Saturday, May 22, 2021


Hello fellow crafty friends!

I'm participating with Altenew today for their blog hop. 

You should have come from Ardyth Percy-Robb. Wasn't her project simply lovely. I loved how she made it look like a piece of artwork.

When I saw this stamp for the first time, I  thought there were many ways you could create a card with it.

I started stamping the Paint-A-Flower Lotus stamp across the bottom middle of a slimline card panel, masking off the flower on the left side. I thought the little flower tucked into the image next to it would be perfect. Then, masking off the outer edges of the first stamped image, I stamped it two more times, one on each side of the first.

I started to color the images in with Altenew Artist Markers in R301, R217,G702, and G935. I used the tip to tip method, so I did not apply too much of the darker shade to the flowers and leaves. 

Then I put that one aside and decided to stamp the Lotus stamp onto a velum panel that was treated with an anti-static powder tool, with a versa mark pad and heat embossed it with some platinum embossing powder.  I started coloring that one in on the back side of the velum with the Altenew Artist Markers. This technique is really lovely, and creates such soft colors. 

I used the Deco Wallpaper Stencil and embossed a green panel by running it through my die cutter with an embossing mat. I did this for both versions of the card that I had started.I blended the top of the slimline panel with Caribbean Sky, Tide Blue, and Ocean Waves inks. And the bottom of the panel with Olive ink.

By this time in my project, there were a few projects that had been submitted that I could view, and they all used the whole image. So I went back to the first card that I had started, the slimline card.

I stamped the sentiment from Mega Succulent with some Jet black ink. I cut the bottom of the panel following the water line from the stamp, and adhered a narrow strip of black cardstock to the bottom. 

I adhered the panel to a green piece of cardstock, then adhered those to the embossed green cardstock. And finally adhered them to a white card base and added some sequins.

Thank you so much for visiting.

Altenew has some special bundles for this release.

Next up on the hop is Teresa Litchfield.

Giveaway Prizes:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/28/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/30/2021.

Full blog hop lparticipants.

Altenew Card Blog

Emily Midgett

Keren Baker

Joylita Dsouza


Norine Borys

Erin Thompson

Sandhya Iyer

Erum Tasneem

Nathalie DeSousa

Terri Koszler

Lilith Eeckels

Jenny Colacicco

Verity Biddlecombe

Virginia Lu

Nandini Karmarkar


Tenia Nelson

Carol Hintermeier

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Linda Westfall (you are here)

Teresa Litchfield

Helen Kalb

Amanda Baldwin


PAF Lotus Outline Stamp set


Mega Succulent Stamp set


Artist Marker set E


Artist Marker set C


Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink


Glacier Caves


Cool Summer Nights


Deep Blue Seas


Tropical Forest





  1. Love the gold embossing! Great way to crop for slim line card!

  2. I like the soft color and embossing of the smaller card.

  3. The gold embossing is delicate and lovely! The slimline cards are GORG!!! Both are GORG!!!

  4. Love the gold and delicate coloring of your first card! Your slim line card is so pretty!

  5. I love how this image looks stamped on vellum! So beautiful.

  6. Absolutely beautiful and stunning!

  7. Beautiful cards! I love the awesome coloring!

  8. Beautiful cards. I love the gold outline.

  9. The gold outline is beautiful and I love the slimline card!

  10. I love the slimline and gold embossing!

  11. 2 Lovely cards, Thanks for the Inspiration!

  12. Both cards are so gorgeous!

  13. Terrific cards! What fantastic colors!

  14. Both cards are so gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing.

  15. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty!

  16. Oh my gosh, these are gorgeous. The first one, with the embossing, is INCREDIBLE!!!!

  17. Both cards are beautiful! How did you adhere your vellum panel to the card?

    1. It was cut larger on the sides. Folded and adhered to the back of the panel. Thanks for asking.

  18. Your first card is my favorite on the hop. Absolutely beautiful!

  19. Love the gold embossing on 1st card, and the colors on 2nd

  20. So different, colorful and sublime.

  21. Your slimline card is so pretty.

  22. Like both your cards, especially the slime one. Thanks.

  23. Two beautiful cards. I love the paleness of your embossed vellum card. It reminds ,me a little of painted porcelain. Your slimline card is equally pretty with the repetition of design and brighter coloring. Thanks for the inspiration.

  24. these are both really gorgeous!!! Especially loving that gold embossing!

  25. Amazing cards. The first one is so beautiful -- love the soft colors and the gold embossing, and the second one is stunning -- bright colors and lovely slimline style. Wonderful

  26. The cards looked pretty, from what I could see of them! Your "PIN IT" image popped up right in front of your cards, which was very distracting! Otherwise, they look nice. Maybe you could put that 'pin it' image off to one corner next time so we can see your beautiful work better??

  27. Gorgeous cards! The first card is just fabulous with the image embossed on vellum! Love the colors! Beautiful slimline card also!

  28. Gorgeous!! Love the slimline card and the pretty embossing on the first! Hey

  29. Each are absolutely incredible! That little masked flower is just perfectly sweet ❤️ Plus, I,am going to have to look more into this tip to tip technique


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