Sunday, March 29, 2015

Congratulations - Altenew March Challenge

I've been meaning to play along with the Altenew challenge, but this is the first chance I've gotten.

I really loved the inspiration photo and knew I wanted to use the Persian Motifs stamp set with my Graduated Stripes cover plate.

Two of the large images from Persian Motifs were stamped and embossed using Egyptian Gold embossing powder on vellum and fussy cut.

I debated whether to use the natural or black cover plate die cut, and ended up going with both, slightly offset so you get just a hint of the black.  The stamped vellum pieces were tucked under the cover plate and then the whole piece was adhered to the card base.  I used some vellum adhesive to adhere a few portions of the stamped pieces, but I left plenty loose, I really like the dimension that they provide.

Then it was just a matter of stamping the sentiment and adding a smattering of sequins.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  MFT - Natural cardstock; Avery Elle - Cream cardstock; PTI - True Black cardstock; Recollections - Vellum
Stamps:  Altenew - Persian Motifs, Magnolias for Her
Ink:  Versafine and Versamark
Other:  Neat & Tangled - Graduated Stripes Cover Plate; Neat & Tangled - Gold and Black sequins; Judikins - Egyptian Gold Embossing Powder; Tombow - Mono and Vellum Adhesive; CTMH - Liquid Glass


  1. This is beautiful! Great take on the inspiration photo!!!

  2. This is sooo pretty, Miriam!

  3. This is so soft and beautiful.

  4. Beautiful pretty and elegant!

  5. Love how you tackle the challenges, Miriam ... totally nailed it!! The feeling is get from looking at your card is the same as the one I get from looking at the photo. Love your offset cover plate!

  6. Truly gorgeous! I love the soft and delicate look of the gold- embossed vellum that you fussy cut! Beautiful take on the challenge, Miriam!

  7. Miriam, this card is so beautiful, and has such a unique design! Thank you very much for playing along!

  8. Breathtaking, exquisite and stunningly gorgeous!! Love those Persian motifs and how you embossed them in gold on the vellum - just turned out amazing!!

  9. What a beautiful take on the inspiration pic! Love gold embossing on vellum, and your floral image totally steals the show! Gorgeous!

  10. Wow!! This is gorgeous! I love it!!

  11. So elegant! Just ordered this set, can
    t wait to get my ink on it!