You Are Amazing

You Are Amazing

Hello! Today's cards were inspired by a few challenges: Sunday Stamps' Sketch Challenge #272, Color Dare #475 (I chose the 3 colors of red, green and pink) and Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies December Challenge.  In addition, these cards are part of the "homework" for Altenew's Easy Die Cutting Techniques, part of the process to meet the requirements of Level 1 of Altenew Educator Certification Program.





Supplies used:


 Card #1


I started this card by stamping the main floral image from the Our Friendship Blooms stamp set with Twilight VersaFine Clair ink and heat embossing it with embossing powder. I then used Altenew's Watercolor Brush Markers to color it--Rubellite and Cotton Candy on the lily; Autumn Blaze, Crimson and Cotton Candy on the other flowers, and Lime and Limeaide on the leaves and stems. After the watercolor dried, I die cut it with the corresponding die and set it aside.

Next, I stamped a sentiment from Altenew's Floral Halos stamp set with Catherine Pooler's Party Dress Ink on some smooth white cardstock, heat embossed it,  and die cut it with one of the circular dies in the set. I added a gold border with Gansai Tambi gold watercolor and the added random splatters of gold watercolor onto the circular die cut.

To assemble the card, I added a piece of Many Dots washi tape from Altenew along the majority of the length of a mini slimline card base to mimic the sketch, crossed it with a piece of sparkly white washi tape a little below the center of the card and then glued the sentiment to the card base. The floral image was added to the card using Altenew's Instant Dimension Foam tape. Finally, some sequins were added to the card--two large red ones in the upper left corner for the dots on the sketch, and three stars on the bottom right (within the circle of the sentiment) for the three xs in the sketch.


Card #2

I wanted to make a second card for the sketch and same colors.This card was created with Altenew's Floral Halos stamp and die set--a new-to-me-set that I had purchased recently and was excited to try. I started this card by stamping all of the different floral images with with Rainforest VersaFine Clair and heat embossing them.

The flowers were again colored with Altenew's Watercolor Brush Markers in Crimson, Lime, and Limeaide. After this dried, I die cut the floral images with the corresponding dies. I then die cut a piece of light green foil paper with one of the circular dies in the set. 

The sentiment came from the same set and was stamped with Catherine Pooler's Party Dress ink and heat embossed with more of the Holographic embossing powder. The sentiment was then cut out with the same circular frame die and ink blended the edges with the same ink. I then directly inked the circular frame that was cut when I cut the sentiment and then heat embossed it with more Holographic powder.

I added a very old piece of Altenew washi tape on a mini slimline card base to again mimic the sketch. I then glued the light green circular die cut to the upper left part of the card and then glued the bottom floral image over it and added the upper floral images with Altenew's Instant Dimension foam tape.

The dark pink ring was glued to the card base. I glued several layers of scrap cardstock behind the circular sentiment die for dimension and then gluing it to the card in the pink frame.

To finish the card, I added some white sparkly washi tape to the left of the sentiment, splattered Party Dress ink mixed with water and gold watercolor over the card and added some sequins.   

Thanks for reading!




  1. Ahem, lol. Anna, love your card for us - your colors are stunning! Great take on our layout, too, love it! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  2. So pretty! Love the floral image and the colors are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  3. Love both of these - the bold colours are terrific! Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare :)

  4. Beautifully watercolored floral again your creative washi tape backgrand... beautiful slimline card. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  5. Both your cards are beautiful! i love the backgrounds with your lovely flowers. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!

  6. Both cards are lovely, Anna! The first card meets our color challenge requirements beautifully and use of Washi tape for the background is perfect. Thank you for joining our challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare #475.

  7. You did a great job, Anna -- love both the cards! :)

  8. These are both beautiful, especially the one with the b/w background. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the HLS die challenge!


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