14 August 2019

3 ways with Altenew's Leaf Canopy stamp and die set

It's time for a new episode of "3 Ways with", this time its the turn of the Leaf Canopy stamp and die set from Altenew.  As always I have 3 projects to share, todays projects show 3 ways to use the stamp and die set but are also coloured with 3 different mediums.

My first card uses just the Leaf Canpoy Stamp set. I stamped the images onto Solar crest card using an alcohol friendly inkpad. I then used Altenews Artist Markers to colour the leaves. I'm not a great colourist so I just use little flicking motions to add the colour.

I used the the Hello die from the Envelope liner die set to cut the sentiment on this card. I didn't have the right colored card so I used one of the markers to color the card before die cutting it, its a greate way to make sure your projects coordinate well.  I then added a little border with a black fine liner.

In this next card I have used the die set to cut the Leafy sprigs out. I started by stamping the images and then watercoloring them using Altenews 36 pan set. I used the same colours as in the first card but while still wet I added some rock salt onto the card, this pulls in the colour and creates lovely effects.

Once dry I die cut the sprigs and added them to a black card usign foam tape. I cut the hello sentiment from the same water colour card as the sprigs, I did this 3 times and glued them together to create a thick sentiment that gives my card height.

For the final card I used a partial die cutting technique, you can see a step by step on my Instagram highlights (I will do a video in the future)  I used solar crest card and started with the large die, I cut roughly halfway up the card and die, this gives a really cool effect.

I then stamped the image over the die cut shape and used Altenew Ink cubes to add colour. As I wanted each leaf to be one colour I chose to use a finger dauber to add the ink to the stamp so as not to contaminate the colours. I actually stamped each leaf seperatly, it didnt take too long though. Lastly I added a black sentiment and mounted the stamped die cut panel onto a black card.

Here are the links to the products used in todays post

Leaf Canopy stamp set
Leaf Canopy Die set
Envelope Liner die set
36 pan Watercolor set
Puffy Heart Ink
Rocky Shore Ink
Volcano Lake Ink
Artist Markers Set D

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