To get the soft yellow blooms, I stamped the outline layer and then layer two of Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set onto Rustic White Cardstock using Lemon Tart Ink from Papertrey. I love how the color just softens into this delicate butter color as it dries. Once the ink was dry, I stamped the outlines again using Versamark and heat embossed them with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder. Additionally I stamped and heat embossed the leaf outlines onto Stamper's Select 44# Vellum and SU! Wild Wasabi Cardstock then die cut everything with the Beautiful Day Coordinating Dies. I used a Spellbinders Oval Floral to cut a frame from gold metallic poster board. I die cut a large stitched rectangle from Vintage Jadeite Cardstock and then assembled the elements together around the frame.
The Beautiful Day Blooms always remind me of wild roses so they were a natural choice for this challenge. Once I had everything adhered, I attached that to an A2 card base made from Rustic White Cardstock by Papertrey Ink. I recently got a small pack of this paper to try and I really like it. It has little speckles in it and would be great for masculine cards. I've seen some of the Altenew Spicy Yogurt Cardstock in photographs and I would love to try that also. It has lots of flecks in it. It would work great a neutral for me so I plan to try it in the not too distant future.
For the sentiment, I used one of the ones included in the Beautiful Day Stamp Set and think it's perfect for a wedding or just for a friend that you want to send some encouragement to. I stamped it onto a strip of vellum and then laid the vellum across the stitched rectangle die to put the stitch marks on each side of it. I used a combination of adhesives for this card including Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Foam Squares and Sookwang Paper Tape. I have to say, I am getting to be a big fan of the Sookwang Tape (a.k.a. Scor-Tape) as it's not really visible under vellum. It's also easy because you can tear it instead of having to cut it. I finished the card by adding a few sequins in Crystal and Gold from Darice.
I think this is the first time I have created a card specifically for the Altenew Monthly Challenge although they always have beautiful inspiration images. This set is my favorite of all the Altenew stamp sets I own. There are a few on my wish list and there's one I have dies for, but not the stamps. I'm sure some of my crafty friends can relate to that predicament. *Ü* Thank you so much for stopping by to see my project. I hope you'll come again soon!