Monday, 19 June 2017

Altenew Watercolour Frames stamp set

Good morning everyone
Hope you are all well xx

Today it's my weekly Monday morning blog showcasing products for
Bumbleberry Papercrafts

I'm sharing a sample I made using one of the newly released Altenew stamp set

Watercolour Frames

This is such a versatile stamp set, creating beautiful frames to images and sentiments but can also be used alone as a texture stamp.
Over the next few weeks I hope to show you different looks from these stamps , from pretty to watch out for them xx

I also used:
Distress Inks : Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord
Gold embossing powder
Versmark Ink pad

For this sample I decided to use the Spotlight technique so I cut 3 mats in black card,  in decreasing size, and 3 mats in white card, slightly smaller.

I set the black mats to one side

Using temporary adhesive tape, I stuck the 3 white mats on top of each other, in the design I wished the spotlight to be

Using Versmark ink I stamped the outline decorative circle randomly over the 3 mats but ensuring one was stamped centrally on the smallest mat

I heat embossed them with gold embossing powder 

I then stamped the plain outline circle, in Versmark ink,  randomly over the mats and again heat embossed in gold

I stamped the sentiment in the centre of the smaller mats frame, in Versmark ink and heat embossed in gold

Using my distress inks I blended them all over the 3 mats

I also used them to ink through a stencil, to add more depth to the card

Once dry I carefully disengaged the 3 mats then adhered each of them to a black card mat

The biggest layer was adhered to card blank first then I carefully lined up and adhered the middle sized mat and then the smallest mat, to complete the sample 

I hope you enjoyed looking and please feel free to leave comments. .I love to read them xx

Craftyhugs xx 


  1. beautiful technique and lovely layers. That gold is just so striking on top!

  2. Hi Karen this is a gorgeous card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. A lovely card Karen and gorgeous colours xx

  4. Beautiful card Karen and a fabulous technique. Cathy x


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