Saying Hello

Happy Wednesday! I’m back to share with you a one layer floral card, featuring the Altenew “Vintage Roses” stamp set.

These stamps are so much fun to use, with their layerable images that can be stamped and left as-is, or… you do as I love to do and add even more shading and definition to your image with just a few shades of whatever color medium you like best!


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I began by prepping my card base for the stamping I was going to be doing… First, I scored a frame around the card using my scoring board (I love doing this!). Then, with some Post-It notes, I masked off the outer edges of the frame, so that I could keep that white.

With three shades of turquoise pigment inks, I stamped my three flowers in the bottom right of the masked area. Then, taking the solid image of each flower stamp I used, I stamped them onto some more Post-Its to create masks so that I could stamp my leaves.

Once all my stamping was done, I used my Derwent watercolor pencils to add extra shading details to my flowers and leaves, blending the shading and the inks with a damp paint brush. With my damp paintbrush, I also picked up color from the pencils and added multiple layers of color dots for the background. To do this I worked in small sections and would lay down some dots of color, and then blot up the intense pigment with a dry cloth, and add some more dots over top, blotting up the darkest color once again.


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Removing the masks, I stamped the sentiment using stamps from the Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings” and the Simon Says Stamp “Summer Garden” sets. The inks I’ve used are StazOn Jet Black ink, and Versamark ink, heat set with silver embossing powder.

I inked the embossed frame with some gray pigment ink, and added Wink of Stella glitter to the outside areas of the frame, as well as to the darkest shadows of the flowers and leaves.

And that completes the card for today… I hope you’ve enjoyed and thanks so very much for stopping by!



This card is submitted into the CASology week 138 “Blossom” challenge, the Altenew “Places from Abroad” March challenge, and the Addicted to Stamps challenge #136 “Anything Goes”.


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11 Responses

  1. Avatar Tasnim says:

    Very fresh and beautiful! Thank you so much for joining the Altenew March challenge!

  2. Avatar Sherry W. says:

    Beautiful! I never thought about using the scoring board to score a border! Here I go running to try it! Thanks.

  3. Avatar wienerhoneymooners says:

    GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy to see you at CASology sharing your talents!!! Lovely design, we hope to see you again at CASology for our new challenge begins tomorrow – Yay!!!

  4. Avatar Jen W. says:

    Another stunner, Nina-Marie! Your coloring details are amazing and really make your gorgeous flowers come alive. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  5. Avatar Anita says:

    This is so elegant, and I love that you chose shades of turquoise, so pretty. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

  6. Avatar Jan Clothier says:

    The bright colours you’ve used really draw the eye and I love the depth you’ve achieved in the roses and leaves. Beautiful!

  7. Gorgeous colouring on those stunning blossoms! I just love how you clustered your design around the edges of the card to preserve all that white space, and that embossed frame is a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  8. Avatar *Vicki* says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the beautiful flowers and CAS style design! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles – *Vicki*-DT member

  9. Avatar Bonnie says:

    So pretty, Nina-Marie!

  10. Avatar Julie B says:

    This is so pretty and the colours are fab, almost glowing.
    So pleased you joined us at ATSM this week

  11. Avatar Meg Mcgarry says:

    This is so gorgeous!

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