using a foiled or glittered cardstock for the top layer of the stacked die cuts.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …