Thursday 21 May 2015

Altenew bonanza!!!

Hi friends,
I fell in love with the Altenew stamps at first sight😍. The stamps are so different and versatile . We can achieve various looks and styles with just one stamp. For today's post I have picked one of the most popular stamp sets called the "Persian motifs" and it's coordinating die set available at our store. Having the die set makes cutting the shapes hassle free but I must mention that the images can be easily fussy cut too.

The techniques are very popular and are created by few of my favorite card makers. I have attempted to take inspiration for them and here is my version ...
I have created mini video tutorials for each of the techniques I have used , I have also uploaded them on the crafterscornerscreen youtube channel . 
Hope u like the post for today and give these cool techniques a try. 

This is the Persian motifs stamp set and the coordinating die 

Card #1  White on Kraft 

I stamped and Heat embossed the flowers and leaves at the top left corner of the Kraft card stock. I used the super fine detail white embossing power to emboss my images and sentiment.
Coloured the flowers and leaves by using water soluble pencil colours and few distress makers.

Close up

the video for this card is linked here

List of supplies Card #1
Pencil colours 

Card #2 Alcohol markers

I created a background paper by randomly stamping the flowers on a light brown paper. Stamped the two flowers with memento tuxedo ink which is used when we wish to use copic markers .
I used two shades of green copics and stampin' blendability to colour all the images .
I then used the die set to cut the images and sticked them over a tag with some foam tape.

Close up 

The video link 

Stampin up blendibility 
Stampin up tag punch
Stampin up ink pad
Copic markers 

Card #3 Water colouring

This is the most exotic of the cards and I love love love water colouring specially the no line look. All u need  to do is stamp the images with a light archival ink and then put in all your efforts to achieve the best watercolour results. I used the new distress ink mermaid lagoon and black soot to make this gorgeous card.

Close up 

the video link is here

List of supplies Card #2

Card #4 Delicate Vellum

I wanted a bright background for these delicate vellum flowers to pop. I sprayed few colours on a water coloured paper and blended it with water. Once the background was dry I flicked few water droplets to get the bleached/ bokeh effect. Then I sticked the flowers with some ranger Matt medium. Embossed a sentiment and the card was ready.

Close up

here is the video link for this card

Distress sprays 

Card# 5 Gold glass painting

For the final card I embossed the flowers in vellum with gold embossing powder and coloured with the same shades of alcohol markers from the reverse side of the stamped image. This gives the card a glass painted look and it's so gorgeous in reality. I also die cut the word "hello" and embossed it with the same gold powder.

That's it for today !!

video link for the above card

List of supplies Card #5
Stampin' blendability 

Looking forward for ur comments and suggestions.
Take care 


  1. Gorgeous cards!!! Loved each one of them! Thanks for the tutorials Arijta!

  2. & wow, Arjita. Awesome cards. Love how you experimented with different bases and various coloring medium. And videos are worth the wait. <3

    1. Thank u !! And I know which one is ur fav

  3. Such gorgeous cards Arijita!! So so beautiful!!! :)
    Suchi xx

  4. Totally" Wow" work Arjita ..Each and everyone of your cards are so so gorgeous ..Really enjoyed your short and precise video's of your creative process ..Thank you so much for sharing so many techniques and tips ...Loved it !!!

    1. Glad u liked my videos ...was a bit nervous 😆

  5. WOw..These are amazing all the gorgeous cards...Videos are truly worth the wait...You make me want to try my hands at cards... love itttt.....xx

    1. Thanks dearie! U must surly try cards and I know u will rock the show

  6. This is worth watching .... Loved all the tutorials .... And the cards are just amazing ......

  7. Wow Arjita! You totally rocked the stamp set! Each and every card is absolutely stunning!

  8. Very beautiful! :) Thank you for the video tutorials.

  9. Amazing post with super duper techniques.......excellent......very well done...

  10. Amazing post Arjita di! Just loved all the cards! Its so hard to pick a favourite all are so awesome! And the videos are so helpful! Thanks for sharing! <3

  11. What an amazing post Arjita! Thank you for the tutorials :) Gorgeous cards!


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