Thursday, 5 May 2016

Magazine Makes #2 - Altenew Roses

Why Hello! How's it going down or up your way? First, the weather in Yorkshire, and then I'll move onto cards ;) - it's been abso-bloomin' gorgeous - summer coats are on and suncream is out! 

Now that that is out of the way, welcome back to another Magazine Make! This time I am using the free Altenew layered roses stamp that came with this month's issue of Simply Cards and Papercraft #149. I actually received it mistakenly with issue 148, thus giving a heads up to a lot of you that it was coming out and I have loved seeing all your creations.


It comes with both a stamp and a die set, so it's definitely worth a punt. I've not had a lot of experience with layering stamps and I did a few test runs doing it by eye, before moving onto using my Letterpress. It definitely benefits from using a stamp positioner. Tragedy has however struck my Letterpress, as after using it to make the elements for this card I overpacked it on another project and it cracked right down the middle. 



I don't want to put anymore stress on it using it as a stamping tool, so I took the plunge and managed to get myself a good deal on a mini MISTI (20% off shop wide at Sprinkle Twinkle!) and will be giving that a go when I get the chance, and hope to get a review of it to those of you who asked over on IG.

Anyway, back to the card.



I stamped the flower and leaves using my blue and green Altenew inks - you do need a good selection of colours for stamp layering and these inks are great for it. I then die cut them out. The back panel was created using the Letterpress and a gorgeous flower plate in a lovely teal blue ink.



I die cut the panel using my SSS stitched rectangle die and then used it to die cut a strip of vellum I had from stash. I then stamped the greeting onto the vellum with Versamark ink and embossed it with WOW! Gold embossing glitter. Sparkly!

I adhered the vellum to the panel with some magic film - it worked quite well as you can't see the glue at all - and then attached the flower and leaves using my ATG.



Below is a list of what I used to make this card and where I purchased them. Please note I DO NOT USE affiliate links.


I'm rather pleased with how this turned out. Layering stamps are all the rage at the moment, so if you want to try something without paying a lot, you could do worse than buy this magazine and have a play.

Thank you as always for stopping by. Have a great weekend when it arrives!

15 comments:

Keren Baker said...

Oh no!!! Well at least you got a new tool out of it. Must get my letterpress out and play some more- didn't love the results but yours looks fantastic !

Lisa Tilson said...

I absolutely adore this card. The background is beautiful - did the floral plate come with the letterpress? And the vellum with the layered flower sitting on top is perfect as you still get to see that beautiful background underneath. And the gold sparkle sentiment - love it! This card has everything 💕💕💕

kate said...

Lovely card! It has a retro feel to it, which I love and the colours are beautiful. Feeling all inspired now to get crafty! x

Karen Ashbrook said...

So far I've resisted buying this magazine but having seen your gorgeous card I'm very tempted. I just love the background you've created too. Have a great weekend. Karen x

Karen Steele said...

This is beautiful Ruth! I think this is one of the best magazine freebies I've had :-) I love the background on your card too and the vellum - I've actually never used vellum in the 7 years that I have been crafting! Must try it! Have a great weekend :-) P.S, R.I.P Letterpress :-(

Cara said...

Great card, sorry that your letterpress died though! I got the stamps early like you, I found that they worked well using 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation ink as I don't have a huge range of ink pads. Looking forward to seeing how you get on with the misti, I've informed Hubby that he will be buying me one for my birthday in November, but will need to order it much earlier to allow it to get here. I'm sure I can get it off him before my birthday! Cara x

Squirrel x said...

Gorgeous Ruth! My first play with these is in the bin, lol. I need to get my inks sorted before I try again. Smashing job hunny, and a beautiful colour choice. Hugs xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is beautiful Ruth! I finally had to order that edition of the magazine for £6.99 as I couldn't find it anywhere in our shops! But I figure it will be worth it! Sorry to hear about your letterpress, how awful, I know they aren't cheap! I made my own stamp positioner with a cheap picture frame, a piece of perspex/acrylic and a couple of hinges . . . total cost, about £10 and it works magnificently! Have a great weekend my friend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Aileen Ryan said...

Ruth as I said on IG love the card, beautiful layers. Free stamps with a mag, cant imagine it being available over here, should check it out then again I have so many stamps maybe I shouldnt. Good to see you bit the bullet, you eill love that mini baby.
I had a little cackle when I read weather is brilliant and time for Summer coats, what is a summer coat????sorry :) why is IG looking funny on your blog. Is it because i am on my ipad? Questions questions, have a great day. Mothers day tomorrow and mums birthday today, busy busy busy.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely card! How fun to get a freebie and have it turn out fabulous when making a card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh yeah, have FUN with your new MISTI - you will love it!

LaurieC said...

Another fab creation!! And YAY for the Misti!! I absolutely love mine and have no regrets with that purchase!! Actually I don't know how I stamped without it!! Love that set that came in the magazine, how cool is that??!

maria f. said...

This is divine, Ruth! Sorry to hear about your letterpress, though. Ya did the MISTI thang, eh? I'm SO tempted.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Just so beautiful!!!! Darn, your letterpress cracked :( - just awful! You will love your Misti - I use mine all the time!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful!

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