Hello, Altenew fans! Enza here and today I’m sharing a layout created with the gorgeous Build-A Flower: Ranunculus
stamp set. What I love about it is not only the flower itself (which is one of my favorites) but also the big size. Whether you use it for a card or in a cluster on a layout, you are sure to get amazing results.
I started by inking the white cardstock I used as a background with Altenew Ink Sprays in Frosty Pink and Warm Sunshine. I simply spritzed each color onto the paper a couple of times and allowed it to dry. I had already decided on the shades I wanted my ranunculus to be so pink and yellow created just a bed of color that complemented the stamped images.
The outline of flowers and leaves were stamped with Permanent Black Ink
, while for the petals I used the following Crisp Dye Inks
- Yellow flowers: Citrus Burst, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine
- Coral flowers: Peach Perfect, Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss
- Leaves: Rose Quartz, Morning Frost, Moon Rock.
I often use cut files as a bottom layer before arranging my elements on a page. This time, I have a branch that goes from the bottom to the top of the layout and curves a little bit inward, adding movement and more interest. I placed my stamped images around the branch, and adhered them down with foam tape.
For the photo, I created several layers with patterned paper and vellum, and I also added die cuts from the Rose Filament Die Set in between for dimension and texture. The “awesome” title, as well as the chipboard sticker, the tiny tag, and the Day 1, 2, 3 came from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.
To bring in more contrasting elements, I stamped and heat-embossed the “love this” arrow sentiment from the Point It Out Stamp Set in black. I then cut it out with the coordinating dies.
At this point, I knew I wanted more black around the page, so I decided to stamp a few sentiments on black cardstock with Clear Embossing Ink
, which I then heat-embossed with Pure White Embossing Powder.
Some sentiments come from the Beautiful Quotes Stamp Set
, others from the Rustic Linen
and the Build-A-Flower: Ranunculus
I finished the layout with a couple of shaped paper clips from my stash and black splatters. I hope you enjoyed my process and will feel inspired to use the gorgeous Build-A-Flower: Ranunculus on your next project.
Thank you for stopping by!
Hello, crafty friends!
Enza here, and today I am sharing a new colorful layout featuring the Totally Tropical and Parrot Paradise stamp sets.
The weather is getting warmer in this part of the world, the sun is out, and I’ve started dreaming of vacation time and days at the beach. I wanted my page to capture all the summer vibes, with tropical elements and a myriad of colors.
As I often do, I stamped lots of images – I’d rather have more than I need and save the extra ones for future projects than having to set up all my inks and stamps again for only a few more images! The variety in the Totally Tropical Stamp Set is truly inspiring and allows for fun combinations and a natural, realistic look.
After stamping the outline of flowers and leaves with Altenew Permanent Black Crisp Ink, I filled them in with the following Crisp Dye Inks:
light pink flowers: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious
dark pink flowers: Pink Diamond, Razzleberry
yellow flowers: Citrus Burst, Mango Smoothie, Peach Perfect
teal flowers: Aqualicious, Teal Cave, Galactic Stream
orange flowers: Pink Pearl, Heart Beat
leaves: Sweet Leaf, Forest Glades, Just Green
I used a cut file as my base just to add an extra layer between the background and all the other elements. I colored it lightly with Altenew Artist Markers in Blush before adhering it down.
I created three clusters around my photo alternating colors and type of flowers and leaves.
Next, I added my sentiments; one from the same Totally Tropical Stamp Set and the other from the Forever and Always Stamp Set. I also included two butterflies and the “love” acetate piece from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.
Black splatters around the main clusters finished the layout.
I hope you enjoyed this summer layout and its bright, happy, tropical vibes.
Until next time!