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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Gift-giving Set featuring Altenew’s Bouquet of Poppies

Hello friends! I am excited to kick off Altenew's April Release with a Gift-giving set. There are so many amazing products but at the top of my list is Bouquet of Poppies. The stamp set is huge ... 8 1/2" by 11"! With all the incredibly gorgeous images and heartfelt sentiments, the possibilities are endless. I love that this set has coordinating stencil and die sets. Of course it was the stencil set that allows for quick and easy colouring that inspired me to create wrapping paper to accompany a slimline, trifold card and gift tag!

  • I started with the wrapping paper. White Kraft paper measuring 18" by 24" was repeat stamped with the following images from the Bouquet of Poppies Stamp Set; the poppy bouquet, the two single poppies and the two butterflies.

  • The coordinating Bouquet of Poppies Stencil Set was used for quick and easy colouring. The inks were applied with the newly released Micro Blending Brush Set.

  • The large poppy bouquet was stamped seven times and I used two different colour combinations to stencil the flowers; Morning Frost, Mango Smoothie and Caramel Toffee for one and Cotton Candy, Soft Lilac and Lavender Fields for the other.

  • Each of the two single poppies also had a colour combination; Buttercream, Warm Sunshine and Peach Perfect and Buttercream, Warm Sunshine and Cotton Candy.

  • The base layer for the foliage was coloured with Frayed Leaf and the details with Evergreen. On the large poppy bouquet, the two leaves at the base of arrangement were inked with Evening Gray.

  • The butterflies were coloured with Lavender Fields.

  • The images for both the card and the tag were stamped on white card stock. The images were stenciled using the same colour combinations used on the wrapping paper.

  • The images were lightly spattered with Distress Stain Tarnished Brass.

  • For the slimline, trifold card the card base was first cut to 8 1/2" tall and 10 1/2" wide. The panel was scored at 3 1/2" and 7". A very thin sliver was trimmed off the right hand side of the panel so the inside flap would lie completely flat when the card was closed. The score lines were well burnished with a bone folder.

  • The inside of the card base was stamped with a sentiment, butterfly and flower bud and clear embossed. The images were stenciled. The trifold was closed and placed under heavy weight to help it to lie flat.

  • The large poppy bouquet image was cut in half. Both panels were stamped with sentiments and clear embossed.

  • The panels were trimmed to 3 1/4" wide and 8 1/2" tall.

  • The panel with the longer, secondary sentiment was adhered to the left side of the inside flap. Gold glitter tape, 1/4" wide, was adhered along the panel's edge.

  • The other panel was adhered to the front of the card on the right hand side and the edge finished off with more glitter washi.

  • White card stock and gold glitter card stock were cut with consecutive dies from an oval nesting die set. The ovals were stacked and a hole punched on the top of the tag.

  • The single poppies and buds were cut with the Bouquet of Poppies Die Set. The two poppies were adhered to the tag.

  • The sentiment from Timeless Sentiments 2 was cut from gold glitter card stock and adhered to a white card stock shadow die cut. The shadow die was also used to cut foam and the sentiment was stacked.

  • The flower buds were adhered to the back of the sentiment. The sentiment was then mounted on the tag.

  • The card was finished off with rayon seam binding that was dyed with a combination of Twisted Citron and Fossilzed Amber Distress Stain.


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